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Published: April 14th 2011
Can you believe we have been here 8 1/2 months already?! Time flies. In about 2 months we will have completed our first school year here. Alhumdullilah! It was a rough start but we are all settled in. I am looking forward to coming home for a visit though, I will be arriving June 19. I am trying to make a calendar of activities for myself so I dont waste anytime. I will be in Florida I believe the 16th of July for a little over a week and will only have a few days in RI before I head back to UAE, so lets plan some dates!!!
Spring has arrived in Al Ain. These are pictures of Al Ain Paradise, which is a beautiful flower Garden. We went there after Juma (Friday) Prayer a couple weeks ago. Thats why Asiyah is dressed in her abayah. She likes to wear it, to the mosque especially because there is an older women there who gushes over seeing her in her abayah. (No I dont make her dress like this, and she doesnt were it all the time. Just in case thats what you were thinking 😊) We were a little disappointed
though because the woman hasnt attended the prayer the last few times we have been there, and I dont even know her name, she doesnt speak English, I believe she was Egyptian. (May Allah protect her). There are also pictures of a newly built Mosque in Town Centre. Its beautiful. I just discovered this little city within a city behind the mosque, lovely place nice little restaurants and the musical fountains. Also pictures of one of the local fruit & vegetable markets.
Things are just about the same here my concerns these days are environmental I worry about the radiation from Japan. Reports say that it has reached the Middle East, but in low levels that are not hazardous to us, I dont know if I believe that. I am also concerned about the food. Since we do live on the Asian continent we get the majority of our goods from asian countries such as China & Japan. There is a ban on all fruits & vegetables coming from Japan. But I am thinking if we get contaminated stuff in the US and we supposedly have stringent rules controlling imports. I can only imagine what gets through here, but
who knows maybe they are more strict here. The quality of goods here is terrible. I agree with Donald Trump when he says the United States needs to get back to manufacturing its own products because it makes a far superior product than China, more and more of US goods are being manufactured in China. Believe me if Americans have to deal with this inferior cheap crap they are not going to be happy. The majority of clothes, shoes, appliances, kitchen gadgets, Terrible!
Well thats about it husband is good, very happy. He absolutely loves living here. Kids are great. All is well Alhumdulillah. I will See you all soon, Insha Allah
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