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June 7th 2012
Published: June 7th 2012
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Well - I survived my first week and I am feeling great!

Today my taxi driver told me he knows a shorter route to the office that will save me time and money, so he is picking me up on Sunday. Woot!

Today I saw our first American - he was presenting for a Masters degree in Construction Management at the American University of Dubai. It looked interesting and I am thinking of pursing my Masters while here, but I am more interested in the technical side, and namely, Coastal Engineering. It's a thought though.

For lunch, we returned to Times Square, where I ate a chicken quesadilla; it really was not all that different from the quesadillas at the chain restaurants in Ventura. It hit the spot. And I got to know Zenah more and Joevet is taking me around town tomorrow afternoon.

I also got my first major project today, that I'll be in charge of from beginning to end. It is a geotechnical investigation for a large hotel-resort on one of the crescent islands of the Palm Jumeirah. The rigs are mobilising to start work next week and it should take about a month before I get data, but I am excited to learn more about the soil conditions here first hand.

The highlight of my day - catching a super cute guy staring at me multiple times. I'd forgotten how good that feels!


7th June 2012

Hi Bot!
Happy to hear you're having fun. Post some pictures of the food...and the cute boys! :)
7th June 2012

Right on! It is always nice to feel admired! (: I totally think you should go for your masters!! Why not do it while your there. At the very least, talk to the school and see your options. Never hurts!

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