Day 3 – Adventure Trip
Today is a long day, OT and a very loaded, stressful week for me. After work I headed to a restaurant to fill my hunger tummy and regenerate energy. Taxi was rare, I waited for some time – some overtake and took the cab which should be mine. But I stay calm and finally it arrived.
Driver: Where exactly…
Me: Are you new?
Driver: Yes. Yes in Abu Dhabi but not in the UAE.
Driver: Madam, how are you? How’s work?
Me: I’m Okay, work — is … hmmm not ok (bluntly said that because I was really tired)
Driver : Ohhh, madam! Work should be good! It is the source of our life, especially financial aspect.
Me: But not at all times, work is good if you don’t work like a carabao, when you work for 3-4 people on your shoulder. (Sigh!)
Driver: But Madam, just think that it is a challenge from God. It is actually an opportunity to test your patience. It is making you strong… (I was intently listening & felt a pang on my heart!) To make you realize that you can do more than what you think you can. In the end you will succeed.
I was out of word, I totally agreed to everything He said. All I did was nod and say yes.
When we arrived at the location, we were talking about another topic related to faith & religion, but it was cut short… While I was waiting for my food – I can’t control the emotion inside me and got teary-eyed. It’s a wake-up call!
Before the imminent rain – we made our way with the speed boat and reach Hulhumale in no time. Tired but still with so much energy!
First small paper (white) is the small sheet given for my room assignment for the IELTS Speaking interview.
The yellow slip below is the one on my table during my Listening, Reading & writing test – the next day.
We have to retake for an updated score. Scheduled on a Friday; Koko and I are assgined to the same location: Al Ain University of Sciencce & Technology – Abu Dhabi Campus.
Kokobear @ 10:30 AM
Mine @ 3:10 PM
My question was about someone I know whom I think he/she knows a lot of things. Somehow I was able to expand my 2 minute talk and so I talked over the limit time, after that the 2 way conversation went pretty smooth… I have to say though that I missed the words credible and reliable as I describe news, internet, blogger and information platform… But still I am hopeful I got a better score.