Doggy Heaven

I love you, baby.

I will miss you so much.

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Things we can learn from dogs:

1. Run, romp and play daily

2. Never pretend to be something you’re not

3. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy

4. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm

5. Take naps and stretch before rising

6. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them

7. Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory

8. Be loyal

9. When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience

10. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it

11. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle gently

12. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

13. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree

14. Never pass up the opportunity to play a game of hide and seek.

15. When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body – and sometimes kick your feet.

16.No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout….run right back and make friends

17. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

18. Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

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She was this little cute black thing with floppy ears when we got her, and my entire 7 year old self fell in love.

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RIP baby.

Even though I wish I could’ve seen you one last time in June, I am glad you are out of pain.

I cant wait to see you in doggy heaven.

6 months…thats half a year!

6 months ago TODAY I was just arriving in Dubai.

I was alone.

I was homesick.

And I was wondering what the heck I was doing in DUBAI – away from everyone I loved.

But I am so glad I stayed.

I love my job.

And I love my new family-away-from-home.

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Dream

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue it”

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“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.

Always remember,  you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world.”

-Harriet Tubman

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“Believe in your dreams.
They were given to you for a reason.”
-Katrina Mayer

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“If you are passionate about something, pursue it, no matter what anyone else thinks. That`s how dreams are achieved.”

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor.

Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.”

-H. Jackson Brown Jr

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I followed my dreams.

I didn’t think I would ever achieve them, btu I kept at it.

And now I am working for one of the best (if not THE best) airlines in the world.

As a flight attendant.

And I am in love with it.

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“Wear Sunscreen”

Feeling guilty about that sunscreen I didnt put on today at the beach..

But seriously.

Read this article.

There’s some good advice.

My favorite part is the beginning:

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Wear Sunscreen.

  If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.

The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Sing.

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.

Floss.

Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.

–Mary Schmich

Words of the Cabin Crew

A friend sent me this article, and I said “YES!”

We love our passengers, but sometimes we have a few who we wish were a little more considerate.

10 Things Flight Attendants Wish They Could Say But Can’t

1.“Your shoes are so cute, but they would smell better on your feet.”

2.“We love your child, but would appreciate if he didn’t use the flight-attendant call button to compose the next great symphony.”

3.“You know, you do have the opportunity to select your seat in advance.”

4.“We know our comfy leather seats and individual TVs make you feel like you’re on your couch, but we have some great hotel partners for those more intimate moments with your loved one.”

5.“Why are you asking me that now?”
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It might be a request for a drink two minutes before takeoff or for the vegetarian option during meal service, but attendants get frustrated when passengers have bad timing or resist planning ahead.}

6. “You can’t fit a 10-pound bologna in a 5-pound bag. Let me gate-check that for you.”
{It never fails: Someone’s always trying to slip a little more luggage onto the plane.}

7.“What was it like being raised by wolves?”
{Your parents always taught you to make requests with a “please” and respond with a “thank you.” But for some reason, too many passengers seem to check their manners at the gate.}

8. “Compassion goes a long way.”
{All too often, a childless passenger ends up seated next to a parent with an upset, fidgety baby on a fully booked airplane. When we hear, “Can’t somebody shut that kid up?” we often want to hand the child to the complainer and relocate the parent to first class with a tray full of drinks.}

9. “So you’re mad because someone’s asked you to do your job?”
{We admits that sometimes it’s our fellow flight attendants who frustrate us, returning in a huff to the galley to complain about having to serve someone yet another Coke.}

10. “I’ll be right back.”
{OK, this one is really spoken out loud. But this is a flight attendant code phrase for something a little more, let’s say, expressive — usually in response to an overly demanding, absurd or downright rude passenger request.}

Soooo great.

And so true.

Article found here

Airport Standby

Airport Standby: A short number of hours (usually 4) where you sit in the dedicated lounge in full cabin crew uniform, make-up, and hair done.

You must be ready to go wherever they may send you, meaning suitcase is packed for cold or warm climate.

You are available in case someone is late, forgot an important document/item and can not fly, or if they are shorthanded.

The end result could be an exciting layover –or a day off (if you are lucky enough to finish your duty without being needed).

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I had my first taste of airport standby.

6am – 10am.

I didn’t know if I would like it or not.

I had to pack for cold or hot weather (depending where they sent me).

I didn’t know if I would get a flight.

And I didn’t know  if I would like the flight.

But I ended up reaaaally liking airport standby!

I liked the excitement of wondering where I could be flying to.

It was the same feeling I get, every 23rd of the month, when the roster is abbouuuut to come out and I can’t stand the wondering where I would be going! It’s like Christmas Eve. I love it.

I ended up going to Munich, having the best time, loving my crew.

I love my job ❤

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Baking x2

 

Hichem and his loaf of Strawberry Nutella Cake.

 

 

and my little Pretzels.