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Old May 18th 2010, 5:42 pm
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You know when you just think 'What the hell am I doing here?'.

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Old May 18th 2010, 5:46 pm
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You probably have a chemical imbalance in your brain. Take a multi vitamin.
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You know when you just think 'What the hell am I doing here?'.

oh don't worry, I have them at least once a week.
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can you book yourself a Sanity Break soon?

I think I have a Hate Dubai Day every couple of weeks now, and that's after being here for 18 months (on and off!). I think it's healthy, tbh... it means you've still got your feet on the ground.

Hang in there!
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
You know when you just think 'What the hell am I doing here?'.

If you are in your mid or late 20s, it is normal, don't worry. The good thing is, this feeling won't last longer
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Check out the GCC residents only rates at some of the hotels for the summer - there are some really good rates available. They've certainly made us smile
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what you need is a good shag.
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Ozone Park- very helpful- thanks very much...twat....

Hello Kitty- good to hear this feeling doesn't go away!

thanks all- I got back from the UK 3 weeks ago so have just come back from holiday- I think thats when I feel lowest as miss London soo much, and generally just get pissed off to be here.

I keep telling myself think of the money, I need to stay here til next April at the earliest for it to be tax free and I do want to save a house deposit whilst here to make it worth being here so I guess its get your head down and just get on with it, don't let the every day sh*t get you down etc. >>slapping myself around the face and trying to pull myself together<<

Shikra- I'm in my early 30's not sure why age actually makes any difference though? If you don't like it here you don't like it- doesn't matter about your age?

Mr Booty- you are very probably right- it is a dry country after all!
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yes drink to get throught it

someone told me i'd be drinking a hell of a lot before I left here and speaking pigeon english and how right they were. I don't think of them as bad days - just interesting days

meet a mate and have a laugh - you'll be alright.
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Shikra- I'm in my early 30's not sure why age actually makes any difference though? If you don't like it here you don't like it- doesn't matter about your age?
Naaah, the age matters

You are in early 30s, I said you might be in your late 20s, meaning my guess was right
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Naaah, the age matters

You are in early 30s, I said you might be in your late 20s, meaning my guess was right
How does the age matter, am interested to know
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Originally Posted by Grace O Malley View Post
How does the age matter, am interested to know
Kittycat, we must be the same age!

Being fair, HDDs get less marked as time goes on - I think you develop a nonchalant shrug and just dismiss whatever's happened as another facet to the wonderful world of Dubai. I also vent by recounting the hilarity on my Facebook status. One of these days, I think I should retrieve them all and compile a book!

It's more tragic comedy than anger.
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How does the age matter, am interested to know
Grace, let me ask you, do you think the age has no affect on your emotions?
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Kittycat, we must be the same age!

Being fair, HDDs get less marked as time goes on - I think you develop a nonchalant shrug and just dismiss whatever's happened as another facet to the wonderful world of Dubai. I also vent by recounting the hilarity on my Facebook status. One of these days, I think I should retrieve them all and compile a book!

It's more tragic comedy than anger.
When you compile the book, do remember to CC me while sending to others
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Grace, let me ask you, do you think the age has no affect on your emotions?
No I don't, our emotions/feelings are a part of our own individual personality, i do believe the way you react to your emotions/feelings does change, its called maturity.

You either like the middle east or you don't has nothing to do with age.
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