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Firstly, I want to apologize for the lack of posting lately. I haven’t had the time to write anything recently, there are a couple of reasons for this, and for the first time ever, procrastination is not one of them.

My grandparents invited me along for vacation in Dubai. Dubai, If you don’t know, is in the UAE. It was featured in the new Mission: Impossible movie, with the tallest building in the world. Burj Khalifa is not the only must see location in Dubai, the four days I spent there were most definitely not enough. We visited the aquarium, which is in one of the biggest malls I’ve ever seen. Anyhow, the aquarium is like 3 stories high and you can walk in a tunnel going through it. The awesome-st thing about the aquarium is the Nemo tank, which contains every character from the movie. We also visited the indoor ski hill. FYI, Dubai is actually a dessert, so we went to a skiing slope in a mall in a dessert. How epic is that?!

We stayed in the World’s tallest hotel, the Blue-ish tower. Sleeping in the 34th floor was rather frightening.

The most breathtaking experience of it all has got to be watching the fountains. Imagine this: music starts playing and water fountains dance along to it, moving in all directions and going as high as a 50 story building, and I’m not exaggerating. Although the fountains are undeniably beautiful and sort of made me want to cry, the fact that they pay a billion or more dollars each time the fountain dances got me thinking. Is watching water dance really worth billions of dollars everyday? Why are humans selfish? Others are dying because of the lack of basic needs, food, water and shelter while the billionaires of Dubai are building dancing fountains for their entertainment. Keep mind that Dubai is in a third world country!

I am also being overworked by school, I have just finished my monthly exams and should be starting to prepare for my finals. Since I’m going into IB,a graduation program on steroids, I’m going to have to work extra hard. I’ll try to blog as much as possible during my finals, I’m planning to write at least 15 minutes everyday.

Note: the video is not mine and neither is the photo, obviously. I will upload the ones I took once my aunt hands over the camera.



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