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I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane

The kids and I will be leaving in a few hours to go back to the Philippines. And I’m not sure when we will be back again here in Riyadh. I just hope it will be before July, or just a few weeks after the school starts here in Saudi. Or else, Gabby and Sunday will have a lot of catching up to do again.

We had to go home because our visas are not yet arranged. And we pray that eventually, when we come back here in Saudi Arabia, we will bring with us our permanent visas. Anyway, I have tons of things to do while in Manila, and that include paying a penalty imposed by the developer of our house. That was because I failed to fund my checking account with an amount for real property tax. The bank and developer penalized me for it. And penalties lead to interests. Sigh. It was a hard learned lesson.

Next time, I will monitor my checking account VERY CLOSELY so I won't have to pay that much again. I could've used that amount to a vacation or saved for the kids' studies.

Still, I'm glad we're having a vacation. It's nice to be back to your own country. Financially burdened or not. I know God will provide, as He always will.


  1. Enjoy your vacation here in the Philippines! :)

  2. Hei...has been quite a while since I visited your old blog and now here. Have a good holiday back home and looking forward to hearing from you again ....

    1. Wow, thanks for dropping by here! I will visit your blog one of these days, too. Thanks again and have a happy week!

  3. hi, I have to update your link ;) anyway, happy to be visiting you again;)

    1. Hi Mayet, thanks for dropping by and updating my link in your blog. I'll be returning the favor in a while. Have a blessed week! :)

  4. Hi Beth!
    Welcome back home! I hope those little glitches will be ironed out in no time at all. Don't worry, God is really good! He's always there for us.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Thanks Ate Beng. Yes, God is good. He provided and I was able to pay all the penalties.

      Thanks for dropping by, ha? I got so busy with all the papers that's why I wasn't able to log in for quite a while. Enjoy your weekend, too!

  5. I'm sorry to hear about your plight... I pray that the rainbow will soon shine in your life and that your family fly back soon to Saudi Arabia :D

    1. Hi Ida!
      Don't worry, I'm very positive our visa applications will be approved (I trust God and His unending provision and mercy). Thanks for dropping by! Will update my posts soon, promise. Also, will drop by your blog one of these days. Have a happy weekend!

  6. Oh wow, buti ka pa Beth, bibisita na ulit.. Goodluck on your goal, ang bagal pa naman ng system satin hay.. Unless may p[pangpadulas mas mabilis hehehe..

    1. Yes, I really liked the idea that I was able to go back after less than a year. I was able to arrange our papers/penalties/house and other things here.

      As for the pampadulas, I think I don't have to resort naman to that. God will take care of all our docs.

      Enjoy your weekend, Rose!

  7. Hi Beth, how I wish I can see you again, kaya lang we are miles apart. Take care and I really miss you so muuch. Love you my friend!!!

    Jo Santos

    1. Hi Jo!
      I was so surprised to find you here!!! Yes, we are miles apart already. But don't worry, we will meet again someday.

      Magblog ka na din and share your recipes and new life there in Australia. For sure, I'll be the first to learn from your culinary skills.

      I thank God that your kids are doing fine there. Take care and keep in touch!

  8. ;) Have a safe trip Beth.. hmm, gusto ko rin uwi pinas for a visit:)
    Just dropping by and introducing my new Travel blog.. the Travel Episode.. hope you can drop by.


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