All posts tagged: dubai

Small Chops: He Counts the Stars

Small Chops: A Nigerian term for Canapés, Hors d’oeuvres and the like. Small Chops: Quick thoughts of mine My guy said 50AED for one, I laughed in exchange rates (£9-£11 for a BALLOON?? in which economy? 🤷🏾‍♀️)… but they do make for dope pics. “He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. He counts the stars and calls them all by name. How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭147:3-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬ #TwinkleTwinkle #BalloonPurcahseWasntInTheBudget #PictureWillLastLonger 🎈 Shine bright in the Glory of God’s goodness!! ✌🏾 @OlayideM

Small Chops: Shine Your Light

Small Chops: A Nigerian term for Canapés, Hors d’oeuvres and the like. Small Chops: Quick thoughts of mine La Mer, Dubai, UAE, April 2018 Tough times speak of who you truly are and they really test your beliefs/faith. I’ve been working on a conference since October and it’s taking place in a few days, and today was gonna be my FIRST PEAK day! It was just a WAWU! In such situations I HAVE TO pray to keep my cool because I must remain a Child of THE LIGHT so that EVERYONE WILL PRIASE MY HEAVENLY FATHER. #BeTheLightToDirectTheWay 🙏🏾 #DontNEPAYourDayAway #SometimesShutYourMouthAndPraiseInYourHeart #LORDForgiveMeForSaying💩 😂😂😂 (MATE!) ““You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:14-16‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Signed, @OlayideM

Small Chops: Preach To Yourself

Small Chops: A Nigerian term for Canapés, Hors d’oeuvres and the like. Small Chops: Quick thoughts of mine Dubai Mall is one place I avoid going to on a normal day. I only go there when I have guests visiting, but yesterday I changed my mind. It served as great reminder to trust God in all things and with all things. No filter has been used on this picture. No filter should be used when in communication with God. He sees through all that and knows us better than we know ourselves. From sand, came this building made with human hands. How much more can God do with you who he created in His image? #PreachingToMyself  #TurnToYourNeighbourAndSayISSAWord! #TurnedToMyselfThough 🙌🏾👋🏾 The Burj Khalifa, Dubai, March 2018 Signed, @OlayideM

Small Chops: When Life is Foggy

Small Chops: A Nigerian term for Canapés, Hors d’oeuvres and the like. Small Chops: Quick thoughts of mine This picture was taken early January in Dubai. People are often under the impression that Dubai is 24/7 Sun, Sea and Sand, which most times of the year it is, but it rains*, it gets cold (from 40º+  heat to 16º in “winter” so yes it gets cold), the fog is impossible to see through and the sandstorms are things only meant for Disney Films (sand in your hair after wash day is the worst). As with Life. Life may be and even continue to be a Sun, Sea and Sand picturesque moment, but sometimes fog and rain will appear in places you least expected (literally). Looking at this picture, and not knowing the many floors located in the building, it’ll be easy to assume that only the floors in this picture are all the floors in the building. This building has 33 floors (I work on the 31st), in the fog you can just about make …

Life: No New Friends

I closed my Bible, switched off the light and cried. The fact that Nehemiah’s donkey couldn’t make it up the rubble of the ruined city walls wasn’t what moved me to tears (albeit Biblical), what caused me to cry was indeed the title of a Drake song I’ve never actually heard (my cousin Tumi would be disappointed). It dawned on me that three months after moving to Dubai, I hadn’t made as much social-life progress as I would have liked. You see this move is the most different from the other times I’ve lived abroad, because there had been a time limit and each came with additional people to ‘share’ my experiences with – that’s what we had in common that’s what brought us together so quickly to form the friendships we had. But this time around, I came alone. I found myself wailing crying because in this whole ‘thing’ I miss my family the most. I miss the noise and laughter that comes with having two younger brothers with whom I watch reruns of My …