Bouncing Around

The last few weeks have been insane! I just can’t believe how meetings I have been to and how long some of them take, and I had to fly to Dubai out of the blue for an urgent meeting, I took the night flight instead of the 7 am flight, it would cut too close to my meeting and any delays would have been a huge problem. I really didn’t feel like taking off since I had too much on my plate already, I wished I could have cloned myself to manage everything that I had to do. Sleeping isn’t an option these days and writing reports, visiting family and getting some personal work done, all before a Eid trip. I honestly felt like I have been running for the past few weeks with very little breathing room but I love when I get work done, and I know I keep saying this but there isn’t enough time in the day. And this weather is just amazing, I hope it continues to be this good until at least April but thats probably hoping for too much.

At one point in Dubai Airport I fell asleep at the Gate and the Wataniya Airways staff woke me up to board the plane back to Kuwait. I was one of the first people there but the last to board. I was so exhausted by the end of the day that I passed out. It was a choice between being hungry and being sleepy, I couldn’t even wait for food, I passed out before take off and I leaned my chair back not caring that we haven’t even moved from the gate yet. I’m hoping to catch up with some rest in the next few days!

One recommendation, if you have lots of work in Dubai and want to check out late I recommend that you stay at The Address Club Rooms or Suites. They have an excellent policy of your check out time being the same as your check in time. So I came in at night around 11 pm then my check out is 11 pm the next day. So I had meetings from 9 am until about 3:30 pm, I went back to my room and napped for about 30 minutes before taking my time to check out which is fantastic. The normal room is 114 KD but the Club Room was 154 KD, but I would have paid for half a day which would cost an extra 70 KD because they charge half the normal rack rate, so overall its much better to get the Club Room if you need to check out late. I for one don’t like packing up and leaving early from the hotel and going to meetings and dragging my carry on with me, even if I’m going to walk around the mall.

Flying Back

Out of the last 24 hours I have pretty much spent it on the move finishing up a few things and then flying. Because of the time difference in Kuwait all the flight times and lay over it has added up to about 22 hours and we didn’t really get much sleep in Singapore because of meetings, trying out restaurants, and exploring the city. 51 hours in Singapore is not enough to check out everything but we discovered an amazing people and city, the cleanliness never stops amazing me. So after all this flying I think I’m going to completely crash for the first day just to catch up with rest.

  • 5:30 am – Woke Up to Pack and Eat Breakfast (12:30 am Kuwait Time)
  • 7:30 am – Head to Airport, Get Tax Refund, Check In Bags (2:30 am Kuwait Time)
  • 9:45 am Take-Off (4:45 am Kuwait Time)
  • Landed at 12:30 pm Dubai Time (11:30am Kuwait Time)
  • Stayed in Lounge for a few hours
  • 3:40 pm Boarding (2:40 pm Kuwait Time)
  • 4:15 pm Take Off (3:15 pm Kuwait Time)
  • 5:15 pm Landed in Kuwait
  • 5:40 pm I got home
  • 8:30 pm Until that time my brain was in a daze since getting home
  • 8:35 pm Dinner
  • 10:45 pm Passed out cold

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Sleep Deprivation

Last week I got a little preoccupied at work so I ended up getting home late, and I would stay up watching a few shows or anime. So after a few days of this I only had about 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night, and I thought I would catch up on the weekend. That wasn’t really the case, ended up going to the 12 am showing of Star Trek on Thursday so we didn’t get home until 3 am and didn’t sleep until about 4 am. Then the next I was up early going to breakfast at around 9:00 am, then I was busy for the day but I knew I was running our of battery and needed rest, so I took a deep nap from 3 pm to 8 pm which messed up the next day. I didn’t get any sleep at all at night, I even managed to breakfast at Earlybird with Monichum, went to work and finished a few meetings, then headed over to some family stuff for the rest of the night. So essentially I have been running on little to no sleep and so I have had this constant headache with me that just doesn’t go away and I didn’t want to ruin my sleep so I held out for the night but that really messes up your sleep I didn’t manage to get to the tasks I wanted to get done. Deprivation