First, I just want to share a super strange name for a coffee shop. This opened last year, before the “actual pandemic” occurred — a little prophetic, isn’t it?
Every year, our Company allows parents to have a day to bring the kids at work and it’s to celebrate the Saudi National Day. Last year was fun but I couldn’t post the photos here as they were mostly group ones and my friends will kill me if I post their photos here, hehehe.
Below is the workstation that they’ve setup last year for the kids. They had popcorn, chicken nuggets, cotton candies, balloons, toys, plants by the nursery and canvas for painting and coloring — this is where they were seated to do arts and crafts.
This year, because of COVID, the Office is not celebrating today but we are still closed for business tomorrow for the actual holiday. It’s gift enough for me. The gift of extra rest and not waking up early.
For the adults, they’ve left a small token at our desks last night.
And a not-so-tiny surprise for the kids… I am sure Brook will be happy to see this.
If you noticed, my office feels kind of hollow. I used to have a waiting area at the now empty space. We had to remove the sofas because people love hanging out here and given the current situation, it’s definitely not recommended.
White and Green are the colors of Saudi Arabia. I wonder if they’d celebrate tomorrow. The Eid Holidays weren’t as festive given that it happened at the peak of the pandemic but now that the restrictions are mellowing down, I wonder.
Will there be banners and flags everywhere?
Will the trees be lit white and green. Or will it be just like any other doleful day…
It’s a mystery…
We’ll see tomorrow.
By the way, this is an entry to Fandango’s One Word Challenge yesterday. I am sorry for being late, I didn’t mean to deviate from the rules, but I guess I am hitting 2 birds with one stone today.