My name is Julian Pereira and although my passport says I’m Sri Lankan, I’m nowhere near close when it comes to culture, etc… My family comes from a Portugese background and they never let me forget it. Haha.
To make matters even more confusing, I’ve never actually lived in Sri Lanka long enough. My family moved to the Middle East over 20 years ago and I’ve been living here ever since; Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to be exact.
If you’re ever in Dubai and see someone tall, dark and goofy-looking; yup.. that’s me. Life in Dubai was great, with an emphasis on the ‘was’; as you’ll now see in some of the posts. Like every country, the U.A.E. has its flaws, and despite what you’ve seen in all the commercials, its not as glamorous as all that. The catagory ‘Life in Dubai’ is my way of ranting away on the issues that bug me about this place. I suppose as a kid you’re protected from the harsh realities by your parents. But now that I’m an adult and I’ve started working, it is far from perfect. Right now I think there isn’t a place on earth that really is. If you can think of such a place, think again. You were probably on vacation. Haha.
My own blog just came about by accident – needed a place to vent out some frustrations, discuss topics with myself.
Anyways, this blog isn’t going to be only ranting. There are other things. I don’t plan on being a writer. Not even sure if I’m good at it or if anyone will be able to understand some of the stuff I post.
I find my blog therapeutic in a way. By seeing my thoughts in front of me, I get to understand how foolish or inspiring they are. Sometimes I use it as a platform to answer my own questions and take a stance on topics I felt confused over.
The blog was initially started a while ago on another secure social site to discuss computer related stuff and tech. I had soon forgotten about it, until a certain personal issue (Girl Trouble) cropped up. I was overwhelmed about the response and the advice I sought to bring it to a wider audience. So I moved the whole thing to a more public location and the rest is history.
This blog is just a way for me to put my thoughts and two cents into whatever is on my mind at the time; for everyone to see, I guess. Whether its good or bad, depends on those viewing it; which I think will probably be few and far in between. I’ve even done a category for personal development called “It’s just Me.” I realize that I’m far from perfect and I need to improve.
More info on me can be seen in my facebook profile here or contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can also follow me on instagram & twitter @julxrp….