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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

F is for Fountain

A water feature along Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai.

An entry for

Our Indian Visitor

Yesterday afternoon, ne of Hubby's long time friend here in Dubai dropped by for some tea. Subash is  native from Kerala, Inidia who owns a truck purposely used for cargo and and at times helping people when they move from one place to the other. I think it is quiet a lucrative business here in Dubai since there is so much tenant movement. 

We met Subash back in 2007 while moving from Deira to Bur Dubai. He didn't speak and understand much English so we spoke to him using a lot if sign language. We learned that we were his first customer for his "moving houses" business. He charged us only half of what was quoted but Hubby gave him the full amount. Subash was soo happy that he asked for our contact number. 

After two years, we heard good news from him that he brought a bigger truck, His English vastly improved and he wanted more clients, targeting the near emirates, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. So Hubby informed him that aside from the word of mouth, he needs a business card to market his service.Hubby even sketch a logo truck for him just to make him grasp the idea better.

He proudly handed us his new card complete with business logo design. He is serving clients now as far as Ajman and Umm Al Quwain with plans to buy another truck. Congratulations, Subash! May you inspire a lot more of your countrymen.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The It's Your Birth Month, Let's Do A Meme - Meme

What is your current obsession?
Americano. Tall Cafe Americano with warm skimmed milk..... aaargh i regret learning to drink coffee.

What is your weirdest obsession?
Coffee while blogging on midday.

What are you wearing today?
River Island jean skirt and Roxy yellow tee

What’s for dinner?
 It's been awhile since I pulled something warm from the oven so we had pork baby back ribs in sweet sticky barbecue sauce. I served it with French white wine from Hubby's business trip. It's our piece of heaven on a Sunday night.

What’s the last thing you bought?
A couple of shirts for Hubby.

What are you listening to right now?
No music. But the sound of traffic passing the Trade Center Road.

What do you think of the person who has the same birthday as yours?
Uhmm,...The world is her stage. I think that she loves the 'proper' life, she strives to be cultured, a generous party host, independent,  faithful lover, likes art and music,... she has dull moments, but the best gift you can give her is freedom and a walk in closet.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
New York.

Which language do you want to learn?
Enlish, Arabic, Mandarin, and Italian.

What’s your favourite quote (for now)?
"Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits." [Thomas Jefferson]

What is your favourite colour? Colour combination?
White. And I like pink and gray together.

What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
Clothes, nothing in particular. But I treasure most the jewelries from Hubby.

What is your dream job?
I want to be an interior designer((^_^))

Describe your  personal fashion style?
Now that's hard to answer lol!..Well, over the years I've learned to be a little more restrained. No prom dresses but opt for maxi. Pencil skirts. Pearls. Good tailoring. And if I wear something above the knee, then chest needs to be covered. I don't think you should reveal them at the same time unless you are on a beach holiday.

What are you going to do after this?
What’s your favourite fruit?
Melon, mango, seedless grapes.

What inspires you?
New things. Good people. A great film.

What are you currently reading?
Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan

What delighted you the most today?
Good news from my little brother. Still teary eyed about it. Oh gosh, my siblings and I have come along way..

By what criteria do you judge a person?
I don’t know, it is an intuition thing.

Which person, past or present, would you most like to have a conversation with?
My Mom. tall Americano please..

So now it’s your turn.

1. Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your invention, add one more question of your own.

If you don’t have a blog – I would love to have the answers of my readers from any of the question. Just leave on the comment section.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Moving House....Moving On

In barely a month's time, we will be moving to a new apartment. It is a two-bedroom property with three full baths and a hall. We have decided to let go of all our furniture and start all over. After all, whatever we have right now, were bought four years ago. I feel sad as these were all witness to our struggles and glory but sometimes you have to let go so you can start anew.

Calculating everything we need to buy which basically includes three bedroom set, three shower curtains, dining room and  living room set, we are looking on ways to save. The living room has a floor to ceiling glass window so we are definitely on the lookout for some Cheap Vertical Blinds to provide some privacy. 

I am excited yet a little anxious as my interior design skills  will be put to test, yay! Though I love clothes and fashion, I've always secretly wanted to be an interior designer ((^_^)).

Window Display

Tired from long walk, sat down at a bar for an afternoon panini. These foccacia (flat oven-baked Italian bread) masks were amusing to see opposite our table. 

An entry for


I Won A Free Template!

I've been blogging for almost five years now, trying to document our life as expatriate family in Dubai. I am very thankful for this hobby because I get to make new friends online. I meet a lot of fellow blogging Moms out there who also has a very limited social life due to chores at home. When it gets lonely here in the desert, I simply visit other blogs and for awhile I do not feel so alone anymore.

I currently own two blogs, one for personal and one for fashion. Last week, Mommy Chris informed me that I won a free template through her Thanksgiving Blog Contest (just one of the many perks of blogging). I was  very delighted because as I read more on  website development, I learned that to get more traffic,  it it very important that your blog should be as unique as possible - starting with the header. I felt guilty because even though I bought my own domain,  I  always use the free templates available. When I started to ask around, it costs around 30USD to 50 USD. I started to save up for it but when I learned about the contest and the prizes, I wasted no time to join.

I'm very thankful that I won because February also happens to be my birthday month. ((^_^))

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Postcards From Madinat Jumeirah

I took these photos while my son was playing at Sinbad Kid's Club in Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat, Jumeirah.

An entry for

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hello Kitty Quad Bike

This pretty little thing was on display during the annual Middle East Gulf Bike Expo.  held over the weekend.

An entry for

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Quote For The Day

Life is, yes, short,
Break the rules, Forgive quickly,
Kiss slowly
Love truly,
Laugh uncontrollably,
And never regret anything that made you smile.
Life may not be the party we hoped for,
But while we're here, 
we should dance...

(Thank you to Hubby for sharing..mwah!)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Gelato Di Fragola

This is my first time to join Mommy Ruby's meme, Pink Fridays.

I took the photo last year during our visit to Fontana de Trevi
This will be my son's first Italian strawberry ice cream (gelato di fragola).

An entry for

Thursday, February 3, 2011

IKEA Breakfast

This is the most economical meal you will find around the city.

For 4AED (45 Pesos) only, you get baked beans, chicken/beef sausage, scrambled eggs, and hash brown.
 The bottomless cappuccino costs 5AED.

An entry for

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chris Chronicles 1st Blogversary Giveaway!

The Mommy who brought Pinay Mothers together in the blogosphere is celebrating the first anniversary of her Chris Chronicles blog. She is throwing a 1st Blogversary Contest and fabulous prizes include:

1st winner will get $100
2nd winner will get $50
3rd winner will get $30
4th winner will get a two-column Blogger or 
WordPress template, color of winner’s choice.

To join this giveaway:

1. Simply blog about this giveaway on your blog that is at least 3 months old.
  • Please make sure that your post has a link to her contest page.
  • Please copy the sponsors list and include it in your post. You can get the list of sponsors here. Just copy and paste the HTML to your post.
  • Indicate in your post why you want to win in this giveaway.
2. Follow her blog using Google Friend Connect.
3. Subscribe to her blog via Email. Make sure your subscription is verified.

This giveaway will start on February 1 and end on February 15, 2011. The winners will be chosen using This is open to all bloggers internationally. Bloggers with multiple blogs can join as long as the rules are followed. Each post should be submitted to the form above. Sponsors are also welcome to join.

Why do I want to win?
I am joining this giveaway with fervent hopes to win for three reasons:
First, I want to contribute to my son’s trust fund. Since I am a stay-at-home Mom, earning online and joining blog contest is the only way I can contribute to the funds.
Second, I want to sponsor more giveaways of fellow blogger friends but right now, my Paypal funds are still limited. If I get to win, I will pledge some of the amount. It is always nice to share.
Third, It will be my birthday on February 12! Please, somebody make me smile hihi.

Happy Blogversary, Mommy Chris! Congratulations!!!

A big thank you to the generous sponsors:
Pinay Mommy Online , Proud Mommy of Three , The Domain Angel , Life’s Digital Moments , Eat, Drink, Blog , Caffeinated Muse , Reviewer’s Haven , Janet Speaks , The Travel Diva , Sketches, Yam’s Files , Mum Writes Again , Travels and Musings , Viva Pinay , Small Kids Big Dreams , Azumi ? Kawaii Princess’ Story , Fab ? Momma , Kawaii Princess , Samut-Sari , Joys in Life , Paula’s Place , WAHM sa Pinas , Pop Ups of My Mind , Nursing Uniforms , Kero’s Celebration , blankpixels – The Geek Side , Certified Foodies , jared’s little corner of the world… , Travels and Explorations , Designer’s Depot , Work at Home Dad, Noobfoodie , The Smart Shopper , Living Life to the Fullest! , Happy Home Working , Life of a Filipina Blogger , Wahmaholic Designs, The Miscellaneous Me, Family and Home Living

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Bloggers Exchange: Feb & Mar Links

Another round of fun and new friends! The Bloggers Exchange is back!

  1. All About Her
  2. American Money Solution
  3. Anime Heaven
  4. Anything Baguio
  5. Aris Online
  6. Arise And Shine
  7. At Home Here
  8. Azumi, Kawaii Princess Story
  9. Baguio Food
  10. Beauty Loot Bag
  11. Bee Mommy
  12. Best Friends In Love
  13. Big Bear Tube
  14. Blogcoholic
  15. Blogger,I Am
  16. Bloggityboop
  17. Bonz World
  18. Cheeky Munchkins
  19. Chic And Fabulous
  20. Chubbymommyme Losing Weight, Raising baby and Annoying hubby
  21. Chris’ Chronicles
  22. Coffe,Pearls and View
  23. Come, Dine In!
  24. Current News Online
  25. Dancing In Midlife Tune
  26. Dashing Beauty
  27. Dashing Smiles
  28. Daily Snippets
  29. Dishes By Pehpot
  30. E! Fashion Talk
  31. Earn Dollars Pinoy!
  32. Eat, Drink,Blog
  33. Elementary School Lessons
  34. Elijah’s Crib
  35. Family Life Online
  36. Family And Home Living
  37. Fashion Momma
  38. Fashionably Trendy
  39. Feminine Reveries
  40. FickleMinded
  41. Fitness And Sports
  42. Flowing Rhythms
  43. Food And Drink Fusion
  44. Food And Passion
  45. Foodies Galore
  46. Freebies Overload
  47. Fresh Crumbs
  48. Fun,Fancy And Frivolous!
  49. Girl On A Thrift Hunt
  50. GreenBucks
  51. Hands Full Of Life
  52. Happy Homeworking
  53. Healthy Lifestyle
  54. House Of Maria
  55. I Live to Eat!
  56. I Love Darly!
  57. Imriz
  58. Inspirational Insights
  59. In Pursuit Of Success
  60. In The Company Of Me
  61. Iska’s Lesson From Working At Home
  62. It’s Sewtastic Mama
  63. Janet Speaks
  64. Jared’s Little Corner Of The World
  65. Join My Stroll
  66. Josie’s Files
  67. Josie’s Kitchen
  68. Josie’s Window
  69. Journey to Motherhood
  70. Joys In Life
  71. Just Love Blogging It
  72. Kero’s Celebration
  73. Kharlota Dot Com
  74. Kidz Power
  75. Life Is A Battle
  76. Little World Of Fun
  77. Little Zoie’s Steps
  78. Live,Love,Pink
  79. Liz Speaks
  80. Loves Haven
  81. Lovely Pink
  82. Lui-Bloggera
  83. Lyza’s Lane
  84. Make or Break
  85. Managing Finances
  86. Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery
  87. Mary Anne’s Musing
  88. Me In Wonderland
  89. Miss Blogger
  90. Mixed Bag
  91. Mom Fashionista
  92. Momentary Life
  93. Mom’s Up And Down
  94. More Than I Can Chew
  95. Mrs. Shoppiness
  96. Mum @ Works Kitchen Wonders
  97. Mumsified
  98. My Blissful Life
  99. My CameraSexy
  100. My Daily Notes
  101. My Daily Sunsets
  102. My Dream Destination
  103. My Everyday LIFE
  104. My Fashion Sense
  105. My Home,My Kitchen, And My Garden
  106. My Life And My Journey Online
  107. My Life’s Perception & Inspiration
  108. My Little Home
  109. My Nipa Hut
  110. My Phone And Gadgets Zone
  111. My Thoughts,My Words
  112. My Web Log Dot com
  113. Nice And Fab
  114. Note Pad Corner
  115. Novice On Blogging
  116. Nutrition And Health Care
  117. Oh! Gosh,Goodies!
  118. On This Side Of Town
  119. Peach And Things
  120. Petty Things In Life
  121. PhotoBlog
  122. Photo Stories
  123. Pig Out Session
  124. Pinay Green Mommy
  125. Pinay Mama
  126. Pinay Mommy Online
  127. Pinaymum- Mommy’s Life Around
  128. Pink Chopsticks
  129. Pink Clash
  130. Pink Memoirs
  131. Pink Stilletos
  132. Pinoy Holistic Healthcare
  133. PixelMinded
  134. Postcard Crossing
  135. Pretty And Awesome Things In Teacher’s Life
  136. Princess Wannabe
  137. Proud Mommy Of Three
  138. Prosperity’s Desire
  139. Randomness Is A Bliss
  140. Real PINAY Blogger
  141. Reviews Inc
  142. RodLiz Nest
  143. Sam Finds
  144. Sanctuary Of My Emotions
  145. Savour D’ Flavour
  146. Sexy Blogging
  147. Shopping List & Product Reviews
  148. Shutter Happy Moments
  149. Shy’s Mixed Thought
  150. Smart Boys
  151. Smart Mommy
  152. So Much to Tell
  153. Somethings Are Free
  154. Small Kids Big Dreams
  155. Survivor Mum
  156. Table For Five
  157. Techie Liz
  158. The All-Around Mom
  159. The Dias Family Spot
  160. The Foto Minded
  161. The Miscellaneous Me
  162. The Orange Nipa
  163. The Pinoy Biggest Loser
  164. The Recycling Loop
  165. The Smart Shopper
  166. The Travel Diva
  167. The Woman From Home
  168. Three Kids Plus Me
  169. This Is My Life
  170. Thoughts Online
  171. Topics On Earth
  172. Travel Sites And Scenes
  173. Travel Junkie Mommy
  174. Travels/Explore
  175. Treasure Jar
  176. Trying to Write
  177. Twinsanity
  178. Under The Golden Apple Tree
  179. Viva Pinay
  180. Wanna Be Fit
  181. What’s Inside Johanas heart?
  182. Where My Feet Took Me
  183. Whims And Views
  184. Womans Elan Vital
  185. Woman And Me
  186. Working At Home
  187. Yami’s Kitchen
  188. Zoie’s Mom Bloggin

Welcome and Thank you for the visit!


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