In Journal on September 13, 2016 at 11:32 AM
My best cure right now for not being bored is to go out! Drive and go out of town for a day.
It was really refreshing to see things for the first time! I remember doing things I’ve never done and it lights up my curiosity and become a true sponge soaking the experience.
It was fantastic to visit two new malls that I’ve never been – The Galleria from Al Maryah Island and The Outlet Village, that satisfied both my palette and shopping therapy requirement. It was a true delight to find a very delicious and satisfying Caramel Macchiato from Godiva Chocolate Cafe and dining to a new Chinese restaurant called Dai Pai Dong. I scored a 70% off leather Tod’s loafer and 60% off Dolce & Gabbana baby jacket. I was having fun getting new work dress from Armani Exchange and Banana Republic with a totally ripped off price.
I am trying to contain myself not to go out again today; otherwise this becomes my new addiction. Yay! 🙂
In Article, Review on May 13, 2016 at 10:08 PM
I watched the Sex and The City movies back-to-back. Quick review: I was disappointed about the Part 2, I didn’t like it because I didn’t believe it. I live in UAE and I know that they were not in Abu Dhabi, it doesn’t really reflect authenticity about the city so it ruined the sense of entertainment.
Setting aside my disappointment about the portrayal of everything Abu Dhabi, I just recognised myself laughing and seeing the characters. I understand their decisions and their points of view, because I am now 35. I still remember when I was a teenager, I am drawn to Dawson’s Creek and couldn’t really enjoy stories of older people (why will I follow the lives of my parents’ age); but now that I have experienced adulthood, I do appreciate them.
I tend to find similarities with others and it is comforting to find oh she felt that, that is REALLY difficult (I know, been there), now looked like a success to me, and so forth… Although, in another part, I do believe now that each of us is unique, both our joy and pain, and we couldn’t actually say we have identical experiences because it could never be; maybe a slight hint but not entirely.
One of the scenes that I will never forget is when Charlotte was so furious at Big. Saying “NO” with so much dignity, firmness, and anger. She was rooting for Carrie and Big and yet she knew when it was time to protect her friend.
In Photo on June 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Photo was taken in an Art Exhibit I’ve seen in Abu Dhabi. They looked like Avatars in wood having a meeting. 😀
In Review on April 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Notice the encircled word “Philebno” on the photo; it doesn’t mean anything. It was a mistake and it is supposed to be “Filipino”. It would be nice that other nationalities will treat each foreigners or expats with utmost care and consideration to know the right term.
In Photo on March 30, 2012 at 3:25 PM
Every single day we have to go through 24 hours.
Tomorrow another 24 hours is what we have…
How do we go through it?
In Photo on March 30, 2012 at 3:13 PM
I was traveling in Al Ain today and here is a view while I’m in a public bus. It is a very inexpensive trip for only AED 1.00.
Al Ain is the birth place of one of the greatest ruler of Abu Dhabi. The photo below is one of the palaces of the family. The walls itself are made of different stones. The design actually reminds me of Chinese architecture and the actual palace are unlike the European which is very tall but instead it is wide and spacious.
In Made In on March 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM
This lotion is given to patient by Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and it works. This product is made in Bangalore, India.
In Review on February 23, 2012 at 6:57 PM
Our family discovered the best restaurant for Arabic Mutton Biryani in Al Ain and it is called Al Yahar Modern Restaurant. It’s located at the street between Jahli Park and Emirates Post.
The restaurant doesn’t look very elegant and modern (contradictory to the name) but it’s part of its charm; actually the food is that good I forgive the look. Takeout orders are super fast and it’s the door at the left.
In this invoice I ordered 1 Mutton Biryani and 1 Chicken BBQ Biryani that is AED 20.00 per order. Total bill is AED 40.00 and not bad at all considering the generous serving.
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In Article on February 23, 2012 at 8:39 AM
1. There may selected biases found at work but everything else that is leisure as long as you have the way to pay for it you can live it. Stay in 5-star hotels or purchase a designer’s bag.
2. Freshest fruits in different varieties available in the supermarket.
3. No tax. If there is in existent, it’s still barely there.
4. Best brands in the world flock over here – Harry Winston, Christian Louboutin, Ferrari World, Laduree, etc.
5. 1 USD = 3.68 AED for how many years now. Read the rest of this entry »