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[1: 1,213 of 10,000] How Are You?

In Article on November 17, 2013 at 9:26 PM

“How are you?” This is the favourite question asked by people, but do we really intend to listen to the answer, do we really want to know the truth, or is it the easiest statement next to an awkward “hello.”

“How are you? Fine?” This is the next common statement that I hear in UAE. A question was asked and an answer was implied. At least it’s positive huh! But was it really sincere? Or people are too much in a hurry but felt a pleasantries is still the most appropriate way to start a conversation?


“Yor, how are you?” A hint of me says I am tired, frazzled, and uninspired but I’d like to say, “I’ve never felt so loved, blessed, luckier day by day, and I am sincerely thankful for all the great things I receive that makes me sincerely smile,” I know that it felt good to share burden on others but it’s way better to focus on the positive that would magically transform everything to glee.

“How are you?”

[1: 1,153 of 10,000] Food Abroad

In Article on September 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Kawaii_Chinese_Food_Takeout_by_A_Little_KittyMy sister who just moved in Australia and living with a Filipino family said that whenever she cooks for the new home, the family noticed that she cooks very Chinese.

My siblings and I grew up in the Philippines with both Filipino and Chinese cultures and foods; but I guess we are more into our small eyes heritage way of chow.

What Chinese food do I love?

  1. Noodles and they are good for chopsticks too.
  2. Spring Rolls either meat or vegetable fillings I love them all. It is definitely my favorite foods in the world.
  3. Fried rice! I love all of them. I think this is the happiest Chinese rice ever!
  4. Peking Duck with whatever sauce on the side, please. I like the crispy skin, a good replacement for lechon (roasted pig) while I am here in Dubai.
  5. Ambe (rice porridge) sprinkled with balu (crispy – boiled, pan-fried, and sun-dried pork meat), scallions, crispy garlic, peanuts, and with the freshly dropped egg while the porridge is hot.
  6. Century Egg, they are not really a hundred-year-old egg but they are boiled and they come in chic black color! It is umami tasty as the Japanese describe the fifth type of taste.
  7. Sio Mai and Dim Sum especially when dipped with soy sauce.
  8. Sauteed vegetables with oyster sauce and garlic.
  9. Steamed fish with amazing sauce and chopped ginger and scallions.
  10. Fortune Cookies and am not just after the wordings of the wisdom inside. (Although, technically this was invented in San Francisco, USA.)

Making the list above was a breeze, I really love Chinese food!

😉 ♥

[1: 1,035 of 10,000] Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

In Photo on May 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Different culture sat down to watch a belly dancer in the middle of Dubai desert.

Whatever the culture is, everyone understood the dancer requesting for a louder clapping as she dances with the beat.

And the greatest turnaround about the night is when a toddler went up to the stage, go in front of the dancer, and the performer picked the kid. Everyone was waiting for the next move and clapped as soon as the dad went up the stage to claim his son back to where he should be sitting, beside him.


[1: 803 of 10,000] French At Heart? Oui!

In Journal on October 16, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Interesting fact that I read from Odiletouslesjours about La France – “Don’t ask for Ice in a French Restaurant.”

I like my water room temperature. I could blend in well at the Eiffel Tower world.

The funny part is I should not forget not to say, “Room temperature water please.” 😀 I should play it cool and just drink what is in front of me or hell why would I change who I am. I am a tourist and so what.

I’ve been so tired lately I enjoy drinking water. This is a shot of my glass of water while doing this blog. I don’t fill it full because I feel overwhelmed. I feel triumphant when I finish it until the last drop.


[1: 411 of 10,000] 5 Things That I Love About My Culture

In Journal on October 23, 2011 at 12:01 AM

My Background:

  • 50% Chinese + 25% Filipino + 25% Spanish
  • Born in the Philippines
  • Raised with all three cultures
  • Currently residing in UAE
  • In search for a new country to establish my root

The 5 Things that I love about my rich culture:

  1. The Chinese community where I grew up knew no crab mentality. Everyone helps one another to be successful.
  2. The Chinese are great businessmen.
  3. The Filipino is warm and hospitable even to strangers.
  4. The Spanish brought Roman Catholic and to that I was baptized and thankful for.
  5. Close family ties that are applicable to all three cultures.

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