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[1: 751 of 10,000] Our New Refrigerator Finally Lives Up To Its Purpose

In Photo on September 6, 2012 at 8:36 PM

We moved to an apartment where we were given with brand new Refrigerator and Microwave Oven. We’ve baptized our Microwave Oven by cooking several types of Popcorn so we’re happy. It took until today that our Refrigerator finally lived up to our expectation by carrying Ice Cream!

I dub thee, a true ref that makes ice and keeps ice cream frozen.

[1: 676 of 10,000] Good Thing Can Come Out From A Bag

In Review on July 8, 2012 at 9:00 PM

In times of fast cooking and the urge to quickly satisfy the monster inside my tummy, I thank God for the good thing that can come out from a bag.

I love crepe but I certainly can’t make them yet so buying a frozen crepe though not perfect due to holes and being a bit tough, it will do.

It’s what I have for dinner filled with Nutella, sliced banana, and glazed with Maple Syrup. Yummy!

[1: 675 of 10,000] Memory of a Pro and Con

In Journal on July 7, 2012 at 7:49 AM

My siblings and I made a pro and con list on 3 areas that we may possibly move into and here is a crazy illustration in drawing and chart form:

We considered the following:

  1. Annual Rental Fee
  2. Car lift from Home-Work-Home
  3. Cab fare from Home to the nearest decent Shopping Mall with Hypermarket
  4. Danger and is expectedly represented by a skull
  5. Access to RTA transportation
  6. Possible monthly utility expenses

Making the list was charming although we’ve proven that our final pick, 1st column for Dubai Sports City is not really bad at all. We got a good annual price at AED 37K, it wasn’t as scary as we thought it would be, and requesting a cab will take under 20 minutes or even 5 minutes but I got to be willing to pay a more expensive fare.

[1: 674 of 10,000] Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

In Photo on July 6, 2012 at 1:47 AM

My mess…

[1: 669 of 10,000] Great New Home

In Journal on July 1, 2012 at 9:47 PM

I’m finally home!

Our New Apartment is making me really happy. It’s roomy and I feel great. I got bruises, got muscle pain but I feel great. How many times do I need to mention the word ‘great’? As much as I want it to be because it is exactly how I feel.

This is the 3rd year that I signed a Tenancy Contract here in Dubai. It felt right that I and my sisters are not in a bed space but in a descent legal home. With the salary that I have alone, it would not have been comfortable and possible, but I am not stopping here. I can work harder and smarter.

I thank you Lord for my talent. I thank you that the next step is becoming a home owner.

[1: 662 of 10,000] Apartment Hunting in Dubai

In Journal on June 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I made my Apartment Wish List / Checklist on April 22, 2012 and here comes the update because today I gave the cheque payments to the Real Estate Agent and signed the leasing contract for 1 year. It’s a nice list with a nice result!

  1. Budget – don’t exceed AED 38K per annum payable in 4 cheques. Got this one a home run because I settled with AED 37K per annum payable in 6 cheques.
  2. New building. It’s not just a new building, it’s a brand new apartment, we’ll be the 1st ever tenant!
  3. 2 bedrooms with attached bathroom. This was quite a negotiation but I am pretty pleased for now. I settled with 1 bedroom with attached bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub + 1 Guest Powder Room.
  4. Built-in closet. Checked! 3 doors baby 🙂
  5. Centralized air conditioning. Checked! I only wish chiller was free but I am fine.
  6. Located near the Metro Station. Suck at this one, we chose a new community where public transportation starts and ends with Taxi. I’ll be going to driving school soon, get a license, and then a car. My siblings and I are still debating what car but I can simply worry with the license first at this moment.
  7. Got balcony. Checked and it’s a bigger one than what we currently have. It is also accessible from bedroom and living room. I can continue to have a garden.
  8. Facing the East side so we’ll have morning sunlight. I think we’re in a good side.

And oh to make the deal a lot sweeter, the building has its own swimming pool, gym, and sauna for its residents. Now I have no reason to work out and make those endorphins come out. 😉

[1: 651 of 10,000] Scary Language Barrier

In Journal on June 9, 2012 at 7:42 PM

It’s apartment hunting today for me and my siblings. We dared to step in the cluster that scares us due to rumor that it has ghost lurking.

We got the flat number and used the elevator. As we step out of the elevator, an old lady saw us and spoke with us in a language that unfortunately we cannot understand. She seemed scared for us that we are moving in a very wrong alley and in the act of stopping us to whatever decision we are about to embark – it was an obvious warning sign. She was touching me and trying her best to relay a very important message but I can’t really make out what was she trying to say so I let go and proceed to see the unit.

Surprisingly scary, the flat is located at the very corner of the floor and it was still dirty like the last tenant was in a hurry to leave the place. It was a very disturbing viewing and I vote not to ever go back to that place again.

After the quick awkward view, we tried to speak one of the tenants of the floor who can speak English and got a good feedback that there is nothing to be worried about and the place is actually filled with families. He seemed believable and confirmed there was no ghost; but still the old lady made her point of scaring me and my sissies.

[1: 628 of 10,000] My 1-Day Weekend Off Officially Kicks In

In Journal on April 26, 2012 at 9:36 PM

My weekend officially kicks in and I am drinking this –

Any drinker would know the brand is BACARD-I 😀 – 40% Rum Baby!

I am drinking that, doing the laundry, and will be watching movie/s.

Now, that’s a great weekend ♥

[1: 381 of 10,000] HOME Defined

In Article on September 27, 2011 at 5:16 PM

A home is where I can feel comforted and at ease. I can get my quiet and loud time depending on my moods. It’s clean, smells like fresh flowers, freshly baked bread or newly brewed coffee. It is a haven that I can put my feet up and enjoy a book or watch. I love soft but warm sheet that keeps me having sweet dreams every night. And as I look outside the window, the trees greet me with love and breeze.


Photo credits:
1 – Potterybarn.com
2 – Freshome.com
3 – Southernliving.com
4 – Hgtv.com
5 – Cococozy.com
6 – Lotsawords.com
7 – Housesplans.us
8 – Y9kitchenremodeling.com

[1: 361 of 10,000] What Do I Miss?

In Journal on September 12, 2011 at 9:41 AM

Being in the hospital for 7 days, what do I miss?

  1. My bed.
  2. My own bathroom.
  3. My laptop.
  4. My television.
  5. Adding tags for my blog posts.
  6. Publishing photos in my blog.
  7. Applying for new happy job.
  8. My closet.
  9. My youngest sissy.
  10. My home.

But, the above were not too important and too urgent in exchange of the following:

  1. Watch my mom’s wellness.
  2. Acting as a jester for my family at the hospital.
  3. Focusing on mom’s needs alone.
  4. Catching up with friends thru BBM conference.
  5. Brief blogging.
  6. Living House MD and Grey’s Anatomy in real life.
  7. Meeting new people.