Sunday, March 09, 2014

Friday brunch with my girl friends

March is the International Women's Month.  I had a brunch date with my girl friends in Latitude, Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

My kind of brunch.  Seafood, like the one in this picture are kinda expensive in groceries.  This is my chance to indulge with it.

After the brunch we received a voucher for 2 nail spa and 2 full body massage in Sister's beauty lounge in Mall of the Emirates and in Dubai Mall.

We don't have a picture though, but after all of these, we watched a Filipino movie in Mercato "Starting Over Again" a romantic-comedy movie and I gave them 2 thumbs up.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Baybayin is the defunct Filipino script.

Yes.  You read it right, it is defunct.  Honestly, it was not taught during my grade school to college (1982 to 1996).  Until I met a friend who has a tattoo in baybayin.  I asked her about it and she told me the story.  I was like "duh".  How come I haven't heard of it.  Anyways, I don't want to blame the education system, I guess I just didn't care at all.

After a day of getting more information on this, I found out that we have organization in the Philippines, that are helping to raise awareness on this Filipino Script.  Mabuhay po kayo!

After all the readings in the internet and watching documentary about this script.  I decided to give it try.

I wrote in baybayin the "Lupang Hinirang", the Philippine National Anthem.

I landed to this informative website of Kristian Kabuay (  Please follow his website and other social media sites.  You can also follow PamanaDesigns in instagram to see the baybayin in art form.

I am hoping to master this script and able to write it without "kodigo".

Here is the documentary.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bread art

Gradient art from my toaster.  I therefore conclude that number 5, 6 and 7 are not edible.  I like number 3.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

#TBT - Live, Love and Rock & Roll

Those were the days.  
The days when I was young and naive.  
Until one day, I woke up and realized that the market for the Rock Music in Manila was fairly soft at the time.  Instead, I climbed the corporate ladder.

"Forget the world, forget the people.  Just close your eyes and feel the music!" -unknown author

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Meeting in progress...

 The world is a common playground, everyone has a chance to play if they really want.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Dubai street con urban art fest

Bumped in with the award winning Darwin "Japat" Guevarra.
With the artist Darwin "Japat" Guevarra and his masterpiece.
We are the bow tie gang.
Do I need to tell you, who am I with?

Friday, February 07, 2014

Sometimes after a rough week, it is nice to hang out with friends and chill a little.  Rax, Mitzi and I decided to have a good laugh at the Makati Filipino comedy bar in Aseana Hotel in Dubai.

And this is what happened...  the rockstar-wanna-be started singing LOL

The rest are history LOL!

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Facebook's 10th year Anniversary.

In a 2005 interview, then 21-year-old Mark Zuckerberg was asked about the future of Facebook, but struggled to see how it could get any bigger.  

"There doesn't necessarily have to be more," he said.  

"There is a level of service that we could provide when we were just at Harvard that we can't provide for all the colleges, and there's a level of service that we can provide when we're a college network that we wouldn't be able to provide if we went to other types of things."

Oh, to be young and unaware that you're about to be a billionaire.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Gift from Bro. Bo Sanchez

It may be late, but this is the best gift that I received this Christmas.  I am planning to read this book on my flight to US on March 2014.  

Friday, January 31, 2014

Chinese New Year 2014

Thank you for all my friends who join me in welcoming the year of the horse.
Photos from Mercy Amor Salatandre
Photos from Desiree Joy Paulino Palma

Friday, January 24, 2014

Dubai Marathon 2014

My first and last 10KM run.  I was expecting 2 hours, but I finished it 1:45, not bad.  But the pain after the run was like "I will never do this again" :)

I am okay for 5KM and 3KM fun run :) only.

Anyways, I had a good time and experience with my running mates.

Photos from Sharday Filio

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Driving from my flat going to the mall.

A video I recorded on November 2013.  Driving from my flat going to the Mall of the Emirates.

Music:  The Distance
By:  Cake

Just in case, the audio is not available in youtube, please try the one in vimeo.

From AQ to MOE from tati carpio on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I passed the interview and granted a US Visa.

By the Power of Prayer and Faith.  I passed the interview and granted a US Visa.

3 Questions:

Do you have relatives in the US? - Yes, But I know them in Facebook only.  I will be visiting a friend in Atlanta.

Have you traveled before?  - Yes.  In Hong Kong (then, I smiled).

How long have you been in the UAE? - 14 years on March.

Saturday, January 11, 2014