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12 months of my 2014 were AMAZING!

January 2014

Boom! US visa approved with 10 years validity. In 2013, I already set my mind that I will be going for vacation in the US by 2014. I learned that, once you set your mind to achieve your goals, it will happen, as long as you don't procrastinate.



Joined the Dubai Marathon and finished the 10k run.

#dubai #dxb marathon A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Jan 1, 2014 at 11:17pm PST
February 2014

I had a meeting with my friends and made a little fulfilling history for our 2014. We are hoping for more blessings to come.

Meeting in progress... A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Feb 2, 2014 at 10:16am PST
March 2014

You may find this shallow, but this pixie haircut has been a plan for the longest time. Finally, got it right. Hairstyle made in the US.

Been trying to get this haircut style of Rihanna/Miley Cyrus. Made in #USA A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Mar 3, 2014 at 3:50pm PDT
April 2014

From March to April, I had a wonderful 28 days vac…

Signed up for Dubai Marathon 2015

Last week, I posted in my Instagram that I will be joining the 2015 Dubai Marathon.  My goal for 2015 is to loss some weight and to tone my muscles.  That's why yesterday, I started preparing my infused water.  Wish me luck :)



Challenge accepted :) #mydubai #DubaiMarathon A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:26am PST

I had a fruitful day today.

I woke up at 6am today and change my bedding set and put the dirty sets in the washing machine.  At around 7:30am, I went to the exchange to send money and used my folding bike as an exercise (win-win situation).Called up my family to chit-chat for awhile. After the chit-chat, went to the gym for 30 minutes.Went back home to shower.Check the stocks online, chat a little bit with friends in Facebook.Went out again to buy some fruits for my infused water.11:05am waited for the company bus to go to work.



Infused water. A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:18pm PST

Roaming around Marina Walk, Dubai (quick video)

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Marina Walk, Dubai

Had a wonderful and memorable time today and I am looking forward for weekend rides for 2015 (except in summer).

Bus ride. On my way to Marina. #foldingbike #javadecafbike #DXB #Dubai #UAE #ofw #Filipino A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Dec 12, 2014 at 3:40am PST

Arrived safely o #marinawalk #DXB #Dubai #UAE #ofw #Filipino #foldingbike #javadecafbike A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Dec 12, 2014 at 3:43am PST

Urban tour #mydubai #DXB #Dubai #UAE #ofw #Filipino #foldingbike#javadecafbike A video posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Dec 12, 2014 at 4:47am PST

Snacks @salsa resto #mydubai #DXB #Dubai #UAE #ofw #Filipino #foldingbike #javadecafbike A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Dec 12, 2014 at 7:04am PST

Abra experience

An abra (Arabic: عبرة‎ abra) is a traditional boat made of wood.  See more (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abra_(boat)

After more than a decade in Dubai, I finally got a chance to ride in their traditional Abra that goes back and forth from Bur Dubai to Deira for only 1 Dirham.
#abra experience from #BurDubai to #Deira = 1 Dirham #mydubai #DXB #UAE #Filipino #Dubai #ofw A video posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:54am PST

Dubai at 6:30am.

On my way to work and showing you a quick look on how beautiful Dubai is at 6:30am.


#mydubai 6:30am (December). #nofilter A video posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Dec 12, 2014 at 3:04am PST

Santa Baby (in hanging-position-version)

Tonight, I decided to record myself playing guitar and piano with my own rendition of Santa Baby.  Unfortunately these are quick version as Instagram allows 15 seconds for each video.  #JustHavingFun

#SantaBaby :) hurry now the chimney tonight #MusicBitin #JustHavingFun #MerryChristmas #MartinGuitar #DXB #Dubai #UAE #ofw #Filipino #music A video posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:06am PST
#SantaBuddy a 65 convertible too steal blue #MusicBitin #JustHavingFun #MerryChristmas #piano #casioPrivia #DXB #Dubai #UAE #ofw #Filipino #music A video posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:13am PST

Folding bike enthusiast.

I am so ready to hit the road this weekend.  I made sure that I have the front light, reflector light at the back and in my back pack. Helmet perfectly fit.  Keep safe everyone!

Keep safe. #bicycle #javadecafbike #foldingbike #Dubai #DXB #UAE A video posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:20am PST

20" Java Decaf TT Folding Bike

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I want to ride my Bicycle.

Yehey!  I finally got myself this folding bicycle.  

3 important things happened to me when I sold my car in 2012; 

I was able to save more money;
Help the environment; and
Stay fit and healthy.

Now that I have this bicycle, it's time to commute with my bike via public transport and ride-around the parks in the city.

I will posting more pictures with my bike and I :)
My new ride, Java Decaf Folding Bike. 6 speed shifter shimano gear and caste Dual disc brake Aluminum light weight (8kgs) @bikeshopdubai #mydubai A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Dec 12, 2014 at 9:35am PST

PAG-IBIG FUND 101

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For Filipinos only.

PAG-IBIG is an acronym for PAGtutulungan sa kinabukasan:  Ikaw, Bangko, Industriya, at Gobyerno.

This was set up by the government for the contributors or members (working locally and abroad) in buying a home.  The required contribution is at least PHP100 per month (you can contribute a bigger amount).  OFWs can choose to pay a yearly lump sum.

What are the benefits?  As registered members who have contributed regularly for 2 years are eligible for a home loan of up to PHP6,000,000.

Also, your contribution serves as an investment tool because it earns dividends. 

Website:  http://www.pagibigfund.gov.ph/ 

Watch the 90-seconds Pag-IBIG fund explanation.


Pictures with my brother #ThrowBackThursday #TBT

My brother and I. #throwbackthursday #tbt #manila #philippines A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Aug 8, 2013 at 12:50am PDT
#throwbackthursday #tbt A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:55am PDT