Monday, March 28, 2016

21 of 40 Send your parents flowers and tell them that you love them (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

21.  Send your parents flowers and tell them that you love them (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

I've sent my Mom a bouquet of flowers, I think about 7 years ago.  Now, since this is on the list, I will keep this in my "To Do List" to send her flowers twice a year.  My Dad has passed, I wish I was able to send him flowers too.


20 of 40 Treat yourself to something you really want, like a pair of expensive shoes. It is okay once in a while – you deserve to own something that makes you feel happy! (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

20.  Treat yourself to something you really want, like a pair of expensive shoes. It is okay once in a while – you deserve to own something that makes you feel happy!

I think this is an ongoing event :)

But previously...


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Yes, I have 2 bicycles.  Folding and Fixie.  These are things that I really want.

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I used to have a collection of guitars back home in Philippines.  But since my family move places to places, they sold them.  I have now, a Martin Guitar, LX1E. The official guitar of Ed Sheeran.


I love music.  Obviously :)  So I have this electric grand piano from Casio.  I worked overtime just to buy this one.  It's 2nd hand, but it still works perfectly.

19 of 40 Conquer a fear that you have struggled with for a long time. Fear only holds you back! (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

19.  Conquer a fear that you have struggled with for a long time. Fear only holds you back!

Hmm.  I always want to do sky dive, but I guess I have to think about that a million times.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

18 of 40 Watch the sunset. It may be a cliché, but it really is beautiful and awe-inspiring (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

18.  Watch the sunset. It may be a cliché, but it really is beautiful and awe-inspiring 

First, I am not a sunset person, I prefer the sunrise.  Sunset makes me feel sad.  I don't know why, but it makes me feel so down.  Well, sunrise makes me look forward for a wonderful day ahead and a beautiful sunrise the next day.  Anyways, here's a photo of me watching the sunset in Boracay Island, Philippines.

Boracay Island, Philippines 2015

17 of 40 Find a phrase or quote that moves you and make it your personal mantra (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

17.  Find a phrase or quote that moves you and make it your personal mantra.

Don't call it a dream.  Call it a PLAN.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

16 of 40 Learn a foreign language (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

16.  Learn a foreign language.

I really want to learn  Spanish. I learned some basics to use as a tourist but not in conversation.

I don't have that gift to learn another language. See, I studied in Chinese school in high school but I didn't learn it. I even forgot how to write my name in Chinese. 

My parents are from Mindanao and they speak the Visayan dialect which I cannot speak at all though I understand some of it.

And here's another thing, I've been in Dubai for 16 years and yes you read it right 16 years but still I didn't learn to speak Arabic. 

So good luck to me in Spanish. 



15 of 40 Make something from scratch (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

15.  Make something from scratch.

Yes, I made that from scratch.  That was my broken Ikea wall clock and collection of bottle caps, collected during the get-together with friends.



Monday, March 14, 2016

13 of 40 Complete a physical challenge (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

13.  Complete a physical challenge.

Started in 2013 as I really need to loose weight.  Then, I joined the Dubai Women Run and I got hooked so I joined the Dubai Marathon to the following years.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

12 of 40 Watch your favorite movie once again (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

12.  Watch your favorite movie once again.
  • OMG!  I always do this on my 9 hours flight from DXB to MNL and return.  I love watching all the movies of Julia Roberts :)  Julia Roberts is <3

11 of 40 Voluteer for a good cause that is close to your heart (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

11.  Volunteer for a good cause that is close to your heart.  (half strikeout only)
  • I volunteered back in Manila, for the street children's foundation.  There was a mini-concert which I was invited to perform and the money for the event will go to the Manila's Street Children foundation.  But that was a long time ago.  
  • Hopefully, I can do the same here in Dubai too.

10 of 40 Go out for a meal by yourself (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

10.  Go out for a meal by yourself.
  • I did this when I need alone time.  But since my sister is here now, I have partners in eating out.  

9 of 40 Read the books that everyone is always talking about (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

9.  Read the books that everyone is always talking about.
  • Orange is the new black.
  • The girl with the dragon tattoo.
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
  • Stupid is Forever by Philippine Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

8 or 40 Buy coffee or lunch for someone who looks like they need it (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

8.  Buy coffee or lunch for someone who looks like they need it.
  • Done.  This is my gesture of cheering up someone or friends.

7 of 40 Book a massage after a stressful day (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)


7.  Book a massage after a stressful day.
  • Done.  I do this whenever I feel the need.

6 of 40 Forgive your parent for any mistakes they made while raising you (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)


6.  Forgive your parents for any mistakes they made while raising you.
  • Pointless.  I am happy how my parents made me.

5 of 40 Travel by myself (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

5.  Travel by myself.
  • I traveled alone to Kish, Iran but that was because I have to change my visa.  But for leisure, I haven't tried it.  Looking forward in 2018 to make this happen, In God's Will.  

Friday, March 11, 2016

4 of 40 Go on holiday with your best friends (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)


4.  Go on holiday with your best friends.  (looking forward for more adventure with my BFFs)
  • My BFFs and I already did this last year 2015.  We went to Boracay Island, Philippines, it's not other countries, but it's an hour flight from Manila (insert a little sense here :).  It was a memorable experience and extra special because it was Regies's 40th birthday celebration
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  • The adventures were endless
     
An hour flight from Manila to Aklan
30 minutes lantsa ride

This is the Lantsa
Tricycle ride to the hotel
  • Board paddling 


  • Swimming

  • Long walks



  • Booze and Food


  • Games 
Baraha
  • The best one was watching the sunset in the middle of the sea on a private "paraw" while my left-hand was holding the camera and the other was the champagne. 
Sunset watching while in paraw

Gorgeous sunset in Boracay Island, Philippines

On the katig of a paraw

Beautiful sunset

Watchers!
These are our happy memories in Boracay.  Vacation 2015.

We are all looking forward for the next vacation this April 2016 in Palawan Island.




Wednesday, March 09, 2016

3 of 40 Cut out any toxic friends you have (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

3.  Cut out any toxic friends you have. 
  • I already did a long time ago :)
Happy Me!

2 of 40 Forgive someone from your past (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

2.  Forgive someone from your past.
  • I have forgiven them, but I don't think I have to tell that to them or send them an email message for that.  For me, that is already pointless. But I know in my heart, I forgave them.
Peace!

1 of 40 Go to see your favorite band. (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

1.  Go to see your favorite band. (half strikeout only)

  • My favorite Filipino band is Side A band. I've watched them several times in Manila and here in Dubai.
  • For international Band, that would be U2 and Madonna.  U2 played here in Dubai.  Unfortunately, I was not able to watch them.  Madonna had her concert twice already in Abu Dhabi.  But as soon as the announcement of her concert, the tickets sales were sold in lest than 30 minutes.  How awesome is that? :)





40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50

Interesting article from LifeHack.Org (40 Things You'd Do Before 50).  I don't have intentions to plagiarise.  But what I wanted is, to list down the things that I can strikeout and things that I am looking forward to do before I turn 50.  So I have 10 years to prepare :)

Here's the current pictures I have in my instagram account.  I posted it because almost 70% of these 40 things that I'd do before 50 is in my instagram.


Monday, March 07, 2016

StreetNightDXB

Who?  That's me and my sister Imelda.
What?  StreetNightDXB
When?  4 March 2016 
Where?  Bay Avenue in Business Bay.
Why?  Street Nights is a street culture festival happening in various areas of Dubai.  Arts, Music and Food lovers are welcome to the street.  This is the perfect time to #GetOutOfTheMall 


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

#NoteToSelf

"I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.  I’ve lost almost 300 games.  26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” - Michael Jordan

Boodle Fight

Who?  Tati, Sharday, Jeremy, Chi-Chi, Robert, Paul, Kat, Laurinze, Marco, Mark, Imelda
What?  Boodle Fight
When?  12 February 2016 
Where?  Little Manila, Muraqqabat, Deira.
Why?  Boodle fight is a military style of eating in the Philippines, where long tables are prepared and food are on top o the banana leaves.  Viands and rice are ready to eat using bare hands.  Jugs of water are prepared on the side to wash hands before the "EATING COMBAT".

Boodle fight:
Plain rice, bagoong rice, crispy shrimp, grilled squid, grilled tilapia, fried chicken, grilled chicken, green mangoes with salted shrimp paste, kangkong. Price:  199/AED

Boodle fighters.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Reality check

I have businesses in mind,but its hard to start, my fear is bigger than my dreams.  But my friend says, Failure is the most valuable lesson.

Earth sounds

The earth sounds like the chirping birds, swaying leaves and wind blows makes me look forward for tomorrow.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Little Manila

Who?  Tati, Imelda, Mark, Marco, Laurinze, Kat, Paul, Robert, Chi-Chi, Kenneth, Sharday and Jeremy.....and oh the sweet stray cat.
What?  Lunch.  Thank God It's Friday!!!
When?  12 February 2016 
Where?  Little Manila, Deira
Why?  After the road trip to RAK, we head back to Dubai for lunch in Little Manila in Muraqqabat, Dubai.  The ambience in this restaurant feels like home.




Exploding of colors by the beach.

Who?  Tati, Sharday and Jeremy.
What?  Walk at "The walk", Thank God It's Friday!!!
When?  12 February 2016 
Where?  Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
Why?  The couple tour me around in this awesome place.


Tram virgin no more :)

Who?  Tati, Sharday and Jeremy.
What?  Tram experience, Thank God It's Friday!!!
When?  12 February 2016 
Where?  Dubai Tram
Why?  Moved boxes and things, went to petrol station, return the rented car, ride the Train, the Tram and we had a mexican dinner at The Walk, JBR.


Road Trip to Jabal Al Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Who?  Elmo, Cherryl, Imelda, Liezl, Lara, Jenellie, Roel, Vhan, Roshelle, Joan, Priscilla, Jeralyn, Marco, Chi-Chi, Paul, Kat, Robb, Mark and Laurinze.
What?  Road Trip 
When?  12 February 2016 
Where?  To Jabal Al Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.  
Why?  We all need to relax, run away from the city and experience the tallest mountain in the UAE at about 1,910 meter.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Cloud Timelapse in Jabal Al Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Location:  Jabal Al Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.  The tallest mountain in the UAE for about 1,910 meters (6,315 feet) above sea level.

Temperature: 3 degrees Celsius. 

Gadget:  SJ4000

Movie editor:  SJ4000.



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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Dubai Marathon 2016

It was an awesome day.  Started stretching at 8am on 22nd of January 2016.    The weather was perfect for cycling and running.  I cycled from Al Khail Gate to Al Wasl near Umm Suquim for 30Km in 40 minutes.  It was my first time, and it wasn't bad.  I was so energetic when I arrived.  Meet up friends and made ourselves ready for the 4km run.  The 4km run was actually tiring on my side as I am not a runner but the fun was something made me look forward for the next weekend.  After the 4km run, have to leave and cycle back to my place for another 30km.

I guess the best part, was the cycling including the challenges.  I was using a single speed fixed gear bicycle plus the obstacles that I have to go through.  Watch the video :)




Cycle from Al Khail Gate to Al Wasl near Umm Suquim and back. Then Ran for 4km. 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Al Qudra Cycling Path

My friend and I went for cycling in Al Qudra for the first time and we liked it.  The cycling path and the view were amazing.  It is free and the toilets are clean.  We will definitely going to come back.


Life is like a pedal.  They can push you down but you'll always come back up.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

TGIF with friends!

Who?  Tati, Don Robb, Paul, Kat, Sharday and Jeremy.
What?  Thank God It's Friday!!!
When?  15 January 2016
Where?  Botanica in Dubai Marina.
Why?  We keep missing each other.