Saturday, April 22, 2017

Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel

And we checked out from JZS at 12PM the next day.  I must admit, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is the hotel that will keep me coming back.  The hotel itself is just amazing, the room is homey and the SPA is the best.  What else can I say 😊

And we ran down to JAN, Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, the newest hotel or the new member of the Jumeirah Group.  It is located between Madinat Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab.

I know, I know that this is too much hotel tour.  But sometime, we deserve to be happy too.  A little reward for ourselves who works for 50 hours a week, we deserve to pamper ourselves.

View from the balcony.

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The Burj Al Arab as my background.

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This is the 360 video I made showing Pierchic restaurant in Madinat Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Jumeirah Al Naseem.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel

So, after fishing in Ajman, and didn't get any fish 😁   I jinx it.

Oh well, on the same day, I got an invitation from a friend to join the weekend-get-away, since we have a long weekend.

We checked in at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and got an upgrade, how lucky was that and I got my own room.  The room is beautiful and there's a homey feeling, though we didn't stay that much in the room, rather we were enjoying the sun and getting some colors.  We went to Talise SPA as well and for me, the best SPA in town.

This is the view from the JZS balcony.

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For the first few hours we stayed in the pool and get some colors and finally decided to go to the beach.  The Palm's concrete walls in my background.

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This is how JZS looks like from the beach.

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Fishing in Ajman, UAE

To have a chill weekend I joined my colleagues Carlos and Arian for fishing.  We drove to Ajman and it was windy and slightly cold morning.

This photo was taken at Al Hamriya, Open Beach in Ajman.

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As we arrived in this place, the fishing area was closed, so we looked for a possible place to fish.

I liked the experience of rough road.

So we ended up in this fishing area near the concrete walls in Ajman.


Unfortunately, we didn't get any fish, I think I am a jinx 😅  I am looking for next week's luck.

Happy 4th birthday to my nephew Dominic!

I wish you to grow up God-fearing person with full of love and gratitude.

This is my nephew and my 2-month old niece.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I am grateful!

Thank you God!

"God heard your prayers.
He saw your tears.
He felt your pain.
Your answer is coming."

Monday, April 10, 2017

Araw ng Kagitingan

The "Death March" after the surrender of Bataan on April 9 was considered one of the major Japanese cruel act.  The prisoners were made to walk to Bataan, a trek of 100 kilometers under the summer heat and with less food and water.

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My favorite color

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Araw ng Kagitingan

Ilan pa sa atin ang handang ipag-laban ang ating bayan na katulad nila?  Sana imulat ang mga kabataan sa tunay na pagmamahal ng ating bayan.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Happy 2 months, Tatiyana!

Meet my niece, my doppelganger.

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Old Profile from Angelfire.

This is my old profile from the now defunct Angelfire.  This was the time, that I started HTML coding way back 1997-1998.  

Ligemat by bedouin

Bedouin, also spelled Beduin, Arabic Badawi and plural Badw, Arabic-speaking nomadic people of the Middle Eastern deserts, especially of North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, Israel, Iraq, Syria, and Jordan. 

Here is the picture of Emirati traditional cooking of Ligemat and Chebab by badawi.

If you are in the city, please try Ligemat!  It taste so good!  Five-star on point!

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Past is past.

I got this image from the "On This Day" in Facebook.  Looking at the date, I can still remember the struggle that I've been.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

This is my heart.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Life is our best coach

Whenever I encounter disappointments, I easily feel frustrated and lose passion.  But painful trials are best gifts, that keep me growing and moving forward.

Sunday, March 26, 2017


"all you can do is lie in bed, and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart."

Sunday, March 19, 2017

I finally got a chance to visit the Ripe Market in The Courtyard, Al Quoz yesterday.  Ripe market

Ripe organic is the best place to shop for local organic fruit and vegetables hand-picked daily from UAE farms in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  This is a perfect place as well to see SME's in town with variety to offer that will blow your mind.  See the images below.  My favorite is the Balsamic Date.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Time to change the header blog description.

Well, I thought to change my header today and I am keeping a copy of the old one.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Hub Zero and Green Planet

So today, we went to Hub Zero and Green Planet at the CityWalk2.

Hub Zero is an amusement park for adults and not so adults (pun intended 😏)   I don't have pictures that much, but the experience was awesome, especially if you have the whole CityWalk with your friends.

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And in Green Planet, I finally saw a sloth and his name is Liam.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mariah Carey's concert in Dubai

Just stay out of the drama hang out with the right people and your life won't be so bad.  So, we watched Mariah Carey's concert and it was awesome experience with my friends!

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The Diva!
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

She left Dubai and moved to Singapore, we haven't seen each other for 10 years,

This is my friend Pat and her son, Dude Aviel  😃  We've been friends since 2004.  We hangout, made memories and now, laughing out loud.  We can just shrug it off and say "We've been there, done that."

There's a lot of pictures to show, but this one should be okay for now :)

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Craving for Filipino Food!

When your certified foodie friends have their cravings for Filipino food!  It's easy, don't eat the whole day, so you have space for, Eat all you can @LaMesa, @AsianaHotel.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Black Tap NYC is now in Dubai

Who cares if I gain weight. YOLO! Black Tap NYC is now in Dubai!
Please try it, it is soooooooooooo good!  They are located in Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, next to Madinat Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab.  Fancy!

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Sunday, February 05, 2017

Alexandria Tatiyana welcome to this wonderful world.

Yes, I am an Auntie again, for the 27th times :)
And I am the happiest, she got my name :)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Happy 11th Birthday to my niece, Macky

You are my niece, which gives you the official right to ask me for treats without feeling guilty. I am your aunt, which gives me the official right to spoil you without taking responsibility. How perfect. Happy birthday.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cozumel, Mexico, Vacation 2014, Throwback Thursday

In 2014, my friend and I went for a ship cruise (Carnival Dream) in the Caribbean and here's the quick video while in Cozumel, Mexico.  Viva Mexico!

Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.

The name Cozumel was derived from the Mayan "Cuzamil" or "Ah Cuzamil Peten" in full, which means the island of swallows (Spanish: Isla de las Golondrinas).

Friday, January 13, 2017

First hangout for 2017

I think we have to do this every year :)

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13 January 2017

16 January 2016
Last year's picture with these pips!  

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Shabu-Shabu night!

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This is way better than the one in the resto.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Happy 75th Birthday Mommy! I love you so much!

No one could love me more or understand me better. No one can inspire me more or hug me tighter. Happy 75th birthday Mommy Rafaela Carpio. I love you so much!

Sunday, January 01, 2017


My 2017 be like:

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