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2017 made me feel that I am running out of time.

Today, I woke up looking forward for 2018.  But I felt something different, I felt, I am running out of time.  These are the effects of talking to the millennials about my ripe old age and sit around talking about the good old days, and where will I be?

So, I checked my Instagram account and checked on my 1st post for 2017, this is what I posted.
But not everything fall into right place.  Some were good, some were okay, I think.
MORE SLEEP:  I wanted to catch more sleep and I guess I overslept my 2017.  It was so fast and there's a lot of things happened.MORE MUSIC:  I would say yes, I did more music and started to appreciate the latest songs in different genre.  But when boredom strikes, I still end up listening to my alternative rock music :)   I wanted do more music in my life but I mismanage my personal time when it comes to playing instruments and writing songs.  I wish to do more in 2018.MORE TEA:  Yes and I am looking forward to stop the coffee next year.  Tea to 2018 :)  Sh…

April 2017 was my last blog...shame!

I haven't updated my blog for a long time and there are so many things happened after April.  I guess, I'll keep that in my memory, Facebook and Instagram :)

But, who knows.... I might blog about it this 2018.

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.

Good morning #dubai🇦🇪 A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Apr 22, 2017 at 10:50pm PDT

The Burj Al Arab as my background.

Vitamin D. Sun-kissed. #alnaseem #beachlife @madinatjumeirah @jumeirahgroup A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Apr 22, 2017 at 3:31am PDT

This is the 360 video I made showing Pierchic restaurant in Madinat Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hote…

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.

Lucky Beach 😉😎 @jumeirahzs #jumeirahgroup #thepalm A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Apr 21, 2017 at 2:33am PDT

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.

The tans will fade but the memories will last forever. @jumeirahzs #jumeirahgroup #zabeelsaray A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Apr 21, 2017 at 5:33…

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.

#ajman A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Apr 20, 2017 at 8:28pm PDT

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.

1 minute cover of MOON RIVER

I am grateful!

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

Dubai Timelapse took my breath away.


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.

Araw by Kagitingan. #philippines #Filipino #veterans #heroes A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Apr 9, 2017 at 12:56am PDT

My favorite color


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.

Araw by Kagitingan. #philippines #Filipino #veterans #heroes A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Apr 9, 2017 at 12:56am PDT

People-watching is the greatest therapy for a lonely soul


Happy 2 months, Tatiyana!

Meet my niece, my doppelganger.

Happy 2 months little Tatiyana Carpio! LY! A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Apr 4, 2017 at 11:47pm PDT

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!

Emirati traditional cooking. Ligemat, chebab #uae #dubai #mydubai A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Apr 4, 2017 at 12:22pm PDT

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.

This is my heart.

A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Mar 26, 2017 at 9:51pm PDT

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.


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

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.

@ripemarket #ripemarket #local #organic #dubai #artweek #thingstodoindubai #artisan #fashion #alserkal #alserkalavenue #ripeorganic #merchants #sme A post shared by Just Good or Bad. (@just_good_or_bad) on Mar 18, 2017 at 9:29pm PDT

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.

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.

Me and my crew got the whole citywalk 😎😆 #citywalk #mydubai @hubzerodxb #hubzero A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Mar 3, 2017 at 7:55am PST

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

I met Liam the sloth @thegreenplanetdubai #happyme #GreenPlanetDubai A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Mar 3, 2017 at 11:17am PST

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!

@mariahcarey concert #mydubai A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Feb 23, 2017 at 9:40am PST
The Diva!
@mariahcarey A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:45am PST

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 :)

After a decade, nag kita din tayo. A post shared by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Feb 21, 2017 at 9:46am PST

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.

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!

Brooklyn blackout by @blacktapdubai #blacktapdubai A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Feb 11, 2017 at 4:41am PST

Carbs? Who cares. Calories? I need more energy. Body figure? I only live once. #yolo Latest joint in Dubai the @blacktapdubai#blacktapdubai #blacktapnyc #blacktap A photo posted by Just Good or Bad. (@just_good_or_bad) on Feb 11, 2017 at 8:16am PST

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 :)

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.

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).

Happy birthday Rolly!

Happy birthday to my irreplaceable brother! Wishing you an ocean of happiness! A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Jan 13, 2017 at 9:01pm PST

First hangout for 2017

I think we have to do this every year :)

Friendships must be build on a solid foundation of alcohol, sarcasm, inappropriateness and shenanigans. A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Jan 13, 2017 at 11:12am PST
13 January 2017

Shabu-Shabu night!

Shabu shabu in the flat! A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Jan 12, 2017 at 8:47am PST

This is way better than the one in the resto.

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!


My 2017 be like:

HAPPY NEW YEAR! A photo posted by Tati Carpio (@taticarpio) on Dec 31, 2016 at 7:34am PST