I don't know how many times I've apologized for the lack of updates on this blog so I'm not going to do it now because I can't promise to be consistent in writing with all the things currently going on in my life. But if you are reading this, thank you for still being here. … Continue reading Why we left Dubai
I've lost track. I've been on a blogging hiatus for the longest time in my ten years of blogging. Not writing anything for a month has been tougher than not eating chocolates for a month. I expected it. I didn't fully wanted it - semi-quitting blogging and all but it happened. I still couldn't believe … Continue reading Sorry for the long hiatus. An update.
Stockholm and Alexandria were on my mind and in my travel plans this year. By now, you must already know what happened lately to these two cities: a truck being driven into a crowded shopping street in Stockholm and there was a church bombing in Alexandria during a Palm Sunday mass at a Coptic Christian Church just … Continue reading When the fear of travel creeps in
I was doing the car registration renewal process a few days back when the Emirati guy behind the counter at Tasjeel chit chatted me while he holds my car registration card, "So you are Japanese? You have a Japanese family name and nationality but you look Filipino!" If I attempt to count this kind of … Continue reading How I got my Japanese family name
When 2016 rolled over, the first thing that came to my mind was - this is the year I will be 40. The thought of being four decades 'old' didn't actually bother me. But then the annual birthday blues hit me again. Around this time of the year, I just want to curl up in a … Continue reading 5 Things I’m glad I did before turning 40
I think there are two types of people: one who loves being in the constant company of people and people who find solitude when alone. The alone but never lonely kind of people. As weird as it sounds, they do exist. Recently, I lived alone in our two bedroom apartment in Dubai for a few … Continue reading What I learned from living alone again after 13 years
If you have read my previous travel posts, I am all about travelling for less. I believe you don't have to be rich to be able to see places and we're fine with budget travel: staying at basic accommodations, use public transport, simple meals and fly with budget airlines. However, there are times when a … Continue reading Where we stayed: The Bellevue Bohol Resort
I drifted from blogging for a while. And if you may have noticed, on social media lately too (though I am still posting on Instagram but not Snapchatting, tweeting or updating my personal Facebook). But these past days or weeks have not been idle. I'm still working full time, taking care of the kids at … Continue reading It’s been a while
Did you know the art event last week at the Dubai World Trade Center? Were you there? World Art Dubai brought together global and regional accessible artists and galleries, and introduced them to the international community here in Dubai. The massive exhibition hall at the World Trade Center temporarily housed a collection of several hundred … Continue reading World Art Dubai 2016
The one thing I look forward to when going home after work and aboard the Dubai Metro? Sunsets. I know they are beautiful and Instagrammable. I wish more would really notice and appreciate the show in the sky at the end of the day, no matter where they are. I love that for a few minutes, the sky … Continue reading How does watching a sunset make you feel?