Archive | June, 2011

Dear Dad,

19 Jun

Being an OFW daughter, I spent half of my life without my Dad. Now that my siblings and I were in our father shoes, I don’t want to spend another half of my life without him . I’m surely believe time will come we will be together again as a Family, and when that time come I’ll see to it, all his hardships and sacrifices will be paid off.

Dad, I know you are not a perfect father but you are the best father for the three of us. Thanks so much  Dad, I do appreciate the things you’ve done for me and my siblings. Without you,  we are nothing.

Happy Father’s Day! Take care of yourself, God Bless! See you very very soon. I Love you!

Moon

16 Jun

We are one of the lucky person to witness the second longest lunar eclipse of the century. This nice picture was Taken by my hubby yesterday night (6/15/2011) at exactly 11:20 PM Abu Dhabi Time.

If you missed yesterday’s eclipse, Google Doodle has a progress meter which shows you how the moon is covered during the Lunar Eclipse. It plays automatically when you load Google.com, but you can also drag the progress bar either way to see it minutely.

Another amazing features made by Google.com. Yes! if it’s from Google It must be Good!

Oh wait! My hubby’s photo also featured in TV patrol. Here’s the link:

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation/metro-manila/06/16/11/bayan-patrollers-share-lunar-eclipse-photos

Coupon

9 Jun

Yes! I admit I am a promo addict and I’m loving it! My hubby always teasing me that I am so “kuripot”,  whenever I bring home a new and nice stuff  for sure you can hear him saying “Saan may sale?” or “Saan ka nagtiangge” I love shopping, eating out, hanging out with my family and friends during leisure time. Good thing to know one online shopping site that really helps me with my budget and It’s really addicting.

I just want to share with you my new addiction… Let’s Cobone!

Cobone is an easy and fun way to get fantastic deals on great experiences in your city. Everyday cobone will  feature one promo that you cannot resist. Buying is easy as 123, Register in their website, choose the deal you want to avail, pay through credit card, paypal or COD then you will receive confirmation email from them , print and present to the participating outlet and voila you can enjoy your great deal. You can check their FAQ for more details.

Check out these latest promo we enjoyed.

Food, Drinks & Sisha at Le Boulanger Restaurant

I really enjoyed this offer since my office is just right next to this restaurant (Hamdan Br.). I took advantage of  it and bought  3 coupon.

They had a deal also in Marina-Corniche branch and bought another 3. I told you It’s addicting hahaha. Imagine instead, of paying 40 you can get it for 18  dirhams plus a great food and good ambiance.

My daughter enjoying her steak

Sparkys for my KatKat

My daughter was very happy when I bought this Rollercoaster ride and 4D movie treat in Sparky’s Khalidiya Mall. We are about to go there last weekend but my daughter has a chickenpox, so we still have a pending 3 coupon waiting.

Home sweet Home Cleaning

My sister just bought this coupon last week for a 2 hours cleaning in our flat. It’s very reasonable since the Pest Control usually cost 250 dirhams plus carpet cleaning which has a cost estimate of around 200 for the hallway and 2 rooms. Yehey! It’s time to say Goodbye to our cockroach friends.

Thanks cobone for these… Looking forward for a great deals in the future. I will always be your loyal customer.

So bargain hunter out there…What are you waiting for? Sign up and enjoy the benefits. It’s really a good value for your money.

Trivia:

How they get the name “Cobone?” 

It comes from the words “Coupon” (as in voucher), pronounced in the Arab way with a ‘B’, since their target market is based in the Arab world; where in the local language there is no distinction in pronunciation between ‘Bs’ and ‘Ps’!

Bed space

6 Jun

Marami na akong naririnig na mga kwentong hindi maganda tungkol sa mga Pinay dito sa UAE. Madalas pa nga akong makipag argue sa mga ibang lahi partikular na sa mga taxi driver na nasasakyan ko na ang tingin sa mga Pinay eh namemera o mas worst pumapatol sa kung kani kanino. Hindi ko naman din kase alam sa mga iilang kababayan natin kung ano ba talag ang ipinunta nila dito. Napakasakit na nababahiran ang imahe ng mga Pinay dahil sa mga iilang gumagawa ng hindi katanggap tanggap na gawain paano na lng kameng mga dalisay ang puso at busilak ang pagkatao CHOS!

Seryoso! Minsan hindi ko din maisip, dinanas na rin naman natin ang hirap sa Pilipinas, kaya nga tayo nandito para magtrabaho di ba? Hindi ba tayo makatiis na makuntento kung ano ang kinikita natin. May mga kababayan kase tayo na talagang gagawa ng labas sa kabutihang asal para lang mapagbigyan ang sarili, masunod ang luho,  makapag padala sa Pilipinas o kung ano man pansariling kadahilanan. Hindi sa nagmamalinis ako o sabihin nyo ng mapanghusga ako pero naman kase hindi ko rin masasabing kapit sa patalim ang mga gumagawa nito kase malalaman mo na maaayos ang mga trabaho nila dito. Pramis kung magtitipid ka lang dito sa UAE hindi ka kakapusin lalong hindi ka magugutom, mura kaya ng pagkain dito kaya nga lumolobo mga tao eh.

Noon akala ko mga exaggerated lang ang mga nagkukwento sa akin sa mga kakilala nilang ganito ang gawain. Wala pa rin kase akong namemeet na katulad nila personally. Until nga nung kumuha kame ng Flat naghanap kame ng mga tenants. Doon ko nalaman na marami rami pala talaga sila.

Bed spacer # 1 : Nurse, maputi, balingkinitan, 30-35 years old. May asawa (hiwalay daw?), may 3 anak sa Pilipinas. May dyowang Arab.

 Bed spacer # 2 : Beauty Consultant / Technician, maputi, chinita, 30-35 years old May asawa (hiwalay daw?), may 2  anak sa Pilipinas. May dyowang American.

Bed spacer # 3 : Accountant, morena, maliit, 27-30 years old  may asawa (hiwalay daw?), may  2 anak sa Pilipinas. Kasalukuyang 3 buwang buntis sa Briton na Dyowa.

Bed spacer # 4 : Teller, morena, maliit, 27-30 years old  may asawa , may  2 anak sa Pilipinas. May dyowang kapwa Pilipino na may asawa at anak din sa Pilipinas.

Sadya yatang malungkot ang mga pinagdaanan nila o sobra ang pagka homesic nila dito sa bansang to kaya siguro kumukuha sila ng kalinga at pagmamahal. Ayoko manghusga since hindi ko naman alam ang mga pinagdaanan nila sa buhay. Sana lang maging matalino sila sa mga desisyon nila, yung tipong hindi matatapakan ang pagkababae at pagka Pilipina natin at higit sa lahat hindi makakasakit ng damdamin ng mga taong iniwan natin sa Pilipinas.

Hindi pa natatapos dyan ang rants ko sa mga ilang kababayan natin dito, just recently I’ve just read this article in Gulfnews.

Three months in jail for one-night stand
Published: Gulfnews.com on May 19, 2011

Dubai: A young Filipino receptionist has been sentenced to three months in prison after she admitted having a one-night stand in the bathroom of Chi@The Lodge nightclub.

Her sexual escapade with a man she doesn’t know resulted in pregnancy and miscarriage.

H.S., 21, had pleaded guilty to all charges when she first appeared in court on March 22, 2011.

H.S said she went to Chi@The Lodge nightclub behind Al Nasr Club at 9.30pm on December 12 last year to unwind.

She said she was having drinks at the club’s bar when she was approached by a man who befriended her and asked her to join him on the dance floor.

“After dancing for a while, I excused myself to go to the bathroom,” she recalled.

The man followed her, according to prosecution records.

“When I got out of the toilet booth, I was surprised to see him inside the bathroom. I asked him what he was doing there, but he didn’t answer. Instead, he held me and before I knew it he was kissing me and leading me inside the booth,” she testified to police officers at Al Rifffa police station.

H.S. said she later had consensual sex with the man.

Records revealed that she was drunk at that time.

H.S said she doesn’t know the name of the man but described him as of average height and well-built.

“He was from the Philippines. He had a broad body and average height. His body was tanned. He wore a shirt and faded blue jeans,” she told prosecutors.

About a week later, she said, she began to bleed but thought it was due to her menstrual cycle.

She said she didn’t know she was pregnant and had a miscarriage until she was told by doctors at Dubai Hospital where she was admitted for treatment weeks later. Doctors who treated H.S. testified she had had a miscarriage. The Dubai Court of Misdemeanours also fined her Dh1,000 for consuming alcohol. She will be deported after serving her jail term.

Napajawdrop talaga ko… kase alam mo yun ikinuwento pa nya with Flying colors kung paano yung pangyayari. Kase di ba? bago ka pa  pumunta sa bansang to alam mo kung gaano sila kaconservative dito, alam mo kung anong batas meron sila. Hindi tayo dapat gagawa ng makasisira ng pagkatao natin o mga pagsisisihan natin bandang huli.

Haaayyyssst… What to do yanni! Wala naman tayong magagawa hindi natin alam ang laman ng puso at isip nila and besides malalaki na sila alam na nila ang Tama at Mali.

Paunawa:

Ang nasusulat sa taas ay sariling opinyon lamang po ng may akda. Bato Bato sa langit tamaan ay wag magalit.