Archive | August, 2013

Mike and his aluminum cans!

28 Aug

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Meet Mr. Michael Del Moro Manlogon

Mike is just an ordinary OFW here in Abu Dhabi, working as a regular employee of Abu Dhabi Co-operative Society. Like a typical OFW like me he’s earning just enough to support the needs of his family in the Philippines.   What is special about this man is his BIG HEART to help less fortunate kids in the in his country.

He is the man behind the Can Collection Drive here in Abu Dhabi, he personally collecting the cans from restaurants and groceries and put them into recycling.  By doing this he‘s able to help the environment and at the same time provide educational support to the unprivileged student in his hometown.

He is also supporting World Vision Philippines, You can see him joining several charity bazaars and flea market here in Abu Dhabi, proceeds of the table top sale goes to World Vision.

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Mike has a charity bazaar on 21 September 2013, in Sheraton Hotel Abu Dhabi you can donate whatever you like (books, dress, shoes, used home appliance, furniture etc)

See, we don’t need to be in the Government service to help our less fortunate Kababayan’s in the Philippines, we don’t need to be rich and powerful to share our blessings with others. We can do it in our own little ways. We can set Mike as an example.

If you are in Abu Dhabi we can also support Mike for his fund raising campaign by saving your aluminum cans and contact Mike or myself to collect it from your place.  You can also save your old books, hardly used school and office supplies (pens, pencils, eraser etc,) then we can send it to the less fortunate students. Michael can be contacted at michael_manlogon@yahoo.com

God bless you Mike, may you continue to do your noble works. Please continue to be a blessings to others.

You may want to read other articles about Mike in the link below:

http://gulfnews.com/life-style/people/help-poor-children-go-to-school-yes-you-can-1.973415

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/246852/pinoyabroad/pinoy-in-uae-recycles-aluminum-cans-to-send-phl-kids-to-school

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
― Mother Teresa

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
― Anne Frankdiary of Anne Frank

Ramadan Staycation: Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana

20 Aug

Hotel Stay + Vacation = FUN

I’m one of the lucky person who managed to avail the 48 hour Ramadan Sale by Rotana. It’s a 2 days sale valid only for stay during Ramadan. I booked the hotel for AED 250.00 (Regular rate AED 500) which include Complimentary internet and 30% discount on all food and beverages.  On the top of that they also upgraded our room into sea view room, ye’y so happy and excited it’s indeed a steal for a 5 Star Hotel.

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Khalidiya Palace by Rotana is located  5 km away from Abu Dhabi City Center (opposite the very famous Emirates Palace).  It offers a private beach, a very good restaurants, and the biggest swimming pool in Abu Dhabi.  Guests can enjoy top-class recreational facilities such as gym, spa, tennis courts, playground for kids, water sports activities. Please note that hotel doesn’t serve alcohol (sorry guys).

Okay, let’s take a look what this gorgeous hotel has to offer.

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Hotel Lobby

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View from our room… Isn’t it lovely?

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Our lovely room

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Kids Playground

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One of my favorite spot!

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Picture picture muna with my lovely daughter

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They really had fun swimming!

We enjoyed every minute of our stay in this hotel. This is so far  the best hotel for me to stay in Abu Dhabi. From room, staff, amenities, location everything is perfect. I will definitely coming back here.

Overall Rate:  9 bananas       bananas