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Pristine in 2007

Benjamin’s going to school soon!

It's inevitable. We just submitted school registration papers for Benjamin. I still can't believe he'll be going to school already. Wasn't it just yesterday when he was still a baby who clings to me like a newborn sheep? I found an old pic of Pristine, my older daughter when she was the same age as Benjamin now, 3 years and a couple of months. That top pic was taken at her first school in … [Read More...]

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Everything Dubai

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Icflix and Lumia 535 DSF 2015 deal

Inny minny miny mo...which smartphone user are you? My husband is a Windows phone fan and is naturally, very intrigued with the new Lumia 535, the first Windows Phone from Microsoft with the Microsoft … [Read More...]

Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden

Where did you go during the 3 days new year holidays? As for my family, we were just home most of the time until we got bored and decided to see the sun outside. We finally went to Dubai Miracle … [Read More...]

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Dubai tram and metro woes

Most times, I am that type of person that would just brush off things in favor of peace. I am an INFJ and I hate conflicts. I don't like debates and debacles and I'd rather spend my energy writing … [Read More...]

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BLOGGING

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Meet up with Michael Hodson, travel blogger

Traveling. Writing. Writing while traveling. Traveling to write something. I’d really love to do that. I mean, that would be the best way to live my life, for me. I am passionate to do both until the day I die, so to speak. So naturally, I stalk travel blogs and do a lot of arm […]

Grace in Bangkok palace 2011

Blogger Outreach: Travel edition

Just right after I wrote about blogger outreach a couple of days ago, this landed in my inbox: “Hello. We’re looking for expat bloggers living in Dubai to blog about our airline client. Our client will fly the selected bloggers to a city in Asia and they will have to blog about their experiences.  Can you send us your […]

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Blogger Outreach: is it worth it?

Lately, I’ve seen more and more companies in Dubai catching up with what is called: blogger outreach. Blogger outreach is simply defined as the authentic pairing of your business with bloggers who create quality, engaging content about YOU! A blogger outreach campaign can be an opportunity to spread the word about your brand across numerous sites.  […]

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Travels

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It’s been a year since Istanbul

About a year ago, by some sheer luck, I was whisked to Istanbul, Turkey. That destination that always tops every traveler's bucket list, Istanbul is ranked the world's most popular travel destination, … [Read More...]

Pristine and tea plantation

Road trip from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy

I've been meaning to write about Nuwara Eliya, that charming town located in a mountainous area in Sri Lanka right after we came back from our trip last July (wow, that really sounds like a long time … [Read More...]

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What’s cookin

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Gourmet Cooking Class at Benjarong

Sometime last week, I got a random email saying I've won a place in a cooking class at Benjarong Thai Restaurant in Dusit Thani Hotel. I've been to a cooking class before, at Amita's Cooking School in … [Read More...]

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Personal Stuff

Pristine in 2007

Benjamin’s going to school soon!

It's inevitable. We just submitted school registration papers for Benjamin. I still can't believe he'll be going to school already. Wasn't it just yesterday when he was still a baby who clings to me … [Read More...]

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The Happy Box

My mom was a stay at home mom and my memories of childhood included lots of time spent with her doing little things with my siblings. She taught me how to sew, to cook, yarn work (I forgot what's it … [Read More...]

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OPERATION: DEFLATE

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#GraceGetFit Week 9 &10: Falling off the wagon

Did you see that coming? If there’s something I learned this year, especially the last 10 weeks, it’s that I know why it is very easy for people to jump into the fitness wagon – you know, an overcrowded gym a the new year roll in and then only half the crowd by February.  I […]

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#GraceGetFit Week 8: The difference one year makes

It’s my birthday today. I feel like one whole year just flew by. Last year, I wasn’t doing anything exercise or diet wise. My fitness life was zero. I had zero motivation and used breastfeeding as an excuse to eat anything. Mindless eating and inactivity – it shows in my body and in my face. […]

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#GraceGetFit Week 4 and 5: Cardio is not enough

Holy smokes, what has happened to my fitness posts? They are all in my head and have yet to escape through my fingers and onto the keyboard. In case you are wondering what has happened in the fitness front, I am still doing my 14 week fitness challenge. Here’s a wrap up of Weeks 4 […]

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WE TRIED. WE TESTED.

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Oktoberfest in Dubai!

What do you do when October ushers in? Some prepare the Halloween costumes, some prepare the good food and good beer! At JW Marriott's German flagship restaurant Hofbräuhaus, it's a month long … [Read More...]

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