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Waking up to glorious Dubai winter weather

I know it's already March and Dubai's winter is long gone. That's why this post. We are going to relive the lovely days of winter...just because we can. Right now, the weather is still kind to us desert dwellers these days. The mornings and afternoons are still cool and middays are still very forgiving. However, as sure as day comes after night, we know the dreaded desert summer is just around the … [Read More...]

Expat Life

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Working mom in the train

  I just got to my seat at work and a quick check at my inbox, I know today's going to be a long day. A work colleague went for his annual vacation (we get 30 days off each year) and I need to … [Read More...]

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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 […]

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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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khor fakkan

Khor Fakkan roadside beach, Fujairah

We saw the coast of Khor Fakkan at the top of the hill at Al Bidyah Mosque and the children have spoken: beach next!! Our very kind driver from Novotel Hotel Fujairah, where we stayed during our trip … [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

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Travel bump: Toddler motion sickness

It was Mother's Day last weekend here in Dubai (we celebrate Mother's Day here twice - one for the UAE/UK Mother's day in March and one for the global Mother's Day as we know it, in May). We went for … [Read More...]

orange and turquoise

All about orange and turquoise

My siblings and I are building a house for our parents - we tore down the house where we all grew up in, in the Philippines to build a new one; the one our parents really dreamed about. The house is … [Read More...]


That long, nervous, stressful week

Hello unfazed, beautiful people. How was your week? Mine had been a nightmare. I had a pregnancy scare. Just to be clear, it was nothing but a scare. I am not pregnant and hope not to be until … [Read More...]

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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. […]


#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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Eataly at the Dubai Mall

My husband, the foodie among us swears by Eataly. "It's great! The pasta is good, the pizza, superb, the cheeses? To die for!" "Make sure to order their in house mozzarella or burrata!" He has … [Read More...]

Seville's wafi sangria

Valentine’s day at Seville’s

  I'll tell you a secret: we never celebrate Valentine's day, even during the time when we were still dating. And now that we are married and have kids, Valentine's day is just one of those … [Read More...]

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