Road Trips: Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road

When you are an Overseas Filipino Worker, you find ways to keep yourself entertained, be not lonely and just live life. Some Filipinos choose to stay put, watch Tagalog telenovelas/movies online, some go malling with friends on their days off, some choose to stay at home and sleep the day away, and some choose to visit their friends and have drinking and singing sessions.

If you didn’t know Filipinos, you should know that Filipinos looove their booze and singing. 😂

We, on the other hand, take road trips. And the junk food that come with them. 😜

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Dubai’s Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station Closure

Last Friday, the husband and I went to Dubai for a pre-anniversary date. We recently moved from Qatar to Abu Dhabi and the trip to Dubai would take about 2 hours via bus.

Travelling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, you would have to get on a bus from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station and get on the E1 bus, which will take you to the Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station. You can also get on the E101 bus from the Ibn Battuta Bus Station, which will take you to the same bus station. Even though the Al Ghubaiba Station is much further than the Ibn Battuta Station when coming from Abu Dhabi, the bus fare would still be 25AED.

The friendly guys at the Metro Station handed out flyers informing the public about the temporary closure of the Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station. The flyers briefly explain why the closure is necessary, with additional information on how to get on with your commute. Read on to find out more about the Free Shuttle Bus.

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Eid Mubarak!

People are often surprised when they find out about my religious beliefs. And when they do, I usually get bombarded with questions, which sometimes become a bit offensive. However, being offensive is not their intention. It’s just that they lack the understanding and just needs a little enlightenment. Since they have the good notion of asking the questions, might as well answer them to the best that I can.

In my environment, the number of non-Muslims that I personally know even exceeds the number of my family. I even grew up in a private Catholic school at a time when Muslims were a great minority. Some people might think that we were at a great disadvantage because of the numbers. On the contrary, as children, religious discrimination did not exist for us, nor did we care about our differences. We were children who grew up together, became friends, and were taught to respect each other.

We didn’t have social media in elementary school, but now that Facebook exists, I managed to get connected with my former classmates and I am so happy to know that most of them are doing well nowadays. 

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Day 1: When in Dubai

I arrived in Dubai on the 5th of June. It was just supposed to be a really short trip, just the normal getting out of the country to change visas and then come back. Simple, right? Not quite.

I spent the morning after my flight in the airport, waiting for the trains to finally start running, and posted an entry for the day. Before coming to Dubai, I made plans to meet with Christine, a young lady we used to live with in Cebu. I met her when she was still a sophomore in high school, I pretty much became a big sister to her and she is one of the best things that I had ever happened while I was in a previous relationship.

What to do on your first time in a foreign land? Find out how you are going from point A to point B, of course.

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