Dear Younger Self

Dear Younger Self,

Yes, it’s me, your older and wiser self. There’s lot of things going on with your life right now and I thought I can enlighten you a bit.
I know you’re having fun which is great. Clean fun is good.
I also know that you cry sometimes because of heartaches, that will pass.
Most of the time you’re not taking care of yourself  because who takes care of oneself when you feel like indestructible. But dear, you’re not.

Let me tell you some things… Continue reading →

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Trick-or-Treating at Dubai’s favourite aqua park for little ones

Take your kids ‘Trick-or-Treating’ at Dubai’s favourite aqua park for little ones


Featuring spooky fire shows and thriller dance moves, Head over to Splash ‘n’ Party for a truly ‘spooktacular’ Halloween party 

Splash ‘n’ Party, Dubai’s newest, coolest and most exciting Aqua Park for little ones, is celebrating Halloween with an exclusive kids party. Set to take place on 31st October from 3.30 to 6.30 pm, your little one is all set to experience an extravagant costume party, pumpkin patches and Halloween’s most famous tradition- ‘trick-or-treat’.

From Splash slides, splash pads, and a Bunjee Trampoline, the Splash n Party Halloween Party is a must-go-to destination for adults and kids alike. Starting off the festivities with a spooky fire show, scary magic show, and bungee trampoline, the park is designed to cater to the needs of the entire family.

From ghouls to ghosts to crazy cats and bats, the best ‘Halloween Swimming Costume gets a grand prize of one year membership to Splash n Party worth 1, 999. Put your dance shoes on and groove with your kids to some ‘thrilling dance moves’ and later tuck into a tantalising kids meal filled with Halloween-themed treats. 

What’s more? Spend your afternoon swimming with Ursula, an underwater resident mermaid at Splash n Party. Priced at AED 100 per child and celebrations begin at 3.30 pm and is set to continue until 6.30 pm. 1 Adult is Free for every 1 Child paying – Any Additional Adult will be charged AED 50. 

Splash ‘n’ Party is located in: Villa no. 1, Street 8A, Al Safa 2, Jumeirah, Dubai.

Opening times are: 9am to 8pm every day of the week. For more information visit – .For birthday bookings or further enquiries please call +971 4388 3008 or email

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How’s life?

How’s life my friends? I hope your having a fab weekend.

I usually go through my phone’s photos during weekend to delete 3/4th of nonsense shots I took that week. You know, that 14 food shots of one dish or the 28 selfies wearing the new lipstick.

To be frank with you, I’m very conscious of what I’m posting on social media specially the frequency. I can survive not posting anything for 1 full month but if you have a blog and want to be somehow recognize then I have no choice but be visible.
But still I don’t want to bombard my followers of what I ate or what I’m doing every minute of the day. That’s why Snapchat is not for me.

Although taking those pictures are good reminders of how your week went. You can look at them and somehow remember how you felt that day. So now instead of deleting them I thought why not just post some of the pictures here. Those who want to see them can see them and at the same time my social media followers won’t think I’m a narcissist. Continue reading →

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Brunswick Sports Club

I called Gibson one fine day and asked if he wanted to meet for lunch. He doesn’t require much prodding and finally agreed to meet in Mall of the Emirates.
I’m thinking of Din Tai Fung but he said to try something new and that’s when I thought of Brunswick Sports Club.

This place is popular for their burgers and booze. I’m not fond of burgers and I don’t think having alcohol during office lunch break is a good idea but trying a new restaurant is always interesting so off we went.

Brunswick is located in Sheraton, there’s entrance through MOE.
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All you can eat Sushi and Sashimi – Itsu Dubai Marina

All you can eat Sushi and Sashimi - Itsu Dubai Marina

My dear friend Yen is a frequent diner here and I have heard about this place from her since forever. Once I tried to visit but they were closed for renovation. Well, it wasn’t the time yet.

Then last Eid, I met Yen and Raquel for a quick get-together and obviously this is Yen’s restaurant of choice. Since I also need a quick Japanese craving fix, go! And I wasn’t disappointed. For only AED 98, I managed to eat all the sashimi and variety of sushi that my heart and tummy desire. Continue reading →

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PPAP Song – WTH!!!

In this day and age, we’ve seen everything. Stupid videos, funny memes, idiotic pranks. But it’s ok. As they always say – Live and let live. If they are happy and not hurting others, so be it.

I am living in this mantra all my adult life until I saw this video.

I totally lost it. What the hell is happening to our world? How can this video gets viral and the worst thing is thousands of people are doing their own versions of it! WHY?!?!?!

If you haven’t heard this song nor watched the video, I will try to explain it to you.

There’s this guy wearing some gold costume. He looks Asian (probably Korean or Japanese) and he starts singing the Pen Pineapple Apple Pen song. The actual video/song is less than 1 minute but it will haunt you for the rest of  your life. Here’s the lyrics:

“I have a pen. I have an apple. Apple-pen!

I have a pen. I have pineapple. Pineapple-pen!

Apple pen. Pineapple pen. Pen pineapple apple pen.”

Michael Jackson will rise from his grave and slap humanity for allowing music to be ruined by this song. It’s so damn catchy and there’s no way of escaping from it.
You’ve been warned. Don’t ever try to finish this video. You will catch the virus!!! As a former colleague told me, it cannot be unseen.

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GlamBox Review – Is it Worth it?

GlamBox is a company that delivers full sample size of beauty products in your doorstep. Well, that’s the simplest way I can explain it. You get to try samples from different brands and see if they’re worth to purchase.
GlamBox Review - Is it Worth it?

The concept is not new. There’s GlamourBox in the Philippines which started since longtime back. I’ve heard of GlamBox before and would check them out from time to time but I wasn’t into skincare or makeup then so it doesn’t have any appeal. Then early this month, I saw Zeyna’s post about the September box. It’s dedicated to Korean beauty products. I quickly check what’s inside and made a quick mental calculation if the products are worth the 80 dhs subscription fee each month.
I figured out that the September box is. The SKIN 79 WONDER FIX Brush Eyeliner alone costs 65 dhs already. Not bad. Continue reading →

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Love affair with books

I LOVE READING. Caps lock for intensity…


I have a longtime love affair with books.

My earliest memories of childhood always includes reading and books. I’m not choosy. Week old newspapers, bulky encyclopedias, nursery books (even during my teen years) and everything in between. As long as its printed, I’m happy.

Back then, I don’t have money to buy as much book as I want so I will re-read everything until I almost memorized them.
I read when I’m bored, I read when I’m happy, I read until wee hours of the night. Continue reading →

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Planning for a Hong Kong trip

My siblings and I are planning to go to Hong Kong next year. I’ve booked the hotel (early bird catches the worm), and start researching for activities that we can do. We will be a big group as we’re inviting my in-laws as well. There should be some kind of planning to make sure we won’t end up hating each other at the end of our trip.

Last time my fambam travelled overseas together was December of 2009 in Singapore. That trip was a blur and I can only recall the suicide jump I made in Sentosa, that it was raining when we were in Singapore Zoo and it was lots of walking, eating and shopping.

Only tourists would pose beside a store signagePlanning for a Hong Kong trip

My family minus dad
Planning for a Hong Kong trip

Cole was so tiny then. Cutie!
Planning for a Hong Kong trip

Christmas is always lovely
Planning for a Hong Kong trip

Walking, shopping and eating streetfood. Only things I recall of that trip.Planning for a Hong Kong trip

Of course, you have to do touristy things. Like a souvenir shot with the Merlion.Planning for a Hong Kong trip

And a trip to Singapore is complete without a Sentosa visit. I remember doing this cable car ride and so scared that my flip flops will fall into wilderness.
Planning for a Hong Kong trip

Researching for things to do in Hong Kong aside from a Disney trip is quite challenging as I need to consider the senior citizens, the aging millenials, Gen X’ers and hyper active kids.

I always end up looking at fashion bloggers’ site and just plan my ootd for one full week. As it’s summer, I prefer to wear light colored tops and most probably wear shorts all the time.
Planning for a Hong Kong trip Planning for a Hong Kong trip

And what’s a trip without food right? Suprisingly, their streetfood is similar to ours.

Have you travelled to Hong Kong with family? Any tips and warnings you can share? I would really appreciate!


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If there’s a will, there’s a way – The bento lunch box idea

I think moms in general always feel guilty for a variety of reasons. The feeling that they fail their children one way or the other.
It’s specially true for working moms.
Personally, I always wish I have enough time. Time to help with their studies. Time to attend all school activities. Time to prepare a nutritious lunch box.

Since I started following Cuddles and Crumbs’ Facebook page, Abigail’s lunch box ideas became an inspiration.
It’s so nice that I want to be her child 😂. And I’m amaze how adventurous her children are with food.
Chicken Pilaf – check. Sushi rolls – no problem. Fruits and vegetables- bring it on! Her kids are amaze-balls!

But to be honest, I thought I can’t do it because Abigail is a good homemaker. She has the skills and the time. Might sound unfair but that’s what I thought. SAHMs have more time in their hands to conceptualize, research and prepare their children’s lunchboxes.
A working mom like me doesn’t have a chance to compete with them.

Or so I thought. Continue reading →

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