Author: Filipina Expat

Modhesh World

Modhesh-World-2015With just few weeks left before school begins, I am thinking of activities that can make the kids’ remaining summer days more enjoyable and memorable. I want to go somewhere we haven’t been before. It’s also a good excuse for me to have something to write about. 🙂

Since hubby has this weekly basketball game at Dubai Sports World in Dubai World Trade Centre every Thursday night, he suggested that we come along and visit Modhesh World. I know it’s quite strange that Modhesh World is already celebrating their 15th edition and yet my kids haven’t been there. Well, better late than never and you know how things become bigger and better every year? I think our timing was just perfect. (more…)

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My Dubai Beauty Haul

My Dubai Beauty Haul

I made a goal of publishing 2 blog posts a week on each of my blogs and that’s really quite a challenge. With a full-time job, driving/travel time, quality time with the kids, some adult conversation with the husband, a side hobby, and everything else in between, I don’t actually have a concrete plan on how I can squeeze in my writing into my already hectic schedule. But that’s the plan and I will stick to it as long as I can.

So while thinking of topic to discuss, I prowled my favorite lifestyle blogs to have some ideas. Well, I can be like Divasoria and take inspiration from her Glossy posts. I can share the current beauty products I’m using. But, but, but… would I look so superficial? And who cares what shampoo I’m using, right?!? I’m not a celebrity or anything. But then, I realized it’s my blog and I can just write anything that I can think of. And I need something to write for goodness sake! (more…)

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Soy Restaurant – IBN Battuta Mall

Soy Restaurant – IBN Battuta Mall

It was a choice between having our lunch at Jones the Grocer or go straight to Ibn Battuta mall where we need to return our tablets for repair (but no, Geant didn’t accept the tablets 🙁 ) I am craving for Jones’ prawn linguini for weeks now but we’re undecided because of parking issues. When we saw the long line of cars on the exit going to Jones the Grocer, we knew that   we just need to visit some other day.

It was an easy decision to eat at Soy. My husband didn’t need convincing and my son, who now has his preferred restaurants and menu type, also agreed. We’ve eaten here several times and tried most of the menu. I’m giving you some idea of what to expect when visiting this restaurant. (more…)

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IBN Battuta Mall

IBN Battuta Mall is included in my 25 inexpensive places to visit in Dubai so I thought it would be a good idea to give a better review of this mall for those who plan to include this in their travel itinerary.

As you can expect from someone living here for more than 10 years, I’ve lost count how many times I’ve visited this mall. We never fail to go here whenever we have guests aside from the fact that I worked in this area for more than 6 years and this was our go-to place for lunch-outs.

But now that I’m blogging and trying to document the places I’m visiting, I find it amusing that when we visited this mall today, I found out several interesting things that I’ve never noticed before. How come I don’t know there’s a bowling centre here? Toinks!

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My other blog

My other blog

I actually have another blog, www.youdeserveit.me which is where I am writing my thoughts about personal finance, savings, positivity, and everything else in between. I created this blog with the intention of just writing anything that I can think of. KSP lang. But then, when I’ve noticed that people are actually reading it, I realized that they might have found some sense on what I am writing and I could be of help to them. But I still want to talk about my travels, my food adventures, and my kids. So what can I do? The solution – create another blog and that’s how Filipina Expat was born.

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25 Inexpensive places to visit in Dubai (Part 1)

25 Inexpensive places to visit in Dubai (Part 1)

Dubai is known as the city of gold and one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Millions of people flock to Dubai to experience its flashy and luxurious lifestyle. It is just been recently named among the 10 most expensive destinations in the world by TripAdvisor.

Being an expat for more than 10 years here, I can say that I have tried almost everything the city has to offer. I say “almost” as Dubai keeps on changing that there’s always new activity to try everyday aside from the fact that most of them require a fee that is not so easy on the budget.

Having relatives visiting us often, I learned to find activities to do and places to visit that won’t break the bank and I’m giving you a lowdown of things you can try without spending a fortune. Whether you are on a budget or just want to experience something different, you may find something you can enjoy on this list. (more…)

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Eczema relief for babies

Eczema relief for babies

When my daughter was born, we noticed these red rashes appearing on various parts of her body. We assumed that she gets affected by whatever I am eating as I was breast feeding that time. I then avoided food that I think will cause some allergic reaction to her.

Even after changing my diet, her rashes continue to pop-out from time to time. You can find it on her face, elbows, legs, tummy and back area. Some days are worse than others. I feel so bad since I can imagine how she might be feeling but can’t react or do anything but cry. (more…)

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Tom & Serg

T&S

We just had our breakfast at Tom & Serg. It’s my second time visiting this restaurant but I wasn’t blogging then. It’s quite obvious we had a good experience then to consider repeating the experience. (more…)

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