VlogMas: Santa on the Zipline (The Making)

 

It was that productive day that we had to go with Santa on the Zipline.

The Middle East’s first commercial Via Ferrata is located at Jebel Jais Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, the UAE’s highest mountain. Professional instructors will guide you along our spectacular route. Enjoy 3 thrilling zip lines as you traverse more than 1km along the mountain route. With morning and afternoon start times available.

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival 2018

 

Can’t help but feel so excited for this event.

I’ve always had an eye for arts and creativity.

Got a glimpse of some trailers and masterpieces of the artists for 2018 and may I just say, they’re worth the time to see and appreciate.

The Festival opens with a networking reception allowing visitors and artists to connect and interact in an extraordinary atmosphere of the evening during which an awarding ceremony for Visual Arts and Photography categories will take place.

Venue

Ras Al Khaimah National Museum

Date

Friday, February 16, 2018

Time

Red carpet: 7:00 P.M.
Ceremony start: 8:00 P.M.

Dress Code

National dress or Cocktail dress / Lounge suit

 

For more info: http://rakfinearts.ae/

 

Lamentasyon: OFW Pride and Story

LamentasyonLamentasyon (Lamentation), meaning the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping.

The word might have a very deep meaning, but for me, it is more than just a word of sorrow. It is a word of pride as an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker), in other word, an expat specifically in UAE.

Lamentasyon is a full-length feature film of a full-house Filipino expats in UAE. the film is inspired by the psychological impact of working away from family, Lamentasyon looks into the common problems faced by most OFWs in the UAE. However, it casts a spotlight on these challenges from a different angle, as it explores the conflicts and struggles experienced by OFWs by looking at their psychological impact. (Made in UAE Filipino film set to make waves , Gulf News)

Take time to remind yourself that being an OFW away from our families is actually more than just our balikbayan boxes or the money we send every now and then. It is also having to be sick with no one  having the take care of us. Having to spend our birthdays away from you, even being jealous of all of you celebrating special occasions together with us being away. You can so-little understand that we go through our own struggles and that we have to keep them all from you to not make you worry about us. Yet, do not forget that despite all the hardships we face away from you, physically, mentally and emotionally, the happiness and fulfillment we feel knowing that we are able to provide for you will always be priceless.  

Social media platforms tend to be a temporary escape of most OFWs showing that they are having the time of their lives or “living the life” away from home. What most people don’t see is the reality, the struggle and the pain each of us are really feeling and going through. Let this film be the key for you to open your eyes and see the reality.

Lamentasyon releases in the UAE on December 6, 20:00 at Vox Cinemas, City Centre Deira.

 

I salute all my fellow OFWs for being strong enough to be where you are right now, of course, to my fellow OFWs who are involved in this film. Congratulations!

My Stella!

 

I got little Stella!!!!!

Instagram: @stella.ae
Instagram: @stella.ae

My little Stella!

I’ve always been so picky when choosing caps for myself for several reasons.

The very main one is that my face shape doesn’t fit any type of caps, and mind you, this is why I rarely get one for myself. I hate spending so much time in selecting. Next reason is that I like my hair down always but I occasionally put it up when wearing a cap, now stella does have a selection of cap styles.

Yet, the moment I saw this cap from stella, I immediately fell in love.

If I’m not mistaken, they do retail and wholesale. The quality of the cap is really good. The embroidery is very precise and well detailed. This is not a paid post nor am I being sponsored by Stella.ae, but definitely, their page is worth checking out.

Instagram: @stella.ae
Instagram: @stella.ae
Instagram. Stella.ae
Instagram. Stella.ae

HOPO Experience Dubai

I’ve heard about this new restaurant branch that opened up at the Manila Bldg in Satwa Dubai. I went with my friends and I have to say, driving from Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai to have dinner there is just worth it.

The ambiance is great, not to mention the “instagramable” interior (lol). The place is very neat and of course, I can never miss, the food.

Click here to watch the preview of That HOPO Experience. 

 

When I fell in love under the sea

 

​​​I’ve always been the type of person who never gets tired of the water. I sometimes take a day off from work when I feel exhausted and you’d find me by the beach. 2017 has been so great to me, giving way to new experiences and adventure. This year marked the very first time I have properly explored the water. This as well marked the time I have decided to take diving lessons and eventually aim for diving license, and I mean PADI thing.

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Diving meant seeing the hidden beauty you can never see from the surface.

Before this experience, I thought of diving as purely something part of my bucket list, but I ended up knowing it is so much more than that. It was more than just getting into the water and seeing all sorts of fish pass-by you. Discovering that such type of fish or creature is silently beautifying beyond the surface.

I have found my type of luxury in life. We call it, EXPERIENCE. As I grow older, I aim more to forget my fears and embrace chances. The moment I ended my very first diving experience, I knew I left my heart underneath. I knew as well that I’ll be coming back for more.