• How one Facebook post lead to creation of Dubai's newest content platform

    One morning, I posted this on Facebook:   We're looking for bloggers / aspiring bloggers who have the dream to make it bi...

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  • An open letter to PBA about Arwind Santos’ recent racial antics

    Dear PBA (and Arwind), NLEX is set to play Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel in Dubai this October. The upcoming pair of games in the...

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  • It rained on our Disneyland parade

    We stayed at Disney Explorer Lodge in Disneyland Hong Kong for 4 days and 3 nights in July. It was raining intermittently. We are awar...

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  • A time to stop praying

    Four hours before our flight, Savin, our 6-month boy, has no visa yet.  Several unforeseen events that I have no control of lead to s...

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  • My child speaks more English less Tagalog

    We always get those nosebleed jokes. My daughter’s first language is English. Not a few people asked us why we didn’t train her to ...

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  • I called 999 Emergency in Dubai and the response was amazing

    The other night, we dialed 999 for ambulance and they reached us in less than 5 minutes. Sunday - As I left the coffee shop, I kne...

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  • Inasal, becoming the national food of Philippines

    Move over Adobo. A friend recently asked me if Chicken Inasal is the national food of the Philippines. Can’t blame him. Mang Inasal in ...

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  • Search for Forky of Toy Story launched in DXB

    Traveling kids and parents alike would be delighted as the Search for 'Forky,' the unlikely hero from Disney and Pixar's lat...

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  • Tayo'y Magsaya! Laguna Waterpark set to host monthly Kabayan Party

    Following a sell-out weekend which saw a tide of visitors take over Laguna Waterpark for the ultimate Pinoy party, the award-winning attra...

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  • How our family's visa and overstaying penalty got reduced

    My wife and my daughter incurred overstaying penalties because of a delay by my previous employer in canceling my visa. That delay has...

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  • 7 kabayan thoughts that often get out of context

    I think most Filipinos abroad intentionally build connections with our fellowmen more than we do back home. We can become critical abo...

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  • Mamser Mentality: Should we drop the Ma’am / Sir?

    A colleague laughed when she was addressed as ma’am by someone on the phone. She asked me, “Why do Filipinos call me ma’am?" and s...

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