• 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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  • How to keep the GLOW in marriage

    2009 A friend saw us snap a selfie (Photo below)  last night and said, " Wow may prenup dito ah... " If you've been follo...

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  • Was the Philippine Flag displayed the wrong way?

    A huge milestone happened last night when the Philippine flag was flashed on the facade of 2 world-record-holding attractions in Dubai. ...

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  • Say no to good opportunities

    As I've written in my previous blog , I had some struggles in saying no to many people and opportunities in the past. One of the ...

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  • How I learned to 'say no' easily

    One of the areas I struggled for quite some time is my inability to say no to many things. I felt trapped, lacking confidence in doing...

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  • Kid's wisdom these days

    The other night, the wife and I had a fight, in front of our 6-year old daughter Aya. It was just a little argument that got escalat...

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  • TIME, it's what matters most to kids

    You know those hand clapping games - Patty cake, Rock Paper Scissors, or Nanay Tatay? We were playing these games the other night and i...

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  • What's inside the Science Factory in WAFI

    We had a quick tour at the Science Factory pop-ups inside Wafi Mall. It was a super cool, fun and learning experience for kids and scien...

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  • 11 right decisions I made about money

    " Working abroad will make us rich "  - It's a myth. Whether you work in Dubai, US or Philippines, your road to being weal...

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