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Your Guide to Visiting Dubai on Tight Budget – Travel Preparations


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Dubai Chronicles: Your Guide to Visiting Dubai on a Tight Budget – Travel Preparations

The Dubai Chronicles

A journey never begins until you take the first step. These are the basic steps.

Dubai Creek at Night

Dubai Creek at Night

Documents:

  1. Passport – check expiry
  2. Visa ( This can be paid for but can be provided by your relative in Dubai)

You can find visa from https://www.facebook.com/mcfabia

  1. Good Reason to come back to the Philippines

Any traveler going to Dubai will be considered by the Philippine Government as a potential expense as many Filipinos plan to find work and get deported by the Philippine government. As great as the OFW’s are to the economy, they are not paying a penny for their government to send them home. It’s the taxpayers back home paying for their repatriation.

 

Dubai Airport Passengers

Dubai Airport Passengers

  1. Petition Letter

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The Path to Freedom is Love


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Life Begins Here

For many times in my life, I don’t want to go through the process. I just want the results. I want the intimacy, not the spending time. I want the faith, I don’t want the desperation. I want healthy boundaries; I don’t want the mistakes to find it. I want the hope, not the falling and standing up. I want the girl, not the challenge. Well, life is about taking the journey to get to your destination. 😀

A little child of faith on a long impossible journey

A little child of faith on a long impossible journey

For some reason the journey gets heavier because of “culture” and “Christian tradition”. At other times, we put it on ourselves. I am a perfectionist, and though I talk about the Grace and Love of God, in practice I am blind and continue to work for God to accept me. There are some practices that hurt our journey by putting heavy rocks onto our already heavy load. Then we burden Continue reading


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Some Messages to Pepper the Girl on Valentine’s


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Some Messages to Pepper the Girl on Valentine’s

At this 3rd decade, I’m still learning to get dates. I’ve learned to appreciate my seasons. Here’s a few messages to give the girl on your mind on this month of love.

Romantic Attraction Quotes and Pickup Lines

Romantic Attraction Quotes and Pickup Lines

  1. You were amazing last night. Imagine what it would be like if it wasn’t just in my dreams.
  2. I really like our friendship but do you want to make it more?
  3. Can I see what’s in your pockets; I think you’ve stolen my heart.
  4. You’re already on my mind and I’ve just woken up.
  5. Do you have a to-do list? If yes, put me on it.
  6. Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?
  7. I’m a bit like a Rubik’s cube, I get harder the more you play with me.
  8. I understand you don’t want any more children, but is there any change we could practice tonight?
  9. The best thing about a keyboard is that U and I are together.
  10. Don’t tire yourself out at work. You’ll need some energy for later.
  11. At night time I sleep dreaming of you, and in the daytime I dream sleeping with you.
  12. I’m trying my best to fall asleep, but I just can’t stop thinking about you.
  13. You looked so beautiful the last time I saw you I forgot my pickup line.
  14. Every time you enter the room, you enter my heart.
  15. Send me a picture, so I can give Santa my wish list.
  16. Here’s hoping your day consist of . . . . and the quickest route to bring you straight into my arms.
  17. On a beautiful day like this, the only thing that could improve is having you by my side.
  18. A hundred miles away and you’re still right here in my heart.
  19. I wish I was your mirror so that I could look at you every morning.
  20. You’re so hot I get a tan every time I look at you.
  21. Sweet dreams. I hope I was in them. 😉
  22. Don’t listen to your friends, listen to your heart!!
  23. The next time you see your parents, send them my sincerest gratitude.
  24. Can you send me a picture; my friends don’t believe that angels exist.
  25. God created the world in six days, rested on the 7th but it took Him thousands of years to produce someone as beautiful as you.
  26. This email is a group message to 10/10 girls in the area. Currently you are the only recipient.
  27. I’m tired at work because I’m a perfectionist in most things I do. That’s why I like you so much.
  28. You look a lot like my next girlfriend!
  29. Do you know any good heart doctor, because my heart skips a beat looking in your eyes.
  30. Of all the stars in the sky, there is not as beautiful as you.

Warning: Don’t try this on strangers. The author holds no responsibility if any slaps are given or police called when you try this on strangers. 🙂


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How to Catch Myself in Approval Seeking and Validation


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How to Catch Myself in Approval Seeking and Validation

A few weeks ago, I went out for some personal evaluation as the year 2017 comes to an end. After a few notes, I am suddenly aware that most of my effort is to maintain approval, seek validation of a group of people I’m not even close to. I was seeking validation.

our toughest critics

our toughest critics

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new jordan israel


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The Jordan: Crossing the Promised Land

Filipinos are a breed of sentimental people. They seldom like goodbyes. But there was one goodbye from this place a thousand years ago that was equally heavy emotionally: Moses who has fought and prayed and fasted to reach the Promise Land is a few kilometers of his goal but God says, this is as far as you can go. From the thick air which blurs out the whole valley, we could see miles and miles of endless sand, glimmering in the morning sun while cool breeze blow through my face.

This is Mount Nebo in Jordan.

How we ended there? is a long story. This how its happened.

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Singapore: NEX Mall and the Library


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Singapore: A Lifestyle of Learning!

Mahatma Gandhi once said that “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Trekking outside our bed and breakfast accomodations, we found ourselves trekking the Serangoon Community. My only association to the place is a TV Series titled Serangoon Road. Turn to this link to read about my thoughts on the community. Even the church, though simple, is well planned with a fine entrance. We walked through the hot mid day sun in search of nourishment for our starving bellies. We planned to go to NEX Mall and instead, we found ourselves at the helm of Bartley station.

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Bartley Station, Singapore

Bartley Station, Singapore

 

Bartley Station, Singapore

Bartley Station, Singapore

 

After a lot of sweat and tears and a few gardens, we reached NEX Mall. We strolled through the shops to the foodcourt and pounced on Indian Cuisine.

Crossing to Bartley Station

Crossing to Serangoon Station

NEX Mall Entrance and Serangoon Station

NEX Mall Entrance and Serangoon Station

NEX Mall - Beriyani, Nan, Parata and Curry

NEX Mall – Beriyani, Nan, Parata and Curry

NEX Mall - Beriyani, Nan, Parata and Curry

NEX Mall – Beriyani, Nan, Parata and Curry

NEX Mall - Beriyani, Nan, Parata and Curry

NEX Mall – Beriyani, Nan, Parata and Curry

NEX Mall - Beriyani, Nan, Parata and Curry

NEX Mall – Beriyani, Nan, Parata and Curry

NEX Mall - Beriyani, Nan, Parata and Curry

NEX Mall – Beriyani, Nan, Parata and Curry

NEX Mall Singapore Station

NEX Mall Singapore Station

NEX Mall Singapore Station

NEX Mall Singapore Station

Quirky as it seems, we were on vacation on Singapore and of all places, we had to be in the Library. We found this to be at the roofdeck of NEX Mall!

How convenient! And the place was cozy with students doing assignments and drawings on the floor, and every delightful book including comics are available on shelf. Who wouldn’t have a love for books for a city like that. You could even borrow or return a book on weekends. The public library was open on weekends!

I am thinking. No matter how brilliant or intelligent a country is, if the other government is making it this easy to read – English, Malay, Tamil or Mandarin, wouldn’t they eventually win? And easy to guess why it is hard for us to catch up and they are far ahead – they have created a lifestyle of learning!


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LCC ARFIEN at 50: The Golden Harvest of Art and Architecture


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LCC ARFIEN at 50: The Golden Harvest of Art and Architecture

ARFIEN Logo

ARFIEN Logo

Bounded by the main plaza streets
Founded by a commune of sisters,
Born of the passion of artists
And armies of student bach’lors.

From the increase of culture
Knowledge, art and learning
The finest of Bacolod architecture,
Was born in humble beginnings

On the shoulder of Negrense pride
From the diligence of Bacoleno minds
Came the radiance of colorful light
that will forever alter the city’s plight. Continue reading