ABU DHABI – Dinner at Kuya Juan

Filipino restaurant in UAE that serves alcohol and pork so that is why a lot of Filipinos recommend it. I do not drink or eat pork but was like YEAAH LETS GIVE IT A TRY LOL.

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Tim and I ordered seafood Kare Kare and Chicken Inasal Bacolod style hehe and had ensaladang talong and garlic rice as a side. We ended our meal with a dessert called Leche Flan.

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Leche Flan: Filipino Creme Caramel
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Chicken Inasal Bacolod: Grilled Chicken marinated with Filipino BBQ Sauce
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Seafood Kare Kare: The sauce is made out of peanut butter

Every night, the restaurant has a band that performs old songs and the vibe of the restaurant really does remind me of the Philippines.

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Tim and I give 5/5 for the restaurants service. They are so nice and friendly and make sure you are happy and having a good time.

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MARAMING SALAMAT KUYA JUAN

Taste of Abu Dhabi 2018

On Friday 9th of November, Tim and I decided to check out Taste of Abu Dhabi. I’ve been to the ones in Dubai but Tim hasn’t attended any of the events so I kinda pushed it and said lets check out Abu Dhabi.

We had a lovely time. There were live cooking classes, freebies and lots and lots and lots of delicious food.

Our favourites were Coya, Limo, Robertos, Sushina, Matsu and Nolu. All fine dining restaurants and their chefs cooked amazing samples for us to try. It was just delicious.

At night, there were live bands performing old songs  and people were dancing their night away.

I’m glad I got to experience Taste of Abu Dhabi. Can’t wait till next years event 😀

Kayaking in Hatta

Hey Guys,

Bellion Travels is somehow back. Last month, Tim, my brother and I drove to Hatta to check out the Hatta Dam. It’s takes 90 minutes from the main city of Dubai. However, we drove to Sharjah and headed to Hatta from there.

We got there at 11AM and left the place at around 3PM. Each one of us took a single kayak which costs around AED 60 each (approx. ÂŁ11) for unlimited time. There are other activities such as double kayak, water bike, pedal boat, yellow boat, donut boat and tour boat.

The place was surreal and so calm. I took out my phone and played some 70’s music and just kayaked away. I highly recommend the place. You can also check out the village near by, the fish and vegetable market which is walking distance from the place. If you ever want to stay in Hatta, there’s the Hatta Fort Hotel. Tim and I stayed there for the weekend in 2015. I avoid posting about it because they’ve renovated the hotel and looks different from the time we visited.

We later stopped for lunch with my brothers friends and had shawarma and tabouleh. I highly recommend it and we will be visiting the place once the weather gets better.

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90’s Nostalgia

The first weekend after our trip to Spain was one crazy weekend and one of the best days of my life. I attended the BACKSTREET BOYS concert. YES! You read that right. I WENT TO A BACKSTREET BOYS CONCERT.

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It was EPIC. They sang all their hits and it felt like the 90s again. You can barely spot a teenager at the concert. Just 20’s – 50’s enjoying music sang by the legendary pop boy band. Another cool thing about the concert was MEL C FROM SPICE GIRLS. Who also performed and sang one of the girl band hits, she also sang covers of famous songs and her own songs from her solo album. AHHH!!! It was  perfect weekend spent with my girlfriends and uncle.

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Flamin’ Meat at Meats Flame

Tim and I were fortunate to try Meats Flame before its opening. We were invited for food tasting and had chicken wings and spicy shrimps for starters. For the drinks, we had mango smoothie and strawberry mojito. As main course, we had beef and chicken burgers. In addition to all that, we had sweet potato and beetroot crisps on the side.

Everything was delicious and the food presentation was very artistic. I highly recommend the burger place. Hopefully, when they officially open next week, we will go back. Meat Flames is located on Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai.

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Happy New Year – 2018

Happy New Year Everyone

Although the world isn’t safe and there are many political issues that are occurring around the world. Tim and I would still like to wish you all a year filled with prosperity, happiness, blessings and giving.

2017 had its ups and downs but because we are grateful for the many blessings we have, here is a recap of good and beautiful things that happened to us for the past year.

January

  • We spent New Year’s at home with Tim’s Mum watched ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ and at midnight watched the Burj Khalifa Fire Works live.
  • I had a neck surgery and got a lump removed. Thank God, I’m doing great.
  • We spent a weekend in Cove Rotana Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah

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February:

  • I applied for a visa to Japan and got it.
  • I also bought a new computer for my office desk at home.

March:

  • Tim, Mimi, my brother Omar and I attended Guns ‘N Roses. It was a concert of a lifetime.
  • Tim and I bought a 1 bedroom apartment in the Philippines.
  • We even travelled to Philippines to sign the contracts and continued our holiday in Japan.

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April:

  • In April we travelled to Hong Kong, Macau and Philippines again.
  • During the public holiday, Tim and I decided to stay at Al Ain Rotana. We waited 3 hours to check-in so they upgraded our room to a suite. HELL YEAH!. We even made new friends.

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May:

  • Tito Alpe and Tim joined me to watch the wonderful, spectacular Mary Poppins Show at the Dubai Opera.
  • Mid May, we travelled with Noor, her friend Jenneka and Mimi to Georgia. We celebrated Noor’s 30th birthday in Tbilisi.

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June:

  • I travelled to Lebanon by myself to apply for a new Palestinian Travel Document. Tim and his mum joined me later on this trip and on days off that didn’t require governmental visits, we travelled around Lebanon.
  • Since Tim and I are married over a year, I registered him in UNESCO as my husband.

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July:

  • We stayed at Bab Al Shams for the weekend and tested Tim’s drone.
  • Tim started a new job and officially commutes daily to Abu Dhabi. Since we have signed a 1 year lease contract with our current apartment, we decided to move to Abu Dhabi and leave the wonderful city of Dubai once our lease expires.

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Aug:

  • We stayed Al Hamra Village in Ras Al Khaimah for the weekend. Attended a pool party at night and the next day, we enjoyed a relaxed day on the beach.

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Sept:

  • Had an early celebration for Tim’s 29th We stayed at Sir Bani Yas for 1 night. It was long drive from our house. We had to wake up at 5AM to be able to check in at 1PM. LOL. We enjoyed an African themed dinner and a daytime safari activity on the island.
  • We went to the World Island in Dubai and visited Lebanon Island for the day.
  • We officially ended the celebration at a Caribbean/ Jamaican Restaurant in Downtown, Dubai called Ting Irie.

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Oct:

  • Noor, Mimi, Tim and I travelled for 4 days to Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Nov:

  • We travelled to Bali, Indonesia and met the medicine man from Eat, Pray, Love.
  • 30th, 2017, we travelled to Nairobi, Kenya.

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Dec:

  • We went to Masai Mara and enjoyed the African Safari and visiting the Masai Village
  • I had an early celebration for my 29th birthday at Atmosphere, Burj Khalifa. Had the highest of high teas in the world. LOL.
  • 2 days before New Years, Tim and I went to Motion Gate and Bollywood at Dubai Parks and Resorts

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So here were the highlights of our 2017 and hopefully 2018 will be filled with more adventures, more of positive vibes and positive news for everyone.

Wishing you all a lovely New Year

*Please feel free to share your 2017 best moments

 

 

Water Adventure and Dolphins at Atlantis

We celebrated my 28th birthday at Atlantis Palm Jumeirah. My birthday being in December wasn’t the great time for a water park but indeed the best time (low season) for the Swim with the Dolphin activity.

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I absolutely had an amazing time and learned a lot about Dolphins and the staff made the Dolphins dance and they all sang Happy Birthday. Since we purchased the Dolphin Adventure & Royal Swim, we get a pass to Aqua Venture Water Park. Like I said it was a bad time for a water park because of the cold weather especially on that day; never less we had an awesome time together.

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Activity Prices:

Water Park: AED 260/Person & AED 310/Person including Lost Chamber Aquarium

Dolphin Encounter: AED 750/ Person (Includes Water Park)

Dolphin Adventure: AED 1,025/ Person (Includes Water Park)

Dolphin Royal Swim: AED 1,160/Person (Includes Water Park)

Visited: December 2016

NOTE: Pictures will have to be paid separately

*this is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.

 

 

Digital Marketing Event at Hangry Hangers

Ever since I started following Hangry Hangers on Facebook, I constantly check their upcoming events. In addition to that, I joined EventBrite and registered online for Digital Marketing Event for Start Ups.

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Besides the fact that this website is a startup, we also have future plans to start our own business so we thought this event would be a great opportunity to market our services and also can be cost effective. Tim and I learned a lot about Digital Marketing, Web Content and Social Media. The event was organised by The Bureau Dubai. 

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The Bureau Dubai helps entrepreneurs set up their business or even assist start ups. They’ve got service office you can lease. Not necessary an office, you can also rent a desk.

As mentioned in my previous blog, Hangry Hangers offers street food. We ordered from Hooked and they cooked the meal and served immediately, Tim had a Teryaki Beef Pita Taco and I had Tofu Pita Taco. A fusion of Asian and Mexican and must I say ‘es muy delicioso’.

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So here is a summary of the post.

  1. Looking to attend a useful and valuable workshops and courses, check out EventBrite.
  2. Want to start up a company in Dubai, then contact The Bureau Dubai.
  3. Hang out at Hangry Hangers with Friends and Family and enjoy your time

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*It is not a sponsored post and opinion and photos are my own.

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Stand Up Comedy Show at Hangry Hangers

Hello after a very long break from blogging.

Tim has been helping me redesign the website while I add the logo on the images. The website is up and running but I’ve got lots of images to edit.

So what have we been up to lately?

Tim’s been commuting every day from Abu Dhabi and we’ve been attending workshops and events on weekends. Our recent event was a stand-up comedy live show at Hangry Hanger organised by Dubomedy.

Hangry Hanger is situated in a warehouse in Al Qouz, they’ve got indoor food trucks serving delicious street food. This is a Dubai concept and not a typical food trucks event and it is indoor due to the humid hot weather.

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The event was successfull and lots of people showed up. Tim, Mimi, Ivana, Mohammad and I sat upstairs and watched the 2 hours show and just had a great laugh. So if you ever want to hang out indoors to escape the heat and have fast food out of a truck then hangry hanger is a great place for you to visit.

In addition, if you are interested in becoming a professional comedian, check out Dubomedy because they offer training courses and provide opportunity for you to be able to perform live in UAE.

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Jebel Jais

Jebel Jais is the tallest mountain in the UAE which is located in the northern part of  the country in an Emirate called ‘Ras Al Khaimah’.

Last year, Tim and I decided to go on a road trip to check out the mountain but we made the worst decision by going there on a public holiday (it was the Eid holiday) which of course led us to getting stuck in traffic. Obviously we lost our patience and decided to park the car mid way and continue walking. My God! The amount of people and cars that were there.

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We managed to take photos and enjoy the view which kinda reminded us of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The view was peaceful and we just sat down munching on crisps and admiring the sunset from top of the world. As soon as it got dark, we headed back to the city and had dinner at Golden Fork.

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