ADIOS 2018 & HOLA 2019


Although many things didn’t go according to plan, I’m still grateful how our year turned out to be. Tim and I had lots of highlights which I will share and will also add the recap links below.

Tim and I moved to Abu Dhabi and many things happened following that move. As soon as we moved the boxes and furniture to Abu Dhabi, we had to travel to Spain to celebrate Tim’s dad’s birthday and Spain is where I experienced by first heatstroke. My friends and I attended a Backstreet Boys Concert in Dubai and after settling in our new place, we travelled to Thailand, Nepal, Egypt and the UK. I resigned from my job and officially became a housewife. Lastly, Tim and I decided to adopt a rescue cat so 2018 has been interesting for us.


I always had the idea of new years, new me. I kinda got sick of it, tbh. However; Tim and I have plans for 2019 but funnily enough, we haven’t planned or booked any flights for 2019 which is soooo not us. We decided to just go with the flow. Anyway I just want to wish you a happy 2019 and hopefully it will be a year of blessings to everyone.


September 2018 Recap

Gosh! A lot of things happened this month, I don’t know where to start. So, I finally handed my resignation and my last working day is Tuesday 9th Oct. 2018. After working 5 years with the same company it was time to say goodbye. I want to blog about it separately with many other pending blog posts. Now, I have time to do things for myself, I can have a ME TIME. I will have time to blog, edit photos, paint, sketch, read books, organise the mess, file important personal documents because everything around me is completely disorganised ever since we moved to Abu Dhabi.

September was a very good month, we celebrated my brother’s 24th birthday at Wokyo then had cake and coffee at Bystro Dubai. We also travelled to Nepal to celebrate Tim’s 30th birthday and my surprise gift was paragliding. So here is a quick recap of what happened in September 2018.

Destinations we’ve visited


  • Al Ain
  • Dubai
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Sharjah


  • Pokhara
  • Kathmandu

Highlights of the month

  • My car battery died in Abu Dhabi so I stayed at Mimi’s place in Dubai for a week to be able to commute to work easily.
  • I officially RESIGNED from my job. As of 10th Oct. 2018, I will be unemployed YIKES!
  • Tim and I went to Dubai’s Park and Resort/ River Land/ Lego Land and Motion Gate.
  • Celebrated Mohammad’s 24th Birthday at Wokyo and Bystro.
  • Travelled to Nepal for Tim’s 30th Birthday and went paragliding.
  • Celebrated Tim’s birthday with my family at a seafood restaurant in Sharjah called Sammach.

What I watched?


  • Dark Tourist
  • Explained
  • Queer Eye


  • Equalizer 2
  • Life of the Party
  • Game Night
  • Incendies
  • The Motorcycle Diaries

What I read this month?

  • The Travels of Ibn Battuta by Tim Mackintosh Smith
  • The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto “Che” Guevara

What have I blogged about in September?


I’ve got lots of plans in the month of October, we will be arranging the outdoor garden, having farewell meals, organising the house, attending few events and more blogging hehe.



February 2018 Recap

Nothing much happened in February. I didn’t even see much of my friends and family and did not do any blogging. Tim and I have been working late. February was quite a boring month for me but we did do something exciting; we’ve visited Hatta in Dubai and went Kayaking with my brother, Omar. I will blog about this awesome trip separately.

Destinations we’ve visited

We only visited Hatta which is in Dubai and boarders Oman.

Highlights of the month

  • We went Kayaking in Hatta.
  • We found a new place to stay and Tim has paid the deposit to secure it so we are officially moving to Abu Dhabi or how our friend, Murren calls it Abu Dubai on the 17th of March 2018.
  • Completed my Filipino class. (I need to memorise a lot of words though)
  • Planned our 2018 trips.

What have we watched?


  • American Crime Stories (The Assassination of Gianni Versace) – still watching
  • Grace and Frankie (Season 3) – I only watch it when I iron clothes LOL.


  • Black Panther (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) #WakandaForever

What I read this month?

  • Just Blogs of other awesome travels.

What have I blogged in  February?

As you can see we haven’t done much. Things will start picking up this month and lots of things will happen. 🙂