UAE – FIGAROO FIGAROO FIGAROOOO – Dubai’s Opera Theatre

UAE: FIGAROO FIGAROO FIGAROOOO – Dubai’s Opera Theatre

YUP!! We Dubaians (that’s what I call people from Dubai) have an Opera Theatre. Luckily I work for the developer so I sometimes manage to get really good tickets to some of the shows. So far, Tim and I attended ‘The Impossible’ which was a magic show and also attended ‘Les Miserable’ with my girlfriends and managed to get our own personal box. WOOP WOOP.

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Dubai is a city filled with ART. From it’s galleries to it’s lavish skyscrapers and now this classical theatre where all amazing intentional shows are being held such as CATS, Nutcracker, Italian Operas and much much more.

We are so fortunate to be living in such a city and to experience magnificent shows in one of the most sophisticated theatres in the world.

If you ever live or visit Dubai, please experience it even if it’s once.

Below are youtube videos of some of the shows.

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Halloween Party -2015

This was my first time ever to carve a pumpkin and I decided to carve a minion. Yes, I’m pretty much obsessed. Tim’s skull looks awesome though, don’t cha agree?

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For Halloween we attended my friends ‘Christina’s Halloween party.  I went as a witch and Tim went as a lizard.

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We spent the night playing games and enjoying snacks. Mimi wore a cereal box around her neck with a knife (get it?? serial killer) LOL.

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Halloween is always fun around good company and good friends, we just spent the whole night mingling and playing the game MAFIA which made us laugh a lot.

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high light of the party, Tim’s mask lol

Halloween Party – 2016

Happy Halloween Ya’ll

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This year, Tim and I decided to skip the whole pumpkin carving and attended my uncle’s ‘Alpe’ friends Halloween Party. We never knew there was a costume competition and WE WON!!!! lol.

Tim and I won ‘best couple costumes’ and the prize was a free meal with drinks at an American Sports Bar. Awesome!! FREE BURGERS FOR US. WUHUUUU 🙂

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My uncle won ‘best costume’, when they announced that my uncle’s the winner, his friend shouted ‘EVERY ****ING YEAR. He really does put 200% effort on his costume and does it by himself. He’s great and talented.

Many people wore awesome costumes, a group of female friends went as ‘Female Avengers’. They were adorable.

We had fun mingling with people and enjoying the music and of course glad we WON.

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Hello Bloggers!!!

Hi Guys!

I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged. Well it’s due to my colleague going on leave so I’ve been busy with double work and by the time I get back home, I’m exhausted. I’ve also been busy during weekends doing house chorus. Yup!!! FUN FUN FUN….

Anyway I’ve done a lot of thinking lately and thought I might take this blog seriously and actually dedicate time for it so I signed up for 2 courses; first course is about Travel Creative Writing and the other one is, how to use WordPress like a pro. So lets see how that goes. 🙂 I’m EXCITED!!!!

Tim also advised that I should dedicate 2 days a week to post a blog but I was a bit hesitant since the last time we traveled together was in April 2016 when we visited my family in the Philippines, he then mentioned places and activities we’ve done in UAE which needs to be shared with the world. So here I am sitting at Starbucks brain storming my ideas and topics while drinking a white mocha frappe.

Here goes….

Wish me luck 🙂

Have a lovely day xx

Sunshine Blogger Award

Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. It is given to “bloggers who are positive and creatively inspire others in theblogosphere”.

I was nominated by the absolutely wonderful AnywhereWithBrooke. This blog is no joke, and I’m still trying to remain calm that I could possibly even be nominated, let alone read, by them. Some travel blogs skimp on content, but I truly love to read, recommend, and re read these posts. If you need a recommendation for just one post, check out https://gotravelglobal.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/the-cool-hostel-worker/

Here are the rules for the Sunshine Award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate eleven blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

The Questions

When did you start your first blog and if it is not the current one about what it was?

  • I started my first blog in 2014 however after I got married, I decided to start belliontravels.wordpress.com as a couple travel blog.

Dream travel destination?

  • Anywhere I’ve never been to

Name one book/movie that has inspired you

  • It’s common..I’d say Eat, Pray & Love just because I experienced it all in Singapore. However I also enjoyed reading Alchemist. 

What countries have you traveled to?

  • With my husband: Singapore, Morocco, UAE, Oman, Turkey, USA, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Maldives, UK and Lebanon

Tell something funny that has happened for you in plane

  • I woke up on a strangers shoulder once and was hugging his arm. AWKWARD 

What is your own favorite post from your blog?

  • How we met 🙂 

What are your three must listen road trip songs?

  • Born to be Wild, Highway to Hell and Bohemian Rhapsody 

Do you believe in destiny?

  • As it says in Alchemist ‘Maktub’ which means written in Arabic. The actual meaning is ‘your destiny is written by God’.

Share your secret blogging advice with everyone

  • Read others blogs and share 🙂 that’s how you help others grow audiences and that’s how you also get more readers 🙂

Train, car, ship or plane travel? Which one do you prefer?

  • Depends on the distance

Introduce your blog in three words

  • Interracial Couple Travel

11 amazing blogs

  1. http://www.omarkattouri.com
  2. https://anywherewithbrooke.wordpress.com/about/
  3. http://thegypsysouldiaries.com/
  4. https://arealmessybeautifultwistedsunshine.com/
  5. http://expertvagabond.com/
  6. http://soniagil.com/
  7. http://theblondeabroad.com/
  8. www.theconfessionsofawanderer.com/
  9. https://theenglishnomad.wordpress.com/
  10. https://thewildwayfarer.com/
  11. http://jenfabian.com/

Your questions:

I’m sorry but I really really liked the questions I answered and want to know that about all of you. So here you go:

  • When did you start your first blog and if it is not the current one about what it was?
  • Dream travel destination?
  • Name one book/movie that has inspired you
  • What countries have you traveled to?
  • Tell something funny that has happened for you in plane
  • What is your own favorite post from your blog?
  • What are your three must listen road trip songs?
  • Do you believe in destiny?
  • Share your secret blogging advice with everyone
  • Train, car, ship or plane travel? Which one do you prefer?
  • Introduce your blog in three words

I hope you have a great day!

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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