BELLION TRAVELS MONTHLY RECAP: May 2020

Honestly, quarantine and the curfew is getting to us. Especially that work increased and on top of that all, Tim and I didn’t take leave for a year. We were suppose to be in England in June and now all our travel plans are on hold.

We’ve been watching a lot of T.V and Netflix and we are getting bored. Summer is here and it’s just so hot to go outside for a walk.

Anyway here is an recap of what we did in the month of May.

Destinations I’ve visited

  • United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah

Highlights of the month

  • We celebrated the last two days of Ramadan and first day of Eid with my family.

What I watched?

Series: 

Suits: I thought whats the fuss about this series until I started watching it and got hooked.

Dead to Me: I found it funny.

Movies: 

The Willoughbys: Weirdly entertaining

Hundred Foot Journey: I fell in love with movie.

What music did I listen to?

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What I read this month?

Since I’ve been feeling down, I started reading Archie Comics again lol.

What did I blog about?

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Bellion Travels Monthly Recap: April 2020

Ramadan started and I’m finding it very difficult. Like, I’m not able to meet my family because of lock down. The curfew is at 10 PM and Iftar is at 7 PM and I still don’t trust staying at a hotel with all of this going on.

Working from home got extended to 21st May 2020 and honestly, I’m not looking forward to working from the office anytime soon. I found myself productive at home and I always have the energy to cook. I hate washing dishes though even with a dishwasher.

My update for the month of April is just about Movies and Series that I have watched while at staying at home.

So here is my April Quarantine Update.

Destinations I’ve visited

  • United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi (Home to Supermarket – Supermarket to Home)

Highlights of the month

  • Being quarantined
  • Watching a lot of series

What I watched?

Series: 

Oh Gosh! I watched a lot of series this month.

La Casa de Papel (Season 3):

Abstract (Season 1):

The Story of God (Season 1):

Vis a Vis (Season 1 & 2):

Movies: 

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What music did I listen to?

I currently subscribed and joined Deezer but here are some music I listened to.

What I read this month?

I’m still deciding on what to read. I’m having lazy weeks and enjoying watching Netflix lol.

What did I blog about?

Anyway here was the quick recap.

Stay Home Stay Safe x

Bellion Travels Monthly Recap: March 2020

Here we are entering Q2 of 2020. Time is insanely fast and with this virus that is all over the world. Everything is just INSANE. We’ve been staying at home for 2 weeks now and although we are working from home, I find plenty of time to focus on organising things, learning to cook, I found time to paint and read a book and just working on myself.

I will blog separately about things I have been doing at home but anyway here is a recap of March 2020.

Destinations I’ve visited

  • United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah

Highlights of the month

  • Being quarantined
  • Seriousness of Covid-19 in the UAE and the WORLD
  • Visited my family and friends before this chaos.
  • Staying at home and discovering creativity lol.
  • We booked tickets for an orchestra that would have happened on 31st March 2020 but it got cancelled and the event coordinators will refund the amount.

What I watched?

Series:

Narcos – Season 2 (MEXICO):

Elite – Season 3:

The Chef Show – Volume 3:

Movies:

The Platform:

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What music did I listen to?

 

What I read this month?

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What did I blog about?

 

This was a summary of what happened in the month of March and hopefully things will get better.

Stay at Home and Stay Safe x

November 2019 Recap

It was an eventful month. We attended a lot of events and also took the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia for 5 days which I have a lot to blog about.

So here is a quick recap of what happened in November.

Destinations I’ve visited

  • UAE
  • Ethiopia

Highlights of the month

  • We went to Ferrari World
  • Attended Abu Dhabi Art Fair
  • Attended Taste of Abu Dhabi
  • Travelled to Ethiopia during the National Day Holiday

What I watched?

Series:

Movies:

What music did I listen to?

 

What I read this month?

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What did I blog about?

 

October 2019 Recap

Lots of events happened in Abu Dhabi in the month of October and honestly, it was a blast. A good start for Q4, can’t believe we are approaching end of the year.

It’s insane and my 31st Birthday is exactly in a month. Anyway here is a quick recap of what we’ve done last month.

Destinations I’ve visited

UAE

Highlights of the month

  • Attended Movies Under the Stars (Yas Movie)

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  • Went to Eminem’s concert.

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What I watched?

Netflix Specials and Series:

Peaky Blinders:

Elite:

Between Two Ferns- The Movie:

The Laundromat:

Movies I watched at the Theatre:

Joker:

What music did I listen to?

What did I blog about?

 

 

September 2019 Recap

God! I can’t believe we are already in October and it’s just 2 more months till end of the year. Honestly, I haven’t been blogging or writing due to work.

I took up a new job and I have been working late nights on the budget and I have a lot more to do. It isn’t my dream job and I don’t love it but it pays off the bills. Also, during my free times which means tea breaks, I brainstorm ideas for this blog in order for it to be entertaining for all the readers so that is something that I’m currently working on.

Anyway here is a quick recap of what happened in September.

Destinations I’ve visited

UAE: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah

Highlights of the month

  • It was my brothers 25th Birthday on 14th Sept so we booked a stay in Sharjah for the weekend and celebrated his birthday eating sushi and we also visited a new coffee shop.
  • On 23rd Sept, Tim and I celebrated his 31st birthday at Zuma. On the weekend of his “birthday week”, I booked a hotel stay at the Intercontinental Fujairah.

What I watched?

Netflix Specials and Series:

La Casa de Papel (Season 3): one of my ultimate favourite series.

The Spy: I haven’t finished it yet but this is what I started watching in the month of September.

What music did I listen to?

 

What I read this month?

Global Tales: Stories from Many Cultures by by Michael Marland

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What did I blog about?

So here was the quick recap and I will be posting a separate post about what I’m planning on writing and doing with this blog. Take care 🙂

 

 

August 2019 Recap

Destinations I’ve visited

UAE: Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah

Taiwan: Taipei

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Highlights of the month

  • Travelled to Taipei for the Eid Holidays
  • My brothers are moving to a new apartment. We’ve been in the old apartment since 1996 so there are so many things to pack.

What I watched?

Netflix Specials and Series:

La Casa de Papel: It’s starts slow and gets really exciting and interesting afterwards. Diana, if you are reading my blog, thank you  thank you for recommending it.

The Chef Show: LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT and I love love love Jon Favreau. By the way, this was filmed after Jon’s movie ‘the Chef’.

Movies I watched on the plane:

Destination Wedding: Weirdly funny and loved their characters.

The Professor and the Madman: This movie was highly recommended by my friend Mimi and I loved it and couldn’t stop crying on the plane. The movie is about how the dictionary was written.

Wonder: This movie was recommended by my brothers and honestly, the cast they’ve picked for this movie is remarkable and you get to see the background story of each character and start feeling empathy and there are very emotional scenes that would make you cry and feel happy.

Us: REALLY CREEPY and the ending has a twist and the twist is CREEPY.

Movies I watched at the Theatre:

Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw: One of the BEST ACTION Movies I’ve watched. Love them together.

What music did I listen to?

My mother loved Gloria Estefan and this is Emily Estefan performing her mothers songs.

What I read this month?

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What have I blogged about?

July 2019 Recap

We spent every weekend in Dubai because we had friends visiting and friends leaving. So we were basically spending time with everyone and on weekdays, I’m just busy with work.

So here is a quick recap.

Destinations I’ve visited

UAE: Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah

Highlights of the month

  • Tori visited Dubai so we went for a Spa Day.
  • Sumaiya visited Dubai and we had breakfast together.
  • Spent a lot of our time with Christina and Reuven because on 29th July, they moved to Berlin.
  • I completed one month at my new job.

What I watched?

Netflix Specials and Series:

Stranger Things Season 3: Although it was different from the other seasons, I enjoyed it a lot. My favourite scene was Dustin and Suzie.

Jane the Virgin: Ok I admit, I love telenovelas but Tim doesn’t. Zeinab kept pushing me to watch it and after years of trying to convince me, I did and I’m addicted to it and Tim’s enjoying it with me. IT’S JUST HILARIOUS.

#TEAMMICHAEL

Netflix Movies

The Mummy (2017): The one with Tom Cruise. It was actually good. I know it is not a Netflix movie but watch it on my Netflix account.

Secret Obsession: I knew Brenda Song from Disney and this was another side to her acting but the movie was OKAY.

Shaft (2019): I LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT AND FOUND IT EXTREMELY FUNNY.

Movies I watched at the Theatre:

Spider Man Far From Home: He is the best SPIDER MAN

What I read this month?

Nothing just reading travel blogs and thought catalog LOL.

What music did I listen to?

What have I blogged about?

 

June 2019 Recap

June was a fun month. On the last days of May, I received my UAE residence visa and luckily the Eid holidays were about to start. So Tim and I booked flights to Jakarta and that is where we spent our Eid holidays and the last 2 days of Ramadan.

Afterwards, I travelled to Beirut by myself for 4 days and met up with family and friends. As soon as I got back from my holiday, the girls and I went to Fujairah for a girls road trip and guess what I started a new job in Abu Dhabi.

It is definitely not my dream job because I haven’t even figured it out yet but it’s some money and it is also close to home.

So here is a quick recap of June 2019 🙂

Destinations I’ve visited

UAE: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah and Sharjah

Indonesia: Jakarta and Sepa Island

Lebanon: Beirut

Highlights of the month

  • We visited Jakarta

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  • I went to Beirut for 4 days

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  • Went on a road trip with the girls

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  • and started a new job

What I watched?

OMG! I watched a lot of movies this month.

Netflix Specials and Series:

Murder Mystery: Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are such an amazing team. The movie was really funny and didn’t think I would enjoy it and it was fun trying to solve the mystery.

You Will Always Be My Maybe: I managed to convince Tim to watch it with me just because Keanu Reeves was in it. LOL. The movie is hilarious.

Jo Koy Hawaii Netflix Special (STAND UP) Comin’ In Hot: HAHAHAHA LOVE HIM AND HE IS PINOY PRIDE.

Black Mirror (Season 5):  SOOOOOO ****ED UP and THAT IS WHY WE LOVE IT

Movies:

Movies I watched on the plane LOL

Simple Favor: I actually thought it would be crappy but I was quite impressed and it was really good. Also note ladies, you will LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEE Blake Lively’s outfits and the soundtrack is good.

Vox Lux: I ADORE NATALIE PORTMAN and my advice is to watch it carefully because there are so many hidden messages in this movie. Very artistic.

Glass: C’mon I don’t even have to explain how amazing this movie is. You have Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy and Sarah Paulson in one movie. ENOUGH SAID.

Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald: It was quite disappointing.

Mary Poppins Return: Just cute.

Johnny English Strikes Again: HILARIOUS and way better than the previous one.

Movies I watched at the Theatre:

Men in Black INTERNATIONAL: I had extremely low expectation but it was really good and we enjoyed it.

What I read this month?

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What music did I listen to?

What have I blogged about?

So here was a quick recap of what happened in June 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2019 Recap

I know I know, I haven’t blogged for some time. I guess if I really want to be a full time blogger or take it seriously, I will need to write and post stuff constantly even if I am not in the mood. Well honestly, I was so busy and didn’t have the time and I didn’t feel like writing. Lots of things happened which I will update about in the June 2019 Recap.

So here is a quick May 2019 Recap.

Destinations we’ve visited

UAE: Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah

Highlights of the month

It was the month of Ramadan so we spent most of the month having Iftar with Friends and Families.

What I watched?

Netflix Specials and Series:

Game of Thrones Season 8: I’m sad it’s over

Movies:

Detective Pikachu: It was hilarious and creatively made. Maybe because I watched it with low expectation, I enjoyed it a lot.

 

What I read this month?

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I started reading Travels with a Tangerine

 

What music did I listen to?

 

What have I blogged about?

This was a quick update but I promise I will do my best to blog more.