Dubai Old Souk and Abra Ride

We've been in the UAE for over a decade yet we have not visited a couple of important landmarks in the country. Today we decided to take our daughter out on a boat ride to see Dubai's Old Souk. This is the Abra. It is used as a daily transportation connecting Bur Dubai and Deira. … Continue reading Dubai Old Souk and Abra Ride

Ski Dubai

It is summer time! What better way to beat the heat in Dubai than spending a day at -4 degrees? On my daughter's 5th birthday, we decided to have a family day at Ski Dubai. Here's a recap of our recent visit! We started with ski lessons. Adults and kids do it at the same … Continue reading Ski Dubai

Al Barsha Park

One of my family's frequently visited place these days is Al Barsha Park. It is summer break and my daughter has recently learned how to ride a bike so we are enjoying the outdoors. It can get extremely hot in Dubai during the summer so the best time to go is early morning or at … Continue reading Al Barsha Park

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Ear Piercing

I made a conscious decision not to pierce my daughter’s ears when she was born. My hubby supported the idea. I talked about it on my previous blog post 2 years ago. I wanted ear-piercing to be a rite of passage. She surprised us when she requested to get her ears pierced before she turned … Continue reading Ear Piercing

Mattel Play Town

Thinking of an indoor play area that can keep the kids cool and entertained during the Summer break? Mattel Play Town is an awesome place for an all day fun-filled family day! The kids can watch the show and participate in several activities. Mascots appear on stage on different timings. You can find the schedule … Continue reading Mattel Play Town

Chicken Adobo

This is the first Filipino dish that I learned to cook. When I left the Philippines to work here in Dubai, my cooking skill was limited to frying eggs and sausages. I survived by eating out for some time then eventually had to learn how to cook. Chicken Adobo is the easiest dish to prepare. … Continue reading Chicken Adobo

Chicken Sopas

When I was a kid, one of my favorite food is Chicken Sopas. It is a staple dish for homes with little children in the Philippines. My mother cooks it on rainy days usually when there's a typhoon and classes are suspended. (Fact: The Philippines is exposed to tropical storms and is hit by up … Continue reading Chicken Sopas