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Showing posts from April, 2012

Ms. Kidzanian-Happy 8th Birthday

My daughter is turning eight tomorrow,  it seems like yesterday when we celebrated her 1st, now she is party hosting friends without mom and dad in tow...and acquiring a new nationality too :O She is now a Kidzanian! :D (L-R) Eliza, Mica, Hilary and Janica  What a better way to celebrate her 8 birthday than to spend a day with her BFFs inside one of Dubai's city that is built to children size, to have fun and enjoy friends company while it's educational and interactive. Hilary and Janica are Mica's classmates and close friends at school while her ate Eliza is her cousin and an older sister for her. We opted for her a birthday celebration the non-traditional way this time and without us directing her choices. I believed that birthdays can always be celebrated different ways as long as it is safe for them and in a place where they can learn. Kidzania is an edutainment center in Dubai Mall where kids can become independent and act like grown-ups. It is ci

Silhouette Photographs

I was experimenting on silhouette photographs, I used the light of the setting sun on all photos above following tips I have read. Well I think it does the trick and work well on my subjects.

Szechuan Pepper is also known as Tirpal

I've been watching Jamie Oliver's 30 minute meals on YouTube and I've tried cooking some of the meals while watching my cooking time just to see if it would work for me (you know I'm a working mom so I don't have forever to slave myself in the hob so I need easy and fast but delicious and healthy to cook meals). It wasn't really 30 minutes cooking time if you are not prepared like when some of the ingredients are not available in you kitchen. In one of the meals, there was this seafood dish that requires five spice powder. What is five spice powder you may ask me. According to wikipedia five spice powder is mixture of grounded five spices namely szechuan pepper, cloves, star anise, fennel seeds and cinnamon. Of all the five spices, szechuan pepper was the hardest to find in supermarkets in Dubai if you don't know the other term for it. I could not find five spice powder in a single bottle too, it's just not available or I did not look hard enough. The

Sharjah Open Beach

somebody else did that castle above, fellow pinoys too (jims & arvin must be their names) we ask nicely if we can incorporate the sand castle in the shoot and they gladly agree, thanks guys I took these photos in the middle of an engagement shoot.

Prince Turns 2

You sang your happy birthday song five times while tapping your feet. Blew your candle five times too. We had blue balloons and some loot bags for your friends, food for our guest. We celebrated your 2nd birthday on a Good Friday You had a red Ferrari, two remote controls cars, a soft bowling set, a lots of new clothes as gifts A lot of our friends came to greet you a happy happy birthday and you did had one, a perfect one. Happy 2nd Birthday Prince LOVE Mommy, Daddy, Ate Mica, Tita Bebe

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Party hosted by twin blogger Janice and Susan of 5minutesforMom  on its 6th year. Hello there, I'm Carla, a wife of a wonderful man, a mother of two beautiful kids and an expat blogger from the UAE. This is my first time to join UBP and it sounds pretty cool to me. I am very excited to start blog hopping, meet other mommy bloggers and learn from each one of you about your place and your blog. But first let me welcome you to MYB - short for My Yellow Bells. Please feel at home, this is a mommy website too. I started blogging via blogger in 2009, my aim was to earn extra cash but then I don't have the niche and I just write ramdom post about my life, my family, our daily life and many of our adventures in the UAE, MYB eventually became a hobby and my online diary, then I just realized that I stopped minding about the stats. We've lived here for about a decade as an expat family and we love it here. My kids only been to Philippines a few times before an