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Centerpoint Back to School Preview and Shopping Experience

When my first child started school in 2007, we rely mostly in stationery shops, some children shops and big supermarkets for her back to school supplies.

Pretty school bags, lunch boxes and water bottles are hard to find, almost the same sets everywhere. It was challenging and it made me miss my country for abundance of stylish school supplies that one can get their hands on in Divisoria or at SM shopping malls.

Fast forward to 2015, you will see banners of Back To School hang in every store possible all gearing up for the beginning of school in September and parents are spoiled with choices. Everybody has their own take on how to give customers the pleasure of choosing what's best for their children and what their pockets can afford.

One of our favorite places to shop for school essentials is Centerpoint, actually for many things and not just school stuff.


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Edible Emoticons at Pie Face

Everyone loves emoticons and everybody uses them in social media to express feelings and emotions.

Some people can completely write how they feel using these electronic symbols.

But what if they are edible, will you still love them?

Well yes of course!! 

That's why Pie Face is gaining popularity in Dubai! Dubai folks are already loving this Australian pie brand simply because they are original, unique and delicious!

I shared this latest discovery with my family when we headed to Al Wasl Vita in Al Wasl road to visit them and try their famous pies.

Oh dear! I got to tell you, what's on the menu was simple yet complicated...

because everything goes complicated at first bite when flavors burst in your mouth and emoticons fly by to cloud your judgement but in the end you get that happy smile on your face with the feeling of satisfaction, that both the sweet and savory Pie Face pies gives you without mimicking the emoticon on the pie you are having except if its this chicken and mushroom.


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Majid Al Futtaim bring in Looney Tunes for DSS

Majid Al Futtaim brought the world-famous Looney Tunes characters to life in celebration of Dubai Summer Surprises.


Yours truly was invited for an exclusive viewing of the "Night Time Capers Show" which was held at Mirdif City Center followed by a meet and greet for the kids and a dinner at Rosa Mexicano.

Tweety and Sylvester are my favorite Looney Tunes characters but the ultimate one is Marvin the Martian.

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Arabesque All The Way!

Arabesque is Arjaan by Rotana - Dubai's signature restaurant. It prides itself in serving home style food amidst spacious and elegant Arabian setting with floor to ceiling glass windows.


Our family weekend staycation is inclusive of a complimentary Friday brunch, dinner and breakfasts.

With just a cup of coffee in the morning before checking in, we were pretty hungry by midday. We drop off our bags in our room and went down to have lunch at Arabesque.

Seeing that we have kids with us, the smiling and friendly wait staff who addressed me by my first name ushered us to a table for four near the kids zone.
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Arjaan by Rotana l A Family Weekend Staycation

If you are in Dubai Media City, there is a building that truly stands out from the rest of the skyscrapers in the area.

This one is a beauty that one cannot mistake for another as it has a Moorish design, simply stunning inside and out.

Arjaan by Rotana-Dubai was our luxurious home for a couple of days over the last weekend. We didn't go for vacation to the Philippines this year hence we are making the most out of our local annual vacation in Dubai.

We were warmly received at the reception and check-in was quick and easy. Parking was never an issue as valet is available 24 hours a day.

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Chez Sushi with Burj Khalifa View

The Burj Khalifa is a magnet and I sometimes feel helpless in its presence, I just got to take that shot whenever I see an unobstructed view of it. It is simply amazing isn't it?


Whenever I see a place like this, I always think of the new years eve celebrations. This is definitely one of the best alternative places to watch the fireworks instead of the downtown area for those who doesn't want to join the maddening crowd at the foot of the skyscraper (aka me.)

Can any one of you guess which part of Dubai this is?

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