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Perfect Date Venue in Dubai l Level 43 Sky Lounge

Level 43 Sky Lounge at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is a rooftop bar that is a popular choice as it offers 360 panoramic views of Dubai. Up here, you can see the famous skyscrapers along Sheikh Zayed Road up close as well as many other landmarks around.  View towards Burj Khalifa

Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry with Garlic and Oyster Sauce l Gai-lan

I found these fresh Gai-lan at WEMART at International City here in Dubai. Gai-lan or kai-lan is Chinese broccoli. It is a perfect side dish or viand in itself. I saw it first in one of Marion Grasby's recipes and I thought I would like to try that vegetable. This veg is all new to me. I never had it before neither back in the Philippines nor here in the UAE. But it was available when we visited WEMART and I am all for it. The taste of gailan is bitter-sweet with a green, vegetable flavor. Moving on to the recipe This dish has 3 main ingredients 1 bunch of gai-lan- 340 grams (Good for 2-3 servings) 5 cloves of garlic or more if you are into garlic (minced) 3 tablespoons of oyster sauce.  You also need  2 tbsp cooking oil 2 tbsp of water 1 tbsp of soy sauce salt & pepper, & to taste How to cook Gai-lan 1. Wash gai-lan thoroughly and slice the stems diagonally into thin slices and the leaves chopped into big pieces. 2. In a hot wok or pan, add oil and saute garlic. 3. Add gai

Crabbing in Ras Al Khaimah

Guess what was the first thing we did after the lockdown and curfew was lifted in the UAE?  We went CRABBING! (If that's even a word hahaha) Yes, we actually went crabbing (crab hunting?!, crab catching?!, crab fishing?!) in Ras Al Khaimah. I was with my brother and Ferald only since only three people were allowed in the car.  At first, we went back to Umm Al Quwain where we used to catch plenty of crabs before but it seems that the place is barren. Either there are no more crabs there or we were way too early for catching crabs. We've decided to move to a different location. From UAQ, we drove another hour to Ras Al Khaimah. Kahit basa na ang damit namin dahil lumusong na kmi sa tubig sa UAQ, all for the sake of catching crabs.  The place is gorgeous!. Just look at this sunset! Nakakawala ng lahat ng pagod at poot sa mundo sa lahat ng nangyayari ngayon. Thanks to our Pinoy Offroaders UAE family, we found a new place for camping and crabbing. Watch  HERE  to see how and where

Rove At The Park Review and Life Update

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I updated this space.  I know the times are hard these days. We are all getting by and hoping and keeping the faith that all this will be over really soon.  I hope all of you are able to find the courage to look at the positive side rather than linger on the negative things this pandemic has brought us. I also hope you are doing all the necessary to stay safe for you and your family.  Apart from making sure we are healthy and our immune systems are always strong, we must also not forget to keep an eye on our emotions because it is easy to get upset with all of the things happening around us. We don't want us spiraling down, you know. Check on your family, check on your friends, your colleagues, and even your neighbor. With the grace of God, I and my family are, up to this moment, all doing fine, healthwise. Personally, I tried to keep myself busy as much as I could. I actually took 2 weeks' leave from work so I'm officially still on

Bataan: Turtle Releasing Program at Pawikan Conservation Centre in Morong

From Pilar to Orani to Morong, we went on a scenic drive to reach the other side of Bataan to visit the Pawikan Conservation Center, a humble but important sanctuary. It was about one hour and forty minutes drive from Barangay Tala in Orani to Nagbalayong in Morong passing winding roads lined with tall trees and lush greeneries I have always wanted to participate in the turtle-releasing program but never had the chance until the day we visited the Pawikan Conservation Center. I am always keen on finding extraordinary things to do with my kids and family. Special experiences I hope they'll never forget. This was one of those precious moments. The kids were so excited to participate in this activity. We all listened attentively to Mang Manolo while he explained to us the importance of the pawikan and the work the Bantay Pawikan team does to protect them. Pawikan Conservation Center opened the Turtle Releasing Program to the public to create awareness while

Bataan: Vista Tala Resort & Recreational Park

Continuing from my last blog post , I'll share here about our experience at VISTA TALA RESORT AND RECREATIONAL PARK After our sumptuous dinner at Ima Floras Pamangan, we drove up to Orani and checked in at Vista Tala Resort & Recreation Park at Barangay Tala. This mountain resort is perched at the top of the mountain with an incredible vista of what seems to me as part of Manila Bay if I am not mistaken and Mt. Natib with luscious vegetation. We stayed in a couple of row houses that can accommodate 4 to a maximum of 6 people each. Check-in was smooth, and the staff is friendly and informed. The rooms were clean although not as spacious as we were expecting them to be but once you open the door to the terrace, you'll be greeted by rolling mountains so green it makes you forget how tight and awkwardly located the door was in my sisters' room. (LOL) Kidding aside, it really is such an amazing view. You suddenly get that feeling of appreciation for God'