Gym at my building

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Ever since we moved into our apartment last 2009, I have not paid attention to the gym facility that is just right on top of our flat. It lies there waiting for health enthusiast to take advantage of the benefits that the exercise machines can bring to the one seeking to get fit. What I used to do was to complain about the people who use the facility very early in the morning and very late at night as we can overhear the noise of dumbbells plummet on the floor. We even hear the sound of chains being drag on the floor at midnight that makes us conclude that there is a ghost hunting the place. With this in mind, the more I cannot stay there on my own. The end result, I don’t use the gym at all but I don’t blame the phantom for not having the heart and motivation to exploit the facility until my sister-in-law encourages me and the rest of our flat mates to move our butt and stop sitting on the couch.


I finally dropped all the idea of the phantom and I valiantly head to the gym, from that day on after I felt the sweat run down my cheeks and triumphantly overcome laziness, today has been the nth time of my gym engagements. After all, the gym facility is part of the annual rent that we are paying so might as well use it for the whole year and make the most out of it.

The gym includes two treadmills, two bicycles; two sit up boards, one weight training machine, set of dumbbells, and an elliptical machine. There is another machine for waist twisting and leg muscle workout but I don’t know how to call it. It is fully air-conditioned, newly painted and well maintained.


Today as I savor the strength gained from previous gym trainings while using the treadmill I thought of something that I can do to make the place more enticing for its users like me, I am planning get informative posters about health and fitness for the wall. The white wall is weary and needing some makeover. I know it will not cost a fortune and with a little help from some users, our gym will be more appealing. I will talk about that on my next entry, ciao for now.
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Dora the Explorer and Spongebob Squarepants staged shows in Dubai

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Dora the Explorer is one of my daughters favorite children TV show aired on e-junior TV Channel 2 here in Dubai. It became her morning alarm during school days as she wakes up to the tune of Dora the Explorers theme song. During the recent Dubai Summer Surprises, Dora, the Latina heroine staged an exciting musical adventure with her best friend Boots in Dora The Explorer show at Mirdif City Centre last July 6 to July 21. We were only able to see the show on July 16, during the weekends.  All the kids including my daughter patiently waited for Dora and her friends to come out on the stage, the kids faces are in awe to see their favorite TV character perform live.
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Diabetes Management during Ramadan

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I was reading the August 2010 issue of Centerpoint Priveleges magazine and I can't help not to share this timely article published about diabetes management during the fasting month. I am willing to spread the news for the benefit of those who fast as well as those who don't but are diabetic patients and of their family.

It is good to know that something can be done to avoid unlikely situations.
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"Their heart is my home..."

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"We keep the love alive in our home, our home in their hearts and theirs in ours"

"A family is a unit of socialization and basic institution key to the structure of society necessary for the formation of an economically productive household" thus this relates to the Pinoy Expat Blog Awards theme for 2010

Building a Strong Foundation for the Family-A MUST

I am one of the few lucky people who are able to stay abroad with their families. Often friends and acquaintances tells me that I am fortunate given this kind of opportunity. I am just thankful. I came to the UAE with my family waiting for me. I have my sister, my brother-in-law, my niece (who was in her moms' tummy back then) my nephew, my mom and my brother to greet me at the airport when I arrived in December of 2002. I was spared of all the homesickness, boredom, sadness, loneliness and buckets of tears because I have them with me. But that doesn't mean that I am better off than other OFWs, I was once in their shoes and back again...
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Dubai Summer Surprises Part 1

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This is my 4th post this evening, I don't know whats got into me, maybe I am making up for the days that I am not able to blog.

This post is about Dubai Summer Surprises 2010 activities installed for kids, since its summer and people cannot stay outdoors, the leading malls in Dubai big or small has arrange fun ways to keep the young ones busy during the hot summer months.

Our first stop, Deira City Center. A group of ballet dancers and acrobats from Moscow Russia stage a very artistic dance and acrobatic moves. The young and the young at heart were surely entertained.





















Ballet dance-solo






















Ballet dance-courtship
















Tiger dance

















Trio Dance

The Finale
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Dubai Summer Sunset

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On our way to Dubai Festival City last Friday, I saw this and I try to capture it even on a moving car, I used Feralds iPhone 3Gs, the photo is great and I give the iPhone a score of 10.


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Bratz Kidz

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My Lanna is a fan of Bratz, anything Bratz excites and interests her. She also has an obsession with bandages, I dont know why and where it all started. One box of band-aid will not last for a week, she plays with it, even a teeny tiny scratch needed bandages.
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