Thursday, February 23, 2017

Palawan: Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour

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On our second day in Palawan (August of 2016), the Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour is one of the two side tours/trips that we enjoyed doing. It is a great side tour for anyone visiting Puerto Princesa Underground River.

The Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour aims to help the locals earn a living whilst protecting the environment and educating visitors about the importance of mangroves to the ecosystem of Palawan.

It actually occurs to me that it could be a mundane activity. I was wrong. It was just because I was looking forward to doing the Ugong Rock adventure and it wasn't offered to us. It was something not everyone in my family will enjoy so we push through with the mangrove forest tour. 
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Dubai: Sunrise At The Top of Burj Khalifa

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Sunrise at the Top of Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa construction began in September 2004. We saw what will be the tallest tower in Dubai and the world today slowly rises up from the ground until it was inaugurated five and a half years later in January 2010.

I've always wanted to go up there since it opened. Now the long wait is over. I finally get to tick it off my bucket list. My family and I went up to the observation deck of Burj Khalifa located at the 124th and 125th floor of the tower and watched the sunrise painted the whole of Dubai in golden hues. We literally saw Dubai awaken that day. Observed it unobstructed with 360 degrees view 452/455 meters above the ground. I've Instagrammed photos of Burj Khalifa so many times from different vantage points before, but this time it is the other way around. I'm taking photos of Dubai from where I stand, At The Top of Burj Khalifa itself.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine's Day at Liwan Restaurant

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When we ask people what does Valentine's Day mean to them, we get all sorts of answers. For me, Valentine's Day is the day we give reverence to love and to the ones we chose to give and share it with. It could be to your wife, husband, parents, siblings, pet, plant, partner, or yourself. There's no right or wrong way to feel about Valentine's Day.

So how do we celebrate Valentine's Day? Well, it is always different for me and Ferald every time. It could be a dinner date or a movie date or a combination. There were times when we chose to go out as a family. What about you? How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Do you have plans for it already?

If you are still on the lookout for things to do, let me tell you something.

Last week, Ferald and I attended Liwan Restaurant's Pre-Valentine's Day Event at Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana.

Entrance to Liwan Restaurant

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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Evenings At Gloria Hotel Dubai: Spa + Dinner

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I love a good massage. But what I like the most are the foot massage and a full body massage.

My love for a good body massage started at home, with my mom. Whenever I am feeling under the weather or have an aching limb, my mom would heat up some oil, grill some calamansi (calamansi is a type of citrus fruit found in the Philippines) squeeze the juice of the calamansi into some warm oil, mix it and apply it all over my body before giving me the most comforting massage. It never fails to put me to sleep and just like magic, heals me.

My mom lives miles away from me now and I don't have that luxury anymore. Good thing, we have plenty of spas in Dubai whom I can turn to when I need some pampering.

The latest one I've tried was the one located at Gloria Hotel

It's called Dreamworks Spa!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sir Loin & Sons Food Truck at Kite Beach

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Dubai (and UAE as a whole) is blessed with beautiful stunning beaches and it did a great job in transforming these beautiful beaches into extraordinary public spaces for living for the benefit of its people: locals, residents or tourist alike.

Kite Beach for example. It is no longer just a place to bake in the sun and swim in the turquoise water, it also provides a venue for people to live an active lifestyle. You can stay all day at Kite Beach and you'll never run out of things to do and when you feel hungry, there are so many food outlets to chose from.

One of them is the newly opened Sir Loin & Sons Food Truck by Food Truck & Co.

They serve gourmet food from loaded fries to super soft and moist beef brisket.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Super Chix Riverland Dubai Grand Opening

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We love a good chicken meal. I personally like chicken wings or chicken tenders. Three to four pieces is enough to fill me up.

Ferald and I liked one place before that serves some good chicken wings and whenever hunger strikes, we would always pass by this restaurant on our way home to order the same chicken wings meal every single time.

Unfortunately, the product was promotional and was discontinued so we were on the hunt again...

and I think, we've found it! The joint is located in a beautiful setting with a lovely sunset. I promise it is worth the trip.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Asian Style Steamed Sea Bream

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We love a good seafood dish at home...

and we love sea bream. It is a delicious fish, a versatile one. You can do so much to it. It is good for steaming, frying, and grilling. It is also an elegant looking fish to serve during gatherings.

What I'm going to share with you today is this Asian Style Steamed Sea Bream.
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