Friday, August 31, 2012

Eid 2012

Whenever my brother organizes something, it's always a certified success. He's the brains behind our Eid break. We stayed at a hotel in Dubai that's situated near Dubai Mall. The kid in me got really excited over the sweet treats at Candylicious. Then came lunch. I had cheeseburger at Burgerfuel and malt shake at Johnny Rocketts. I enjoyed the iced lolly I bought at The Works while watching the Dancing Fountain in front of Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa.   The place was lavishly decorated with lights which reminded me of Christmas in Pinas. Then came dinner. I really liked Yo Sushi's concept of taking whatever dish you fancy from a conveyor belt. The food is tops as well. Here's a sample video of the amazing Dancing Fountain in Dubai:
Just wanna make a quick post to inform everyone that I'm still alive and kicking, just insanely busy. Got really sick this week which prompted me to visit a doctor. Being a doctor myself, I'm ashamed to admit that I only go to a doctor when it's extremely necessary. I wanna thank Doc Peng for taking care of me as usual. I subjected myself to a load of lab tests to make sure that I'm healthy and ready for my Pinas vacation which is scheduled real soon. I hope the results are okay. Keeping my fingers crossed ... I miss blogging. There are just a lot of things on my plate right now. For instance, my daughter will start KG 1 this coming week. I still can't get over the fact that she's ready for school. How time flies ... There's no time for anything these days except work and my kid. It's actually a good thing because I just want to think about the present for now. I don't wanna get overwhelmed by what lies ahead. I know that whatever happens, I'll be fine. I'll be happy. And I'll be at peace. That's what we call FAITH.

Friday, August 10, 2012

In life, there are no rules. You simply have to do what should be done at a given moment.

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The more problems you have, the less you take life and yourself seriously. I guess that's how people survive best. :-)

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Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

My current LSS ... And it's my brother's fault. Hehe.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

As the day comes to a close, let's offer a prayer to our friends, relatives and fellowmen fighting to survive in the Philippines. Countless homes are presently submerged in flood water. Thousands of people have no food and shelter. Lives have already been lost. Our bayanihan has been put to the test once more. I believe that we will survive this nationwide tragedy. The rain will stop soon and our land will become dry. In the meantime, let's be safe.  

Friday, August 03, 2012

I'm the queen of shrewdness. I have always believed in cost-effective shopping. However, these products are worth the extra bucks:      

I have sensitive skin and it's hard for me to find a product that my skin doesn't react to. Shiseido products work really well and they last for a year.

Prestige Lipstick is longwearing so there's no need for frequent touch-ups. I also found a perfect shade which I can use from day to night.

Fitflop sells the most comfy footwear I have ever tried. I can use them for hours without suffering from tender and sore feet. A must-have for those who love to walk. I bought my first pair 3 years ago and it hasn't shown any obvious signs of wear and tear yet. A really good investment.  

Whenever I feel like my days go by without meaning or purpose, I set out to make other people happy. We don't live our lives for ourselves alone. Sometimes we have to reach out, make people smile or offer a hand to others in need. Making others happy actually ups our happiness scale. That's a fact. Ramadan gives us countless of opportunities to do just that. If we lack time, the easiest way is to drop off our old books, clothes and household items in designated areas in the mall for less fortunate people.


Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Rather, I have the power to wish: by Eshla

Can I help you with that?

I wish I could.
I wish I could grant you peace.
I wish I could create joy for you.
I wish I could take your worries.
I wish I could digest your fears.

For this is not merely empathy,
This is love,
This is friendship,
That too in its most crude form.

For I bear no gifts.
I don't bring presents.
I don’t have those. Nor can I afford them. Nor do I believe in such pleasantries.

Rather I have the power to wish
And the will to make it real.

So, I will wish for my friend.
I will wish for you.
For it is the only thing I can give- a hope, a dream.

Because reality says I cannot wipe out your sorrows,
I cannot lift your pains,
I cannot rectify the injustices.

I cannot.
That is your path, I’m told. That is your journey to endure.

But I will rest my hand on your back,
And I will wish,
Wish that it were not so,
Wish that my feet fit in your shoes.
Small or large,
I wish that I could drag them along a foreign path,
So that you may rest your tired soles.

For it’s only a wish that I can gift you. But that wish encapsulates every bit of my being.

I wish,
And I believe.
I believe that such kindness makes wishes bear fruit.

What Matters Most - Philippine Madrigal Singers

A beautiful song performed by the very talented Philippine Madrigal Singers :-)