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Oct 16, 2017

Filipino Food Fiesta Brunch at Jumeira Rotana


A fiesta in the Philippines is a colorful celebration of culture and food. There is dancing in the streets and family gathering in homes. A long table of dishes welcomes guests to the household. A series of chitchats or catching up typically follows! This is one of the unique traditions in the Philippines that Ed and I miss the most.

We don't celebrate fiestas here in Dubai, but there are restaurants that make us feel we are in one! Take for example, the new Friday Brunch concept called "Filipino Food Fiesta" in Olive Oil restaurant in Jumeira Rotana. 

Filipino Food Fiesta in Dubai

Sep 28, 2017

Legoland Dubai: Is it also for adults?


Is Legoland only for the little ones? Uhhm, I hope not! Well, the theme park is known as the ultimate year-round destination in the Middle East for families with kids from 2-12, but that doesn't mean it is not for adults without kids.

Ed and I visited Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park during our staycation in Lapita Hotel early this month. That day, we were the only adults without children in tow inside the water park... which was quite strange at first. But, when we started unleashing the kids in us, we actually had a blast!

A grown-up guide to Legoland Dubai

Sep 26, 2017

Brunch Nation at The Croft: A Foodie Journey across the Commonwealth


Ed and I have adapted the infamous Dubai Friday Brunch habit. Living in Dubai for almost a decade, yet started the weekend brunch tradition only two years ago, we are quite late-bloomers on this aspect. So, whenever we hear a new brunch, an interesting concept, or an excellent promotion, we are always too excited to check it out. 

Another brunch experience went down to our books last Friday. It was perfect! Well, Perfect was basically the word I used the most while trying out the all-new Brunch Nation at The Croft in Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites. 

Brunch Nation at The Croft

Sep 19, 2017

Travel Video: Memories of Paris


Almost a year ago, Ed and I had the sweetest escape in the City of Love - PARIS! I have shared all the kwento in a blog series last year, but totally forgot about the video clips we took. So, today, I'm sharing our fondest memories of Paris in less than 3 minutes through a video diary!  

Memories of Paris video diary

Sep 17, 2017

Ella's Creamery: Instagram-worthy Sweet Treats in Dubai


While we were in Dubai Parks and Resorts last weekend, I made sure that we could drop by the ice cream shop I have been eyeing on my Insta feed. Does Ella's Creamery sounds familiar? If you're into fancy sugary confections and you've come across one of their IG posts, you have probably been lured into the uber charming ice cream parlor as well.

Instagrammable desserts in Dubai


Sep 14, 2017

2 Days in Kuala Lumpur: Travel Itinerary and Expenses


Kuala Lumpur was not our primary destination during our trip last April. It was simply a layover city because I couldn't find affordable flights from Dubai to Hanoi or Siem Reap that time. I haven't been to KL before, and Ed's visit a decade ago was a work trip. So I said... why not make the most out of our two layovers? 

We had nearly 24 hours to explore the city on our first stopover, and 30 hours on our second. For a slow traveler (who loves to stop and smell the flowers), this quick trip is definitely not enough. But for somebody who has no time to spare, aka no vacation leave left (That's me!), you just have to do what you can do! 

2 days in Kuala Lumpur Itinerary