Wednesday, May 11, 2011

contests, freebies and free things

Like I said before, I'm a fan of anything free. But, who's not?
I like contests and the fun part of winning :)

Everyday I pick up my daughter from her Nursery/DayCare and from there we would go to the nearby station to take the Metro (Train) to Mall of the Emirates and we will have some 30mins to an hour to wait for my hubby. That is our daily routine, yes it's tiring but might as well take the fun in it :)

And since Ima frequent MOE visitor I get the chance to see and experience free things while there. I like visiting the galleria area where there will always be kiosk to visit. Some 2 weeks ago, My daughter had fun visiting Kraft Kiosk. Once you register, the kid could play (they have computer games) and color plus they would give the kid the chance to make their own sandwich

(the kraft booth) (one of the Activities- Coloring!)

(the printing of free pictures) (it's almost there..)

(and viola!! Jasmine's lovely pic!)

(this is the most fun in the free part- gotta taste the Arabic bread with the Kraft spread, it's so YUM! high five to that!)

(Kraft cheese spread on Arabic bread). The part which I love the most is they would take a picture of your kid and print it for free! I really love the Marketing strategy of these companies. This week, there's the Sneakers and Evian kiosk opposite each other on the Activity area of the mall. I'm so chicken to join the Evian, but hopefully we could try this afternoon. I also would love to let my kid try the Sneakers, but I think they have the most fans since the booth is not too fancy compared to Evian, it's more like audience-friendly :)

We also love Ikea Play Area, they revamped it, so they cater to even bigger kids now. The look of the play area is not too fancy but every kid will definitely love being there, it's like every kid's imagination of a play area. My daughter loves visiting and us too! Get this- they also have this cool card that needs to be updated everytime she checks-in and along with that after 5 play times she will be receiving a free meal! how good could it get! Imagine doubling the fun, having to play and having a free meal. I wish we have that when we were kids, that'll be a lot lot more fun! And joining contest will be easier coz it's like almost weekend of exercise in the Ikea Play area.
(the excited girl who loves Ikea play area)

Speaking of contest I joined a Maybelline Contest in Frontline Fashion and guess what, I won! I did not win the 1st price but I received a Maybelline loot! It made my day :)

(my happy face with my loot) & (here's what's inside the bag :))

Not all contest brought me joy, I joined my daughter in this local magazine contest in facebook. But as time goes by, I began to see disappointments. They changed dates of announcements, they changed categories, etc. It feels like, they don't have a concrete plan of the contest itself. The mirror of not being ready. So I just let it go, after all I joined my daughter there just for the fun of it. It's just that somehow, I just wanted some straight forward honest and true-to-form answers.

So this afternoon, I will try to visit OPI's booth in Mall of the Emirates. They sent me this.

See you there!!
And if you want to win something for yourself visit Grace at Sandierpastures, it's every girl's idea of pampering oneself :)

Well, C'est La Vie. It's how we make it. And let's make it happier!
Keep doing what we love to do. Keep joining contests if you love to and just keep the joy overflowing for you.
Have a blessed day everyone.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Of Life

Sooner or later our life would go and pass. I came to realize that life of course has it's beginning and it's end. Sound cliche'- yes. And we ought to do our purpose here while we still can. And having that direction to that very purpose God has given us.
When life starts- we celebrate! It's all happy faces everywhere and the universe is also smiling at you.
But at the end of every tunnel- there's always tears. Often times it's always harder to come to terms with this reality. Sometimes it gets a while to getting used to. when someone who's always been there and someone you cherish, someone also important to you has been there... and from this time on... is never coming back. You tell yourself, yes, she is in a happy place with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ now. No more hurt. No more pain. That is better- even the best place to be.
Whether we like it or not, this too will happen to us. Think of it as this- afterlife is really After Life from all the hurt- because it transcends the beginning of our Journey with our Lord. Sure there's celebration in heaven for a new beginning- a new Worshiper has joined God's kingdom.

You will be missed Tita Yeng.
We love you.
Be in God's Loving Shelter now.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

Happy Easter everyone!
Jesus Christ our King has Risen! Let's celebrate the good news!

Where will you celebrate today?
I'm currently in the office- yep I'm working today, but I heard a good news this morning that'll gonna have a half day today, yipeee! I hope that's true. I would very much want to celebrate Easter Egg hunt for my kid here. But then again, we're thinking it's not practical since next month hubby and me will be celebration our 6year Marriage! weeee! But yeah, that would be for another post.
Still we would be going out tonight with family and friends. We're still going to have dinner out, I guess minus the Easter egg hunt for my daughter (hopefully that would come next year).

In the meantime, here are some I've seen in the world wide web that I'm currently liking.
Have a blessed Easter everyone! God bless.

Will definitely try to check this out tonight, maybe it's still not too late for some bunnies. Hamleys.

I know my daughter's 5th Birthday is still 5 months far, but am digging personalized m&m's as a give-away for her party already.

Would love to change my Profile pic yet again & this looks a pretty good idea.

Currently reading this.

And now, for that eating-out almost every weekend including tonight, here's what we need to do the next day.

Have an awesome day & Lovely week everyone.


Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Welcome Free things!

Don't you just love freebies and the likes?

Stumbled upon this kiosk in Mall of the Emirates last night. And met Dr. Gerry Nastasia Jr.
This kiosk has free Chiropatic check-up. Never heard of it, but since I saw the spinal cord mock-up I pretty much had an idea.

According to Wikepdia Chiropatic is a form of alternative medicine[1] that emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the hypothesis that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system.[2] It is generally categorized as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM),[3] a characterization that many chiropractors reject.[4] Although chiropractors have many attributes of primary care providers, chiropractic has more of the attributes of a medical specialty like dentistry or podiatry.[5] The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues; treatment also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling.[6] Traditional chiropractic assumes that a vertebral subluxation or spinal joint dysfunction interferes with the body's function and its innate intelligence,[7] a vitalistic notion that "brings ridicule from the scientific and health care communities and confusion within the chiropractic profession."[8]

And since I've a been into a bit of neck probs, I feel it could be related with the spinal. Dr. Gerry was quite a fast-talking Doctor. I read in the Emirates European Medical Centre's brochure that he is American board certified. Quite a conversationalist for a doctor (which is not a bad thing, of course), he even joked when he asked me what could have been my problem, I told him I have left back problems- but just blame the muscles and wrong posture due to slouching. I'm more concerned with my neck than the back. Then he told, maybe I could be in his place of being the Doctor, but then he told he was just only joking. I joked back, it would take some schooling since I'm a Civil Engineer lol! Then he asked me to take-off my mommy-duties bags and stand straight. Which I did. Then he made me move my neck looking from left to right doing the farthest I can. And made me reach my toes (and yay! Was I able!!!). he said my neck should suppose to be shaping almost like a "C", but mine's too straight that it doesn't have much to take shock of the chores I'm doing. It should suppose to act like a spring so it could act as a shock absorber. And that goes on left shoulder since it's also a bit higher than my right. Then he gave me his business card. He said that my prob is minimal and can be corrected easily. I guess I would try to find time to visit or save first before visiting afterall my company has not secured me with health insurance yet and I doubt if it will be covered just in case. I was just happy to know even just a bit why I feel a bit of brittleness on my neck, now I can breath and maybe will do some work out that would help me better this part :)

On another note.

Don't you just love digital magazines?

Been reading Rue, Matchbook and High Gloss magazine!

Page 34 of High Gloss Magazine, lovin' the Orange background :)

They're pretty insane! Love the interior ideas, love the outfits, the beauty and style. It's a complete lifestyle rolled in one.
In Dubai, I read The Dubai Mall's magazine. It's also packed with things to see in the mall and of course other surprises. My first encounter of Mall Mag would be the Burjuman's. I say, it's pretty stylish. Am really glad Dubai has this kind of things for their people & visitors, it's a complete advertisement that caters to the crowd and benefits the businesses.

In the meantime, see y'all tonight at

Been invited for their opening! & am pretty excited! yay!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Photo Credit

There's so much going on right now.
The only thing I could think of is PRAY.
Times really have changed, or may be not.
Maybe the sin of the nations has been going on for the longest time now.
Maybe we're just not aware of it.
We're in the middle east right now and it seems that the region has been in political chaos since the Egypt turnaround. Libya. And now KSA.
There had been rumors that they also want some changes here.
But as far as I'm concerned, this government has been good and equal.
Of course there has been some loopholes and gray areas, but who said there exists a perfect governance? This place has been good with their locals and expats alike.
As long as you respect them, chances are, you could get that as well in return (well, yeah, there will be some occasions that it doesn't occur, esp. on the road... just like what I said, PRAY).

Though I have never been to Japan (and I still want to see it), my heart breaks upon this current disaster. I was also hurt with what happened to Churchill in NZ.
But this is a call to all the nations of the world.
Let's repent. Let's pray to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Be always reminded of John 14:6-7

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you really knew me, you would knowb my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

May God bless us.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Back to Nursery

My 4 y/o daughter is now officially back to nursery or should I say daycare.
A few months back we decided that she won't be in nursery/daycare (the case being was because we don't have a nanny for her) for maybe a month or so. Then today she's back. Then I came across this old newspaper of reports where a child was molested by the school driver and conductors. I've been hearing about it but didn't bother much to read. Then now, am feeling a bit paranoid about it.
My daughter is very innocent and most of the time naive. I think this news is also an eye opener to parents to teach their children to say and teach their kids to mind how they're being dealt with. Just around 12 quarter, I called my daughter's nursery/daycare to check if she's already there. But she's still not, because her bus usually arrives at 12:45pm - 1pm, so I think I better call now.
I always pray for her safety and I think It's also high time for me as a parent to help and give her some awareness.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


Don't you just love colors!
Inspired by the interior design blog community with so much affluent and vibrant blush!

so I made this, sorta art work (well, I could have it printed in canvas style and hang on my wall).
Maybe I should do some more :)

These were my inspiration:

this one was featured in Rue mag

this one was also featured in Rue Mag

seen from decor8

Happy February everyone!