12 October 2020

What Are You Thankful For?

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Today is a holiday and a special day to be thankful here in Canada, and it's our first time to celebrate it!

We didn't have the traditional dinner with turkey and pumpkin pie, though. The turkeys are just too big for us to consume, and I don't know how to make pumpkin pie (or if the kids will actually like it). But of course, we know this is the day when the people in Canada remember all the things they are thankful for in their lives, the blessings they are grateful to have received.

28 July 2020

Starting a New Life in Canada

To our delight, the day we arrived in the country was also the first day of snow in Langley.  Having never experienced it before, Hubby and our girls were so excited, they headed out immediately after breakfast the next day without wearing their jackets. Talk about "The cold never bothered me anyway." Hahaha!

05 July 2020

How We Moved from the UAE to Canada

Even before we came to Canada for a vacation back in 2015, Hubby and I already knew we wanted to move here eventually.  We tried applying for Permanent Residency through Express Entry and looked into other options, but unfortunately our points were either not enough or we weren't 100% decided with the choices available.  So, Hubby checked vacancies that were posted on the internet and applied for positions that were similar to his current job. Also, we included it in our family prayer every night for God to allow us to work and live in Canada.  This went on for more than two years.

18 May 2020

Ten Years of Blogging!

Happy 10th Blogversary to me!

Wow! 10 years, 777 posts and countless friends made just by sharing glimpses of my life...or as I called it in the beginning, my blabbers and thoughts.

11 May 2020

I Have My Reasons

It's been a year since my last post?! Whoops! My bad. However, I do have a valid reason why I've been on hiatus this long. Well, two reasons actually.

If you read my last couple of posts, you'll know that I was pregnant then, and ergo, I gave birth. And everyone knows how having a baby keeps you busy and tired. So much that even though you have a nanny to help, all you want to do when you have free time is sleep, right? Well, right now is one of the rare moments when I pushed myself to stay awake and update this blog while the little prince is sleeping and this laptop isn't being used, so here I am 😊

25 May 2019

Iftar at Entre-Nous Restaurant

A few days before I was scheduled to give birth last month, Hubby and I went to Novotel Dubai World Trade Centre to attend the Iftar Preview at Entre-Nous Restaurant.
The special pre-Ramadan buffet prepared by Chef Jean Ballouz and his team of chefs offered a wide selection ranging from authentic Arabic, Mediterranean and a variety of international dishes. Cold and hot mezzeh, traditional Ramadan sweets and beverages, Arabic desserts, and a live cooking station were also available. 
And of course, the star of any Iftar, the lamb ouzi, was present...much to Hubby's delight.
Needless to say, we enjoyed every bite of each dish we tried...and I'm sure Baby M was equally satisfied, judging from the way he was moving around so much in my tummy that night 

The spacious restaurant has tables and areas for families and friends. So whatever the number of people in your group, you can be sure to be seated comfortably.
This delicious buffet can be enjoyed at Dhs139 per person from sunset to 11pm during Ramadan. Children under 12 years old receive 50% discount, and group booking discounts apply.  You can also enjoy this Iftar experience for only Dhs95 (for 1 person) or Dhs185 (for 2 people) by downloading the coupon here.
Disclaimer: We were invited to the Iftar Preview. However, all views and opinions are my own.

Entre-Nous Restaurant
Novotel Dubai World Trade Centre
Happiness Street, Dubai
Phone: 04-3320000

28 March 2019

My 40th Birthday and Baby Gender Reveal at Jollibee Burjuman

Ever since I attended a birthday party at Jollibee in the Philippines many (many, many) years ago, I knew I wanted to have one as well. No, not for my future kids (because I was still single then), but for me. I didn’t care if others might think it would be “too childish” or “not appropriate” because I was way past being a child. I wanted to have a birthday at Jollibee. So you can imagine my delight when they opened the franchise here and put up branches that could hold parties.

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