Friday, 25 August 2017

First Quarter of the Year - Travel clips!!!

We decided to compile all our first quarter videos since we don’t have enough time to edit all one by one. And first quarter of the year in Dubai is the mid winter and summer season and that’s the time we can go out having no worries of the weather. BUT! After this quarter is the full summer season and we are not fully interested to roam around.
By the next quarter is the starting of winter season expects us to go out and have fun! So more travel and adventure starting next couple of months J
Please do watch our video and don’t forget to subscribe and like! :D

Xoxo, Mi amor 💕

Random Diary: Mini Haul (#01)

This is my first mini haul and I am excited to share what I’ve been obsessed for this past few weeks. I am not that Kikay as always but I love to dress up sometimes and enjoy myself out of it but most of the time, I am really into rugged and simple dress-up and stuffs. However, as I stay here in Dubai for almost 2 years I mostly enjoy collecting Pabebe dress (oops! Sorry), item collections and planning to become one of the travel and lifestyle vlogger (and currently I’m already practicing).

I will start my new journey to this lifestyle mini haul. I love to collect cute stuffs! First on the list is the Sanrio and Disney perfume, body wash and lip-gloss items.

I don’t know why but the Disney and Sanrio items, movies, series and characters make me happy and feel young. (Maybe that’s the sign that I enjoy my childhood days) ;)
  1. Sanrio Hello Kitty Perfume and Lip-gloss
  2. Disney Princesses Perfume and Shower Gel
  3. Disney Frozen Perfume
  4. Sanrio Hello Kitty Perfume and Shower Gel
These items are from UK under the imported goods here in Dubai and since they are on sale I bought all of this item while strolling at the store ;)

Second, since summer here in Dubai is like dehydrating yourself (haha) you must use at least a moisturizer to hydrate you skin (dry skin is not good/obviously) haha.  I’ve been using many moisturizing products (with name or not) but all fails! And recently my friend told me that she is using this moisturizing cream and it looks better on her skin so I bought one and try.

VLCC Moisturizing Cream – made in India but the ingredients are from UK. I don’t know if this is available in other countries.

Yes! Success! My skin glows more and it helps me a lot during the summer season here. I’m using this for almost 2 months now and I will check if this will work also in winter season. I am not a cosmetic fan (baby powder and lipstick is enough for me) that’s why I am so happy when I found the one for me. haha

Lastly, my bows headband that I am obsessed with. Everywhere I go once there is something like this I cannot stop myself from buying. hahaha

  1. 4 bow headbands for 2 months
  2. From Ilhahui foronly 7 dirhams
  3. Splash headband collection for only 10 dirhams
  4. Forever 21 items for 10 dirhams each

That's it! This is not travel related blog but this is one of the essentials to bring during the trips! (for your outfit matchy-matchy!) haha :p

Xoxo, Mi amor 💕

Friday, 18 August 2017

Food Diary: Hopo Asian Hotpot Dishes

So this week is all about food! Yaaay! :D

New Asian cuisine restaurant is open at Manila building, Al Satwa Dubai. We had our 20% discount each during the soft opening and it’s a blast! The venue is excellent since it’s on the part of Dubai where almost all Filipino are staying. And we all know that Filipinos are crazy about food! (Guilty! :p)

The restaurant offers buffet, shabu-shabu, unlimited drinks and meal deals. But the most common on their menu is the buffet that costs 49 dirhams each and it’s all set from main course, dessert, shabu-shabu and drinks.

FOOD: As far as what I ate, all foods are Filipino dishes from plain and fried rice, viands, shabu-shabu’s ingredients and soup, desserts and drinks. Everything on the counter was great!!

STAFF: Very accommodating and approachable.

THE RESTAURANT: I love the logo! The exterior design is same as in Nobu, while the interior design is like a Japanese - Chinese inspired restaurant.

OVERALL: I believe in First impression lasts so definitely we will definitely come back soon

Here is our VLOG for HOPO Restaurant

Xoxo, Mi amor 💕

Friday, 11 August 2017

Things you need to know before travelling to Dubai

When you are first time in Dubai, you need to know what are the basic Do’s and Don’ts while staying for vacation or work. Dubai is not a democratic country and you need to follow the Muslim and Sharia law whereas the law and culture are very different from Western laws. Once you are in other place or country, it is respectful to abide by the laws of the place you are visiting. Here are the lists that you need to remember:

When in Public

  •  Men are not allowed in women and children cabin while in public transportation such as Metro and Bus.
  • Men must wear top unless they are on the beach/at the pool as well as women can wear bikinis. This swim wear should not be worn in any other area outside the beach, water parks or swimming pools.
  • You should dress conservatively.
  • Kissing, holding hands and cuddling are not allowed.
  •  Playing loud music (e.g. Bus, Metro, Park, any public areas)
  • No drink and drive
  • Tattooed man should cover up the part with dress if it has offensive image or slogans.
  • No dancing in public areas.
  • Don’t take any photos of strangers and official buildings.
Common Things to Remember
  • Weekends are from Thursday to Saturday, not Friday to Sunday.
  • The Islamic call to prayer is 5 times a day and open to public speaker systems. Don’t worry its normal!
  • Night life in Dubai is normally in swanky hotels where clubs are located.
  • Drugs are strictly forbidden.
  • Unmarried couples cohabiting are illegal.
  • Pornography and pornographic images in media and websites are banned.
  • Working without proper visa is illegal.
  •  Drive if you have international driving license
  • Locate the embassy of your country and information for emergency purposes
  • Use right hand to greet someone, give or accept something
  • Always bring and keep safe all your passport, visa, money and important documents.
During Ramadan Season

  • Expect different city during Ramadan
  • You cannot eat, drink, chew gum, or smoke in public daylight. Nothing is permitted to pass through the mouth between sunrise and sunset.
  • Many restaurants are closed during day but some has screen in the windows to prevent passersby from seeing inside.
  • Dress more conservatively.
  • Iftar night buffets are everywhere.
  • At the end of the Ramadan, Eid Al-Fitr follows which has three-day festival where families exchange gifts and public events are everywhere.
Xoxo, Mi amor 💕