Saturday, January 28, 2012

My 2012 New Year Resolutions

January is almost finished but I think, a new set of resolutions aren't that late.

I still have 11 months to fulfill all these.

My 2011 resolutions did great to me! And I'm so happy I made most of them

possible. For this year, I wanna make it short but 100% sure.

First in my list now is to S A V E.

I was able to accomplish it last year and so happy with it. I just want to

make it big this time. I have a lot of project in mind and I'll be needing it.

Second is to be P R A Y.

I'm so happy to be able to come to church more often now. But still, I am not

consistent, so I'll try my best in fulfilling this. As well as reading the

bible. I will not know my God if I do not know His words.

Third would be to T R A V E L.

As always, I wanna see the world so I want to see one country this year.

And last but not the least, I want to W R I T E and R E A D.

I love to share my thoughts and to read others. And avoiding TV is the best

way to accomplish this.

And that's it. 4 resolutions to start with in 2012!

I just hope and pray that at the end of the year I could say, " Mission


Friday, January 27, 2012

We are S - I - S - T - E - R - S !

Fr left to right: Ishy,Debbie,Maan,Razz and me

Sister is a forever friend. And that's how the saying goes. No matter how

simple it is, still it's very true. And I am so lucky to have the set of

new sisters at heart. That's how I called them because we are not related

by blood, but surely we do connect by heart. It's because, our friendship

is made from heaven with Christ as the center of it. They're my sisters

in SFC. Our small group that we called household is so unique. We range from

a 23 years old Ishy, so young and vibrant to a 30 years old me and I won't

say anything about myself. We are a group with a variety of personalities

but still able to go along well with each other. We have diffrent favorite

colors but we share the same interests. We remember each others special

dates. We make simple days a memorable one. We love to go out and spend

our time together sharing stories about our work, our families, our

problems, our heart aches, our secrets.. everything..we even cry together.

We listen to each other.We give advices and most importantly,

we pray together.We praise HIM and glorify HIM with all our heart.

Almost a year of being together made us realized the important of each other.

And being with a new household is so difficult to entertain even in our

dreams. But as the saying goes, having a sister is like having a best friend

you can't get rid of. We might be with other household now, but I know,

with the friendship that we have, we will gain new friends but we'll never

lose each other.

To my dear sisters at heart, Ishy, Maan, Sweet and Debbie.. I Love you Guys!

Friday, January 6, 2012

A Taste of DUBAI...

This view of the Dubai Skyline is simply AMAZING!

The road along, glimming in street lights is the Sheik Sayed Road. But you

can't see the Burj Khalifa there because I AM IN Burj Khalifa when I took

this shot! I am actually in the 124th Floor of Burj Khalifa where the

viewing deck is located.

This is so far, the best experience I had in Dubai. To be and to experience

the tallest building in the whole wide world!

This one is the upper view. Probably the remaining floors of the

building from the 124th floor. Burj Khalifa has 162 floors. And to be up

there, it took us a 1 minute ride in there super fast elevator!

But it's not only the Burj Khalifa that would amaze you in Dubai.

They have a lot to offer.

Alongside with the Burj is the Dubai Mall where you can

experience an amazing Dancing Fountain Show. And not only that. They also

have the biggest aquarium inside a mall!

The Burj Viewing deck access cost us $ 27 because we made a

reservation on line.

But if you will purchase a ticket on the front desk, it would cost you $ 109 plus

the hazzle of long queue.

The aquarium has entrance too! It cost $ 13. But for me, the outside view of it

is more satisfying that the one inside. So better not to go in there anymore.

The Fountain on the otherhand is all yours for free. You just need to know the

timings so you will not have the hazzle of waiting there too long.

Dubai is home of 2 big malls. One is the Dubai Mall and the other is the

" Mall of the Emirates". So if you're into shopping, Dubai would be a haven

for you!

But uniqueness is somewhat Dubai always have in mind. Would you imagine

a snow park inside a mall?? Yes! they have it!

MOE is the house for the Ski Dubai.

It's a large artificial Snow Park where you can experience snow skiing and

other winter activities! By the way, the entrance in Ski Dubai is $ 54.

Yeah! I know it's kinda expensive. But for my first travel, I considered

trying it!

Dubai not only has the tallest building, it also has the most expensive and

the only 7 star hotel on the world! It's the Burj Al Arab located in

Jumeirah, Dubai.

It's so obvious how expensive the hotel is. I'm already satisfied by just the

glimpse of it from afar. By the way, the bear in the pic is my baby, "Mhaya"

and expect to see him in every travel I would have.

There are so much more Dubai has to offer! Those are just the remarkable

ones.Dubai is actually divided into 2 areas. One side shows the Modern Dubai

and the other one shows the Old Dubai. So you'll get to have a taste of

history and civilization in just one Emirate of the UAE.

For the budget, I had $ 850 all in all including plane tickets, land transports,

visa, food and hotel. I'll try my best to lower it down on my next travels.

Transportation is great in Dubai. If you want a tourist friendly one, they have

a what they called " Big Bus Tour". This bus line will tour you around Dubai

for $ 41 in a day. You just need to know the timings in every destination you

would have so you will not be left behind waiting. But if you want a more time-

friendly one, you may just consider riding their super clean Train. I love

their train there! Or you may just take the cab. It's everywhere in Dubai. Just

be careful of those not so friendly and very clever drivers.

Dubai is my first. And probably won't be the last. Expecting more of the world

in the next days to come. I'm just praying that opportunities would be kind to