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Gitex Shoppers in Dubai


Dubai residents were again treated to a variety of electronics from mobile phones, micro SD cards to televisions.

My friend and I went there yesterday since R was covering the late night shift (4pm to 12nn). I was a bit hesitant to go but since it only gives shoppers a week to see if they fancy anything, we decided to give it a shot.

My oh my…people were everywhere!

Once you get in the Dubai World Trade Centre, you can see people coming in almost all directions! It was chaos!! We had to shake off the feeling of backing out and decided to join the crowd.

In the end, I was able to buy us a printer and my friend got herself a Buffalo external hard drive with five freebies! ๐Ÿ™‚

The printer was a good buy for me and I know would suit my “home office” set up when we go home ๐Ÿ™‚

I do also have to commend the RTA officers and Dubai police because they were able to manage the traffic and the flow of people coming in and out of the metro.

The Gitex shoppers ends this Saturday, 06 October 2012.

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Tribute to Motime and more…


Before this blog ever materialized, I had an old blog which housed most of my thoughts when I was still working in the Philippines.

It had all of my angst (I have actually transferred them all on this blog), my fears and my love poems for my then boyfriend, R.

I was very active then and I guess with my friends blogging about their week or about work, it makes me feel connected with them however I guess people moved on by using Facebook and Twitter.

There are still some who blogs (like me and you… and you…) but I have to admit the number of people have been lessened (please prove me wrong!!) so I neglected that blog.

Whenever I read my posts, I laugh, sometimes I can feel that I blush or turn red (because of embarrassment) and at times, sad. With all these mix of emotions, I decided to come up with this blog because I thought, let me start anew.

A few years have passed and a few months back, I have received a notification that “motime” was closing down. I got an email giving me step by step instructions on how I can export my blog should I wish to keep it.

I did.

I felt sad for motime and I really hope they had a good run housing people’s emotional breakdowns, irritating whines about life and love, angst about their partners and so on.

As for me, I thought maybe I can re-do this blog too.

Start anew.

Not really to erase what has been published but… but… I really can’t think of a better word than “focus”.

I might also close down some of my blogs (probably leave this and my portfolio blog which is here) and re-open them when I’m back to writing two to three posts in a week! In that way, I can focus more on where and what I want to write about.

I need to do something on this blog….


I just need to… where do I start?

Maybe I need to purge some of my online blogs so that I can concentrate on one… and then when I get the chance to do more blogs (in future)… then I’d start up.

It’s better to be able to maintain one than none at all right? Now, where do I begin?

more about 2 Broke Girls and about alternatives


I have just finished watching the 3 episodes of 2 Broke Girls and I have to say I like the way the two girls portray their roles.

Kat Dennings who play Max (picture above) is, I think, the brave one (friendship status). Since she has been fending for herself for a while, she manages to defend both her and Caroline with all the bad stuff coming their way. You can consider it as a ‘elder sister’ type. The only thing about Max is that she is not confident about her skill ย – which is making ‘fabulous’ cupcakes!

Beth Behrs (picture above) on the other hand is the business PR / lead for their cupcake venture. Since she has graduated from ย a business degree, she had been the one coming up with ideas on how they can sell their cupcakes and make it mainstream.

The show is funny. I like the way Max would make a comment about people and attack with her sarcasm. It’s witty. As for Caroline, her looks give out that she might be dumb but actually she is not . She is full of ideas and is very determined that her plans / ideas can be achieved – one step at a time.

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In one of the episodes, Caroline mentioned about having a vision board. I think I need to have one too so that I can see (visually) what do I or we want to achieve. Seeing it makes you more determined that you can achieve it.

They have made baby steps on how they can establish the business – one of them is printing out business cards with Max as the baker / owner of course.

For me, I have ‘kind of’ put myself out there by logging in to websites that assist freelance writers in securing a job. I am thankful that for the past few years that I have signed up, I have had good returns from these websites. I hope that when we do settle in the Philippines for good, I will still be able to continue with this so that I do not have to go back to the workforce – I can earn money while being with my family as well.

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Of course, I cannot just depend on my online writing biz (If I plan to do it full-time), I also need to find another one… for both me and my husband. We are still thinking about different business ventures that we can get our hands on and hopefully, by the time we are all packed up, the business will materialise.

I am confident that we will be able to find one. The Philippines has a big heart for small-time entrepreneurs. I know we will be able to find something that fits us. It is better to do or have a business that is close to your heart right? Rather than taking in a business that you only love halfheartedly.

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Funny that I get to learn about business more by watching this TV show. I hope they are getting good reviews from the management so that they can still have probably 2-3 seasons more? *fingers crossed*

image credits:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_Broke_Girls
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/beth_behrs/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat_Dennings

Being real?


I still have some hang-ups about my old blog (see my last post).

I feel like I have put myself out there – people reading and feeling my emotions on that particular day. In other words, I was not that cautious on what I want to blog about – not a care in the world – I just publish it!

Not sure if you can call that being immature but I think and firmly believe that writing is an outlet for me. Whatever you read here is a manifesto (cool word huh?! Background: Been watching this TV series entitled ‘Dexter‘ and the last episode Rob and I were watching had this word all over the script!) of what my thoughts were on that day or something that I just needed to let out.

For a few months, I would visit this blog, read it and attempts to write something impersonal.

I just can’t.

I am not sure if this is because of the fact that when you see me in person, I am not the type who would gladly say what’s on her mind – rather, I try to blend (Hmmm… I might have been a chameleon before) and you know be one with the crowd… though if there is something like a message that I want to send across – be assured that it will be communicated – only it will not be by yours truly but someone close to me (how I do it? Well, you have to watch closely :P) .

With that, all the rage or happiness or sadness that I feel can be read through here – my personal thoughts. My highs and lows are here. Of course, there are still some things that cannot be documented but I can say most of them are in here.

Raw emotions.

I tried being impartial with what I write but when I re-read it, I always end up deleting it or not publishing it because of one reason – it’s not me. It feels like a stranger is talking to me.

As per Dexter, you have to embrace yourself – which is what I intend to do and besides it will be like hitting to birds with one stone – I let my emotions out and I get to write about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

So, this is me trying to be real again ๐Ÿ™‚

Catch you later…

I need to break this!!!


I have been out of sync for the past few months … I am actually not sure why but I guess:-

1) we went home last March for our much-awaited holiday

2) after getting back from my holiday, I had to catch up with work (yeap)

3) got busy trying to get pregnant (which at times end up with me getting frustrated)

4) ….

Well, the fourth one is really trying to write again. I cannot say that I do not have ideas because I do. While I was in the Philippines, I even wrote topics that I wanted to share here in my blog but I just don’t know why I cannot let my thoughts come together so that I can create a blog.

Even my freelance writing has come to a halt. I really cannot pinpoint why but all I know is I need to be back in the game.

I hope that my starting it off this way, I can get back into my writing groove and start tapping in ideas or thoughts or whatever in this blog!

That’s it for now!

 

Job Hunting


Just a lazy afternoon in the house (just finished having lunch and R has already left the house for work) so I decided to browse for possible job opportunities.

As I have mentioned in my previous posts, there are plans to saying goodbye to where we are now and say hello to our home country – the Philippines.

While I surf Jobstreet.com for possible job opportunities, I noticed these:-


If you look closely on the photo, it has Journalism on the “Others” section. A bit weird but what can we do. I guess you can say, being journalist does have its perks but not enough for it to have its own section.

While I browse through, I saw the requirements set by these companies. The one that caught my eye? They have an age qualification (22-29 years old). *bummer*

I will be crossing the border and will now hand my 20 hat and will now receive the 30 hat. Something that I’m dreading but is willing to accept. However I could not understand the age requirement… why?

I am still hopeful that when we finally reach the Philippines, I will still have the opportunity to find work (freelance or not as long as I’m writing :D) and that they do not look on the age but more on the eagerness of the applicant.

Bow.

Back to surfing…