Happy Friday + Picnic at the edge

Not our usual Friday. This time we woke up bright and early. We are going for a picnic with friends on top of a mountain called Jebel Jais in here RAK. It’s just a few minutes drive away from our home.

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That’s Papa and Potpot, with Mr. Sun just peeking from behind them.

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We got a customized “I Can’t Keep Calm” T-shirts for each family.

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After a little over 30 minutes of winding road and sharp turns, we arrived at the destination. It’s really just the end of road construction, some 4 wheel drive passed by and went further up.

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 This is at the edge of the ledge where he set up camp. The view is breath taking.

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We had a tent, a portalet, a grill and tons of food.
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Facepalming my self for not taking pictures of the food we brought. Bing made linugaw (in Ilonggo, Binignit or Bilobilo elsewhere) and it was delicious! There was empanada, chocolate cupcakes, carne prita, spaghetti, grilled chicken and pork. Yum.
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Potpot is a happy camper! For the rest of us, photo opps everywhere.

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Meditating on an “almost” empty road.

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Customary jump shot. Pardon the PUPA. =D
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Beautiful girls abound.. and then there is me.

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The muni-muni shots.
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Then just plain silliness, really.

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My powerful sonic boom.

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With some hard core bikers.

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Spectacular really.

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Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times.

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And Potpot even managed to take a nap!

Happy weekend for us OFW. I am thankful that I have my family with me and I am blessed with such good friends and company.

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Happy Bag

This smiling bag came for me yesterday. Oh, he came late but he still made me happy.

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My loots. Mostly pasalubong. None for me. And the money I used is from my part time gig, so yey for my budget!!

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For my niece Janna, Gap Hoodie, AED 36 (P 432). Love the color and it’s fleece! So soft and fluffy. Wish they had this in my size.

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Next are cute tights for my “apo” Zhianna. AED 4 (P48) each.  I love the colors and it stretches in the bum to accommodate those bulky nappies.
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Sperry (Top Sider) White Sandals for our Inday Rose. AED 62 (P744) I promised her an Ipanema but I was not able to go back to Outlet Mall.  I’m happier with this choice anyway.

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Lastly, for my little man. Carters Shirts. The “My Dad Rocks”  onesie is AED 15 (P 180). (I thought it was only 9 Dirhams, I really should review my cart before I check it out.) The long sleeve tee is AED 9 (P108). The materials are so so soft.

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AED 130 plus AED 13 shipping fee, total spent AED 143 (AED 1,716). Not bad. The pasalubongs went in the box last night. Almost ready to be shipped home! Yey!

Pardon the terrible photos, it was late and my camera quit on me.

I bought it all from Brands for Less UAE. This is my 3rd transaction, the first 2 went smoothly. This one hit a snag. When I made the payment, the amount was debited from my Credit Card but the items were still on my cart. Several calls to their hotline and it was sorted out. The company’s call reps seems to be all Filipina, that is why they are awesome and attentive. Can’t wait for my next pay-ins so I can shop again!

Thursday. Report day for me at the office. Gah! But we are going on a day trip tomorrow so I can’t wait.

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For the nth time

Here I go again. As embarrassing as it maybe, this is probably my 4th blog. It makes my brain itch that floating in the web are words and photos I have posted that are irrecoverable.

So why again?

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Gratitude.

So I can be thankful of the blessings that I have received over the years and remember the lessons learned from the challenges I have faced.

So I will never forget the people that have shared my life and my earth’s journey.

So, when I look back I will know that it was a life well spent no matter what.

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Accountability.

Because I have a handful of dreams that needs to come true.

Because my head resembles a London railway of plans, goals and projects that are waiting for action.

Because I want to be an awesome wife and a great mom.

Because, I know, I can do so much better when I put my head into whatever it is.

 

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Just an incessant ramblings of an over caffeinated mind.

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