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World Education Exhibit 2013

Did you have any specific plans after high school?  Looking back I was one teen who didn’t have any plans, I didn’t know what course to take for college nor did I have any specific answer to the question “What did you want when you grow up?” One thing I was sure of is that I want to travel and explore the world. I did consider the option of studying abroad, but then I thought it was only for those A+ students in my batch and when I did some research about it a whole lot of information was available which was quite overwhelming and discouraging. Good news to students in the Philippines who wish to pursue studies abroad – IDP Philippines will host a World Education Exhibition 2013 in Manila and Cebu.  IDP Philippines was established in 1985 is a student placement firm that has been sending thousands of students abroad.

Aid of Hope – Charity event for Typhoon Yolanda Survivors

A rePost from my facebook timeline *** Filipino Unite for a Cause in collaboration with The UAE Red Crescent Society We invite you to an… AID OF HOPE Charity Event for The Victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Date: 15 November 2013, FRIDAY Time : 8:00am – 5:00pm Location: Zabeel Park – Amphitheater / MegaBowl This charity event is aimed at gathering much needed donations that will be sent to The Philippine National Red Cross, through The UAE Red Crescent Society. Donations can be made in Cash or in the form of essential goods such as Medical Supplies, Tents, Blankets, Canned Food, etc (Please note: “The Philippine Red Cross does not accept rotten, damaged, expired or decayed goods. Though we appreciate your generosity, PRC also discourages donations of old clothes as we have more than enough to go around.”) Schedule of Activities: 1) Walk-for-A-Cause (9:00am-11:00am) – Will be an “Open Amount Donation” with Red Crescent Donation Boxes at the “Start” area 2) Yoga, Zumba, and Body Combat (8:00am-10:00am; 3:00pm-5:00pm) – Will be an “Open Amount Donation” …

Ways to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan for those overseas

Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) need your help. We have friends who’s family is in Ormoc and Palompon Tacloban who have not slept in days trying to contact relatives, after 3 days they finally got good news that everyone is safe. Omar’s two kids are lucky that they have coconut meat to eat. Some survivors don’t have shelter and food. If you are wondering how you can help, I have a list of organizations below accepting donations. Philippine Red Cross World Food Programme Save the Children Unicef Habitat for Humanity The Philippine Consulate of Dubai is hosting a Brunch for Cause this Friday (November 15), you can also drop off relief goods that day. Thank you.

Skylanders Limited Edition for E3

LittleMan V requested that we put his collection on the blog, so here it is. We give V rewards whenever he does good in school (he was perfect in all his dictation sheets in class and passed school entrance exam), and he would always ask for toys and on that particular toy store trip he was looking for the Trash Pack toys but it was not available.  Good thing it was not available! Daddy came home one night with the Skylanders PS3 Starter Pack and from then on Vs collection has reached to 30 characters.  He’s watching videos and reading about them. He made a video about them which I recorded using my iPhone. We followed Skylander gamers on youtube and he learned about the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and asked us to go the expo. He felt really bad when he learned that those who went to the expo got limited edition Skylander characters. I told him that one of Mama’s friend was in the E3 expo, both V and Dad exclaimed that Mama …

Breastfeeding in Public

You are sitting in a cafe enjoying a cup of coffee when suddenly you overheard someone asking a mother to breastfeed her child somewhere else because that person thinks its inappropriate and disgusting. What would you do? Sian from our UAE breastfeeding group posted the following videos conducted by on how customers in a cafe reacted to the situation. Breastfeeding an infant in public. Breastfeeding a toddler in public. I am very happy that UAE is a breastfeeding friendly country. I have breastfed Vierte when he was a toddler and now Chloe who is 11 months, in public with and without a cover and I haven’t had a bad experience. Some malls and establishments here have dedicated baby rooms where a mom can breastfeed her baby. On the Breastfeeding Q&A UAE Facebook group, the most common question asked for new expat families is whether they can breastfeed in public. Here’s an excerpt from Sian’s article on breastfeeding in public. The great news is that both Islam and UAE society are in favor of breastfeeding …

Thank you MomSouq

Surprise surprise! I won a Samsung Tablet from and Ashraf Electronics.   Daddy C is now a proud owner of the tablet 🙂 it’s my anniversary gift for him (if I didn’t win he’ll get an equally cool gift from us – hugs and kisses). is an online bazaar and community for parents in the UAE to share pre-loved baby products, get parenting tips & advice, promote their business or blog and score bargain deals on baby items.