Mona San Gabriel
Life in Dubai Self Growth

“Stepping up” with Mona San Gabriel

“You don’t have to be in the position to lead” this is particularly true for Mona San Gabriel, a former Administrator/Coordinator at Talise Spa, the wellness spa of a five-star luxury resort in Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah. Originally from her hometown Jaen, Nueva Ecija, in Philippines. Mona is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business …

Living in Germany Mindful Fashion Products and Services Reviews

A Purse for Every Purpose | Luxury in Moderation

I love designer purses; I do think they are worth the extra head turns and stare whenever I’m out and about. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t have a lot of them! In fact, my purse collection is now minimal after I’ve given away and sold some of them. I now have a purse for …

Homekeeping Living in Germany

10 Home Ideas and Practices that I’ve Learned from my German Mother-in-Law

Maintaining a household is something that we, women tend to gravitate towards to. It’s not something that we are born with, but rather, we learn them by experience and observations. I am very much inexperienced in doing household chores; that’s why learning these practices fascinates me. Some practices may already be basic and familiar to …


A flower in spring
Parenting Self Growth

37 Things I’d Tell My 13-Year-Old Self

My parents have separated when I was four, I can’t even remember having them in the same household since my father has always been abroad. Oh yes, I remember one, the time when they were separating. The horror. I wasn’t exceptionally gifted with a good memory on academics, but I can remember very well the …


Philippine Passport
Life in Dubai Living in Germany Products and Services Reviews

Getting Ready for Your German National Visa Application

As a Filipino married to a German national, we had to ensure that all necessary documentations are complete extensively so I will not have any issues in the future. This means marriage certificates being authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where we got married (UAE), my countrys’ embassy (Philippines), and the …

Parenting Self Growth

A Leopard Cannot Change its Spots

We are not perfect; nobody is. As a child, when our guardian told us not to touch something hot, we usually do the opposite to test its gravity out of curiosity. When my daughter, Ms. A, was two years old, she once wanted to grab the mug of coffee out of my hand; I told …

chanel brooch
Mindful Fashion Products and Services Reviews

Vestiaire Collective | What you need to know

Going with the Preloved Market is the best option if you want to try the brand’s quality without breaking the bank. Your handbag’s leather can be amazing at brand new, but it would also come with a hefty price tag. When my mini J’adore perfume was accidentally opened inside my brand new metallic gold Balenciaga …

Red wine
Homekeeping Living in Germany Self Growth

A ‘Homekeeping’ Journey with You

I have always been in between an organized chaos and hating clutter at the same time. A desk filled with documents that I have been working on is an organized chaos for me, you won’t understand it but I’ll always know when to pull my things from when I need them.


Tulip Flowers
Life in Dubai Self Growth

Once again, I’m moving on..

Sealing the last box of my personal belongings, I had to keep checking the appropriate clothes to bring enough for the rest of the summer. I still can’t figure out the emotions. I know that there’ll be no regrets as this is not even a choice. Dubai has been the longest place I’ve lived in, …

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