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Life in Dubai Self Growth

The Love that was not there

brown and pink doughnut with sprinkles

I often believed that the people who are not afraid to show their feelings are the ones with the bravest souls; perhaps I haven’t told you that for me, you have been the epitome of that belief. I admire your patience, your dedication, and your overall generosity of time and effort to constantly reassure ‘Love’ that you …


Kosmetik & körperpflege
Living in Germany Parenting

A Change in a Mothers’ Paradigm

These past few weeks, I have juggled time between our small business administration, attending my German language course, and of course, this is on top of me being a mom, a housekeeper, and a wife, so that’s what I have been focusing on lately.. until yesterday happened. Two weeks ago, all the students of the German …


Life in Dubai Self Growth

“Stepping up” with Mona San Gabriel

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 …


Parenting Self Growth

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

A flower in spring

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 …


Life in Dubai Living in Germany Products and Services Reviews

Getting Ready for Your German National Visa Application

Philippine Passport

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 …

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