Saturday, 26 September 2009

Kids in the Metro Rail Dubai

2nd week of September finally the Metro launches the opening everyone are there to take thier first ride. End of the week Me Johan and the kids take our first ride we started at Nakheel point and went down at the Burjuman stop point. It was a nice ride for us fun and cool, kids are gigling and looking outside the window seeing all the nice tourist spot had passed the Mall of Emirates, Burj Dubai.

House Warming Party wt Colleque
Friday Sept 25, 2009

Martin so enthusiastic to get drunk LoL! Long time after Ramadan

Most all Engineers were there to enjoy and relax & all propulsion Team

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Moving In to a New Place @ Dubai Marina

A week after our vacation everything back to normal,back to work and back to daily routine the way as it was. Then we moved in to our new place a home sweet home in Dubai MArina at DEC Tower. back and forth moving stuff and cleaning the whole place. It's a nice one bedroom a partment fully furnished and an awesome big balcony. Our place is just near in our work 15mins ride.

Him cleaning & mine preparing food

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

With My Family in Bora Bora

5 nights & 6 days in Boracay with my family is a big week for us to spend the whole week, we had an Island hopping stayed in the beach the whole day tried different restaurants and bars, during the night with acoustic live band.We did all the touristy things in Boracay - my sister Jean trip to had a Quad riding going to the Zoo, while my Mother and Father fancied to walked an 8km with different shops. My sister and my Son along with my Uncle they stayed along the beach swimming and playing around in the sand. At the end of the day we gather and meet in one point waiting each other for the family dinner.

As for my Johan he like the most "hanging around and watch the people and observed the crowd and noticed how strange Filipino's are (selling watches and offering Jet ski almost everyday we bumped into them they still ask and offer the same questions hahaha!) Then one day Johan & I decided to have a temporary tattoo for fun it took us 3 hours to keep it dry before jumping to the beach (Whoa! its a long wait). We also tried to go for motorcycle drive to explore the whole island been to station 1 which where the first class hotels are located,then to station 2 where our hotels are they call this the middle class area. And to station 3 which where you can see more cheaper accommodation, Nipa houses and monthly basis renting.
As we all having more darker and darker skin due to the sun (Excluded Johan who just became redder and became more frustrated to stay in the sun & poor me I have to stay with him so the evidence are I look like black African girl who needs to keep away from the sunlight as "Gaby's way of Jokes he called him "Tito Johan is a Lechon! Lol! were Johan gets upset with the little Boy and have their funny fights)
This does not happen all the time I have 3brothers,3sisters and me its actually a big family and most of us are working outside the country this kind of gathering is always the most awaiting part of the year were we reunited and spent quality time with each other. For us, as long as we have fun and stays together we make the most of it everyday.
Johan and I thanks my family and his family for all the hospitality,pleasure and warmest welcome they showed us and a good happy experienced with our short and sudden vacation. Its such a wonderful feeling to have such beautiful family.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

To Boracay Philippine Island

What a busy time we have had during the last few weeks all the way from Holland to Dubai, Dubai to Philippines then to Puerto Princesa Island in Palawan to another beautiful island in the Philippines called "Boracay Island". We had such a lovely time in Holland, our two weeks there just flew. After a harrowing mini van ride to the Puerto Princesa Domestic Terminal we flew Cebu Pacific Air to Kalibo. Then a crowded mini-bus to Catilclan ferry terminal (300php - $6.25), where we had to pay a 50 peso ($1.20) environment fee, a 50 peso terminal fee and 20 pesos for the ferry across to Boracay Island. Here we were met by a seething mass of commission agents who promised much, but in the end delivered nothing. Amidst all the confusion we ended up in a motorcycle side-car - with all our bags to be taken to boat station3.

Boracay Regency Beach Front Resort

After checking hotels for almost an hour we decided to stay in Regency Beach Resort Station 2. Boracay Regency Beach Front Resort - A crystal clear waters and powder white sand of boracay island like never before with Boracay Regency. With its striking Mediterranean-inspired architecture, landscaped gardens and expansive beach front, this is a beach resort that stands unparalleled in beauty and service in the entire island. Boracay Regency a relaxing and luxuriate within its 285 world-class rooms with service that promises an unparalleled experience.

About Boracay
Boracay is a tropical island located approximately 315km (200 miles) south of Manila and 2km off the northwest tip of the island of Panay in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Famous for its powdery white sand and crystal waters, it is a popular tourist destination especially during the summer and December holidays. Weather along the island is mostly sunny from March until early June with temperatures ranging from 82-100°F (28-38°C). Rains and typhoons can begin from July lasting until early September. During storms temperature can drop to 68°F (20°C).

Boracay Island

Boracay is a small Island (4km long x 1km wide), just about the middle of the Philippines. Boracay lays claim to the title "the best beach in the world", and frankly having been to many of the best beaches around the world we would agree. Crystal clear blue water, still water beach ringed with coral reefs - pretty good So, Boracay has been about swimming pool and beach, eating at a different restaurant each night (some better than others) and beers watching the sunset.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

To the 7Wonders Underground River To Daluyon

If Mammoth Cave is the longest cave system in the world, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is the longest in the Philippines. Proclamation No. 835 on March 26, 1971 gave the cave its name as it is known today, but it was previously called Saint Paul Underground River. It forms part of the lush and limestone-filled Mount Saint Paul. The navigable 8.2 kilometers of cave system was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1999. No wonder it is one of the major tourist destinations in the City of Puerto Princesa with an annual income of about five million pesos (Php5,000,000.00) every year. The Underground River is located in Bahile, in the west coast of Palawan, 81 kilometers north of Puerto Princesa City. The Saint Paul is covered with limestone cliffs and lush rainforest: two-third is covered by lush tropical rainforest from the shoreline to the highest peak, and one-third is thinly vegetated karst limestone. It has become a habitat for thousands of variety of flora and fauna including endangered species such as the Pheasant Peacock and Philippine Cockatoo.

A stone's throw away from the Underground River and featuring a picturesque view of the St. Paul's Mountain, Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort offers rooms for two or suites for up to eight persons. Breakfast is included in the room rates - and I must tell you, you'd really wake up to a yummy morning. Sand is a shade of light earth - not that white but the waters are very clear. Cool as well. Their sand isn't loose like Boracay's but it is very compact - you can run across the shoreline without stepping into the sand. Weeh :)
I love the look of the villas - modern looking, with own private terraces, hot and cold showers, comforters, sensofoam beds...and Cebu furniture. Each has own LCD TVs and DVD players. Outside, you can sleep in duyans under the coconut trees or those sunbathing recliners. We stayed 3days & 2 nights Relaxing,swimming early in the morning learing how to surf with Johan our best instructor that almost killed with the big waves...still its fun.

Palawan Philippines Photos

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

To Puerto Princesa Palawan

Puerto Princesa City, the capital of Palawan, is a first class city in the Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 210,508 people in 33,306 households. It is famous for its crocodile farms, underground rivers and dive spots. It is also the largest city in the Philippines in terms of total land area.Puerto Princesa City lies in the center of the island province of Palawan. Considered the largest city in the country, it sprawls across 253,982 hectares of land and stretches 106 kilometers long.

Honda Bay Tour
One of the Philippine's premiere tourist destinations, Honda Bay, this is our first tour itinerary in Palawan island is also known as the "The Last Frontier". It is host to several of the most exclusive resorts in the country. With its white sand beaches, magnificent landscape, fishing villages and rainforests, it is a favorable destination of adventurers and nature lovers. The province has several sites that attract divers from various parts of the world. In the city center of Puerto Princesa, hall of fame awardee for the cleanest and greenest city in the country, several tourist spots can be seen in a one day tour. This would include Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, the world's largest prison "without bars", and the Kamarikutan Gallery. The city's best offering is the St. Paul Subterranean National Park that is famed for its 8.2 kilometer log river, said to be the longest of its kind in the world.
Regardless of its dazzling natural beauty, Palawan's 1,770 islands has been one of the least developed holiday destinations in Southeast Asia aside from the well-known El Nido Beach Resorts. So far the lack of commercialism has made Palawan very special, but it is becoming more popular mostly for international divers, as well as adventurers.
The perfect place for sun questers and loves snorkel diving is Honda Bay. HONDA BAY is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines and the best place around. It has been known to be the best dive spots in the Philippines.

Photos Tour Honda Bay Palawan