Saturday, 30 January 2010

Dinner Date @ Grosvenor House Bhuddha Bar & Rest.

At the end of the month after all the busy weeks with our work along came with the New year and the big vacation of my Son as well as Johan's family. We had laugh and noticed that it's been a long time that we have not been together alone. We decided to have a treat for ourselves a time alone with each other at the Buddha Bar a Thai restaurant and a combination of Japanese cuisine. While going through our dinner we've been talking all the past few weeks that we did with our loved ones the fun and along with our work stress. For this month we valued our time with each other and treasure the happy moments with our families.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Oma & Opa visited Wartsila Dubai

It will never be complete if the parents didn't paid a visit to Wartsila Office, Oma and Opa really enthusiastic to see how Wartsila Dubai Look like. So later that afternoon we drove and checked the place out. Happy and overwhelmed they toured the whole office,Johan showed his office also my table where I set just outside his office. As we toured down the workshop we found some employee who are currently working, walking around checking the spares they found the weighing scales where I used to to weigh myself every week. of course with curiosity Oma and Opa weigh themselves with smile mentioning they put weight a little Hahaha! guess because they were in holiday all they do is to eat along with the kids Benthe & Mirthe.



"Wartsila Workshop Dubai Investment Park"
Earlier this Saturday
The fun is not over yet we still got the chance to be with them spending the rest of them with his family. For today we had our lunch at one of the Malaysian buffet restaurant very cozy, with an acoustic band sounds breezing in the air, we also have a very nice scenery along the beach and a nice weather. As I noticed Oma & Opa are so easy to be with they like just basic stuff, basic treatment with no worries. Of course during their stay they like the good customer service which they have noticed compare to Holland. They says that it's very luxurious hotel. Nathalie & Robert most of time spend and having a relax sun bathing in the beach. For tonight were taking Oma and Opa to Dubai Mall to have a small bite and watch the Fountain show, Nathalie and Robert will be having a dinner at the Atlantis Hotel with Roberts colleague.




"Kids happy moment's together"

Friday, 22 January 2010

Farewell Fun for Gabriel & Rachel

22nd January 2010

As we drove to the Airport I see Gabriel's disappointment in his face showing he doesn't want to go back to Philippines, as his worried that the fun is already over and he will miss both Benthe & Mirthe. But every time I explained to him that he will be back again in March after school his naughty face showed a happy thoughts, Plus if his being reminded of his Auntie going back to Phils. alone he right away object and Say's " No I want to go with Auntie" Lol! I hope that both of them have fun while their visit here during Holiday season. As Johan said " He will miss them especially the noise in the house and the naught face of Gabriel" his hoping that he will be back by March to see him again with his police white car and hoping it will stay White till his back Hahaha! Boy made a promised that he will keep it white. And for my sister
were both happy that we enjoyed the short holiday there maybe stressed everyday but its part of life. I'm hoping that she'll be back as well here in Dubai for her to have her own adventure as an independent woman. I'm very happy with all those moments that were here together with Johan and his family. "For you my little Boy when your back in Phils. I want that you wear your retainer so you can get over wearing those"



Earlier that Morning
Today's is Farewell fun for Gaby with Mirthe and Benthe, later today is their flight back to Philippines at exact 18:45. Earlier this morning we went straight to Jumeirah Hotel to join Oma, Opa, Nathalie, Robert, Benthe & Mirthe for a swim at the beach. It's a good weather today 25 degrees wind is cold but the sun seemingly warm, Kids played in the sand building a palace with Oma and Nathalie's help. As I felt cold I did not really jumped in the beach to joined the kids hanging out in the shore running with the kids and taking photos as a remembrance of our memorable fun together with Johan's family.




Fun @ the Beach

Thursday, 21 January 2010

A night before Gabriel's back to Phils.

Gabriel's enjoying his ride, tonight is his last night of his vacation in Dubai. In Philippines school is already started his already 2 weeks behind from his school due to his dental care reason. At the Batuta Mall I made a small grocery for them bought some chocolates for his teacher's present along with my family, after the grocery we took Gabriel to House of Fun were all kind of car race, rides and games he wanted to try, he start playing with racing track along with my sister then they took a balloon ride.



This balloon ride is not so easy, we have thought it's just a simple ride but there's more on this ride Up and down till the wavy comes.
After our fun and joy ride went straight ahead to meet Johan;s Family for a dinner @ JBR, we had dinner at the Butcher's Grill one of the nice steaks restaurant in Dubai.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Verlaan Family visited Dubai

Evening around 22:00 Johan parents with sister Nathalie and Robert landed in Dubai this is the main event for this month they're arrival, they checked in at Jumeirah Beach Hotel for 5 days. Before they;re arrival Johan is already busy making his schedule and plans what to do during their Holiday, kids should be with Oma and Opa to spend good times along with Nathalie and Robert.

19Th January 2010
The following day we went to their hotel to give our warm welcome for their arrival, it went funny because that day I had a slight accident in the entrance of the hotel with the taxi who's passenger is too eager to take off out of the taxi unfortunately he had hit the side of my car that damaged my car badly as my son and my sister had witnessed the incident felt sorry when he got shocked every time he tells the story he start crying over and over again (hehehe). So the police came and it result to be the fault of the taxi driver so a little bit lucky that i get the green copy of the police report means taxi's insurance will paid off the repair of my car. Anyway enough about the Car as we moved on we exchanges warm hugs and kissed and warm Hello introducing my son and my sister Rachel to Johan's family, Then we had our first dinner at the Hotel during the dinner Oma and Opa brought down the present for the kids as Mirthe and Benthe too excited to open the present nothing can stop them even eating Lol! Benthe starts to check all the present and they were so happy to see Gabriel also have a present as they open one by one Gabriel's so happy to received a Pajero police car that's really the same of my car as he was too eager to play with it the whole night during dinner he never let go of the car plus more presents he received and Say's Thank you to Oma & Opa.


"Dinner 2 Japanese & Filipino cousin in Karama Center"


20Th January 2010
Johan and I decide to take them at Karama Center, Nathalie tries to see if she can buy something from Karama which she hear where all cheap stuff can be be seen, Of course we found one a leather purple bag worth 300 AED tried to bargain but it did not work, says that 50 euro leather bag is not bad unfortunately we did not bought any they just want to see and look around how looks Karama is, honestly there are more to see in the other side which is near to the Fish market but because its hard to look for parking we decide to be in Karama Center then had dinner with the Asian cuisine.


"Then for desert we drop by @ Burjuman for an Ice cream"

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Benthe & Mirthe visited Gaby

"Walking hand in hand and keeping close with each other"

Weekend is the most awaited day for the kids were they get together and gets to play the whole day, running everywhere screaming,laughing, getting naughty, and having fun with each other. Benthe & Mithe are too excited to see the tooth of Gaby and to see how it looks like and how he is, in their own version and Gabriel's version of story I think it's pretty went well. Gaby;s being so enthusiastic to tell how it goes and how feel now and before the way he called his teeth "Alien Teeth" Lol! We got to keep his extracted tooth as a souvenir for him.



Girl's Night Out Peanut Butter Jam @ Wafi

Friday night I took my sister ot to Wafi with Ailene to show her the different style of night out in dubai. In Peanut Butter Jam rooftop @ wafi thats give you comfort not minding how you look like, setting with those bin bags make me so cozy and relax and listening an acoustic music were different kinds of bands jam in and play thier best music. One of out frind always sing with the Band named "Flipside" they have such good music we enjoyed. Since its winter obviously makes us shiever and feel cold while drinking mexican beers plus adding to the music that gives us a nice beat by Dj Ole".

Roof Top peanut butter Jam

Later that night went straight to Music Bar at Majestic Hotel where I used to hang out with friends and opt to hear Rock Spiders.