Saturday, July 19, 2008

Women Buses - Hoorah!

Finally, finally, the government of Dubai has found a solution to the long (I mean very looong queues) queues at the bus stops (read it here).

Whenever I stand on the bus stop under the heat of the sun, I always remember my home country. Yes, we may be experiencing a lot of economic issues but our men would still give up their seats to us, women.

The men here would deliberately ignore the women standing up!!

The most horrible thing is the bus drivers themselves would stop women from getting on the bus because the 'For Ladies' section is full!

So you can just picture it... most of the stranded passengers are women.

I would see women, tired from work, begging bus drivers to let them inside the bus just so they can go home and sleep.

I hope the move from Dubai government to introduce women-only buses would really happen.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Oil Price Increase

Due to the recession, everything and I mean everything has gone up! :(

Along with this is the fuel surcharge of the aircrafts. With this, it adds up another factor for expatriates like us to think twice of going for our yearly vacation.

My husband and I booked his ticket through Etihad Airways because the price of the ticket is more affordable than its competitor.

Though the ticket says Abu Dhabi to Manila, Etihad made sure that their Dubai passengers will not have a hard time by introducing the 'road trip'.

Unfortunately, my husband has to go on his own because I would have documented the whole trip so that I can rate it for future users.

Oh well, there's always a next time for that. ;)

Monday, July 14, 2008


Due to reckless driving, three Filipinas died.

I do not understand why motorists cannot drive slower. They would rather feel the need for speed rather than save a life. Why?

Let's all pray for their souls.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Hot! Hot! HOT!

It has been too and I mean too hot in here!

Humidity combined with the scorching heat of the sun makes it unbearable to walk on the streets - any time of the day!

As per the news report in Dubai One, humidity and heat will continue to occur here in Dubai for the next coming days (oohhh nooo!).

Residents do not forget to put a bit of sunscreen before going out to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. It's a little act that can save you from having skin cancer.

Now where did I put my sunblock?!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Midday Break

Photo courtesy of the National

(United Arab Emirates)
Seeing the benefit of the 12:30-3PM break to the labourers, The Ministry of Labour have implemented the midday break commencing 1 July 2008.

It was not easy to implement this law. Although not reported, a few companies tried to bend the law and still have their labourers under the scorching heat.

Due to this, the UAE officials decided to impose a threat on companies violating this rule.

On its third year, this law is indeed a 'welcome break' for the labourers who have to bear the heat so that they can spend enough money to their home countries.

I think this is a good idea.

Even if we want to work 24/7, we cannot do that most especially if we feel uncomfortable in our working area.

I commend the UAE officials for being strict in imposing this law to the companies.

Well done! :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Starting Over

Yes for the nth time, I have changed blogs for the past few years.

I did manage to park my thoughts in one blog for a long time but then since the Web is now gaining popularity, I thought of building a website of my own.

Unfortunately, I did not succeed.

So, instead of spending more and more money, I decided to earn first and the same time use this blog as my 'training ground' of doing reviews, feature articles, etc.

I hope you'd be there to help me achieve my goal!

Let's start the ball rolling!