DIY “Shabby Chic” Themed Party For Louise

Louise didn’t want a big party for her 18th birthday so I thought something simple and sweet will make her happy.  Most of the stuff were bought from Daiso and then had them shipped in time for the small celebration back home.

Why I Didn’t Get Flowers On Valentine’s

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February 14th is that time of the year where your man buys a dozen of red roses for about AED 200.00 or more, depending where he gets it from.

But I say bring her to Dubai Miracle Garden on Valentine’s day and you both will get to share the “flowery” experience together for less the price.

Click here for more info  http://www.dubaimiraclegarden.com/visitors-guide/timing-rates/

Photo Shooting A Friend’s Wedding… Fingers Crossed

A while back a friend of mine got married, both of them being old and good friends so you could only imagine how excited and euphoric I was for them.

Especially since I was photographer for their pre-wedding.

Whether I was asked or volunteered or volunteered myself for the role; I don’t exactly remember, but either way I enjoyed every second of it. Given, I’d never done it before and it would be my first foray into photography for other people and one of, if not the most, important event in their lives (no pressure there) but really, it’s fun to try new things.

And I did have fun. It was all so beautiful and wonderful. The place we chose was a very quiet park in Green Community DIP, a place teeming with life and colorful flora, so there was practically no need to decorate. Bright and cheery was the theme, things that reflected the nature of my two dear friends and their relationship but also quaint and simple because truly it doesn’t take extravagance and material possessions to nurture a good relationship.

I wasn’t nervous if I remember it right (on wasting their time and mine and of course the “moment”) , because these two were my friends, people I care about and hold close to my heart.  It was a labor of love.

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UAE At 41

UAE was greeted with a doodle this morning…

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as everyone celebrates the union’s 41st year

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Meet Yoko

To see the sun set, hiding behind wispy clouds on your way home

can for a moment take your mind off  today’s worries;

To have a sip of the most relaxing tea, this could literally warm your weary soul.

Life can be complicated and tough but sometimes a simple thing can bring  so much joy…

at times it can even inspire and motivate.

Loving Abu Dhabi

The F1 (Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix) race will start 2 hours from now and Abu Dhabi is all fired up.

I need good lenses 😉

Tickets are sold out for today’s finale and if you didn’t get one don’t fret,  you can still enjoy Abu Dhabi……

Such a lovely place.
Amazing architecture. Here beauty transcends religion.
Best Korean restaurant in town!
The 24K Gold Cappucino, a must try.
Lots of vintage finds here.