“Building Blocks of Homeschooling” – A Homeschooling Public Seminar

Featured“Building Blocks of Homeschooling” – A Homeschooling Public Seminar


Good day, Homeschoolers!

How are we doing today?

If you happen to be in the Philippines this Friday, the 9th of December 2016, I am inviting you to attend a homeschooling public seminar on foundation and practical guide to homeschooling featuring “Funding your Homeschooling”.

The event will be co-facilitated by homeschooling experts, Dr. Donna Simpao and Ms. Felichi Buizon, with the special participation of Ms. Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan (celebrity presenter – Mommy Minute), in coordination with The Master’s Lighthouse Foundation.

The seminar will further tackle on topics of 1.Homeschooling Works: The Homeschooling Option, 2.The Basics of Setting a Solid Foundation, and 3.How to Get Started.

As a bonus, two (2) lucky participants will get the chance to attend this Seminar for FREE! All you have to do is share this post on your Facebook account and your name will be automatically included in the draw. Alternatively, you may also tag your friends who you think might also be interested to attend and if they share the post, their names will be entered as well. You may also leave a reply on the Comment box of this post and write ‘interested’. The lucky winners will be announced on Thursday, 8th December at 14hrs, Manila Time.

*Note that this promo is only for those who will be in the Philippines on the date of the event.

All the best!

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”! – 2Timothy 4:7

Dear Next President,

FeaturedDear Next President,

If you will be given the chance to write a letter to the next President of the Republic of the Philippines, what would the content of your letter be? This maybe the chance you have been waiting for to be heard by the 16th elected President of the Philippines.

In view of the 2016 Philippine Presidential Election, Kabayan Weekly launches the ‘Dear Next President’ letter-writing competition that is open to all Filipinos of any age from anywhere in the world. The letter can either be written in English, Tagalog, or Taglish.

To participate, read below for the mechanics of the competition.  For more details, you may check out this link to view the article posted by the paper on this: http://kabayanweekly.com/kw-launches-dear-next-president-letter-writing-competition/.

May the best letter ‘be read’! 🙂

*images from Kabayan Weekly


Be happy, be KKHUSHI!


Hello Expats! Calling out the fashionistas out there who may be looking for a ‘new shift’ in style that are fresh and trendy! If you’re free this Friday, the 16th of October, KKHUSHI Clothing will be showcasing their latest contemporary and Kaftan-inspired collections during the Riwaaz Exhibition at the Grand Excelsior Hotel in Dubai, UAE from 11am till 9pm.  KKHUSHI is an indo-western ethnic line catering to women of any age or size at affordable prices.

Kkhushi display

Khushi in Hindi language means ‘happy’ which resonates the KKHUSHI clothing lines that speaks of vibrancy, sophistication, colors, and fun in the language of fashion. This fashion label was created by mother and daughter collaboration, Abhiti and Ridhi Dudeja in June 2012. Their love for style and elegance has lead them to create their own fashion line which expresses their ingenuity for light, artistic and a touch of ethnic, baroque-finished clothing and many more.  KKHUSHI also displays its own collection of jewelry and accessories. Since its birth, KKHUSHI has been actively participating in various fashion shows in the UAE.

Kkhushi girls
The ‘women’ behind KKHUSHI. Ridhi with daughters, Abithi & Anisha.

Just so you know, Abhiti Dudeja is the successful Dubai-based blogger behind www.rockandrunway.com and a fashion stylist herself along with her mom, Ridhi. To get regular updates on KKHUSHI, you may follow and like their Facebook page or on Instagram @kkushiofficial


Free Legal Aid and Seminar on Family & Immigration Law in UAE


Hello Expats! It’s been last month from the last time I’ve posted a blog. I know, I’ve sluggish a bit and that is due to our recent trip to India which was a blessing being with family once again! Will try to tell you more about that on my next blog. Speaking of family, here’s some good news to those of you who wish to sponsor your family and what does the Immigration Law says about it.

Once again, Gulf Law and the Filipino Lawyers in Dubai will be conducting a free legal aid and seminar focusing on Family & Immigration Law, and also on the following subjects.

  • Black List and Administrative List
  • Deportation
  • Visa Sponsorship
  • Immigration Fines and Waiver
  • Immigration Appeals
  • Marrying a Foreigner (you may want to check out my blog related to this: 8 Things to Consider before Marrying a Foreigner)
  • Sponsoring your Family
  • Child Support, Alimony
  • Illegal Affairs, Domestic Violence
  • Registration of Marriage, Birth, Death
  • Wills & Inheritance

In Dubai:

Friday, 18th September 2015 – Philippine Consulate at 2:30pm

In Abu Dhabi:

Friday, 2nd October 2015 – Philippine Embassy at 2:30pm

For registration and to confirm your attendance, please send your details (name, contact number, and email address) to gulflaw@gulflaw.info

ofw guide to uae

In case you haven’t got your copy yet of the Essential OFW Guide to UAE, you may collect one during the seminar.

‘Till here for now! 🙆

*Images from Google

Free Legal Aid and Seminar

credit cards

Gulf Law and The Filipino Lawyers in Dubai are inviting everybody, especially Filipinos, to join them in their next FREE Legal Aid and Seminar, to speak on Credit Cards and Bank Loans.

The seminar will take place at the Philippine Consulate in Dubai at 2:30 PM on Friday, 7th August 2015.  Some of the other topics to be covered are:

  • Know your Rights and Obligations
  • Police Case
  • Bounced Cheques
  • Bank Settlements
  • Court Case
  • Abusive Debt Collectors
  • Central Bank Blacklist
  • How to Restructure your Loans from Different Banks

Atty. Barney Almazar will be one of the speakers during the seminar. Recently, I posted a blog about a book authored by him entitled The Essential OFW Guide to UAE. He is also the head of the legal aid clinic at the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Consulate in Dubai. In case you’ve missed that post, you may click on this link. http://wp.me/p5MIzQ-5v

To register and book your seat, you may send an email to gretchen@gulflaw.info indicating your name and phone number. Your registration will be confirmed by a return email. A Certificate of Participation will be issued at the end of the event and you may also claim your free copy of The Essential OFW guidebook in case you haven’t got one yet.

Gulf Law Consultancy FZ LLC – is a limited liability company under the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority.

Are you ready to be an OFW in the UAE?


That was the first question that caught my attention when I started going through the pages of the Essential OFW Guide to UAE by Atty. Barney Almazar. I have posted an earlier blog about this book and how to avail a FREE copy of The Essential OFW Guide to UAE 

I hope you were able to reserved and already collected your copy, but in case you haven’t and you still want to have one, you may request via email to gulflaw@gulflaw.info and they will get in touch with you on how and where to collect it. Alternatively, a mobile app is planned to be launched by August.  You may check their website for update.

In this book, Atty. Almazar underlined five main perennial issues from which most OFWs landed in problems; indebtedness, intoxication, immorality, illegal recruitment and improper or fake documents. I have not finished reading the whole content as yet, but I’m sure the information given will be beneficial and helpful especially to the new Filipino contract workers here in UAE. It is always good to know the workers’ rights and limitations when employed in a foreign land. Atty. Almazar did mention during one of his interviews, that there were some 6,000 OFWs whom they have already given free legal assistance since January this year, and most of their reasons for being involved in a conflict were “it wasn’t their intention to break the law, or they simply didn’t know”.

As always, understanding our environment plays a major role to stay out of trouble, so if something like this is made available to us for free, why not seize the opportunity.  The author himself is the head of the legal aid clinic at the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Consulate in Dubai hence, I am certain that he did study on his forte. Anyhow, I am not saying that this book is our only source of information but can definitely be considered as an additional tool to broaden our awareness while living in UAE.

Quoting from one of the books I’ve read, “Assumption is the lowest form of knowledge”.  In a layman’s language, ‘it is better to be safe than sorry’.

Stay safe! 🙂

Dreamland Aqua Park – Ramadan Offer


During the recent celebration of 117th Philippine Independence Day, Dreamland Aqua Park is offering a discount on the entrance fee of AED60 per person for the month of Ramadan only, as a special treat for the Filipinos in the UAE. They have tied up with The Filipino Times during the paper’s Independence Day edition last 12th June 2015. If you were able to grab a copy of that issue, check out the advertisement on this promo and present the ad at the entrance to avail your discount. You still have a chance to get your free copy now. Take note that each copy of the advert can accommodate an entry of up to four persons.

Dreamland Aqua Park is located in Umm Al Quwain, UAE. You may call them at 06 768 1888 for further inquiries.

Please note that this promotion is for Filipinos only.

Wishing you all an advance Ramadan Kareem!