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The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles: All the Single Ladies
Jun29

The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles: All the Single Ladies

The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles The adventures and misadventures of a ‘not so average’ Pinay trying to make it in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai.     Haaayyy… ang buwan ng Hunyo. Panahon na naman ng mga bagyo at baha sa Pilipinas versus umaatikabong tag-init dito sa Dubai. Bukod sa dengue at alipunga, usong uso din ngayon ang kasalan. Yes!!! Ang pag-aasawa… ang paglagay sa tahimik… ang pag-iisang dibdib… Here comes the...

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Kabayan Starter Guide to Living in the UAE
Jun18

Kabayan Starter Guide to Living in the UAE

A Kabayan Starter Guide By Kieth Walter Ayuso     Living in the UAE where there is no income tax can be a dream for some Filipinos back home. While we savor the lifestyle in the emirates, let us not forget some basic essentials that should guide us as we venture into a life away from EDSA traffic and Manila pollution.   Here’s a guide for kabayans who are in the UAE for the first time.   Do not be picky when job...

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The Annie B. Chronicles: “Krisis the Moment”
Jun09

The Annie B. Chronicles: “Krisis the Moment”

The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles The adventures and misadventures of a ‘not so average’ Pinay trying to make it in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai.     Last month, may kumalat na tsismax sa aming opisina na dahil nga raw sa recession, people have stopped buying luxury goods. Mga kaartehan na pagkakagastusan lang tulad ng aming mga fashion products. Ibig sabihinm tigil muna sa pagpapaganda ang mga utaw habang taghirap...

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Kwentong OFW: Maalaala mo pa kaya? Magpakailanman
May18

Kwentong OFW: Maalaala mo pa kaya? Magpakailanman

Kwentong OFW: Maalaala mo pa kaya Magpakailanman The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles The adventures and misadventures of a ‘not so average’ Pinay trying to make it in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai.     Hey mga avid readers! Eversince, lagi na lang tungkol sa akin ang nababasa ninyo, for a change let us give way to another masugid na tagasubaybay of my column – this time sya naman ang kamuhihan at pagtawanan nyo – charot!!! Nang...

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The Annie B. Chronicles: “Pitness Preak”
Mar14

The Annie B. Chronicles: “Pitness Preak”

“Pitness Preak” The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles The adventures and misadventures of a ‘not so average’ Pinay trying to make it in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai   Summer is here na talaga! Time to put my purr coat and velvet knee high boots to rest and increase my lotion’s SPF – 15 may not be enough for my bukid-bred skin – so the higher the fairier! But since I got here in Dubai, I noticed that I’ve added a lot of pounds...

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The Wais Pinoy… Bow!
Feb21

The Wais Pinoy… Bow!

The Wais Pinoy… Bow! By Aby Yap   On the nth day, God said, “Let there be a shower of resourcefulness.” And all Pinoys rushed outdoors, eager to grab the freebie from heaven. Many brought out containers—wine bottles, tabos, timbas, palangganitas, palangganas, steel drums, and what have you—to save some for the rainy, er, dreary days. Consequently, some have become more amusingly or annoyingly wais than others. Long Live the...

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