The Annie B Chronicles: When it Rains It’s Flood!
Sep06

The Annie B Chronicles: When it Rains It’s Flood!

  One thing na miss na miss ko na when I moved here sa Dubai is the rain. Sure it rains not once, but twice, even thrice a year here in the Middle East but it’s nothing like what we experience back home. Growing up in the province, the rain brought good luck to us – it’s a blessing in the sky – sureball na masagana ang ani and business in the farming industry will be fruitful. Winner!   I love the rain. It is so much fond...

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Are we fictional Filipinos?
Aug07

Are we fictional Filipinos?

By Dr. Rex Bacarra     A race in diaspora and a nation re-birthed over and over again from the wombs of the Spaniards, the British, the Americans and the Japanese, cannot claim authenticity.   This lack of rootedness is reflected on how we desire and what we desire, and when how we desire is self-centeredly individualistic instead of the more unifying collective, and what we desire is exemplified with our obsession with...

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The Annie B Chronicles: Da Idols of My Life
Aug03

The Annie B Chronicles: Da Idols of My Life

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.     In my thirtysomething years of existence in this kaleidoscope world of ours, masasabi kong masaya na rin ako sa buhay ko. Ow, hindi man ako lumaking mayaman, eh at least marunong akong magsaing ng bigas, tumawid sa kalsada, sumakay ng jeep at mag-book ng sarili kong flight....

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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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