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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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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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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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