Month: April 2016

An Evening in Corniche

An Evening in Corniche

During the 43rd UAE National Day, all places, things, car, even people will reflect the celebration of commemorating  the union of the Emirates. I would like to show you all some photos which simply shows how beautiful this place is, especially at night.    

Me, Mom and the Fish

Me, Mom and the Fish

Ma: yes. Chop some onions and tomato and Saute then bring to boil before you drop in the fish.
Me: yes ma.. (wondering that she seems to have forgotten that yes I can cook ☺)

On Being Labeled – Fat

On Being Labeled – Fat

To my sisters and girl friends :

In the words of JK Rowling ~
“Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me.”

And most certainly not to me. I’ve lived my life and earned a living by using my brains. As for others don’t allow yourselves to get drowned in the malicious name calling game.

Why does an Emirati Man Give His Full Support To Duterte

Why does an Emirati Man Give His Full Support To Duterte

Facebook is really a good source of information about what’s happening around you. We got wind of a free t-shirt printing activity in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi in support of Philippine Presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte so off we went. My husband and I left Abu Dhabi […]

Have you written what you want to read?

Have you written what you want to read?

If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. – Toni Morrison

PINTA

PINTA

my work, my art, my life

-you’ve taken them away from me and these are all mine –

Come See the Philippines

Come See the Philippines

Come see the Philippines, a place like no other. Philippines is a country in Southeast Asia and boasts of having 7,107 islands. Well in one of the Beauty pageants, one candidate was asked if there were how many islands in the Philippines. She smartly asked […]

Sleeping: Is it the same if you sleep during day or night?

Sleeping: Is it the same if you sleep during day or night?

Have you been partying all night? Are you working in a contact center with a night shift schedule? You may have probably heard your parents and family telling you that you shouldn’t stay up too often. It is ok for those few night outs but […]

Long Distance Relationships and How to Make It Work

Long Distance Relationships and How to Make It Work

snailmailMost often than not, people hesitate when relationship involves distance. It is difficult enough to understand each other when you are not apart, what more can happen if one is based overseas?

There are a lot of self-help books available and instructional videos online to help you cope with a long distance relationship. However, no matter how hard you think about it, the possibility of it’s’ success seem to be nil. You are here and you talk to your partner once in a while, you use Yahoo Messenger and Skype and send each other text messages. How long do you think can you keep up with it? Expenses concerning communications will surely soar high and probably leave you both bankrupt.
The success of a long distance relationship actually lies on both your commitment. The mind wanders too much if left unattended. Constant communication is the key and the secret to that is you actually should do it both. It should be a two way street to make this work. Insecurity will play a big factor on long distance relationships. You and your partner must by all means assure each other of your total commitment. You do not need to send expensive gifts but something simple yet meaningful will do.

There is no specific bible to follow and ensure that your relationship will be a success. It is up to you both to make it worth but yes, it doesn’t hurt to try some tried and tested tips.

First, establish the kind of relationship that you have. Are you just seeing each other, are you exclusively dating each other, or is this just like a mutual understanding without the so called commitment? This is very important to ensure that you are both on the same page and that you both understand the level of commitment needed to maintain your long distance relationship.

Next thing to do is to agree on something concrete like when do you actually plan to talk to each other? Will it be via Skype, via Yahoo Messenger or by a video call? The importance of this is so that you can set realistic expectations. You don’t want to be out doing grocery while your partner is waiting on the other end of the line. When things are not planned, it may just cause frustration, pressure and then annoyance.

Third is to jot down all holidays, important days to remember and important activities that you should be mindful of. It pays to be thoughtful but let us not count on our brains to just memorize those. It is better to list it on a calendar, or put it on your diary so that you get reminded accordingly. I remember I was seeing someone before who was based far far away from me. I would understand him forgetting minor events but most certainly not my birthday. Whatever reason he gave me was not worth to keep it any longer. Well, those were the days and I just laugh when I remember what happened that time.

Fourth tip is to be spontaneous. I know, I said to jot down dates, set a goal or talk about planning, but then again being spontaneous helps to show how much you love that person by suddenly surprising your partner. I know of a friend who was talking with her partner on Yahoo Messenger, expecting that it was the only way that they can celebrate their anniversary. She was so surprised when a friend of his came and brought her flowers that her partner had asked his friend to buy in his behalf. Her expression and surprise were all captured and witnessed by her partner as he was online at the same time. How sweet!

Lastly, ensure that you will have a reasonable means to communicate. Think about you two getting the same kind of blackberry or iPhone. This lessens the cost of communication drastically. If the two of you both use blackberry, then you can talk via BBM and if you are one of the iPhone addicts, you two can invest on the gadget and talk via IM. You can then start sharing simple thoughts on a day to day basis; the longing won’t be too much with constant communication.

So start thinking about the pros and cons of maintaining a long distance relationship and see if you are up to the challenge.

Be Who You Are

Be Who You Are

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you […]


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