Rice All You Want at Rice Overdose

Sweet and sour fish fillet with bagoong rice

I have to confess, during my first few weeks here in Abu Dhabi, I realize the people's fondness in bread and chicken. Don't get me wrong, I love chicken, it's my favorite. But chicken, no matter how it's cooked, when eaten on daily basis is seriously not cool.

Different kinds of breads are also served here in UAE. They have shawarma, fatayer, falafel, naan bread etc. When I first started to work, our free office lunch would consist of big fried chickens and bread and on other days shawarma. I know, it looks sad. However delicious though, nothing beats a plateful of good smokin' rice, making it unlimited definitely equates to unli happiness. Thanks to my flatmates for introducing me to Rice Overdose!

Filipino Dining Favorite in Abu Dhabi: Ortego's Deli

Food prepared in just 7 minutes!

Here's another Filipino favorite restaurant in Abu Dhabi - Ortego's Deli. You will know when a place is good if it's always filled with people, Ortegos is one of them. It's difficult to find a seat especially during meal time.

Agemono: Affordable Asian Choice in Abu Dhabi


Agemono was one of the first restaurants that I was able to try during my first few weeks in Abu Dhabi. The setting was pretty welcoming, filled with Filipinos dining with their family and friends, serenaded by some chill out acoustic music in the background. But for the best part, their food!

Al Ain: Trip to the Desert

To celebrate UAE's 45th National Day, our group decided to spend the holiday in the desert. 

Destination: Al Ain

Abu Dhabi's second largest city and bordering Oman, Al Ain is actually known as a Garden city. It is where Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the United Arab Emirates, was born and the place that has the highest number of Emirati nationals

Nadal Wins 2016 Mubadala World Tennis Championship

David Goffin vs Rafael Nadal

December 31, 2016: A few hours just before the New Year's eve countdown, my friends and I decided to travel to Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi where we hoped to catch a glimpse of my friend's ultimate sports idol, Rafael Nadal.

I'm not much of a sports fan. My friend Joy, however, is like a walking tennis book who knows frankly anything and everything about tennis and Nadal. Being a supportive friend, I lugged with me my Canon SX50HS, aka my paparazzi camera.

I was ready to shoot a photo of Nadal for my friend. We heard from other friends that there's a chance that we can watch him play before the actual game. Alas, Nadal's practice happened early in the morning and there's no way we can see him now...unless we pay for our tickets!