Sep 17, 2018

Travel with Ease

Nowadays, most transactions are done through the internet which is very convenient for those who don't have the time to go out. When it comes to traveling, we want to be hassle free and travel with comfort with any worries on  booking flights, finding hotels or tour packages. At MJDP Travel and Tours, they offer the best flight deals that suit your budget and preference. They can also assist you in booking hotels in different parts of the Philippines and abroad. They can also help you in finding tour packages in domestic and international. You can book your flight, hotel or tour packages at the comfort of your own home.  

Jul 11, 2018

Fried Beans

I didn't know that the 'Bagiuo beans' that I know can be eaten fried. At first, when my flatmate told me that she will cook fried beans, it sounded weird to me and I couldn't imagine how it would taste. To my surprise, it tasted good. Just dip it in 'bagoong' with a squeeze of lemon or calamansi then eat it with rice and there you go, a very easy to prepare meal especially for those on the go.

Living with other people who came from different parts of the Philippines would definitely give me an idea of how they prepare their food. I also discover new recipes from which is really amazing because I can share them to my family when I go home to the Philippines.

Apr 29, 2018

Victoria's Secret The Mist Collection Sale

This is actually my second time to experience Victoria's Secret Sale on their Mist Collection. Imagine, you'll get to buy 2 pieces for only SR 40 wherein the original price of 1 is around SR 90, that means I can buy 4 pieces in that mount.


My first experience was not that good as there were many people inside the store that it wasn't that easy to move around the store to get your choice of scent. I mean there was not enough time to check the perfumes. What happened was that I just tried to grab the items that were near me and checked them out quickly then put them inside my shopping bag. There were many Filipinos who were also buying and most of them bought in boxes.

I didn't buy much, just for personal use and for 'pasalubong' when I go home to Philippines. I've noticed that some of our 'kababayans' bought by boxes. It's a looottt. I wish I could have bought that much also but I don't know if I'm going to be able to give them all as I've also bought other kinds of 'pasalubong' for my family and friends.


You need a little patience when shopping as KSA is a Muslim country, they observe prayer times. Stores are closed during these hours so we have to wait outside for the store to open again.


Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get the Love Spell as it is the best seller here. At least other good scents are still available. Hehe


Yesterday (April 28, 2018), I wen't to Victoria's Secret again for their last day of Sale. I wasn't really that lucky as I was not able to get Love Spell again but luckily, I was ablet to get the lotion.

I feel like I love all the lotions that I got that I'm think twice if I'm going to give some of them or just keep them for myself (so selfish of me. Hahaha!).

Sep 27, 2017

87th Saudi National Day

Last September 25, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrated their 87th National Day. For years of my stay in the Kingdom, it was the first time I've experienced their celebration because they celebrated a part of it in the Four Seasons Hotel or the Kingdom Tower which is just a few meters away from my workplace. I've seen the Kingdom Tower's big screen display on its building and their amazing fireworks; there were many people gathered around the area to see this which lead to heavy traffic on the street. 

I am amazed how patriotic the Saudi people are. The city is colored in green which is the color of their flag. The locals wear something green and wave their flags. Some even put flags on their cars. Below are the video and picture I took from my workplace: 

I was not able to see the whole event but it was really superb and looks very fun. Here are other wonderful pictures I saw from Riyadh Freaks:

Jul 23, 2017

Chicken and White Beans with Lettuce

Just want to share this simple recipe that to you guys. This is actually one of my favorite dish for lunch at work. My colleagues even like it. 

Garlic, Onion, Tomato, Chicken, Romaine Lettuce, White Beans (Canned/Cooked), Salt or Fish Sauce (Patis), Ground Pepper

How I Cooked This Dish:
  •  Saute' garlic, onion and tomatoe.
  • Add sliced chicken. (I used chicken breast because it's healthier).
  • When the chicken is cooked, add the white beans (I prefer canned because it takes long to cook the white beans).  Add water then let it boil.
  • Season it with pepper and salt or fish sauce (I prefer fish sauce).
  • Then, add the romaine lettuce.

I never thought that the Romaine Lettuce that I've been using for salad and sandwich could taste this good with cooking dishes.

*I've been here in Saudi for a couple of years now and I'm glad that I have learned and discovered new recipes in cooking because of what kind of foods that are available in this place or in our fridge. Also, cooking has been my hobby here abroad so I wanna share these nutritious and delicious food to my readers especially to OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers). With creativity and imagination, we can be able to create and invent healthy and delightful meal.

Jun 15, 2017

Khamsa Khamsa Park, Riyadh

Al Haeer Park which is often called by Filipinos as Khamsa Khamsa Park because its entrance fee is 5 SAR ('Khamsa' is the arabic of five) but it's now 10 SAR. This is the go-to place of our Kababayans especially on weekends to relax, cook barbecue, do videoke, etc. It is also a place where women can remove their abaya but make sure you are dressed properly or else the muttawa (religious police) might see you... you know what I mean if you live here. Hahahah! 

There's nothing much especial here in this place but it's good to spend time here with your friends and family. 

One thing I've noticed here in Saudi is that they only have a few different types of trees. If I'm not mistaken, I only saw less than five varieties. You'll see dates trees anywhere just like here in Khamsa Khamsa. 

You can roam around the area by car or you can just walk but the park is really wide so we preferred the first one. 

Vandalizm. Tsk Tsk Tsk.... 

There are some cute structures where you take selfies there. 

What's fun about this place is that there's a hanging bridge that you can cross to. It's a little bit scary because by the looks of it, I feel like can fall off any time soon. Hahaha! 

After checking around the place, you can set-up a table and chairs under the shade of dates tress and take a rest and enjoy the food you've prepared. 

There's actually so much more to explore in this park that we were not able to visit. There are also small cottages that you can rent; it's usually where our fellow Filipinos celebrate birthdays, eat and sing the videoke.

Jun 9, 2017

The Red Sand Dune in Riyadh

In the Philippines, we have famous white sand beaches but here in Saudi, they have famous red sand sans the beaches. The sand is so soft and pure that you want walk barefoot. 

Well, Red Sand is a well-known tourist attraction among Filipinos. It's where most of us go during our free time. It's only about an hour or less away from the main city of Riyadh. It's actually a place where we can ride an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) along the red sand hills, see camels, or just enjoy the view (or weather during winter) and eat our prepared meal. 

If you love riding ATVs like me, you'll enjoy it but be careful 'coz there are some parts that are steep and you might lose your balance and fall just like what happened to my other workmates. Fortunately, they only had minor injuries. 

When you get tired riding the ATV, you can find a spot to sit down, relax and enjoy the cool breeze of winter. 

Or you can play with the sand like we used to when we were kids. LOL 

Camels! I got a little with them, I thought they will come near me. Hahaha!

The view on top is superb! (The fog was really thick. That's how cold it was that time.)

The best time to come is during winter since summer here is really hot. You can bring your own food/snack just in case because there's no restaurant or any food store here.
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