Weekly Photo Challenge: BLUR

April 4, 2015 at 1:52 am | Posted in WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE | 27 Comments
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This week’s theme at The Daily Post is BLUR.

 There was a sandstorm the whole day. Everything looks blurry outside and it is pretty dangerous to travel.

We’re trapped indoors. It’s when the sandstorm becomes a SADstorm 😀

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Weekly Photo Challenge: WALL

March 17, 2015 at 3:37 pm | Posted in MOMENTS WITH DAD, MOMENTS WITH MOM, PLACES I'VE BEEN TO, WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE | 3 Comments
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This week’s theme at The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is WALL.

These photos were taken at a local subway. My parents had fun taking snaps while passing through this walkway under a major city street.

The visit 2: Jebel Hafeet

December 15, 2013 at 12:50 am | Posted in IMPORTANT PEOPLE | 7 Comments
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One of the first places we visited to tour my grandma and the rest of my folks, is a famous landmark here in Al Ain. We went up to Jebel Hafeet, a mountain located in our place.

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Jabal Hafeet (Arabic: جبل حفيت‎) (variously translated Jabal, Jabel and Jebal) is a mountain primarily in the United Arab Emirates on the outskirts of Al Ain in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The mountain actually straddles part of the border with Oman. The mountain rises 1249 meters and offers an impressive view over the city. Jebel Hafeet was a well-known landmark throughout the area’s history and is a contemporary tourist attraction. An extensive natural cave system winds through Jabal Hafeet. (wikipedia)

The climb up offered a splendid view of beautiul rock formations.

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The view of the city from above is simply breath-taking.

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We finally reached the peak!

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At the peak of the mountain is a park with a restaurant and playground.
 
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Hafeet Mountain Road

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The Jabal Hafeet Mountain Road extends for 7.3 mi (11.7 km) up the mountain, rising 4,000 ft (1,219 m). With 21 corners and three lanes (two climbing and one descending), the immaculate road was called the greatest driving road in the world by Edmunds.com. The road scales the mountain and ends at a parking lot with only a hotel and a palace belonging to the country’s rulers. Part of the climax of the Bollywood film RACE was shot on the Jabel Hafeet mountain.

The road was built by Strabag International of Cologne, Germany.

Hafeet Mountain Road is the challenge for cyclists who frequently come over to train. The Jaball Hafeet Mercure Challenge is an annual road cycling competition taking place somewhere in January. National and international riders take part in climbing the 8% average ascent of the mountain.

On top of the mountain, there is a radar station and a Mercure-Hotel.

At the foothills of Jabal Hafeet lies the Green Mubazarrah, a well-developed tourist attraction. At the Green Mubazarrah, hot-water springs gush forth in little streams and form a lake. Swimming pools and jacuzzis are scattered all over the Green Mubazarrah. Jabal Hafeet is also home to a wide range of animals including bats, foxes, snakes, etc.

It is often incorrectly labelled U.A.E.’s highest mountain (as it is certainly the most well-known); this honor actually belongs to an unnamed ca 1,910 m knoll just across the border from Jabal Bil Ays in Oman. Jabal Yibir is the U.A.E.’s highest named peak. (wikipedia)

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

September 7, 2013 at 7:43 am | Posted in WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE | 14 Comments
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This is a shot of some old buildings in downtown City of Al Ain. Taken inside a speeding cab. Notice the taxi stickers on the window?

This week’s challenge by The Daily Post is about taking a shot using a different “point-of-view”.

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5th Birthday (part 3): Applebees

July 22, 2013 at 12:10 am | Posted in BIRTHDAYS | 11 Comments
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After attending the 6pm Holy Mass, we had dinner at Applebees Restaurant.

IMG_6269While waiting for our food, we were made busy with coloring books 🙂

IMG_6289Quesadilla Grande. Two flour tortillas filled with melted cheeses, beef bacon bits, chopped onions, fresh diced tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and a hint of chipotle. Served with sour cream, salsa and shredded lettuce.

IMG_6291Chicken Fettuccine Carbonara. A juicy grilled chicken breast served over a heart bed of fettuccine with mushrooms, red peppers, peas, beef bacon, grated tomatoes, onions and creamy carbonara sauce. Topped with shredded Parmesan cheese and served with toasted side bread.

IMG_6292Double-glazed Beef Back Ribs. Beef Back Ribs rubbed with barbrque seasonings and special sauce, served with fries and coleslaw.

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After dinner, Tita Dj and Tito Marco presented their cake creation –  a Lightning McQueen birthday cake!

Thanks to everyone who made my 5th birthday a memorable one!

Weekly Photo Challenge: NOSTALGIC

July 6, 2013 at 12:20 am | Posted in SCHOOL TIME!, WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE | 15 Comments
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JKG Bits 2: The Visit to the Fire Station

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This week’s theme at The Daily Post is NOSTALGIC. One of the nostalgic moments during my school time was the visit to the local fire station.

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One of the professions I admire is being a FIREMAN and I sometimes wish to become one when I grow up. Being able to help people in distress is what I think I want to do when I am older.

And so the visit to the local fire station last school year was like a dream true to me! I always feel nostalgic when I remember this visit 🙂

We were welcomed by the chief of the local fire station.

We were welcomed by the chief of the local fire station.

He explained to us what it is like to be a fireman.

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The firemen helped me try the fireman suit!

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The gas mask is to protect the fireman from inhaling smoke. They helped me to try it also!

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We got to ride the firetruck too!

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And lastly, they let me try using the firehose!

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DSCF1425This trip was the best ever!

Magical! Dream come true!

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