5th day Diorama Project

As we study a long about the days of creation, we are thinking to create a diorama. The kids are excited to do this project as arts and crafts are their favorite.

Advatage of Homeschooled Kids.

Advantage of Homescooled Kid.
Homeschooling is not really an option to most people. Sending them to regular school are still they're first choices. But here are some advantage of a home-schooled kid.

1. You don't need to wake up too early in the morning.
Most of regular school kids experienced this. Waking up too early so you won't be late in school (Otherwise you get the consequence of being late).
2. You never get late and your time is so flexible.
3. You will never skip your breakfast.
Breakfast is the most important meal but some of kids in regular school have to skipped so they will not late.
4. You will not suffer everyday in a heavy traffic. (For student who are travelling)
5. They have the benefits of one on one study vs 30/1 in class.
6. Very intentional.
7. Vertical socialization vs horizontal socialization in regular school.
8. More time with family.
9. They can ask question anytime.
10. No uniforms.
11. No heavy school bags.

Ramadan Fasting Tips by Aster

One of the useful tips this Ramadan from Aster Health Reach program. This E-newsletter come across in my email and I found it very helpful.

1. Your Suhoor meal should be full of complex carbohydrates and protein. Like almodns, fruits, bread, cereal, green vegetables, skimmed milk or yogurt. Avoid consuming coffee or tea before fasting. 

2. Keep well hydrated so that body's fluid losses are compensated.

3. At Iftar
   - Break your fast with dates, water, followed by soup, a bowl of salad and then proceed with th main meal.
   - Eat slowly at Iftar to avoid indigestion and overeating. 
4. Avoid eating foods that high in sugar, spices, or are deep fried.
5. Go fo a 15-20 minutes walk - a great exercise in the evening hours.
6. Organise your schedule so that you get enough sleep.
7. People suffering from chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension or woman who are pregnant shoul consult a physician before fasting.

Building Healthcare Middle East 2016

Building Healthcare Middle East 2016 Exhibitions and Conferences

30 May - 1 June 2016

Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, UAE

Shopping Mall that you Need to Visit in Dubai.

1.       Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall  is a shopping mall in Dubai. It is the world's second largest shopping mall based on total area behind the West Edmonton Mall, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and fourth largest by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, (U.A.E), it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Downtown complex, and includes 1,200 shops

2.       Mall of the Emirates
Mall of the Emirates is a shopping mall in Dubai. Developed and owned by Majid al-Futtaim Properties, it opened in November 2005 and is located at interchange four on Sheikh Zayed road.
The multi-level shopping mall currently features more than 630 retail outlets, 7900 parking spaces, over 100 restaurants & Cafes, 80 luxury stores and 250 flagship stores. It has a total gross leasable area of 255,489 square meters. It also hosts family leisure activities including Ski Dubai (the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort and snow park), the 500-seat capacity Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre and Magic planet, one of the largest indoor family entertainment centres in Duba

3.       IBN Battuta Mall
The Ibn Battuta Mall is a large shopping mall on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai close to Interchange 6 for Jebel AliVillage. Having more than 270 shops, 50 restaurants, a 21-screen cinema and over 4,500 parking spaces on a total of 521,000 square meters, Ibn Battuta is the world’s largest themed shopping mall. On May 26 2013 Nakheel announced the tender for Ibn Battuta Mall expansion – a new, 28,000 square meter retail hub for another 150 shops.
It consists of six courts, each of whose designs are inspired by some of the countries visited by the great Moroccan Berber explorer, Ibn Battuta:
·         Egypt Court
·         India Court
·         China Court
·         Andalusia Court
·         Persia Court
·         Tunisia Court

4.       Deira City Centre

City Centre Deira is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the original flagship mall in the Majid Al Futtaim Propertiesportfolio.
City Centre Deira opened on August 27, 1995. It is located in the older part of the city on cross road between Sharja, Bur Dubai and the Airport. It is one of Majid Al Futtaim's Group mall chains and is similar in size and layout to the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai . It is a known shopping, entertainment and leisure complex with 2 levels. It has over 1.2 million sq. ft. of retail selling space, with 370 shops and 3,600 car-parking spaces. The malls anchor stores include Carrefour, Debenhams, Iconic, Sharaf DG, Virgin Megastore and Paris 

5.       Dragon Mart  

Dragon Mart
Dragon Mart is the largest trading hub for Chinese products outside mainland China. Completed in 2004, it provides a gateway for the supply of Chinese products in the Middle Eastern and North African Markets, offering a unique platform for traders to cater to the needs of this sizeable market.

The 1.2 kilometre-long, 150,000 sq.m, dragon-shaped retail complex is divided into seven zones offering an assortment of high quality facilities for visitors and traders alike and currently houses over 3,950 outlets offering a wide variety of products including home appliances, stationery, office appliances, communication and acoustic equipment, lamps, household items, building materials, furniture, toys, machinery, garments, textiles, footwear and general merchandise.

Built in 2002 and opened two years later, footfall at the complex has increased year-on-year since it began trading in 2004.   Dragon Mart currently welcomes an average 52,000 people each day, a footfall of around 19 million per annum.

Strategically located on the Hatta/Al Ain highway, the development has over 2,500 parking spaces, as well as eight fully equipped warehouses and 25 residential buildings only 200 metres away from the main complex.

Dragon Mart 2

Dagon Mart 2 will add approximately 175,000 sq.m to the existing development and house a hypermarket, cinemas, and restaurants, will provide many more opportunities for retailers, hoteliers and restaurants to prosper at this unique development.

Dragon Mart 2, whose anchor tenants include Geant (10,000 sqm) and a nine-screen Grand Cinema complex (4,000 sqm), will include a two-storey retail mall with food court and separate terrace offering a range of outdoor dining options; a multi-storey car park and a 240-room, 8,500 sqm hotel.

6.       Dubai Outlet Mall

Dubai Outlet Mall (DOM) is a shopping mall, part of Dubai Outlet City in Dubai, UAE. The shopping mall is located in Dubailand. The mall opened in August 2007 and is located on the Dubai-Al Ain Road (Route 66) near the Dubai Bypass Road interchange.
7.       Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai Festival City  is a large residential, business and entertainment development in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Touted as a "city-within-a-city", Dubai Festival City is the Middle East's largest mixed-use development: all elements for work, living, and leisure will be contained within the project. Once completed Festival City will comprise a series of residential communities, numerous hotels, malls, a golf course and other entertainment sites, and a full suite of public services, including schools.

8.       Atlantis (The Palm)

9.       Souq Madinat Jumeirah

Souk Madinat Jumeirah is an authentic re-creation of an ancient marketplace with traditional Middle Eastern style and ambiance.

10.   Mercaro shopping Mall

Mercato Shopping Mall is a shopping centre in Jumeirah, Dubai,United Arab Emirates. The mall is designed to look like a Mediterraneantown during the EuropeanRenaissance in either Italy, France, orSpain. Opening in 2002, the mall cost 120 million dirhams.[3] The name "mercato" comes from the Italian word meaning "market." The mall has a gross leasable area of 22,900 m2(247,000 sq ft) and a total area of 59,900 m2 (645,000 sq ft).

ref: wikiepedia & google

Tips when you are to pick up someone at the airport.

Tips when you are to pick up someone at the airport.

Last night, I pick up my sister in grace(law) at the airport. I wait for her only for about 10 minutes. It is very short since I experienced to wait almost 1-2 hours before at the airport. Based on this experience I had, I can say that I learned my lesson.
Here's how:
1. Check what time he will arrived.
2. Observed how long is your travel time going to the airport.
3. Usually based on my experienced, you will take a minimum of 1 hour to do all the  required process to exit at immigration and take your baggage.
4. Check online if the plane is already arrived or delayed. Yes, we are now in a modern age so use this for our good.
5. If checking online are not possible, tell the passenger you need to pick up to send you a mesage once the plane arrived.
6. Plan carefully your trip going to the airport. Make sure that you have your tranportation ready or else you will get late.
7. Poster name tag. It is still important when picking up even if you know him or not.
8. Communicate with him/her before she depart in original location. So you may know if there's some delay or maybe he might be off-load by chance.

What you should know about Dubai Metro?

What you should know about Dubai Metro?
It's been a year since I used Dubai metro as a main transport going to work. And this is some of helpful things you should know so you will avoid getting fine by RTA.

1. During weekends (Thursday and Friday) Dubai metro has extended timing. Last trip will be 1:00am. This is conforme with different stations.

2. If you are a guy, you can't enter on Ladies Only cabin to go to normal cabin.

3. Are you a silver card holder? Specially ladies, your not allow to enter the vip or gold class cabin to go to ladies cabin.

4. Ladies/children cabin is not includes Men in the family. So fathers, better go to the other cabin. Don't get confused, this cabin is not for family. 

5. Nowadays very few gentlemen will offer you a seat, so girls be used to it.

6. You can learn some basic arabic word if you try to listen and internalized it.

7. Time interval between trains is depends on peak and non-peak hours.

8. The longest station to station is from Business Bay Station to Noor Bank Station.

9. Dubai Metro is PWD (people with disabilty) friendly.

10. 100% auto-pilot or operated authomatically(computerized).

Supreme Court En Banc decision over Poe

Voting 12-3, the Supreme Court En Banc affirms 2 TROs issued by Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno in favor of Sen. Grace Poe over disqualification cases.

Dubai, How much to convert your visa?

Dubai - How much to convert your visa?

How much do you know about amending the status of your visit visa?

The Ministry of Interior has announced that visit visa-holders no longer need to physically exit the UAE to change their visa status. Instead, would-be residents can now amend their status at any General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

The news comes at the same time as the GDRFA tightened border controls at the Hatta border crossing.

Applications for varying types of visa can be completed at approved typing offices and must be presented together with the applicant’s passport at any GDRFA branch.

The different types of visa and corresponding costs are listed below:
Visa type Fee
Transit entry         Dh165
30-day short visa Dh370 + Insurance for (First degree relatives Dh1,000; Second degree Dh2,000)
90-day long visa Dh700 + Insurance for (First degree relatives Dh1,000; Second degree Dh2,000)
Entry Permits for medical treatment   Single vist Dh700; Multiple visits Dh1,550
Entry permits for study                                 Depends on university or college
Entry Permits for exhibitions and conferences Depends on travel agency
Tourist Visas                                                 Depends on travel agency
GCC resident entry permit No fees
Work- related entry permit for 14 days Dh370
Work- related entry permit for 90 days Dh1,320
Entry permit for work 2 years                 Dh350
Entry permit for residence 2 years         Dh270 (Dh370 express service)
Entry permit for work 3 years                 Dh470
Entry permit for residence 3 years         Dh370 (Dh470 express service)