Mimay and Naynay are on their 2nd week here in Dubai. Both of them are already adjusted na sa house, to our friends in the house, to the weather and especially to the time. Since husband and I go to work from Saturday to Thursday (yes, sad to say but we only have 1 day off! hay at 1 pang hay!), Mimay and Naynay are usually left alone in the house.
Our usual daily schedule is like this:
6:30 am – Poy and I getting ready for work
7:15 am – Poy and I off to work while Mimay and Naynay are still snoozing in bed (kakainggit!)
9:00 am – Naynay will wake up for her breakfast then rest (rest after eating? How lucky is that?)
10:00 am – Good morning Mimay! Breakfast, TV and playing time.
2:00 pm – Mimay’s bathing time
3:00 pm – Siesta for mag lola
4:00 pm – Naynay’s bathing time and dinner cooking.
5:00 pm – Mag lola off to park (there’s a park infront of our building)
7:30 pm – Mamee Nani and Dadee Poy will arrive from office
Schedule differs after. We usually go out to the nearest mall, have dinner outside, do the groceries, etc. Basta right after we arrive from work, we make sure to get Mimay and play with her. So Naynay can have rest from our super kulit baby. I’ll be the one to feed and carry her and the 3 of us (Dadee, Mamee & Mimay) will take a bath together before going to bed. I think its Mimay’s favorite, she loves water and she calls it “twiming twiming”. During this bathing time, we also teach her how to brush her teeth, wash her face, underarms, neck and arms, then how to put body lotion. It’s our family bonding moment and I am personally enjoying every minute of it. After that, we will have our atleast an hour playing and kilitian time. Then we familiarize her with Bible and we teach her how to pray. When we told her it’s praying time, she will immediately join her hands together and utter “pwey pwey pwey” in a very very cute way =) Oh I love being mamee! We usually sleep at around 12am. Bangenge man the following day, it’s all worth it. I love spending time with our dearest Mimay.
For the first week, we have been to the following places:
Dubai Zoo - the oldest zoo of its kind not only in the United Arab Emirates but also in the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai Zoo also happens to be the first Arabian zoo to breed the rare Chimpanzee and Arabian wild cat. It is a special place of interest and fun for tourists and the people of Dubai.
Dubai Aquarium - one of the largest tanks in the world at 51m x 20m x 11m and featuring the world’s largest viewing panel at 32.8m wide and 8.3m high. Dubai Aquarium has more than 33,000 living animals, representing more than 85 species including over 400 sharks and rays combined.
Burj Khalifa - tallest building in th world. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper is a world-class destination and the magnificent centerpiece of Downtown Dubai, Dubai's new urban masterpiece.
Dancing Fountain - the center piece of Downtown Burj Dubai located at the front of Burj Dubai. The Dubai fountain is one of the world’s tallest fountains, surpassing the Fountains of Bellagio at Las Vegas.
Dubai Mall - the world's largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area. The Dubai Mall has 10–15 distinct 'malls-within-a-mall', totaling 9 million ft² of shopping retail space, comprising of a total of 1200 stores, when fully operational.
Fun City – a total entertainment centre for children which is fully staffed by professional child-carers inside Reef Mall. Thanks Tita Joy for the treat! Mimay enjoyed playing with Lexie baby =)
Al Ghurair Centre – considered as shopper's paradise as most of the goods are reasonably priced. The center offers a wide range of shopping possibilities.
Beirut – home of the bestest Shawarma located in the street of Al Rigga. I so love the shawarma here.
CityCentre – one of the region's most visited destination for both residents and tourists. This is our fave mall since it is the nearest in our place. One stop shop, dining and entertainment!
Jumeirah – had a dip in a private pool located in Jumeirah. Thanks te Juliet! Mimay super liked the pool and this is where she finally met Andino!
Dubai Outlet Mall - is the first 'outlet' concept mall in the Middle East. Dubai Outlet Mall offer shopper’s big savings on premium and top fashion brands all year round. My personal loved place.
That’s all for the first week! We had 3 days holiday that week that’s why we were able to maximize it =)