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Up Close With Acer Swift 3 Laptop


Before anything else, I'd like to extend my apologies for posting this late - I got distracted with Game Of Thrones Season 7! Sorry guys, I guess I multi-tasked a little too much today: uploaded a few photos on my Google Drive so I can access it on my Acer Swift 3 laptop, post processing photos via Lightroom, chatting on Skype at the same time AND streaming online! I was just blessed that this laptop didn't gave up on me while doing these things all at once!

Dolled Up By Beverly Hills Polo Club On ADCB Pink Polo Match

photos of Beverly Hills Polo Club clothes

Hello from the Philippines! I'm blogging today from my home country and geez, it feels so good to be home and be surrounded with lots of love from  my very close friends and family! You'll know more about who I am actually spending all my time with if you do follow me on Instagram through my instatories, so please do check it out. For now, let me quickly share what happened last November 4 at Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club for the ADCB Pink Polo Match.

#LocalGuidesChallenge October Results Are Out!


Hello hello! Finally, the results of the Google Local Guides Challenge is already out! You will see the top 6 above (yes, a sixth city was able to make it to the top list), without our home city Dubai sadly.But actually, that's ok! I haven't really shared the awesome experience I had with 70 plus people who attended the meet, have I not? So here it is!

Off The Runway - Fashion Forward DXB SS '17

photos of stylish people on Fashion Forward

I did a little sneaky stunt at Fashion Forward DXB ;) . Apart from my *secret dream* to walk on the runway (if I wasn't 5'1 tall and had the perfect teeth, I swear I'll do it!), it has been my long dream to be standing in the Media Pit capturing runway photos. Winning the Best Use Of Photography on Cosmo Awards got me a special pass and connections like, you know *winkwink*.

Even so, I'd do anything to get a pass but many thanks to Samsung Gulf for organizing this and the super friendly people of Fashion Forward Dubai, it is my honour to present to you a 360 photo of the event place:



I had the most hectic week to be completely honest (with side by side events and parties) and only made it to the Media Pit on the last day for Varoin Marwah's collection. The #LocalGuidesDubai Instameet was a huge success and it went pretty well but I will share that with you guys later.

Up Close With #TeamCanon at Xposure Sharjah

Xposure International Photography Festival event photo

Earlier last week, Jason and I paid Canon Middle East's stand a visit at Xposure Sharjah. For those of you who have been asking, my main tools of trade for any of my photography gigs are Canon 70D or 700D. I actually did a little 360 stunt at the Expo Center  and just in case you missed it, I have placed them on Google Maps (it already has 2k views since last Thursday)!



What I Wore At Cosmo Awards 2016

Black mesh hem plunge dress and glitter heels and clutch from River Island

I'm not used to dressing up like this. If not for the Cosmo Awards, I would've been in my usual jeans and loose top on weekdays and comfy denim shorts on weekends. But I'm getting a lot of messages lately asking me where I got the full ensemble so I guess it is just reasonable to share it here, yes?


Dear Friends, I Won!


I'm wearing a full wardrobe from River Island ME (thanks to Style Choreo for styling), make-up by one of my roommates

Quick and short, THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE WHO VOTED! <3 It's been almost a week and I still can't get over that magical night! I sure got the support of the Filipino community, no doubt. They worked so hard in sharing this to their friends and family so I'm offering this award to you guys! Salamat po ng maraming marami!

I'm not really sure what's in store for me next, but here's what I can promise: I will do EVERYTHING to give you guys the best photos I can ever produce from now until forever. 

And do one thing for yourself too: continue dreaming and make those dreams come true! DO NOT WAIT FOR THINGS TO HAPPEN. Make them happen! Because I, for one, am a dreamer. And it takes a whole lot of effort and hard work for you to get there. Study your field, fail, and improve. Reach out to publications, if you can, even reach out to companies that share the same wisdom as you have.  

Paulo Coelho once said, if you really want something, the whole world will conspire with you for you to achieve it. :) 

Thanks again Cosmopolitan Magazine for the wonderful opportunity, this by far is the best I ever had!










I'm A Cosmo Awards Finalist For Best Use Of Photography!

Best Use Of Photography for Cosmo Awards Middle East

Yes, you've heard that right! I've been nominated for Cosmopolitan Magazine Middle East for Best Use Of Photography category, YAY!

After receiving my certification for Google Street View Trusted, this blessing came in and I'm still on cloud 9 since last month. It's something unexpected really, as there are millions of very talented women here in the region who deserve it more than I do. But perhaps they (the judges) saw something in this blog that makes me unique and I'm humbled for the nomination.

I'm trying not to make this post long and I hope you guys can support me on this journey. I know it's cliche but like I said on my IG post, I even doubted my capabilities when I saw the list on the magazine. I'm not worthy of note, I don't have any numbers to show, and even my IG feed is a mudge pudge of things from my daily life. Never have I imagined that I will receive such nomination and be one of the finalists.

I offer this nomination to my readers who believed in my craft and to my friends and family who are also campaigning for the votes in PH. This is also for the Filipino community - even people abroad appreciate the simple things we do and it only goes to show that our photography is undeniably great. We are all breeds of creative people and be proud of where you came from despite the criticisms. Use them to improve your artwork, continue dreaming, and just create.

I can write a few more hundred words to thank Cosmopolitan Middle East for the opportunity but then again, the space won't be enough. I hope you can support me along with the other amazing ladies who you think are worth your votes for the prestigious awards dedicated for the amazing women shaping the region. You can cast your votes on Cosmopolitan ME and click the tab for Cosmo Awards. Do share them with your friends and follow Cosmopolitan Magazine on their Instagram and Facebook!

Celebrating International Friendship Day at Zen The Spa

Zen The Spa in Al Ghurair Rayhaan Rotana

Happy International Friendship Day everyone! Who did you celebrate your friendship day with?

I'm not sure if I have mentioned it at all but I love bringing my roommies with me whenever I attend events. They are always one of my guests or 'plus one' - we are a package and I make sure that they enjoy what I get too. And if I can actually bring all four of them, I would!

Back to Short Hair, And I Don't Care

dubai lifestyle blogger Joy Caasi

Okay okay! This was supposed to go live for the weekend but I'm way too happy with my hair cut and I can't help but press the keyboard right away! If you've been following this blog, you know how I love sharing personal experience not because it's mandatory (an invite or paid post) but I think most of my readers find the things I share online helpful.

50 Shades Of Flamingos

Flamingo inspired outfit

3:00 am and experiencing jet-lag. I just arrived from Amsterland, Netherlands - a trip that has been kept a secret for awhile. From there I experienced another off the charts solo trip where I got to meet different people from different places. I think I missed my deadline, but hopefully this post can still count.


Beat My Summer

bikini swimwear

Hola friends and lovers and readers and what-nots! I know you missed me, and I do too! It has been a crazy month for all of us here in the sandy pit -  some enjoying the heat (already) and some are not.

Feels Like Spring

Spring inspired outfit

Quick break again from my #georgiatravelmoments , I am so loving and enjoying the spring feels here in sunny Dubai before it summer hits,  hello world!

Piknic Electronik Dubai - Season Ender 2016

music festival in Dubai

Before I flood the blog with several posts of my #georgiatravelmoments, let me quickly dump the photos we took from Piknic Electronik Dubai season ender 2016 that happened yesterday at The Address Montgomorie. This is just one of the many music festivals I have attended here and I'm loving how Dubai is adopting this trend from different countries all over the world.

Georgia, The Country Is REALLY Pretty

travelling to Georgia

Hello world! I'm back in Dubai and I've got loads of things to share about my solo trip to Georgia - not the state but the country which is somewhere near Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Redfest DXB 2016 Snaps

music festivals in Dubai

You might say that I'm too old for music festivals but the second live concert I ever attended here in the UAE was one hell of a fun! Redfest DXB 2016 is sure epic!

Shoe Gallery Opens In Yas Mall Abu Dhabi

shoe concept store

After Club Apparel opened their newest concept store in Yas Mall, I have an inkling that Abu Dhabi might soon be the next shopping destination of women in the UAE. Shoe Gallery is Level Shoe District's biggest competition and I think they will pull it off better.

Desert in December - Garage Giveaway Tour In Dubai

Garage clothing

I can't exactly describe how grateful I am to be part of something cool. The last quarter of my 2015 has been pretty busy (and was a hell of a roller coaster) but this one has to be shared because to be completely honest, events like this are something that I enjoy the most.

4 Other Things You Can Do Inside A Shoe Store In Dubai

not just a shoe store

Dubai spoiled us too much with splendid things. If you're a shopaholic, you definitely should go and visit this city because it has all the luxe and glam you'd be looking for - full package, with add ons.

Fitness First Golden Mile - The Palm Jumeirah

Fitness First Golden Mile The Palm Jumeirah

Meanwhile, a lot of my networks and friends reacted when they saw an IG post when I tagged Fitness First ME. Funny how people tend to stereotype photos of gym facilities. After all, being fit is not just about losing weight isn't it?