An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Made a Racist Joke

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Made a Racist Joke

  Last week, we Egyptians went head to head with Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations’ finale and lost. Shortly after our defeat, disgusting, racist posts from Egyptians that targeted Cameroonians took over the Internet. Needless to say, it struck a cord with me.   To the people who have “joked” that, as I’m Filipino, […]

Miss Universe Final Just Put All Eyes on This Dubai-Based Designer

Miss Universe Final Just Put All Eyes on This Dubai-Based Designer

Something big just happened for this Dubai designer! A new Miss Universe was crowned – France’s Iris Mittenaere walked away with the galactic crown, ending Filipina Pia Wurtzbach’s reign as the queen of the universe.   Couture IMPALPABLE DREAM moment…the Impalpable PIA Blue ball gown is inspired and my personal tribute to my best friend Albert Andrada who […]

Dubai Finally Gets Its Very First Female Uber Driver

Dubai Finally Gets Its Very First Female Uber Driver

Uber UAE just has hired its first female driver… and it’s about time, too. Fritzie Castro, 43, a Filipina that has been a Dubai resident for seven years. According to Khaleeji Times, she works the 4 am-4 pm shift, waking up six days a week at 2 am, then setting out and waiting in the […]

11 Filipino Restaurants in Dubai That You Need to Try

11 Filipino Restaurants in Dubai That You Need to Try

Filipino food truly offers something for everyone. You can enjoy crunchy lumpia, hearty lechon, sweet banana turon, and freshly prepared fish all in the same meal — and often on the same plate. There are ube-laced sweets and morning diners that showcase the Filipino love of the fried egg. From high-minded modern Filipino restaurants to […]

Sheikh Mohammed Launches Food Bank in UAE as Part of ‘Year of Giving’

Sheikh Mohammed Launches Food Bank in UAE as Part of ‘Year of Giving’

by Ahmed ElShehy

  Last month it was announced that 2017 is going to be the Year of Giving in the UAE, and they weren’t joking. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler has just declared via his Twitter account that a food bank will come to exist on […]

Maadi’s Little Manila Offers a Taste of Home for Filipinos in Cairo

Maadi’s Little Manila Offers a Taste of Home for Filipinos in Cairo

Her modest apartment stands a few steps away from the bustling Arab Street in Maadi. In a dire need to secure the financial stability of her son back home, she had given up her sheltered life in the Philippines 11 years ago then moved to Cairo a year after. “I was a certified accountant back […]

Pinoy! Egypt’s First Filipino Restaurant Opens in Maadi

Pinoy! Egypt’s First Filipino Restaurant Opens in Maadi

There’s no shortage of Asian restaurants in the city. We have Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and Indian places opening up on every corner every single freakin’ day! But what about Filipino? Well, the other day we were cruising around Maadi when we saw a big sign that read “Pinoy: Filipino Restaurant” on Road 263 and […]