Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Du Tuesday

du Tuesday

Buy 1 movie ticket and get 1 free on Tuesdays!
Enjoy 2 movie tickets for the price of 1 at VOX cinemas across the UAE every Tuesday.

How it works
  • Simply SMS the word "MOVIE" to 9979 from your du line.
  • You’ll receive a text ticket with your 2-for-1 coupon code valid for any VOX movie showing the upcoming Tuesday (or same day if you are sending this on a Tuesday).
  • Use your code to buy two tickets for the price of one at any VOX Cinemas online or in person.

Browse movies & book your movie tickets online now!

Visit to check out the latest movies and to book your du Tuesday movie online. You can also buy your 2-for1 du Tuesday tickets at any VOX Cinemas box office across the UAE. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dubai Tourism Dirham

Dubai Tourism Dirham

Further to the Executive Council Resolution No. (2) of 2014, regarding the introduction of the "Tourism Dirham" we would like to take this opportunity to inform all our customers about the main aspects of this resolution.
The Tourism Dirham is a minimal charge to be applied to the hotel guest, staying in any type of hotel establishment, including hotels, hotel apartments, guest houses and holiday homes.

This fee will be levied per occupied room night, and will be represented as a separate line item in the bill payable by the guest upon check-out. The Municipality charge and the service charge will not be levied on this fee.
The Tourism Dirham will be introduced as of March 31st 2014 and the details of the fee structure are shown below:

Hotel Establishment Classification Category
Fee per Occupied Room per Night (in UAE Dirhams)

Five Star or Higher-Rated Hotel or Resort
Four Star Hotel or Resort
Three-Star Hotel or Resort
Two-Star Hotel
One Star Hotel/ Budget Hotel
Deluxe Hotel Apartment
Superior Hotel Apartment
Standard Hotel Apartment
Guest House
Deluxe Holiday Home
Standard Holiday Home


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Eliminating Cancer

A forwarded email from a colleague caught my interest and I would like to share the information with you.

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1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.
3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to STARVE the cancer cells by not feeding it with foods it needs to multiple.
What cancer cells feed on:
(a) Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Note: Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt. | (b) Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells will starved. | (c) Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer. | (d) A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C). | (e) Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water–best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines will become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.
Anger, unforgiving and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Inspiring Story

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I received another story forwarded by my lovely sister Lorie from Japan.  It gave me goose bumps so I want to share it here in my blog.

"One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry.  He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house.  However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water.  She thought he looked hungry so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you?"

"You don't owe me anything," she replied "Mother has taught us never to accept payment for a kindness."

He said... "Then I thank you from my heart."

As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt; stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.

Years later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation.  When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her.  He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case.

After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval.  He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally, she looked, and something caught her attention on the side as she read these words......

"Paid in full with one glass of milk." (Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.

Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You,GOD, that Your love has spread abroad through human hearts and hands."

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Add your contacts to autocomplete in Outlook

Did you recently buy a new computer and transferred all your emails but when you type a name into a new email the contact you want does not automatically show?  It is called autocomplete in Outlook.

If you transferred all your contacts from the old computer successfully, you can easily restore your autocomplete list by creating a new email and adding all emails in your contact list in the to: field.  You do not have to send the email.  Just close it and open a new email and try typing one email address which is in your contacts.

Sometimes we mistype the email address and it shows in the autocomplete list.  To delete the wrong email, just use the arrow key to go to the wrong email and press delete.  In Outlook 2010, you can put your mouse over the wrong email, an X mark will appear after the wrong email.  Just click X to delete the wrong email.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Help Typhoon Pablo Victims

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For people who are into charity, please take note of the details of the organizations below who are trying to help our fellow Pinoys who got hit by the recent natural calamity.

For donations : 

UAE Exchange Money Transfer - a Leading Money Transfer (Company), affiliate in assisting to send all donations for the Super Typhoon Pablo/Bapho(International Name) Victim and Areas affected. 

Alagang Kapatid Foundation, INC.
email address :
BankAccount : Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc. 
CITI Bank Peso Account : 0757138018 
Swift Code : CITIPHMX 
Dollar Account : 0757138026
Swift Code : CITIPHMX

Philippine Embassy (Abu Dhabi)
Philippine Consulate (Dubai)

Catholic Churches:
St. Mary's (Dubai)
St. Anthony(Abu Dhabi)
St. Franciss (Jebel Ali)

For updates and more details, visit

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Every now and then, I receive job announcements via BBM.  Please click "Read More" to check the job vacancies and if you qualify.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

How to make money online

I was recently intrigued by a post for online money making by one of my friends.  She used Linkedin to contact online friends and ask them to click on the link.

I checked the website and made my own account.  And posted the link on my facebook account.

If you click on the link, I will get US$0.10 for every valid click.  At the moment, I have US$0.40 only.

The catch is that you will need around 3,000 clicks before you can withdraw the accumulated amount of US$300.00.  Paypal is used to get the affiliate commission.

I am currently getting money from some affiliates accounts and Google Adsense.  I tried affiliate program recently but has not received a single penny yet.  Maybe I am doing it wrong.

So I may have to wait until next year to find out if this stuff works or not.  Meanwhile, ClickBank and Commission Junction are two other affiliate programs which interest me recently.

For other ways on how to make money online, please visit my other website at

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Problem with Smart Refund

I am very disappointed with Smart.  When I went back home, I encouraged my niece to use a blackberry so that we can communicate more often through bb messenger and social networking.  Since we were using Smartbro, she opted to use smart SIM.  I gave her my old blackberry and tested it for 1 DAY.  The Blackberry was functioning perfectly.  The next day after the subscription for 1 day expired, I asked her to subscribe for the monthly Social Networking plan that Smart offers.  The amount of Php 300 was deducted from her prepaid balance but her BB service was not restored.  We did all the settings needed and even did a battery pull but the BB service was not there.  We opted to go to a smart service center in Bulacan.  The attending staff showed us that she was not subscribed to the monthly plan so we showed her the acknowledgement sms from smart deducting the Php300 and acknowledging that she was subscribed to the monthly plan.  She said that she will just put a request to REFUND our Php 300.  She gave us a ref number:  SR#345422436.  That was in May 2011.  We waited for the refund but got tired waiting and called to follow up.  On the phone, they are saying that the refund cannot be made while the blackberry service is on.  We have to wait for it to expire on June06,2011 before we can receive the refund and that the request was already forwarded to the proper department for processing.  I had to go back to Dubai for work and left my niece to follow up on the refund.  She was very busy with school and our mother is having weekly dialysis, twice a week actually.  But before i left i was able to call smart and they assured me that the refund will be made.  I called last June 01, 2011 around 12:56pm and talked to Naty of Smart.  She said I have nothing to worry since we have the reference number SR#345422436.  Last week I called my niece and asked her about the refund, she said that Smart did not give back the refund and the staff at the Sta. Lucia branch is saying that "masyado nang matagal ito, hindi na namin puedeng i-refund"!  I want to ask what do we need to do?  We spent more than Php300 processing the refund but this is no longer about the money.  It is a matter of principle.  SMART CANNOT STEAL OUR MONEY THIS WAY!  Is this an isolated case?  Kindly let me know what has happened.  I might have missed something but I definitely did not misunderstood Smart Staffs when they assured me that we will get our money back because it was their mistake anyways.  If it was our mistake I will not pursue this.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Du Business Circle Plan SMS Rate

I have been enjoying the older technology of sms lately.  I was assuming that under DU's Business Circle Plan, sms between people in the circle is free.  I was wrong.

DU has been charging 18 Fils for each sms I send.  Though calls are free, I feel that some situation is better to be "texted" rather than to talk over the phone. :-)

This plan reminds me of Unli plans in the Philippines.  The only difference, your circle is bigger.  You get unlimited service if you contact someone using the same telephone network.  It would be great if DU can offer the same promos here in Dubai.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Do you get bad thoughts after church?

Father's sermon included anecdotes about what happens after church. Here are some thoughts shared during the mass.

• Do you get angry at the parking lot because the other car parked too close?

• What you eat is what you become.

• What do we do after receiving Jesus Christ?

• We should be aware that Jesus is always present with us, so that we will feel good.

• Can i become more Christ-like after receiving the body of Jesus all these times?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

How to transfer load from one mobile to another in Du

We have a business circle plan in the office which automatically load AED50 to my mobile. However, I am not able to use this load because I have another line with free local and international calls. So I usually transfer the load to my other mobile and use it for my daily blackberry social renewal. I simply dial *121*055number*amount*amount*055number*1# and press send.

Several prompt will come to confirm the mobile number, amount and type of transfer. I usually choose "more time" instead of "more credit".

If you have further inquiries, it is best to visit the official website of Du Telecom at

Friday, July 20, 2012

"uT Toolbar Client has requested access to BitTorrent" Annoying Pop up Problem

uT Toolbar Client Pop Up Problem
People around the world share files using the torrent system.  I use Bit Torrent as a personal preference because it is free to download from ( and works fast on my laptop.  However, when I upgraded to Bit Torrent 7.6.1, I started getting a pop up which says: "uT Toolbar Client has requested access to BitTorrent. Do you want to allow access? If you did not initiate this request, press NO"

I clicked NO for several days and it still keep popping up.  I tried clicking YES and uninstall it from the Control Panel but it still keeps popping up!  Until I decided to search the web and found the answer in

Guest_slim_* says in the forum:  "Try going into control panel and uninstalling the BitTorrentBar - I just did this and it has not affected the performance of BitTorrent itself. You then need to go into your browser and delete this toolbar (eg in Chrome you need to go to settings/extensions to do this) "

Problem solved!  Now I can download my favorite files in peace.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How to deactivate du voicemail?

My new iPhone came with a free voicemail which i do not wanted. It was very difficult to find in the web how to cancel this feature. After being frustrated and failing to find any answer online, i decided to call 155. It turned out to be very easy to deactivate du voicemail box. Just dial ##002# and press send. This will cancel all forwarding features of your mobile.