Saturday, January 31, 2009


Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA), a federal government organization created a single national identity card for the UAE nationals, GCC citizens living in UAE and other UAE residents. Instead of having all multiple identity cards like driving license, work permits, employee cards and passports; they made this UAE ID card good for as one valid ID card. The validity of the UAE ID Card is as follows: You must be either a UAE national, a GCC citizen working or residing in the UAE or a UAE resident and above 15 years of age. The card is valid for lifetime for nationals (with renewal every five years) and validity for other residents depends on the validity of the visa. However, the same card can be used, once the residence visa is renewed.

For the workers no need to worry about the payment because the employers must bear the cost of the national ID card for their workers, according to labour officials. “Under the labour law, employers must bear all charges for governmental transactions for their workers,” an official explained. “The ID card will eventually replace the labour card whose cost is borne by the employer.” UAE ID card is mandatory for all the UAE residents and for those residents living in the UAE who don’t have the new cards by the end of 2010 will be considered illegal. And their employers will be penalized.

So in that case our management brings us by batch to the Emirates Identity Authority office in Fujairah to register our names there. We went their last Tuesday that was January 27, 2009 around 9:00 o’clock we are 15 all in all in the first batch of employees. But so sad to heard that we will pay the fee charge of that UAE ID card the payment will be charge in our salary. As I read this law can I tell our management about these things? Or no need because I know they knew it already they just need their employees to shoulder the burden instead of them. What is this? *sigh*

Annual Staff Party

Last January 18 we had our annual staff party and the venue for our party is in the Ocean View Bar one of our outlet in our Hotel *sigh* how cheap hehehe. The party started around 12 in the midnight why midnight? Because that’s the time all of the staff finished their duty harharhar. The party is quiet okay I enjoyed a little bit the food is great the Chef knows well our taste hehehe. The management also prepared for a raffle draw for all the staff. Unfortunately hehehe my precious name wasn’t called for the raffle draw better luck next time Charisse harharhar. My two room mate was luck that day their name was called one received MP3 player and the other got a MP3 speaker. We also have a presentation through nationality Filipinos, Indians and Bangali. These nationalities did their best to show their talents to the staff party. And of course we Filipinos did the best presentation among other nationalities proud to be Pinoy. The staff party ended out well, around 3:30 in the morning we finished the party. After the party all the staff back to their barracks again hehehe.

These are our pictures during our staff party

Proud to be PINOY

w/ our Gen Mngr

different nationalities

ai gutom....

yours truly heheh

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Christmas and New Year 2009

Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year guys! My Christmas & New Year here in UAE was not so happy compared last year. *sigh* I’m not with my loved ones but what will I do life must go on. In the 24th eve all Christian employees went to the Fujairah Church to hear the gospel of the priest in the season of love which is the birth of our Christ. In the church you can saw different nationality but most of them are Filipinos and Indians. When I saw our Indian sisters whew I’m so amazed of their dresses and gold accessories as my Indian friend told me that when they will go to church they wear their very elegant dresses.

As the ceremony continues I feel that I’m alone where I’m surrounded with the strange people and only God and I. I have already a teary eye when the ceremony starts and as we sang the Our Father I didn’t control it anymore and I started to cry as the song finished not only me crying my co-employee also have a teary eye *sigh* how we miss our loved ones back home.

After the mass as we arrived in the compound I opened my laptop and go online to greet my loved ones a Merry Christmas. We have a small party also we exchange gifts, we prepare foods and drinks. As the party finished we chatted with my fiancĂ©e, again I cried *sigh* I really miss him so much even though we chat everyday but that day it’s a very special day but too bad we’re too apart.

Welcoming the year 2009 for me it’s an ordinary day and quiet busy because I’m in graveyard duty that time. We have a Gala Dinner to our in house guest, we did raffle promo for them and the Filipino band is there to entertain our guest. The party turns at well all guests are very happy celebrating their New Year. I just hope and pray that this year we have an abundant year in the year of the Ox.

Some of our pictures during Christmas and New Year:

Going back to the compound after the mass


During our Christmas party

Merry Christmas guys!

During Gala Dinner one of our guest

Ate Angie and me w/ our guest