Gratitude Journal with a Twist!

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Do you love writing journals?

I do! Or shall I say, I did!

My favorite TV show back in my High-school days was G-mik and Roni/Ronalisa (You’d know who she is if you are a fan… curious? this is her IG) used to write diaries. So as a teen and a trying hard writer (been really trying hard ever since… 🤣 hahaha) I took my own space and started writing diaries! Oh by the way – it was also in High school  that I read Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl – that inspired me to start the journalling too!

Fast forward 2010 ~ 2011 – I found myself less “emo”, so I started to drift away from this habit. I guess social media came and a love life too. 

So somehow my “me time” and my Dear Diary moment started to vanish. Until it was totally out. But, I still hoard notebooks of different shapes, size, designs and colors. I guess the teacher in me – still sinks in whenever I am in a bookstore/stationary shop.  I feel like I’m at home – I’m in my haven! 🙂 A part of me still have that “diarist”/journalist soul! 

Anyhow – I have started to make a new way of writing journals. As I continue to embark this “creative living lifestyle” I found that a habit I’ve “paused for a while” is worth keeping! – that is – – – 

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Having a notebook to write your thoughts, ideas and even keeping a Gratitude list!

Now, this post is about that GRATITUDE JOURNAL. . . .

(with a twist! – as the title says! hehe)

I started creating a journal or list of THANK YOU/GRATEFULNESS. The first entry went pretty well.

Day 2 – Another good one.

Day 3 – Still good

Day 4 /5 /6 /7 /8 – – – I suddenly started feeling like – oooppppsss!

What happened?

My list has become a copy and paste . . .

Then I heard in one podcast that I love listening – Happier by Gretchen Rubin! That keep at least 3 rather than just blurting out a looonnng list. Stay very specific and recognize even the smallest things that bring you joy!

So Let’s say:

 


Today, I am thankful for:

  1. Person – For that smile from a baby I met in the metro.
  2. An Achievement – For today’s safety travel.
  3. Something small – For that smell of a coffee that boosts my mood!

If you think this is the twist – – – well, not yet!

As I continue to explore podcasts, articles, blogs and other TV/Youtube shows on creativity, business, productivity and more – I landed on Marie Forleo’s Marie TV!

She once had a guest that describes similar habit/practice – but instead of simply writing the easy one (even if small and specific) – the guest mentioned that it is better if we take this into a step higher . . .

How?

He said, how about you write 3 things you are grateful in a “different perspective”.

Today, look at life on the other side of the coin.

Write 3 things that brings you stress, worries or something that is not positive. Oppppsss! Stay with me! The twist is here!

 

Let’s say:


Today, these things bring me a not so good moments:

  1. A Difficult Person at work/home/community (be specific) – he/she wont see this diary anyway.
  2. A bill I missed to pay.
  3. I was late at work/ for an appointment

Now, let’s do the twist!


Today, these things bring me a “not so good moment” BUT! On the other hand I learned to – –(Make them BOLD or underline them on your journal to emphasize that these are the one you are GRATEFUL for and not the stress/negativity.)

  1. For Example – John – he was difficult but I learned to extend more of my patience.
  2. A bill I missed to pay – I missed to pay this because I haven’t keep it on my notes/calendar/reminder list. So I learned to take note and mindful about it.
  3. I was late at work/ for an appointment – I learned to set an hour or 2 to make sure to be on time.

Vary your list on day to day basis. This exercise will allow you to be mindful of looking at the positive side of the story. Most of the time, we focus only on one side that we fail to see the brighter one.  

If one day, you find yourself not having any negative moments – then no need to make it with a twist. Go the simple way by just writing what is positive.

This is just an alternative.

Which I personally love and so I am sharing it!

 

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My journals through these years… 2013,  2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 

Stay positive.

 

Be blessed and be God’s blessings!

 

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TakeHome-ily: Open up for the Lord

From yesterday’s Gospel – I’d like to share a few reflections.

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Jesus reveals himself as the “bread of life”.  Majority of us have a hard time accepting this. But let us try to be open to the mysteries of God. Let us be open especially when it comes to our faith. 

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Kahit gaano ka ka-“ganda” (ang tao o bagay man) kapag sarado ka – hindi tutuloy sa atin ang biyaya ng Diyos. However good or beautiful you are (as a person/things/situation) if you are closed and not willing to share your life. You would not see the blessings of the Lord.

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Be OPEN for the LORD.

Open up – starting with these three concepts.

1 – Open up even your questions, even your doubts.

“Bulong ng bulong, kapag tinatanong ayaw naman mag open”. You keep on whispering/saying this and that – but when asked you don’t share and open up. Only to end up – you, start to share it to the wrong person causing it to become a “gossip”. Open it up to someone whom you think worth trusting and sharing. If you are a member of a community – open it to your servant/leaders or elders.

Open up not only your joys but even the dark sides of your life. Joy shared is happiness shared. Worries shared are lesser worries because someone else is praying for you.

 

 

2 – Open up and God will teach you

How will the Lord teach? Listen. Listen. Listen

Silent when written the opposite way is LISTEN. You can’t listen without silence. When you allow the avalanche of sounds and noise your emotions and thoughts – you might miss the message from God. A message that sometimes revealed through the silence of our heart. Stay open to silent moments. To prayer times – prayer time in just simply listening. Go to adoration chapels or have your silent prayer time.

 

 

3 – Be open that God is contemporary

Contemporarymeaning – belonging to or occurring in the present. (NOW. PRESENT HERE)

God is contemporary. He is present. He is with us. He is in our journey. He knows what we have; what’s our thoughts, our prayers and what’s in our heart.

Don’t look too far.

Don’t look far behind.

Because He is walking with us. He is here. He might even be using someone for you to open up. For you to share your life at. He could be the priest to whom you confess to. He could be that stranger in the metro, bus or somewhere else in an unexpected moment. Or He could simply be that family member, a brother/sister that both friendly or difficult to you. Step back and look at the situation in a new pair of eyes (the eyes of faith) – that God is contemporary. Everyday. Every. Moment.

 

 

By being open, just like opening your hand – you allow blessings to fall into it. You allow God to give you what you are supposed to receive.

Question: What is the “bread” that God is asking you to eat (or receive) today?

 

 

Whatever it is – look at it in the eyes of faith. Be open, be blessed and be God’s blessings!

 

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VW Series 001 – The SUN (Sunlight)

From VW Series Intro, comes series 001 – The SUN (or Sunlight)

Out of the original outline, I have personally came up with the concept of “how to take care a plant”… and thought of ways/words to compare it to the theme of being in a vineyard or farm. Questions like: how to make it grow? What will it take from being planted? to being pruned, rooted and eventually bear fruits…?

So I came up with these: the basics include the sun/sunlight, water, fertilizer and human. Praise God for guiding me and that I somehow managed to relate it similarly to the SFL Life verse from John 15.

This VW Series will now be focusing on these “remedy/cure” or ways on how to take care our own seeds: our spiritual needs.

Spiritual Need no. 1 : The Experience of the Healing & Empowering Love of God.

 

– Remedy –

SUN / Sunlight – aka GOD

 

How?

A. HOLY MASS

According to the latest survey – churchgoers tend to decline in the recent years. Majority of Catholics would opt to be  “Sunday Christians” and thus try to make Sundays (or Fridays for our case in the UAE) a date with God. Sunday/Friday Christian – how about the others days of our lives? A challenge to all Christians then is –  how are we going to maintain this relationship and commitment to Christ?

As much as possible, being physically present in the church is important – but in the event that you aren’t able, these Youtube channel will get us through:

Sambuhay TV Mass – they publish Sunday masses and other important mass days.

JesCom TV: The Word Exposed. Cardinal Antonio Tagle breaks down the First Reading, Second Reading & the Gospel + some reflections. 

Both channels also help us to get ready & be prepared once we are in the church. As they both give us ideas and overview on the day’s readings. But then again – let us all try to be in church and not just a TV/laptop viewer.

/// #InMyHeart💚 – In our case, we do both. A Saturday/Sunday mass + Sambuhay/The Word Exposed. 

 


B. PRAYER

Aside from our daily morning “Thank you Lord for this new day” and evening – “Thank you for today Lord”… do we actually spend time talking to Him? Are we able to protect that time to be with our creator? I’d like to suggest to find a time:

  • At least start with 5 minutes a day.
  • Put an alarm if necessary.
  • Show up and set it as another date/time with God.
  • From 5, build up to 10 minutes… Don’t know how to start? Use the ACTS method.

A – Adoration , open your prayer with adoration to God. Say your words of admiration for Him. That “Lord you are Great, you are faithful, you are a great provider” and more.
C – Contrition , follow it with a sorry – asking for forgiveness of our shortcomings, say: “Father, I am sorry for the things I failed to do for your glory. For missing the Sunday mass, for not following your commandments” . . . etc.
T – Thanksgiving. This time say your gratefulness. “Thank you Lord for this life. For my job, for the good health of my family” . . . and so on.
S – Supplication. Finally – here ask for the things you hope to have. Pray what your heart desires. “Lord, help me to be a good Christian, build my faith stronger. May you allow me to see you in every person I meet”. Or you may go specific with things like our daily needs. “Father please provide us with our daily food, keep my family safe”. . . 

And simply close it with Amen or a Glory be  . . .

/// #InMyHeart💚 – the Daily Gospel is a must – it has been a habit every since I joined the community. My very first social posts on social media is always about it. I get them on these links:

Kerygma Readings and Daily Gospel.

Make this a habit. Make this a daily affair not just when we need Him.

 

 


C. TEACHINGS/REFLECTIONS/RETREATS

Being in a community like CFFL (Catholics for Family & Life) or CFC-FFL gives us a constant session of teachings, reflections and retreats. It is indeed a blessing to be a part of this kind of family. There is joy in community life and there is a constant reminder of faith and love as we continue to grow in His vineyard.  So why not give community life a try?! 🙂

If you aren’t a member of a community yet – for sure our parish has some formation teachings – so why not grab that opportunity. Again, this one needs commitment for us to get nourished.,,, But if I am you – join CFFL 🙂

/// #InMyHeart💚 – I have been in the community for the past 8 and half or 9 years now and although it’s not one easy – bed of roses life – we chose to stay because we are patients that needs the Physician. In our early community days/years – we have literally followed the teachings by heart, even the hard ones. So far – God has been faithful ( I mean He is always faithful) – so probably _ I’ll just say and also  my constant prayer – is that Lord – may you see me and Kokobear faithful till the end of our days” Amen.

 

 

 


D. Other SPIRITUAL ACTIVITIES

  • D2 – Listen to the Radio/Podcasts :
    • Podcast: Catholic Answers  
    • FM Station : Spirit 105.3
  • D3 – Websites/FB/Youtube Channels/Pages :
    • Website: Catholicism Series 
    • Youtube & FB
      • Kape’t Pandasal,
      • Ascension Presents,
      • Jescom TV,
      • CFC-FFL Fliq Media,
      • Live Pure/ LP Tambayan
    • Pureflix (it’s a Netflix version of Faithbased movies and series)
    • and there are more to come… (Will keep this post updated.)
  • D4 – Books & Magazines
    • Tito Frank Padilla’s books: 40 days with Mary, Stories from Prison, Evangelization, 40 days of Servanthood, El Camino de Santiago, Fishers of Men and more.
    • CFFL The Vineyard Magazine (our Official Community magazine)
    • CCC (Book) – Catholicism of the Catholic Church
    • Why We are Catholic and other Catholic based books.
    • Of course – The BIBLE

/// #InMyHeart💚 – The above list are my personal list. 

All these will remain just an advise unless you ACT OUT! 🙂 Staying connected with God requires us to be faithful in being under the sun/sunlight for us to grow.
He is the sun. So we must keep on being shined upon his grace & love. Always, everyday & forever.

 

 

 

God bless,

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List of Christian Movies

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Yesterday, was the feast of St. Ignacio de Loyola and JesCom TV Youtube channel just played live his movie (with the same title) that was released in 2016. Coincidence or not – my thoughts keep on telling me to search for it yesterday and I end up watching the last 1/3 part of the movie. What a beautiful, inspiring and moving film! I can’t even find the exact words to describe it. I was in awe – my eyes watered. Now I wanna watch it from the top! (Crossing fingers to find the link)…


LINK OF THE TRAILER below… if you happen to know the full movie link, please share it 😀

IGNACIO DE LOYOLA (2016) TRAILER


And so therefore – I find it really important to share this list of Christian movies that is worth our time. There’s bunch and long long list of Christian Films that might not be on this list, but of course – it’s open for editing. 😉

This list has two (2) parts:

One (1) – movies that I have watched and then two (2) is another list of movies, I haven’t watch yet. 🙂

And – – – (cue in film clapper 🎬 ) in 3 – 2 – 1 – Action!

(Note: This list is on no particular order)

DONE WATCHING:

  1. Ignacio de Loyola (2016)
  2. Miracles from Heaven (my favorite Jennifer Garner is in this movie! ❤ )
  3. The Passion of Christ
  4. Son of God
  5. War Room
  6. Heaven is Real
  7. Silenced
  8. Risen
  9. Letters to God
  10. Facing the Giant
  11. Fireproof
  12. The Case for Christ
  13. God’s Not Dead 1 & 2
  14. Faith in Potatoes
  15. The Encounter
  16. The Encounter 2 (Lost Paradise)
  17. The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
  18. I can only Imagine
  19. PAUL: The Apostle of Christ
  20. The Letters (Mother Theresa’s Story)

📝 On the TO WATCH List 🙂

  1. Courageous
  2. A Question of Faith
  3. Where Hope Grows
  4. Woodlawn
  5. Touched by Grace
  6. Let There be Light
  7. Same Kind of Different as Me
  8. All Saints
  9. The Shack
  10. 90 Minutes in Heaven
  11. King’s Faith
  12. Faith’s Song
  13. Prayer Never Fails
  14. Only God Can
  15. What Dreams May Come (Robin Williams)
  16. Soul Surfer

I may forgot some of the other movies I’ve watched, so if you got something to add, let me know.

Will add it on my to watch list/done list.

Enjoy watching!

God bless!

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PS: I made this list as a part of the Resources page 🙂

VW Series Intro

OMG! A recent talk that I delivered for the CFFL-Singles for Family and Life – Dubai just gave me an idea for a new Blog Series to my FAITH-CFFL Category!

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VW means Vineyard Weekend. A pastoral track for the SFL (CFFL/CFC-Singles for Family & Life) 3 months after their Covenant Recollection.

Yesterday, I had the privilege to deliver talk no. 3 – Rooted in Christ and went over time with my talk that I felt I was in a hurry and didn’t give enough justice to my examples and recommendations.

So what’s the use of this blog if I can’t say it all! 🙂 haha now this idea came up! (ting ting ting! light bulb moment! 💡)

Disclaimer: VW Series is NOT a transcript of the talk. But if you want to get a copy/glimpse of that talk, check it out on my LinkedIn Slideshare account here.

 

VW series will be my personal inputs and recommendations of a certain topic related to this retreat. 

Now, my talk was about ROOTED in Christ.

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Being rooted in Christ means having a GOOD & STRONG FOUNDATION in our faith and being able to take good care of our Basic Spiritual Needs. 

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These needs will be the one that I will cover in this VW Series. VW Series 01 coming up!

This – – – happens to be just the intro. 🙂

 

God bless,

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CFFL/CFC Singles for Family & Life Dubai

This Week: Reminder

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Every person we meet in life is in a way or another a TEACHER. Some teaches us with the simple acts that will leave us thinking and wondering. Some teaches us lessons the hard way. #LearningToSeeWhatsTheLesson Click To Tweet

 

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Life's rejection is God's protection. #ABetterPlan Click To Tweet

 

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“Where can I run from your love? If I climb to heavens You are there”.
“If I fly to the sunrise or sail beyond the sea, Still I find you there”.

You Are Near, page 236, CFC-FFL Sound of Trumpets songbook”

#GodIsWithUs #LSS

 

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The above thoughts and reflections (also became my Facebook status) and tweetable are only three of the many “REMINDERS” God has bestowed upon me within this week. Made me think that there seemed to be a pattern for the whole 7 days. As I was contemplating on what to pray and be grateful for – for my nearly similar day-to-day housewife life, on a certain moment I get to be whispered by the Holy Spirit of these tap on the shoulder reminding me of these simple yet powerful prompts of God’s goodness. 

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He uses people to teach us something. 

There’s been a few encounters and I wanna share this simple one. I’m on in my 3rd week  love affair with Dubai Metro – a struggle to learn how to for a newbie Dubai resident like methat I even dreamt of this while I was on the airplane! When I saw 2 labourers asking for instructions where to go. They clearly had struggles. Good thing the person they asked was accommodating enough. Most people would snob them and probably ignore too. Thank God the man was helpful. Poor men, but then as one of the beatitudes in the scriptures says, “blessed are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of God.” This simple spectator moment got me thinking. To be better understand, deal nicely and look at them in the eyes of grace. Continue to care even when they are difficult to love.

 

Refused for a better one

Life has so many rejections. Lately I’ve been receiving a lot of it. To be specific, job application rejections. Month after month after month I have piled emails of refusal emails saying a I’m not qualified or in a better tense saying they have hired someone else. But then this quote clearly shouted in my head “Life’s Rejection is God’s Protection” and indeed proven. I have a story to tell. In perfect time I’d be sharing it. For now let’s just savor the fact that He has a better plan for whatever “NO” that life throws at us.

 

To cap the week, comes our household meeting where once again another nudge came in.

Hey, JM I’m with you!

Sounds like a lyrics of a song right? But it is more than that. So there goes the lyrics of the song YOU ARE NEAR. Wherever we go, we may look up or down or sideways – God is here.  He is with us. If only we look at life in the eyes of faith, we will recognize God in the simplest things. “There is beauty in the ordinary.” Where are you now? Is a very manifestation that He is with you – for life is still yours. Mornings are my favorite examples of God’s presence. Seemed ordinary but actually a glory.

I thought this will be short, ending me to write a not-so-little sharing… 🙂

So, last week? 16 – 22 June 2018 – is a #REMINDERSweek

 

What do you have in store for me this week Lord?

 

#ExcitingRevelations

#Faith

 

 

God bless you!

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How to process a Husband/Wife’s Visa in Dubai UAE

How to process a Husband/Wife’s Visa in Dubai UAE

(Guide for First Timers)

 

For 9 years, almost 95% of this blog has tagged Abu Dhabi because I’ve been a resident there for that period… But this year a change has come. As I bid goodbye to 2017, I also waved bye bye to Abu Dhabi and moved to Dubai for a new challenge and chapter of our life (collectively together with Kokobear!)

Yes, you read it right, starting now you’ll see more Dubai related blog posts and we are starting now!

I spent 5 months back home (in the Philippines) and waited for the transition that both Darrelle and I have where he will now become my visa sponsor. Ergo, I needed a husband’s visa. This is the process on how we did it; a guide for first timers. 🙂

 

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Step 1 – Prepare the documents for the Entry Permit Application (for Dependent/s)

Note: Sponsor = Your husband or wife

  1. Dependent’s Photo (original) – mandatory
  2. Dependent’s Passport (copy) – mandatory
  3. Sponsor’s (your husband or wife) Salary Certificate, Contract or Partnership Contract
  4. Tenancy Contract, Ejari with current DEWA Bill
  5. Sponsor’s Original Passport – mandatory
  6. Sponsor’s Residency Page – mandatory
  7. Sponsor’s IBAN Number
  8. Sponsor’s EID Card (Original) – mandatory
  9. Marriage Certificate (Original & attested)
  10. 3 months latest Bank Statement

Optional (Based on your needs)

  1. Mother’s/Father’s residency visa and passport for a child
  2. Unmarried Letter for parents sponsoring Daughter above 18 years old.

 

 


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Step 2 – Apply for ENTRY PERMIT – Proceed to AMER (They are the authorized Typing Centre)

Present these documents and they will open up your file in the system. Applying a new profile will cost 300/- AED. We did mine at IBN Battuta Mall AMER Center.

From the typing center takes 1-2 weeks to submit to the immigration. Once approved, an sms/email will be sent to your given information. An e-visa will then be released. So you’r wife/husband/child will be ready to fly.

Cost: 440/- AED

Suggestion: There is typing centre right in the same building of the Immigration Office at Manara Center, I suggest you do this process there, so that it would be easier to fix things up in case some missing files/documents are not in place.

 

 

On your dependent’s side on the other hand . . . will do step #3.


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Step 3 – Book a Flight Schedule and Fly.

In the airport, make sure to have with you your sponsor’s last OEC.

For Filipinos:

Keep these documents handy:

  1. Original & copy of your Marriage certificate,
  2. Your husband/wife’s latest OEC, (the payment receipt/ the exemption – whichever is applicable for him or her)
  3. Copy of Original working permit and contract.

These items will probably be checked by the Travel Tax Desk at he airport – before you can proceed to your assigned gate in the airport.

My Personal Experience: I took the Philippine Passport holder lane for Immigration since I am no longer an OFW – which at that time during my flight has a looonnng line of OFWs too!

No questions asked (probably because I’ve been an OFW for almost a decade now and just transferred the visa under my husband). Not even a question of how long we’ve been married or asking for a copy of our marriage certificate; nothing at all! All I did was give my passport, ticket, the copy of my Residence E-visa and the dreaded departure slip which causes the long, hassle and delay most of the time – (Sorry, excuse my complaining tone… hahah)

Once you arrive . . . proceed to the next step.


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Step 4 – Process the MEDICAL EXAMS, MEDICAL INSURANCE and EMIRATES ID 

A. Medical Exams – I did this right after I arrived, basically I arrived on a weekend so I did this process on the first work day – Sunday. This is blood and X-Ray.

Costs:

  • 345/- AED – Normal (2-3 days results)
  • 410/- AED – Result is within 48 hours

B. Emirates ID – I processed my medical exam in IBN Battuta which lucky an AMER station is avialble, so I went their and they informed me that I could process my Emirates ID side by side my Medical Insurance so that when both of them arrives, I will proceed directly to the Visa Stamping.

Cost:

  • 270 AED for 2 years
  • 370/- AED for 3 years (applicable for Government employee’s families)

 

C. Medical Insurance – This maybe shouldered by your husband/wife’s company so there is no need to worry. But for those who will be shelling it out from their own pocket, Amer has this service too. Just enquire and they will give your the options. Basic package usually starts at 1000++ AED.

 

 


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Step 5 – Finally, last 2 steps are Visa Stamping & Collection of Emirates ID.

Once above 3 are ready (Medical Results, Emirates ID application & Insurance Card), return to Amer and pay for Immigration/Visa Stamping.

Prepare these documents at hand.

a. A copy of all the mentioned documents above on Step 1

b. The Original Medical Insurance Card + 1 photo copy of it

c. Original Medical Exams Results

d. Original Emirates ID of the Sponsor (Original Passport may also be needed)

e. One more passport size photo.

Cost:

  • 430/- AED – Normal (2-3 days)
  • 510/- AED – Urgent (1 day) – 80 dirhams difference

 

This process will take another 2-3 days depending on your preferred payment. After the stamping comes you Emirates ID release! An SMS/email will also be sent to your mobile phone for the collection of your Emirates ID.

 

OVERALL

This is the breakdown of expenses (for my application)

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That’s it! I do hope this post can help you smoothen the process.

 

 

God bless,

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Meeting the demands of the 21st Century through dynamic learning.

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Meeting the demands of the 21st Century through dynamic learning.

 

There is no doubt that the 21st Century has indeed arrived. In everything that we do, developments in technology have, in one way or the other, helped improve the way we live.

All industries are experiencing massive changes in the way they do things. The so-called “4th Industrial Revolution,” deemed to revolutionize the way industries shape our world concerning new technological discoveries, is now happening. Innovations and advancements in technology, with words like “Artificial Intelligence,” “Nanotechnology,” “Bioengineering,” “Renewable Energy,” “Quantum Computing,” to name a few, have profound effects on the many facets of our lives that several years ago were deemed impossible. To be able to take advantage of all these developments, we need to start collaborating to form communities who would nurture each other and prepare the future generation for what the modern times bring.

Every era produces a wave of people with a different mindset. Education, as the pillar of what forms a society, has a critical role in making sure individuals are ready to maximize opportunities that the future holds. It can make nations thrive during era shifts by nurturing learners with the skills, talent, and mindset to push forward. While leveling up content, enhancing programs and techniques are essential, it is the active cooperation by different sectors to contribute to learning can the goal of preparing a fully equipped individual can be achieved.

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COLLABORATION IS KEY

No man is an island. That has never been truer especially when we talk about education. The call to assist in character building and information sharing to learners is no longer just limited to educational institutions and teachers. Families, communities, governments and private industries are encouraged to join this endeavor. Every touch point of a learner from the moment he or she wakes up at home, interaction and encounters that they have as they go through the routines of their day, their whole environment and ecosystem contribute to their growth. Through collaborative partnerships among different stakeholders, we may be able to supply a holistic learning experience that would equip future leaders and professionals with the foundation needed to make nations prosper in the 21st century and beyond.

 

RELEVANCE AND APPLICATION

While primary subjects are essential in the formation of a learner, it is in its application that real relevance is built. It is no longer enough to merely know the basics of the language, maths, and sciences. Current times call for students to apply these fundamental learnings to understand trends, political landscapes, global happenings, and economies. Higher levels of discussion are encouraged to apply theories learned to the practical realities.

 

CONTINUOUS SEARCH FOR INNOVATION

Learning never stops. Not just in the 21st century. Breakthroughs are being discovered every day that is in not enough to settle with the what we know today. Information is available everywhere and learners should be taught how to take advantage of it. The future generation should be equipped with the open-mindedness and critical thinking to process this readily available information through different mediums. Innovation and disruption are born from new ways of thinking. Students of today should be encouraged to do just that to be able to champion the 21st century.

 

That’s why Partnerships for 21st Century Learning (P21), a recognized global organization who aims to be the catalyst for 21st century learning, created the Framework for 21st Century Learning. It emphasizes that priority should be given to developing learning competencies such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. These learning proficiencies can prepare students for future challenges and opportunities that this new era brings. REX has continuously enhanced and leveled up to provide the right support to all partners – educational institutions, teachers, families, communities, individuals, and governments – so they can better assist students to meet the demands of current times. Efforts are currently being done to make each stakeholder understand their role in shaping the future generation beyond the four walls of the classroom. This is the future that the 21st century brings.

 

As REX continuously innovates and finds ways to assist in creating a set of ready generation for the future, it also poses a challenge to each today — how do you contribute to shaping the future generation? Find out more about the essentials of 21st-century learning and join us in the conversation. Visit www.21c.rexbookstore.ph.

 

 

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