Q: Why do you have so many grammatical errors on your blog?
A: Because I write too fast and click on the publish button right away. I don’t proofread and when I do, I feel so lazy to edit the post. Besides, last time I checked – it’s a free world.

Q: You always start something like a weekly post on your blog but don’t follow through, why is that?
A: Because I have an attention span of a two-year old and I get bored easily.

Q: Where was that photo on your Who’s Writing page taken?
A: Canal d’Amour in Corfu, Greece. Nice eh?

Q: Are you a cabin crew/flight attendant?

A: No.

Q: Then how are you able to finance your travels when you are so poor?
A: I work in the travel industry and I get free tickets and hotel discounts.

Q: How did you land a job in Dubai?
A: I was hired directly from the Philippines thru IPAMS, they’re great, they’re legit and won’t charge you for anything.

Q: How do you like Dubai?
A: It’s amazeballs! When it’s not summer or Ramadan. On a serious note, I am having the time of my life here since I am able to travel the world from here. 🙂

Q: When did you move to Dubai?

A: Been here since 2007.

Q: Is it true that in Dubai there’s an ATM machine for gold bars?
A: Yeah, I’ve seen one in Mall of the Emirates.

Q: What does your boyfriend think whenever you talk about him on your blogs and post his photos?

A: He hates it! But oh well, he learned that he’ll just have to deal with it.

Q: Where is your boyfriend from?
A: Greece.

Q: I posted a comment on one of your blogs, where is it?

A: Comments are moderated. It’s either you’re a spammer or you’re a pervert, that’s why you don’t see it.

Q: What’s up with Pinay Flying High as your site name?
A: Pinay is short for Filipina. Well I am Pinay and I want to believe that I’m flying high. So…. yeah?

Q: Why did you start this site?

A: Because my memory is so bad that I need to write everything down and I ran out of tissue papers.

Q: When did you start this blog?
A: Oh wow! I think around 2006. I’m not really sure anymore.

Q: So what is it exactly that you’re trying to achieve through this blog?
A: Well to be honest with you, nothing really. I mean I started the blog out of a hobby. I never really thought that other people will read and follow this apart from my mother. 🙂 It’s basically just to share my experiences here in Dubai and through my travels to other people who loves to travel and discover new things. Sometimes, I also rant here. It’s kinda like my outlet whenever I feel high or low. 😀

Q: Are you planning to monetize this blog?
A: I was planning on doing that but now, it’s not really my priority.

Q: I’m a Filipino and I’m planning to go to Europe, where and how do I start?
A: Apply for a Schengen Visa, if you’re planning to visit a Schengen country which I’m sure you are. 🙂

Q: Will you be able to help me with my holiday?
A: As long as you’re not expecting any forms of financial help, sure I will. 🙂

Q: Where can I reach you?
A: You can drop me a line: pinayflyinghigh@gmail.com

Q: Do you think you’re funny?
A: No.

Q: Do you believe in God?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you believe in love at first sight?

A: Are you a retard?

Q: Any last words?

A: Signomi, ala then milao elinika


  • Reply P and R September 9, 2019 at 17:37

    Did you marry the Greek mister for benefits of living in the UK? Because your not very pretty.. I think you have dug your way well…

  • Reply D1 January 31, 2019 at 06:07

    Hi everyone!!

    Can anyone advise how long does Greece visa application takes? and how often do they give visa. I have applied for tourist visa at the VFS abudhabi since 21st of January ’19 and still waiting for their response. Appreciate if you can advise.

    Also, am planning to apply and sponsor my husband and kid to travel with me. Please advise, if i can sponsor them since they are all on my UAE residence sponsorship. How much will i require to show the embassy in my account statement.

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  • Reply Noman Zamurrad November 8, 2018 at 10:58

    Hi Everyone, I am new to this site. Kindly if someone can help me with solid information. I want to visit Europe for only 4 to 5 days with my wife and 3 years old Son. Which Embassy is best to apply and how much bank statement i need. My Salary is AED 6000 and i am with the company since 3 years. i have bank statement which hold approximately 10,000 to 15,000 since few months. I will highly appreciate your kind response on this please. by the way i want to apply January as my annual leave will be in January. THANKS in Advance

  • Reply ALEXIS GONZALEZ June 15, 2018 at 05:19

    Stumbled across your blog today – I’m going to bookmark it for future reference. I love your writing style- to the point, relatable, honest, glass half full, with a hint of no fucks given . Keep the posts coming! Wishing you more free time to pursue your travels!

  • Reply Arzo Travels January 16, 2017 at 10:48

    hehe. Love the answers (and questions) and as a huge fan of sarcasm and black humor I laughed a lot (though: from a point of political correctness I should add that “retard” is not a good word, haha).

    • Reply Pinay Flying High January 28, 2017 at 09:27

      True, I wrote this when I was young and stupid. I should edit this post. Lol.
      How in the world did you get to this page? :p

  • Reply Sabrina Sears November 10, 2016 at 21:03

    In your opinion, is it worth the risk to live as an unmarried couple in Dubai?

  • Reply Sabrina Sears November 10, 2016 at 21:02

    In your opinion is it worth the risk to live as an unmarried couple in Dubai?

  • Reply Mariam September 21, 2016 at 09:27

    How much it will cost for Syrians on UAE to get Schengen visa.

  • Reply Andrew September 10, 2016 at 14:55

    Does a Filipino living and working in UAE need a visa for Oman

  • Reply usman September 6, 2016 at 11:49

    its me usman munir use to be live in England ( London) its a beautiful city i love but now i m Dubai and working here as an admin director from last 6 months. i m just come back from Bangkok, Malaysia, Singapore.
    now i m thinking to apply for schengen visa, in this regard i need more information thats why i m kindly request to you please activate your blog, i want to update and get the info which embassy or giving visa easily from dubai.

    i m kindly request to you please give me the advice what is good for me to apply it and in which embassy my monthly salary is 9,500 aed with my bank statements 25k and here in uae 6 months. should i wait for few more months or apply it now

    i m really worried please please give me the advice wait more then apply it or apply it now

    kindly request to you please please

    • Reply Noman Zamurrad November 10, 2018 at 06:35

      Hi Everyone

      I am living in Dubai since 3 years, i am planning to apply my visa for Europe with my wife and 3 years old son only for 4/5 days trip. Can you please let me know which embassy is good in giving visas and also how much bank statement do i need, my designation is Marketing Manager and my salary is 6000 and i have from 10,000 to 15,000 DHS saved in my account since few months.

      Thanks in advance for your kind help.

  • Reply Christina September 5, 2016 at 08:44

    you’re giving me hope to achieve my DREAMS!

  • Reply Jen January 9, 2014 at 06:21

    Haha, this was funny!

  • Reply somestupidusername October 14, 2013 at 15:17

    Your exuberant style of writing had a smile on my face the whole time I was reading your posts, your About Me, and this FAQ 😀 thank you!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High October 14, 2013 at 15:44

      Ohhh thank you very much for the kind words… I am always delighted to hear from fellow bloggers that I have somehow caught your attention. Lol. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  • Reply Ana September 21, 2013 at 14:06

    hi i’m currently working in Dubai and I know this is the wrong job for me. I’d love to travel and get discounted tickets and all, and i wouldn’t mind traveling off season.. can you give me hints on your job so maybe i can apply.. i know this is odd, i hate asking favors from strangers but i couldn’t stand this sedentary life any longer. hope to get some tips kabayan. thank!

  • Reply Jelkie August 30, 2013 at 16:40

    Best Q&A ever 😀

  • Reply Dulce June 12, 2013 at 23:14

    Haha superlike!! 🙂

  • Reply Mitzie Mee May 24, 2013 at 21:40

    Must be one of the funniest Q&A pages I’ve read for a long time!! *LOL* PS: What do the last words mean?

    • Reply Pinay Flying High May 24, 2013 at 21:46

      Ohhhh I’ve been meaning to update it but haven’t gotten around to it yet. :p LAst words mean: Sorry, I don’t speak Greek. :p

      By the way, welcome back to Dubai! 🙂

  • Reply Fatima J February 1, 2013 at 15:42

    Why have you stopped using Forkly?

    • Reply Pinay Flying High February 1, 2013 at 15:51

      Hi, I stopped it because I am now on foodspotting but I rarely use it too now. There’s too many social media to update and I can’t seem to keep up. 🙂 thank you for following, I will try to update it.

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