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Month: September 2010

THOUGHTS ON PAYDAY

Providing for my family may not be considered a JOB but it’s still my best WORK ever! It’s so inspiring to have reasons for work, for everything actually… I miss you, honey+gabby! ILOVEYOU! ————————————————<@ *photo above was taken last 30 March 2010 during Gabby’s Kindergarten graduation; my exact arrival date from Tokyo; it was the…

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PUTRAJAYA

23 September 2010, Thursday–My colleagues and I left our various condos in Butterworth at half hour past midnight after we’re fetched by the service bus assigned to us by the company.  We knew we’re in for another long trip!  We had our first Kuala Lumpur experience last August, that was the very first time I…

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SHALL I RUN ?

Admittedly, I am a bummer. 😀 My wife, my family, closest friends and relatives know that I am far from being sporty and athletics is not in my vocabulary.  I prefer to curl up in bed, do a DVD marathon, munch on something to delight my palate than get out under the sun and sweat. …

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BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE!

23 September 2010, Saturday –Weekend is the only time we get to unwind from our daily schedule and do things to keep our expats’ minds perfectly sane and  in full control of everything despite our my homesickness… For more than 7 hours, I and my housemates (who happen to be my colleagues & friends too)…

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TEACHING BEYOND BOOKS

Few days ago, I candidly post 2 shouts out in facebook (yes, it’s part of my limited virtual social life other than blogging & tweeting) and was impressed with the long thread it generated;  my 2 posts had 70 and 50 and still counting-comments from them. I asked my former Medical-Surgical Nursing students about their…

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NURTURING MINDS

If you must know, I never planned to become a medical lecturer ergo, I consider myself as an accidental educator.  Back in 2004, I only wanted to have a decent job to raise my newborn son and support my lovely wife.  But I eventually found myself enjoying the work that has become one of my…

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THIRTY FOUR

It’s my birthday today and it’s my very first away from home. Update : With only home-cooked spaghetti which was painstakingly prepared for hours to perfection by one of my housemate-friends, Alvin (salamat, sobra!) plus 3 medium tubs of sundae and some kiddie balloons, I had one of my most memorable lunches ever! In the…

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OUR SUPERSTAR PISCES EXPERIENCE

15 September 2010, Wednesday–Exactly 101 days before Christmas and 3 days prior to my big day, I had an experience of a lifetime! Four of my colleagues who are now my new found travel and shopping friends (read: GASTOS ito! ….note to self:  SAVE more Ringgit!) and I went on an overnight cruise within Malaysian…

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TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES

Dear Lord, My family and I cannot thank You enough for the downpour of blessings despite life’s challenges.  Our dad may have accidentally injured his left knee last weekend but we’re still grateful that his surgery yesterday became uneventful.  We pray that Your healing hands be laid upon him and may You lead him to…

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OUR SENTIMENTS EXACTLY

“Clarisse, kausap ko si Paul noong isang gabi. Sinabi niya sa akin na, malungkot siyang uuwi ng Pilipinas, hindi dahil sa magkakahiwalay kayo. Malungkot siyang uuwi ng Pilipinas dahil wala man lamang daw siyang dalang appliances.” “Pero sabi ko hindi, mali…mayroon kang iuuwi, Paul, mayroon….Iyon iyong SENSE of PRIDE mo para sa mga kababayan natin…

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