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Month: December 2010

LOOKING BACK AT 2010, LOOKING FORWARD TO 2011

The outgoing year has given me a lot of humbling experiences. Only my family and truest friends can attest that 2010 has been a tough year for me, financial-wise. I have been under the weather but nevertheless, I am so grateful to our good Lord for providing His blessings in critical times when I needed the most.  Huge decisions…

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TRAIN RIDE, HOTEL AND TWIN TOWERS

From Butterworth, Penang, we hopped on to train to Hogwarts… OK, so Rubeus Hagrid wasn’t there that midnight to meet us and we didn’t wait for the train at platform 9  3/4 but platform 2 from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur. 😀   The train ride (RM 34 per adult or USD 11  or PhP 473 and RM 21…

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OUR DAYS IN GENTING : PART TWO

OUR DAYS IN GENTING : PART ONE Disneyland meets Las Vegas on a smaller scale… that’s how they described Genting Highlands Resort on most online sites I’ve browsed when I was still planning to bring my family over to Malaysia.    During one of my Small Group Discussion sessions with our students, they’ve warned me that I might be disappointed with…

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HARRODS CAFE : CELEBRATORY INDULGENCE IN KUALA LUMPUR

Because it’s Christmas and everyone’s busy being generous and nice, by the time you read this post, we’re probably heading to the Kuala Lumpur-LCT airport to catch a flight back to Pinas or already enjoying the comforts of being home.  Few hours before Noche Buena, I brought my family to a special restaurant inside Suria-KLCC Shopping Complex to grab quick bites of what this London-based food…

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  May you and your family be blessed this holiday season and beyond. Maligayang Pasko po at Manigong Bagong Taon! 😀 ————————————————————————————-

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OUR DAYS IN GENTING : PART ONE

Saturday, 18 Dec 2010.  Around 3PM at the First World Hotel Tourist Package Counter, docgelo : Hello Miss. (hands in the reservation voucher and the number he secured from the lobby) hotel staff :  Sir, you have to wait for your number to be called. docgelo : Can you please check me in now; my…

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LAST FRIDAY AT GEORGETOWN

Friday night was a blast, at least for my family and I. It was the eve of our trip to Genting Highlands Resort, the so-called mini-Las Vegas-mini-Disneyland of Malaysia. Excitement ruled as I brought my wife and kid for an overnight stay in a budget-friendly hotel in Georgetown, Penang Island. “Wow, sosyal!” exclaimed Gabby soon…

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PRICELESS MOMENTS

If you’re following this humble site for some time now, you’ve probably read in my previous posts that I share a huge 2-storey-5-bedroom penthouse with 4 male Pinoy MD-lecturers who aren’t only my colleagues but my friends as well. Our appartment is located a stone-throw away from the bay and is within a well-off community…

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MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

After a loooong meeting at work way past lunch time today, my friend/colleague and housemate, Doc Ronnie showed me an online advertisement of a local bank here that made my blood boil. See for yourself… For heaven’s sake, this is discriminatory! Like many Pinoys back home and all over the globe, I take pride in…

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FAMILY’S FIRST FEAST in PENANG : DRAGON-i

It was already 11AM last Saturday when we arrived at our penthouse from Penang Airport. We only dropped off my wife and kid’s luggage and bags, took shower and off we went to my favorite mall in this part of Malaysia; where else but Queensbay Mall. Since it was already more than 2 hours past…

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