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Month: April 2011

COOLERS FROM PENANG

This is our very first time to spend summer abroad; although Penang and Manila share similarities under one tropical sun, my family and I still miss some things about this time of the year in the Philippines – from going to Baguio or Tagaytay Cities, to our beautiful beaches, to taking a few week break from work (or for Gabby,…

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EAT.SMILE.SWIM

The 2 storey-5 bedroom penthouse at this appartment has been our temporary home in Penang for the past 8 months (but for my wife and kid, only after they’ve arrived last mid March). Although Tina, Gabby and I are extremely excited to transfer to our “new home” before the month of July ends (oh yes, we…

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SCENES FROM OUR FIRST EASTER IN PENANG

We usually celebrate Easter in the Philippines by waking up before dawn to attend the very early morning mass and witness the Salubong (restaging of the scene where Jesus Christ first saw Mother Mary after His Resurrection; little girls dressed as angels lift the black veil as symbol of mourning from the image of the Blessed…

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CHOCOLATES ON GOOD FRIDAY

I am not complaining but as a Catholic, I consider working during Holy Week particularly last Maundy Thursday and Good Friday as one of my atypical experiences to date.  The fact that I have been exposed to  several activities like watching and at time, participating in religious procession in Marikina City, and to my wife’s family tradition of chanting the Lord’s Passion or pabasa…

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BLOG HOLIDAY

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” -John 8:7 This blog will have a weeklong holiday and will be back on Easter Sunday. The author, like any sinners would need to repent for his wrong doings, would pray for people he has wronged and would reflect and learn lessons from his and others’ mistakes. He fervently…

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REUNION IN PENANG

He knows I would not underestimate him but I realized that strolling and hopping on and off buses and cabs in foreign shores with him actually came in too early than I’ve imagined.   If you must know, Rob of Sensory Replays and I (with our closest friends) have known each other since 1993, when we began our college years in Far Eastern University. He’s…

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NOT YOUR ORDINARY PLATE

Blame it on the unconventional kick of the appetite to try something beyond the favorite fast food joint and usual home cooking. I found myself with my wife, Tina and our 6-year-old son, Gabby seated in front of a food stall in the hawkers’ center of Gurney Drive, ordering a spiky horny shells called Siput Duri… In the…

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BLOG CONTEST 2011

My own universe will be celebrating its 4th birthday (it’s my blog 4th anniversary!) and you are invited to join this simple-all-for-fun-contest. Mechanics and the prize ->[HERE]. Maraming Salamat po! Terima Kasih from Penang, Malaysia! 😀 *clap, clap*

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AMIDST LUSH GREENS, GOOD FOOD & MOSQUITO BITES

If there’s one thing I love about weekend, it’s the opportunity to escape from my daily routine. The freedom of having time to relax, sleep all day or be in another place -inside the church where I find my weekly dose of peace of mind while attending anticipated Holy Mass, or being in my favorite coffee shop or in bookstore browsing and sniffing books, inside the…

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LOVE KO ‘TO!

Dahil walang Jollibee dito : At Mcdonald’s Prangin Mall, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang… Life is so much better with hamburger,chicken nuggets and french fries, is it not? haha And family loving too! naks! 😀 What are your plans for the weekend? Have fun and be safe!

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