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Month: December 2011

CHRISTMAS BREAK 2011 DAY 5 : MALACANANG PALACE

Our Christmas Break 2011 Blog Series includes : En Route To Pinas Day 2 : Ulingan, Tondo Day 8 : Bisperas Ng Pasko Sa Ulingan —————————– *Disclaimer : I try to maintain my blog as an APOLITICAL one so this isn’t about views and opinions about any issue.  “How many times have you been inside…

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CHRISTMAS BREAK 2011 DAY 8 : BISPERAS NG PASKO SA ULINGAN

Our Christmas Break 2011 Blog Series includes : En Route To Pinas Day 2 : Ulingan, Tondo ————————– “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I was once lost but now am found. Was blind, but now I see.“ “T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.  And Grace, my…

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CHRISTMAS BREAK 2011 : EN ROUTE TO PINAS

*This blog series includes : Christmas Break 2011 Day 2 : ULINGAN, TONDO —————- 16 December 2011, Thursday night.  I arranged a pick up from our place in Butterworth to Penang International Airport via SMS with an Indian taxi cab driver whom we frequently call whenever we need a ride prior to departure and arrival. …

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CHRISTMAS BREAK 2011 DAY 2 : ULINGAN, TONDO

18 December, 2011. Sunday. 2nd day of our days off from work in Penang. *Arrival and Day 1 to follow. Prelude : People who have been chronically exposed to coal dust of about 15 to 2o years are at risk to develop COALWORKERS’ PNEUMOCONIOSIS also known as “black lung disease” which is a progressive and incurable disease.…

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RECYCLED GEMS

Never underestimate things from rubbish for you might find gold in them.  I told Gabby this while we walked our way towards Armenian Street in George Town after alighting the ferry from Jetty. The little-big boy, at first was puzzled until I simplified what it means. I was surprised when our 7-year-old wonder boy is…

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HONG KONG

How would you react if and when your weekend morning’s greeted by this message? I am a strong believer of the cliche that “best things in life are free!”  And you? That message simply made my Friday morning. I immediately emailed the sender and noticed her email address and company’s name are both from Malaysia.…

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NICOLE & CARLO

I’m not sure if Tina handled them under one of her classes in Nursing Skills Laboratory or perhaps in one of their rotations under her tutelage at the Operating Room but one thing’s definite, I became their lecturer in Medical-Surgical Nursing years ago. I remember tormenting challenging them daily to exert their best with no…

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KAPITAN

There must be something about Little India at the heart of George Town, Penang that irresistibly attracts me. Like most tourists who come here on foot or via riding a trishaw, we all find this spot uniquely charming.  Perhaps,  a thousand and one reasons include that Bollywood music being played in its loudest volume by…

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QUICK POST, BIG THANK YOU!

I am humbled and honored to be one of the 10 finalists under Best Personal Blog Category-National Level in this year’s Philippine Blog Awards.  Maraming Salamat po, PBA and to everyone who follows Beyond Toxicity. Congratulations to whoever will win this Saturday, December 3, 2011.  Win or lose, this is absolutely INSPIRING.

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