Beyond Toxicity @ docgelo.com
is the recipient of the Best Expat Malaysia My Second Home Blog Award
for two consecutive years
2012 and 2013 Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers’ Conference and Awards
held in Saloma Theater, Kuala Lumpur & Kuala Lumpur Convetion Centre respectively
awarded by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia.
Licensed General Physician from the Philippines.
International Award Winning Blogger.
Big Daddy to his son.
Dr. Angelo Nino M. Santos or Doc Gelo to his students and blog followers has always been passionate of what he does.
His blog, Beyond Toxicity is basically about giving reverence to life’s simple pleasures :
FAMILY, FOOD and FUN.
This blog documents mostly the priceless moments I share with my family- Tina and Gabby. Posts are taken from our simple pleasures to our daily hassles. From our dining adventures on our own table to various fascinating food places. It also chronicles our few travels and other interesting things in between.
I am a father, a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, a general physician, an educator and a blogger. I always try to wear my hats the best way possible.
I am always grateful whenever people find time to read my posts and somehow be inspired and motivated to do more positive things for themselves, their families, friends and communities.
I started blogging MAY 08, 2007 in friendster (oh yes, it was fs then prior to fb!) and transferred my posts to this platform 2 years after.
I’m a FAMILY MAN. I LOVE MY FAMILY. Cliche it may sound but MY LIFE ISN’T COMPLETE WITHOUT THEM. I am a father to my son Gabby who’s born on October 2004. I’m a loving husband to my ex-girlfriend Tina who’s also my personal-professional nurse (US-RN at that!). My wife and I were born in 1976 making us both astrologically dragons! I met her in med school after a year of anonymous texting and forwarding mushy messages to each other. We dated for 3 years and eventually got married and have been living a happy togetherness since then.
I’m a PHYSICIAN. I value my profession with or without active private practice. Medicine runs in my blood. Like others who are in the same playing field, I’ve dedicated a part of my life to studying healing both as an Art and Science and has viewed it as a devotion more than a lucrative career.
I am an ACCIDENTAL EDUCATOR. Four months prior to becoming a licensed physician, I am already a father & a lecturer. I have been teaching medical subjects and have been part of the academe & review centers for NCLEX-RN / NLE since November 2004. I was initially deviated into teaching rather than using my profession for a living because of an early domestic calling.
Unexpectedly, I enjoyed it. Teaching has been my second skin and have been good best at it. (Go ahead, ask my former Filipino students! *yabang!*). I have been successful in producing thousands of achievers and professionals who have been an inspiration not only to others but to me as well.
I am a FOODIE. I love eating, who doesn’t? I am so fascinated when food is served with so much efforts and impeccable taste! I like Filipino, Japanese, Italian, some Continental and Spanish dishes. I wish before my geriatric years, I can find time to learn how to cook-like-an-iron-chef. Perhaps I can enroll in culinary school as my son’s classmate in the future. :D Here’s to more gastronomic adventures!
I am a TRAVELER. I have an itchy feet for traveling. I always thank the good Lord for giving me the chance to experience USA (from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Fresno, Sequioia & Yosemite in California to hotels and casinos in Las Vegas), Tokyo, Japan, Hong Kong, Auckland, New Zealand, Bendar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darrusalam, Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Hat Yai, Thailand, Singapore, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Kelantan in Malaysia and still counting… My ULTIMATE DREAM VACATION is to experience EUROPE with my family someday.
I am a BLOGGER and this is my VIRTUAL HOME.
Welcome and enjoy the posts!