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THE FILIPINO TIMES AWARDS 2017

The Filipino Times Awards 2017 held in the tallest hotel in the world, JW Marriott Marquis located at the heart of Dubai was a success last Friday, 11th August 2017! It was well attended by no less than the Philippines Ambassador to the UAE, Constancio Vingno Jr., Philippines Consul General Paul Raymond Cortes, The Filipino Times…

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DUBAI : IFTAR BUFFET AT DUSIT THANI

Here are 10 reasons why I enjoyed Iftar Buffet this Ramadan Season at Dusit Thani Dubai. (1) More tasteful, more flavorful! This year’s Iftar buffet spread at Dusit Thani Dubai is so much better than last year’s. How did I know? I was fortunate to be invited to sample it 12 months ago. Has it…

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#TRAVELMEMORIES x BEYOND TOXICITY

Grateful. Ecstatic. Overwhelmed. Excited. Hopeful. Despite my pineal gland is fighting a good battle with Insomnia, because I need to stay awake for my responsibilities as I work on perpetual night shifts in an Award-winning-International-medical-insurance-company based in Dubai with branches worldwide, I cannot put into a single word the mixed emotions I’m currently experiencing as…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM BEYOND TOXICITY @ www.docgelo.com

Happy 2015 everyone! Let’s start the first day of the new year with love, hope, gratitude and positivity! I’d like to thank all those who religiously follow and read my blog. I’d also want to express my appreciation to those who follow my posts on Instagram (@iamdocgelo), Facebook (Gelo Santos), and Twitter (@docgelo), Maraming salamat…

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GOZO GARDEN RESTAURANT AT MILLENIUM AIRPORT HOTEL, DUBAI

When you’re in Dubai either for a brief stopover or a longer stay, you may want to drop by at one of the interesting and delicious hotel food and beverage outlets around – the Gozo Garden located at Millenium Airport Hotel.  I was lucky enough to be invited to experience their BBQ Themed Dinner Buffet…

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SAN JUAN CITY | PUNLAAN SCHOOL’S FUNDRAISING DINNER

I considered it as a special blessing to be invited to a humble place filled with inspiring and encouraging people. Few days before 25th January 2014, I received the invitation via phone call and email, and despite the short notice, I’m glad I never hesitated and gave it an instant green light. The event was…

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ANGONO | HIGANTES FESTIVAL & BALAW BALAW RESTAURANT

It only took me 20 minutes and twenty-two Philippine pesos on a single public-utility-jeepney ride from our place in Pasig City to reach Angono, Rizal.  Although it sounded quite near and convenient, I did not have any idea where to alight! I only remembered from what I googled, that the Higantes Festival parade would start at…

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INTRAMUROS, MANILA | 2013 GRAND MARIAN PROCESSION

“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of religion, and it is the spirit.” ~ Khalil Gibran Around 3PM, I rode the MRT train from Santolan Station all the way to its last stop in Recto, Manila. Strolled my…

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A WEEK AFTER THE STORM

After being home for 3 weeks from Penang, one of my former Malaysian students sent me a private message on facebook, and asked of our condition in the Philippines. He mentioned, they learned from CNN that our country was ravaged by the recent typhoon. Another Malaysian student expressed her concern about me and our family…

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SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI

With just a week to go to celebrate Hari Raya or Eid, Wishing all our Muslim students, colleagues, friends, and readers of this blog, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! Have a very meaningful celebration of Eid! 🙂  

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