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PETRA, JORDAN | REMARKABLE STEPS AND UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES

Petra, Jordan. One of the Seven Wonders of the World. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.  In this age when everything is measured in gigabyte memories and digital apps, I cherish experiencing places such as Petra that  left me in awe and gifted me with vivid moments to remember for as long as I live. THE…

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : MASTERPIECE

My family and I will soon discover a place that’s absolutely new to us. Where heritage and tradition run deep. Where multi-ethnic cultures seem frozen in time. A valley where finest MASTERPIECES of religious, and ancient Newari architecture are considered treasures for the whole world to appreciate.  We’re hoping to meet people and make new friends along the journey.…

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COUNTING BLESSINGS ON MY 6TH BLOGGING YEAR

08 May 2013. Wednesday. Beyond Toxicity @ docgelo.com officially turns 6 years old today! *applause! applause! bow!* I’m not throwing any blog contest or giveaways but simply celebrating it with sincerest gratitude to my few loyal readers particularly those who have been writing comments on my posts through the years unconditionally. Thank you very much! Maraming salamat po! Terima Kasih! Xie xie!…

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LEGO LOVE

Here are some of Gabby’s treasures… He got most of them as gifts. Those Lego Star Wars came from his maternal grandfather and that Buzz Light Year Lego watch was given by a generous travel buddy in Hong Kong, February of this year while some pieces were bought by his loving parents. Lego reminds me of childhood; I grew…

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KAPANAPANABIK!

Can I just shout out that this email made me so thrilled to look forward to the next issue of Lonely Planet ASIA magazine July/August issue? (click screen capture to enlarge) I am one of the avid readers of Lonely Planet Asia magazine; in fact, I was just reading their May/June issue that features London, NYC…

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RANDOM THOUGHTS : FIRST OF JUNE

En route to one part of the island, I captured this advertisement mounted on grab handles in a commuter bus that Tina and I ride daily, the Rapid Penang Bus. It says EAT. PLAY. LOVE. For a moment, it made me wonder whatever happend to PRAY? I answered my own query in thinking that Straits Quay is one of those premiere residences in…

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OUR HONG KONG DISNEYLAND TRIP 2012 : GLORIOUS DAY 2

18 February 2012, Saturday.  Tina, Gabby and I woke up early from one of our restful sleeps in Disney’s Hollywood Hotel and excitedly prepared for our Day 2 in the Happiest Place on Earth!  It turned out to be  glorious! From Disney’s Hollywood Hotel, we hopped on the resort’s shuttle bus and headed to Hong…

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REVISITING HONG KONG DISNEYLAND VERY SOON!

Excited is an understatement to describe how Tina, Gabby and I actually feel about our upcoming trip to HONG KONG DISNEYLAND!  The wonderful anticipation to revisit the whimsical kiddie’s paradise heightens as days go by! Who would not be thrilled to return to the “Happiest place on Earth” with no less than the most important…

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4 BUDDHIST TEMPLES AND A DAM IN 1 DAY

There’s no perfect day to visit Buddhist temples but on Chinese New Year. Why? “Let the smoke from the burning incense cleanse away the old bad luck. Let Budda and Quan Yin Bodhisattva bless you with the new good luck. Let your heart open for new friends and happiness. Let yourself meet the people, whom you care,…

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10 THINGS I HAVE NOT DONE BEFORE

One of my friends of 18 years and counting, and the same person who introduced me to the world of blogging, Rob of Sensory Replays (to quote his verb-) urged his fellow bloggers to do a post similar with his.  He even required everyone who will follow suit to name the entry “10 things I have not done…

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