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10 EVENTS IN MY 10 YEARS OF BLOGGING

I always smile and cringe whenever I think of my first blog post. It was a very short narrative about my trip to Roxas City in Capiz (one of the southern provinces in my country, the Philippines). If you must know, I wrote about how sweet the mangoes I tasted from Guimaras; I briefly discussed…

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PRICELESS THINGS I LEARNED FROM LIVING AND TRAVELING IN MALAYSIA

When I first laid eyes on Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, I was mesmerised. It was almost dusk and the famous towers started to twinkle against the twilight. The adjectives that I learned from my English class in High School resurfaced in a blink and were redefined. The sight before me was iconic, magnificent, stunning…

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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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MEDINA OF FES, MOROCCO

Ammoniacal odor inside Guerniz Tannery from  lime and pigeon droppings used to soften the hides. Belgha : Finely crafted and colorful Moroccan slippers inside Medina of Fes. Photographed and printed on postcards, the Bab Boujaloud, the gateway a UNESCO Heritage Site. In retrospect, everything and everyone in Fes, Morocco was utterly interesting to a curious…

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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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MANILA | SEPTEMBER 2013

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” ~ George A. Moore A fruit stand in Jenny’s Rosario, Pasig City. Street scenes I saw when I secured Overseas Employment Certificate/Exit Clearance from POEA in EDSA. Chowking, Robinson’s Metroeast. I shared the table with my parents prior…

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SOMETHING ABOUT BARONG TAGALOG

It took me few days to bring my Barong Tagalog for its much needed dry cleaning to the laundry shop located just in front of the building of our appartment. I wore it proudly when I and my family graced the 2012 Malaysia International Tourism Blog Awards in Saloma Theater, Kuala Lumpur last May 8th. You all know by…

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3 YEARS IN A ROW

Looking at photographs of annual events makes me more reflective on how time flies so fast.  On my son’s photos taken from their preschool’s celebration of Linggo Ng Wika every August, it’s so apparent how he has grown from a cute and chubby boy to a charming little man now. On August 2008, Gabby who…

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KNOCK, KNOCK!

Doors of opportunities open at a given time, it’s up to us whether we enter or leave. I wasn’t ambivalent when the chance to work abroad came along about a couple of months back. I am dead sure to do the job that has been my passion despite the sacrifice of leaving my wife and…

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THUNDERBIRD RESORTS, LA UNION (part 2): FOOD PORN!

26 July 2010, Monday–THUNDERBIRD RESORTS, a Santorini-inspired piece of paradise in La Union, Philippines offers infinite possibilities.  Beyond its Mediterranean architecture and interiors that provides leisure and recreation, it’s a foodie’s heaven. I had the privilege of experiencing the world-class resort and savoring the food with 9 other passionate Filipino bloggers as we gave in…

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