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ORIGINAL WINGS & RINGS | DUBAI’S NEWEST TASTEFUL BITES

THE STORY It doesn’t happen on a weekly basis that I get to spend Monday afternoon with engaging stories, crunchiest onion rings, loud laughs, delightful burgers, thirst-quenching cocktails, interesting gyros, sublime desserts and best buffalo wings ever! THE CAST (from left to right) – Maria, Cleo, Xaviera, Ron and Jessica. They’re a bunch of young,…

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CLAW BBQ | DUBAI’S FAVORITE AMERICAN BARBECUE AND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

In my utterly perplexing starting-over-again-phase-of-new-life in Dubai, I devote my weekdays to work and anticipate to celebrate weekends or at least my days off the best way possible. At times, I go to the mall, the shores, or other places where my camera, my taste buds and my feet could accompany me. I take efforts…

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SINGAPORE | THE ELIZABETH HOTEL EXPERIENCE

Allow me to begin this post by commending the Reception staff of The Elizabeth Hotel in Singapore by the name of Bernard.  That guy needs an applause, a promotion, a salary raise or perhaps, even an award for Best Hotel Service or whatever appropriate title, in my own opinion. Why? Picture this – We had…

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HOW DO YOU SAY GOODBYE TO MALAYSIA?

Prayer Pavilion, Khoo kongsi, George Town, Penang After three years, two months and a few more weeks,  how do you say goodbye to the most unforgettable days of your life? How do you say goodbye to the country who welcomed you with open arms, despite you’re initially clueless about her, except for the image of…

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PATAN : THE CITY OF FINE ARTS IN NEPAL

Chyasim Deval Krishna Hindu Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Nepal. Comparable to those in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, Patan Durbar Square is poetic, almost lyrical.  Its unique medieval charm emanating from ornately carved and beautifully built 16th and 17th century-old temples, impressive palace, museum with lovely and expansive courtyards, could seduce any first-time-visitor effortlessly. Most picturesque corners offer an alluring venue where…

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OUR UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY FROM MALAYSIA TO NEPAL

Nothing is more amazing than making decisions that unexpectedly leads to memorable and meaningful experiences.  Our journey from Malaysia to Nepal officially began when my wife, Tina gave her elusive green light to travel with me and our 8-year-old-son, Gabby to Kathmandu, Nepal from our current home base in Penang.  It came dramatically after I already considered…

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WINE & DINE BUFFET DINNER AT SARKIES, E&O HOTEL PENANG

I’m no food and wine connoisseur but I absolutely trust my senses and personal favorites. I’m also proud that my young and beautiful family acquired their very own personal preferences. We’re all grateful for the chance to experience again, another delightful challenge to our taste buds and appetites.  Last weekend, July 6th, 2013, Saturday, we went back to Eastern & Oriental…

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HALF YEAR REPLAY : 2013

Looking back could strain the neck literally, but not when you realize that you have so much pleasant memories to be grateful for! When I painstakingly bent backward over my blog posts in the past 6 months, everything gradually flash back. The places we visited. The food we enjoyed. The people we met. The moments we experienced.  It has been an overwhelming six months…

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JUNE 15, 2013 : ONE OF OUR HAPPIEST SATURDAYS

Malacca Strait & George Town, Penang viewed from our little balcony last June 13, ’13, Thursday. Two days before the Father’s Day weekend, Tina and I arrived home from our office, Gabby from school at late afternoon. We were all greeted by gusty winds and big waves from the Malacca Strait via our little balcony at our 11th floor…

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INSPIRING SINGAPORE 05/24/2013

Memories of not so distant past. Singapore Food Trail, Singapore Flyer. En route to board Singapore Flyer.  Photo taken by my lovely wife, Tina. Years before 2010, I never expected to experience Singapore, neither I thought I’d set foot on one of the most expensive cities until chance made it possible to go in and out of the Lion…

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