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WHERE’S YOUR NEXT TRAVEL DESTINATION?

I am usually asked by people who know me and even random social media followers, “where’s your next travel destination?” Well, where do you think is the next best place for that much-needed break? Apparently, the world is so vast and there are so many beautiful destinations that could prolong your so called, bucket list.…

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TOKYO STREET

With the sight of that giant Japanese lantern, there was a flashback. Vivid memories of my day in Asakusa (blog post here : http://docgelo.com/2010/04/06/letters-about-tokyo-12-asakusa-temple/ ) after I rode the train in Tokyo from Gotanda to its tail end just to experience that much celebrated temple and my very first glimpse of cherry blossom.  Fourteen long days…

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PINOY ‘ATA KAMI!

“We, Filipinos are resilient enough with adversities; we can even smile despite the fact that the city has been indundated or houses have been covered with ash fall. We are just one bunch of happy people.” I uttered these lines or so the other day to one of our senior colleagues who heads the Medical…

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I LOVE JAPAN BECAUSE OF THESE

Honestly, I cannot get over the news about how Japan was inundated by that massive tsunami and jolted by that tremendous earthquake a couple of days ago.  I was ashamed of myself dwelling on my little personal and professional problems while people on the other side of the planet were fighting for survival against forces beyond their control. I prayed and asked for forgiveness; asked…

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MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH JAPANESE

Before my wife raises her eyebrow, I’m talking about food.   Japanese food, baby. 🙂 When I was in Tokyo last summer, I had an affair with one of my favorite soups.  I savored it then more frequently than I can imagine.  The most authentic and the best Sukiyaki set that I’ve ever tasted was from…

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LETTERS ABOUT TOKYO #14 : PASALUBONG!

Dear Tina and Gabby, Despite the very limited budget and only 20-23kg luggage allowance from PAL, I still managed to get you some stuffs from Asakusa, Tokyo Disney Resorts and Akihabara as my little pasalubong for you!   From ASAKUSA TEMPLE, I got these ref magnets to add TO OUR FRIDGE MAGNETS COLLECTION… I got these 2 keychains as…

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LETTERS ABOUT TOKYO #13 : TOKYO SEA LIFE PARK

Dear Tina and Gabby, About three weeks ago, I spent my first weekend in Tokyo with sharks, school of fish and corals… I rode a train with a bunch of fun-loving Pinoy MDs from Gotanda to Tokyo Stations then we took a 15 minute-train-ride from JR Tokyo Station via Keiyo Line.  Entrance fees to the aquarium are  Y700 (PhP 350) for adults,…

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LETTERS ABOUT TOKYO #12 : ASAKUSA TEMPLE

Dear Tina and Gabby, One of my memorable mornings  in Tokyo was spent in ASAKUSA TEMPLE  (heard them pronounced it as Asaksa).   From Gotanda, I rode a subway train alone directly to Asakusa; after few minutes of train ride, I’ve explored their so-called “traditionally Japanese atmosphere.”  I had mixed thoughts on seeing human-powered-transport in the form of RICKSHAWS. …

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LETTERS ABOUT TOKYO #11 : EATING JAPANESE

*WARNING :  This post can make you SALIVATE  &  FEEL VERY SATIATED! 😀  Enjoy! —————————————————————————————–<@ Dear Tina and Gabby, My 14-day-stay in Tokyo could not be any happier if not for (my colleagues) our memorable weekends and these Japanese gastronomic delights.  You know how I like sushi and eating it as authentic as it gets was just…

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LETTERS FROM TOKYO #10 : TOKYO DISNEYSEA

Dear Tina and Gabby, It was last Sunday, March 28 when our group rode Yamanote Train line from Gotanda to Tokyo and hopped off from Tokyo Station to Disneysea.  Yup, it’s only in Japan where one can find and enjoy DISNEYSEA.  😀  Remember I told you that we availed of their promo rates of Y10,000…

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