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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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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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FINALISTS IN TUNE HOTELS x NIKON PHOTO CONTEST

Finalist, Portrait Category. VOTE HERE! >><< Finalist, Nature Category, VOTE HERE! >><< Finalist, Architecture Category. VOTE HERE! Dear everyone, Mabuhay from Dubai, UAE! Currently blogging from Dubai, I’d like to campaign to you my 3 humble amateur photos taken from my years in Penang, Malaysia. These 3 photos were all shortlisted as finalists in the…

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WHERE MY FEET BROUGHT ME IN 2013

It takes a formidable spirit to endure 2013.  From the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan, earthquake and armed conflict in our country, The Philippines, to my personal adversities, we could either dwell on tragedy and misery or choose to rise, become better, and move on. The results will always depend on our decisions. Yet in…

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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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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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WEEKEND MORNING AT CHOWRASTA ROAD, GEORGE TOWN, PENANG

Almost every weekend here in Penang, I usually go to pasar (Bahasa Melayu for market, marché, mercado, palengke) in Bagan Ajam; that’s only a 5-minute-1-bus-ride away from where we live in Butterworth. My usual Saturday or Sunday starts when I hop on the Rapid Penang bus at around 6:30AM and finish buying everything that our…

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OUR FAMILY WEEKEND INDULGENCE AT EASTIN HOTEL PENANG

A priceless scenic ocean view, a fantastic glimpse of Penang Bridge by the window and the warmest greetings on the nicest card welcomed my family and I last Saturday, 23rd March 2013, when we were invited to spend a usual weekend turned extraordinary one in Eastin Hotel Penang. One of the sweetest greeting cards I’ve ever received. Accessibility…

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