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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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DUBAI MIRACLE GARDEN

Twenty-eight degrees. 9th of March 2014. Sunny Sunday. While most people in UAE began their new work week (Yes, work days here starts Sunday-Thursday and UAE weekends are celebrated every Fridays & Saturdays), I made an effort to be in the middle of the desert where they grow and maintain millions of flowers in vibrant…

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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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MONTALBAN, RIZAL | SUNNY AFTERNOON IN WAWA DAM

While a medley of boy band songs from Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and ‘NSync were blasting my ears from the public utility jeepney’s high-decibel stereo system, I remained half conscious by listening with eyes both shut under my sunnies. I held tightly on the steel bar to secure myself on my seat just in case…

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SINGAPORE | GARDENS BY THE BAY, REVISITED

It matters not to me to visit the same place again because obviously, memories and experiences will be different.  On my 5th trip to Singapore last October 12-14, 2013, I visited Gardens by the Bay again and thankfully, I was privileged to play tour guide to my mom and aunt.  Despite our limited travel budget,…

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OUR LAST MOMENTS IN NEPAL

“Journeys are made by the people you travel with.” ~ Malaysia Airlines. Terima Kasih! August 10, 2013. Saturday. Our fifth and last day in Nepal. My eyes were shut for almost 6 hours of restful sleep, it felt a luxury.  Then, I woke up and I saw my family – Tina & Gabby who were…

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SLEEPING IN NEPAL’S 7000 FEET

Tranquility defined at 7,000 feet above sea level in Nagarkot, Nepal. Known to everyone as the nation where the roof of the world is,  I personally came to Nepal with my family, Tina and Gabby, last August 6 to 10, 2013, with great hope and expectation that we would have a glimpse of the peak…

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RIVER SAFARI, SINGAPORE

Mesmerizing tranquility at River Safari, Singapore : Something we don’t see on a daily basis! May 24, 25, 26, 2013. Singapore. It’s my fourth trip back to the Lion City, third time for Tina & Gabby. With the exception of interrupted sleep due to mandatory bladder breaks, we comfortably endured another 9-hour-bus-trip that departed Penang Sentral few…

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CANNONBALL

It’s already past noon when we arrived in Penang Botanical Garden one Sunday this May and despite the Malaysian sun was scorching hot, I did not pass the chance to admire the Cannonball trees again. Like my first visit to this tourist spot about a year ago, I was drawn once more with curiosity and fascination…

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METAMORPHOSIS : PENANG BUTTERFLY FARM

For almost two years of living and working in Malaysia, most of our weekends are spent either enjoying the comforts of the 11th-floor-seaview appartment that we’re renting in Butterworth, our so-called-second home or exploring what Pulau Pinang has to offer. We’ve been to a few heritage sites, clan houses, public beach, various shrines of worship, shopping malls and groceries of course, have…

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