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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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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : RENEWAL

A Shinto Wedding, Meiji Temple, Tokyo. April 2010. Immaculate blooms at Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, May 2012. Offerings at the Temple, Cheah Kongsi, George Town, Penang, June 2012. These photos to me mean renewal of self, life and faith. This post is my entry to Weekly Photo Challenge : Renewal

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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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LOOKING BACK AT 2010, LOOKING FORWARD TO 2011

The outgoing year has given me a lot of humbling experiences. Only my family and truest friends can attest that 2010 has been a tough year for me, financial-wise. I have been under the weather but nevertheless, I am so grateful to our good Lord for providing His blessings in critical times when I needed the most.  Huge decisions…

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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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PARA SA NANAY KO

Whenever July ushers in, there’s only one simple celebration in our family that’s always anticipated; my mom’s birthday on the 15th. But sadly, she’s not with us again this year. 🙁 My dear mom will celebrate her 58th birthday for the second time away from us. She’s in the Middle East, still maximizing her expertise…

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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 #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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