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I'm back after being absent for almost a year in VT. 2010 was a landmark year because my son, Oliver, was born.
Please help my son to be a Gerber baby. To vote, you should have a Facebook account and is a resident of the U.S.A. Click Vote for Oliver once everyday until July 31, 2011.
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On a cold winter day in 2010, my friend took me to Sagamore Hill, the 22-room mansion of former U.S. president Teddy Roosevelt.
My love for travel has blossomed into my ambition of becoming a travel writer, at least while I am in between jobs here in Colorado. I published travel articles at www.ehow.com but when they stopped their writer compensation program, I stopped writing for them.
My picture here was taken at the world-renowned Harlem St. where they have a memorial wall and a graffiti on the sidewalk for Michael Jackson, The King of Pop. This kinda reminds me of the Walk of Fame in LA.
I got married on Jan 26, 2008 in Manila, Philippines and I spent my honeymoon in historical Macau and vibrant Hongkong.
On my wedding day, I got by with a little help from my friends. Salamat mga kaibigan/Thank you friends!
Who needs a wedding coordinator when everybody pitched in with the registration and the program?
My sweetie looked handsome in his barong (a formal Filipino men's wear made from pineapple fabric)!
It's Jing from the Philippines and my work as Training Officer allowed me to visit major island groups in my country. These islands are Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Arriving in Manila? Click on my article How to Beat the Heat in Manila, for an overview
Activities to try:
In keeping with my Global Pinoy Title, I'm paying tribute to my fellow Pinoy VTers by putting their top 5 pages here:
Kyongju, South Korea of Isa
Sagada and Banaue of Aida
Death March was a trek of close to 80,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war that began in Mariveles Bataan through San Fernando Pampanga.
I visited the exhibit "War of our Fathers" at the 2/F of Mall of Asia from April 3-14, 2007 and remember with gratitude the sacrifices of our freedom fighters. See more pictures on my Manila travelogue or visit my Corregidor page.
"How do I get to (pointing to a map)?"
I learned the art of sign language while navigating the subway maze of Seoul, Korea. Well, now I know that Koreans were a helpful bunch.
Nevermind if I did a hopscotch to avoid the countless motorbikes of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam so long as I can slurp pho in Benh Than night market.
Cinderella and her Broken Slipper"
Despite the broken sandals and the tourist guide scolding me for not speaking in Mandarin, I took pleasure walking the cobbled stone streets of Macau. I had the same Cinderella experience one rainy afternoon enroute to Shenzhen. Rubber bands for my hair came in handy to serve as sandal straps. That was Mentos creativity. ;-)
"Do you speak English?"
A Thai taxi driver cupped his ears and politely told us to get off his taxi when we said "MandaRIN Hotel" in more than the allowed decibel. Apparently, Thais lose face when someone raises his voice on them. Oops, sorry.
A historical buff shouldn't miss Beijing, China. Imagine constructing the numerous pavilions of Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven without a single nail. Imagine how many lives were lost and state coffers depleted in constructing the Great Wall. GRANDIOSE, IMPERIAL, LAVISH!
Petronas Towers is like a glittering pair of TIN CANS dominating Kuala Lumpur's night skyline !
I've never seen so many Buddhas, pagodas and chedis as the ones I saw in Thailand's Ayuttaya.
It's always a wonder how different religions celebrate life, love, good harvest, good fortune! I always check out the events/festival calendar before visiting a place. A burst of COLORS and deafening DRUM beats!
Mid Autumn Lantern Festival in Hongkong (Sept or Oct)
Lotus Lantern Parade in Seoul, Korea on the eve of Buddha's Bday (last week of Aprill or 1st week of May)
Pahiyas in Lucban, Quezon Province, Philippines (May)
Deepavali in Singapore
Chinese New Year in Shanghai, China
Dragon Boat Festival in Denver, Colorado
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