Monthly Archives: January 2013

How to Upstage a Shrimp and Other Stories: My KL Experience (part 1)


About 8 months after resigning from the Oil Company I used to work for, I learned that some of my friends (who remained there) accepted an offer to temporarily transfer to KL and support the newly acquired petroleum retail business in Malaysia. … Continue reading

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The Ideal Sunday


6:10 a.m.  (Sagada) Walk around this quaint town in the clouds while taking  time to appreciate the early morning fog flirting with pine trees. 6:45 a.m. (Manila Bay) Sit on the breakwater while taking in the stillness of soon-to-be busy bay. 10:00 a.m. (Dalanas Bridge, … Continue reading

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On Being a Tourist in China: A Confession


“All three make journeys, but the explorer seeks the undiscovered, the traveler that which has been discovered by the mind working in history, the tourist that which has been discovered by entrepreneurship and prepared for him by the arts of mass publicity.” When … Continue reading

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Cold and Breezy


  It’s 2.30 in the morning. The first bus trip home leaves in 30 minutes. I hastily packed my bag, went down the hotel lobby and informed the receptionist that I’m already checking out. “OK na sir”, she said. She … Continue reading

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