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I Have a Dream…

When I was 18, I stopped schooling for a year and became a complete bum. It was during that time when I repeatedly watched a TV show called Steve O’Neal’s Remembering The Beatles on Channel 5. This was back in the early 1990s, when I suddenly got hit by Beatlemania — two decades too late. … Continue reading »

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Summer Getaway: Hong Kong

I know I said our family didn’t have plans for this summer vacation and that was true. But something incredibly wonderful happened and we just found ourselves packing our bags for a family trip to Hong Kong. It’s been 6 long years since we all visited so I was really looking forward to setting foot … Continue reading »

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My Ilocos Diaries

Guest blogger: Isabella “Bea” Cruz, 8 years old Hi! It’s Bea here! Yay, Mommy let me write on her blog!!! I’m done with Grade 3 already and some lessons were sooooo hard (like division and fractions), but the best part of Grade 3 was our trip to… ILOCOS!!! You see, we focused on the Ilocos … Continue reading »

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noun.  – a person who is fond of German culture, German people and Germany in general, exhibiting as it were German nationalism in spite of not being an ethnic German or a German citizen. [source: Wikipedia] Ten years ago, I was tremendously blessed with an opportunity to immerse myself in the German culture by way … Continue reading »

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Journey on the High Seas

The Discovery Travel and Living Channel calls cruising the “ultimate vacation.” Star Cruises describes it as the “best vacation experience.” And just who am I to disagree? In 2005, our whole extended family (about 20 of us) went on our first-ever Asian cruise via Star Cruises’ Superstar Virgo. It was a 4-day/3-night affair that started … Continue reading »

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