Marlinda Angbetic Tan
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Southern trek 2015
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - February 8, 2015 - 12:00am
Like in previous years, the Suroy-suroy Southern Getaway took place a week after the Sinulog. Originally conceived by the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry for balikbayans (since quite a number come home for...
A Japan visit
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - January 29, 2015 - 12:00am
Last December 20, my whole family & I left for Osaka to enjoy winter in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Sinulog alternatives
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - January 15, 2015 - 12:00am
It's the second week of January -- Sinulog time! The unprecedented number of devotees who attended the first novena dawn Mass for the Holy Child assuaged worry warts who feared a slack this year due to the Pope's...
What 2015 brings
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - January 1, 2015 - 12:00am
Change is always unsettling.
Italy at sea
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - December 21, 2014 - 12:00am
On November 29 we boarded late into Costa Victoria at the port terminal of the Singapore Cruise Centre. We missed our  10 a.m.  connecting flight from Manila to Singapore as our Cebu-Manila sector was quite...
A Christmas tale reworked
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - December 18, 2014 - 12:00am
We may not be too conscious about it but after the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary and she conceived the Son of God, Mary hastened to be with her elderly cousin Elizabeth -- a long-barren pious woman...
More on the Versatile US Frozen Potato
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - December 9, 2014 - 12:00am
This year, the participants - not just the local chefs - were given the challenge to show off their culinary capabilities in a final cook-off at the El Vento of Marco Polo Plaza with no less than USPB's Susan Weller...
Traveling with friends
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - December 4, 2014 - 12:00am
I just had a delightful 5-day trip with my Sacred Heart School-Girls elementary/high school classmates, plus a husband.
The Culinary Versatility of the US Frozen Potato
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - December 2, 2014 - 12:00am
It barely felt like a year has passed by from when we first had an amazing discovery of the versatility of the US Frozen Potato.
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - November 20, 2014 - 12:00am
As we are well into the "ber" months, our vacation mode is on high-gear, Christmas notwithstanding.
Doing the Vineyards of Yarra Valley
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - November 6, 2014 - 12:00am
I always look forward to joining a wine tour, whether alone or with a friend.
At home in Melbourne
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - October 23, 2014 - 12:00am
Just like in 2010, when I was given a year-long visa by the Australian Embassy, I took another trip Down Under to make full use of the visa granted.
Bespoke China 2014
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - October 9, 2014 - 12:00am
When my travel mate Linda -- my classmate since Grade 3 at Sacred Heart School for Girls (now SHS-Hijas) -- insisted that our 9-day China (plus 3 days in Hong Kong before coming home.) sojourn will be on our own...
Pampered in Shangri-La
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - September 25, 2014 - 12:00am
For those of us chosen few who make it to the media list of the Shangri-La properties' Annual Media Appreciation Party, we really look forward to a couple of days' experience of paradise on earth.
Hello Kitty 40th anniversary in KL!
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - September 11, 2014 - 12:00am
Hey! After all the worldwide flurry and -- for some -- fury over the announcement that Hello Kitty is not really a cat but actually a girl, here comes the eventual bigger announcement:  Hello Kitty is turning...
Jurassic vacation, anyone?
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - August 28, 2014 - 12:00am
My only grandson Noah Inigo, aged 6, is a dinosaur fanatic ever since he developed a penchant for things.
Sailing to Byzantium
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - August 14, 2014 - 12:00am
I remembered this poem by William Butler Yeats that my English professor Resil Mojares took time to discuss in class.
A traveler's wish come true
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - July 17, 2014 - 12:00am
The 1st Cebu International Travel Festival held last weekend in Ayala Center was undoubtedly a big success.
The Garden Route
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - July 3, 2014 - 12:00am
Before I leave Cape Town for Western Cape for its Garden Route...
Hello and goodbye get together
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - June 29, 2014 - 12:00am
A nn Momongan of Korean Air - Cebu invited industry  friends for the despedida of affable outgoing Regional Manager Mr. Hyung Soo Kim and the welcome dinner for youthful incoming Manager Mr. Park Jung Wook...
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