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.
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...
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.
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...
A weekend at Marriott-RWM
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - June 5, 2014 - 12:00am
I have been a Club Marriott member for at least three years now.
Safe destinations in today's global situation
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - May 22, 2014 - 12:00am
Hong Kong is a favorite shopping getaway of the Filipino traveler from the upper-low bracket up to the mid-upper group.
The chilly South Island of New Zealand
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - May 8, 2014 - 12:00am
From the volcanic molten landscape of Rotorua in the North Island, we took a domestic flight to Christchurch, the largest city of the South Island, and started the really wintry portion of our trip.
Marlinda Angbetic Tan Untamed nature in New Zealand
April 24, 2014 - 12:00am
We arrived in Rotorua (North Island, New Zealand) from Sydney, Australia, on April 5 where we conveniently rented vehicles at the airport, returning them upon our flight out: 2 brand new Toyota Prado SUVs.
G'day from Sydney
by Marlinda Angbetic Tan - April 10, 2014 - 12:00am
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, Apr 04, 2014 - The weather has been cooperating with our visit from the get-go.
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