Notes from Hong Kong

I started writing this while in Wan Chai on Hong Kong island, while passing time until we have to check out. We’re not flying out yet; we’re just moving to another hotel — Disneyland Hotel.

Along with Ferdz and Oggie, we’ll be meeting the other Nuffnangers from Malaysia and Singapore to discover, explore and experience the magic of Hong Kong Disneyland.
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Candi Borobudur

One of Indonesia’s seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, Candi Borobudur is still one of the country’s most visited and recognized tourist attraction.

Candi Borobudur
Dina walking towards the temple before the touts spotted her

The Buddhist temple complex dates back to the 8th century, but has been abandoned in the 14th century due to the decline of Buddhism and the mass conversion to Islam of the Javanese.
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SEAIR Batanes Winter Bloggers’ Tour Contest

Seair has played a big part in my travels these past couple of years. Since 2008, I have been to places I’ve never thought I’ll ever get the chance to see: Coron, El Nido and Batanes. Now it’s your turn. Seair is having a part two of their blogger’s tour contest, this time to the gorgeous province of Batanes.

See these rolling hills of green with your own eyes in January

Seven lucky bloggers will get the chance to experience winter in the Philippine’s northernmost province. There’s no snow, but temperature can drop to as low as 7 degrees Celsius. Aside from the round trip airfare, winners also get free accommodation in Batan island. The blogger’s tour is scheduled for January 28 – 30, 2010.

To join, you just have to create a blog entry why you should be picked to join the blogger’s tour. Deadline for entry submission is December 20, 2010. For the full mechanics, visit the Seair Facebook page.

Going to DMIA: Trials and travails

The Diosdado Macapagal International Airport is located inside the Clark Freeport Zone in the Province of Pampanga. It serves both domestic and international flights for destinations as close as Manila to as far flung as Palau.

Diosdado Macapagal International Airport
Diosdado Macapagal International Airport

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UST and Lumina Pandit

I can count the number of times I went to UST. My first memory of UST was of one of my brothers studying there. It was followed by a sadder one — an uncle confined for several months, and eventually dying in the university hospital. There was also the memory of me taking the college entrance exam, then later on chickening out of the interview. Though I have these memories of UST, I never really explored the campus nor delved into the university’s history.

UST Entrance arch
Through the Arch of the Centuries

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