01 August 2011

Ruby Tuesday: A Garden of Red Flowers in Genting


The sight of of this lovely garden of red flowers is just one of the many spectacular views we saw while riding the caterpillar in Genting Highlands.  There wasn't much crowd yet because we got there at dawn which sent chills to our spine.  I must have covered myself with layers of clothing that day.

Genting Highlands in Malaysia is a six-hour trip from Singapore.  We left Singapore at 10PM and arrived in Genting Highlands at almost 5AM.  There are plenty of things to do in Genting Highlands, tourists can stay at the Genting First World Hotel, shop at branded shops and have fun with different amusement rides.  This is also where the famous wind tunnel can be found.  I would have loved to try it and have a picture with my face distorted as I tumble and spin inside the machine but it's kinda grand for a traveler on a budget like me. 

                                            Facade of the colorful Genting First World Hotel.

18 July 2011

Ruby Tuesday #7: A red truck of pop corn

How wonderful it would be if this was a real truck full of popcorn! Well, it is but it's a popcorn store inside the Universal Studio in Singapore. My Universal Studio experience is probably one of the happiest of my recent past.  It's great to be able to bring out the inner child in us once again as we watched and guffawed like carefree kids while watching Far, far away and giggling like wide-eyed kids whenever we see Kung Fu Panda or Puss in Boots.  

There were a  lot of attractions to see but trying to see them all in a day would be too impossible.  I hope I'd be able to go there in the future again and I would love to be with real kids because it's such a joy to see kids really happy.  See more red here.

11 June 2011

This blog's got a new name

Surprise! I decided to blog again after several attempts to blog again.  I got caught so caught up with my desire to lose weight hence blogging took a back seat for almost a year.  But now that the weight loss goal's met and I feel that I have been so brain-dead for ages, it's time to stroke the keys again and let my stories be told.

To begin with, I got tired with the old title of this blog so I decided to change its title to "My Happy Feet" to share chronicles of my travels.  I am not a very well-traveled person and I have been to few places in my life that I envy people who had been to so many places and have experienced so many cultures.  It's a fact that life is so short and we have to make the most out of it and one of the things that one should strive for in this short life is to see as much of the vast beautiful world out there and experience different cultures and weathers of course. I remember as a child, how I wished to be able to see and touch a real snow. 

This year proved to be a milestone for me because for the first time, I was able to step outside the Philippine Soil.  I know that may sound pathetic but like the twist to the old cliche goes, it's better late than later.  It was a very fun and thrilling experience and it revived in me a feeling of wanting to see the world, more of it.  And this blog will always remind me of that desire. 

23 August 2010

Staying glued on TV

It's a sad day for us with the unfortunate ending of the hostage drama that took place at Quirino Grandstand today.  The hostage-taking started at seven in the morning and ended up in a tragic note after more than ten hours.  Everyone is glued to their televisions and as for me, this is one of those times when I get to think about getting the best directv deals again so I won't be behind the latest news around the globe.

I have been hearing about directsattv.com for quite some time now.  In fact, I have already written about them a couple of times in the past.  I checked out their package this time for great deals again and whoa, the premier package with more than 285 channels that includes up to 40 premium movie channels is just so tempting.  If that sounds great to you too, you can get a free quote through the directsat tv website right now.  

We used to have a cable subscription with one of the leading cable companies here in our country but the service they offer is just so disappointing that we decided to cut it off.  For quite a long time, we don't have cable tv and have become contented with the local channels.  However, with everything happening so fast around the world, we can't help but feel the need to get more channels so we also get updated.  I might just settle with the direct tv deals that they offer now, if the budget permits.

02 August 2010

Ruby Tuesday #6

This is my choice of flight schedule whenever I go to Manila since I don't have to wake too early in the morning or rush to get to the airport on time. It's also perfect for arrival in Manila since there won't be much traffic when I get there. I took this photo while waiting for boarding last June 11 with my Dad.

28 July 2010

Davao City Public Safety Command Center is now open

There's good news when I tuned in to the local TV news today. Apart from our city being the first city in the Philippines to have 911, the Public Safety Coordination Command Center in Davao City was inaugurated today. As part of the city's traffic signalization program, 16 CCTV monitors are housed inside the Command Center. CCTV cameras are now placed in different strategic locations within the city to better monitor the traffic situation and manage crisis as it arise. There's no more escaping for traffic violators as the system is also capable of zooming features. The Public Safety Command Center is located in Sandawa, Matina and is also the new home of 911. The occasion was graced by Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

26 July 2010

Ruby Tuesday #5: Lovely Swan

This is just one of the lovely sights that can be found in our People's park. The red beak on this lovely swan makes it perfect for this week's Ruby Tuesday. It has been almost two years since we last set foot in this park. I heard that there have been new attractions in the place so I am going to schedule another fine weekend for a stroll with my family.

If you are not from Davao City, Our people's park is located right in the very heart of the city. Just within the area, is a strip of hotels and restaurants where you can try delicious Davao delicacies.

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