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Stopover at RWM

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2012 was a year full of Bold adventures for me... a year with the most travel.. a year with the most new friends. In November last year, i was overly grateful that a friend of mine invited me to join her in her quick getaway to Vietnam. Since it was my first out of the country trip, i immediately grab the chance and rushed all my travel papers and requirements. On the day of our flight (dvo-mnl), we had a four hour waiting time before our connecting flight to Ho Chi Minh City. 
            As planned,. we spent our free time at Resorts World Manila- a first class and first tourist hub in the Philippines. It has a number of hi class restaurants, lodging brands, gaming facilities, hi end cinema, entertainment 1500 seat venue for local and intl productions, and a luxury mall in one establishment. Located just across Terminal 3 Naia International Airport. 
               And so, our 4 hour killing time stopover began. we headed to Stackers. a burger dine in restaurant where …

En route: Vietnam

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En route: Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh Day City Tour


Reunification Palace


Known as the Independence Palace is one of the popular landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. During the Vietnam War it was the working  place of the President of South Vietnam and historically ended on the Fall of Vietnam in 1975.

A spacious 12-hectare palace, a guest chamber that can actually accomodate as huge as 800 people. A very rich history Vietnam had. I had the most grateful experience  to have been in this country. Thanks to a dear friend who pushed me get out of shell and explore. (some more please?)  Every photo i took, was unforgettable. Now im sharing with you some photo shots i took in this day tour- stop over in Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.




French inspired Presidential Palace


just one of the huge presidential banquet




Presidential Bedroom


Undergound. Palace's combat war rooms ahead.










En Route: Vietnam

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En route : Vietnam
Day 1
Ho Chi Minh City Tour
8am to 3pm
War Remnants Museum

            Our first stop for our day city tour in Ho Chi Minh is a popular museum among every tourist that arrives in the country. Opened in September 1975, it primarily stores exhibits and artifacts relating to the American phase in the Vietnam War. The three-floor popular museum said to attract almost half a million visitors per year and about two thirds of which are foreigners.

             From the entrance, be amazed as you  see some huge aircrafts and armor collections.

            Antique war devices are shown  inside of the museum. Photo galleries of  The war aftermath -(surely, not for the the faint hearted).  From the museum, you can also check the anti-war artworks done by the Vietnamese children.. And many graphically interesting sights inside.







aircraft and armor collections
Anti-war artworks of Vietnamese children





Gallery of the War Aftermath






Getting there:

Taxi From the Tourist District (Pham Ngu La…

Liter of Light (Davao Kick Off)

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"Yung para sa ilaw, mapupunta na sa pagkain ."

A line from a woman struck me so badly that i almost got teary eyed as i watched the video presentation of JCIP Liter of Light Project Press Conference last December 29,2012 at Lispher Inn Davao City.
Junior Chamber International Philippines' The Liter of Light Project 2013 kicked off  in Davao City. 

JCIP in partnership with My Shelter Foundation (headed by Mr Iliac Diaz) aim to make brighter Filipino homes in 2013. To install, conduct trainings and construction of solar bottle bulbs made from recyclable materials which  serves as a low cost daytime light source to some household and communities.

The Liter of Light Project kicked off in April 2012 at Barangay Aquino Agdao, and second launch was held at Barangay 21-C Davao last Dec 29, 2012 following a press conference and victory luncheon at Lispher Inn Davao.  Liter of Light Project was awarded in June 2012 in Hongkong and again won in November as the Best Nationa…