It's been a while since I have updated this blog. I just have to since totomai.net turns 12. Twelve years - that was a long time. I haven't been religiously blogging since I transferred in the Middle East. In the past, I usually blog on a Sunday but here, Sunday is the first day of work. I know, I have to make excuses. And also, I sort of cheated by posting blog titles or photos only just to keep the one-month per post alive. So sorry about that.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
My second time in Egypt and I made sure that I can visit the Great Pyramid of Giza. My schedule for the week was a bit hectic but I was able to manage a few hours - early morning visit - to the pyramids. I booked the tour via the hotel concierge.
It was an hour trip from the hotel to Giza. And as soon as I saw the glimpse of these ancient wonders, I immediately forgot the horrible, or terrible, traffic along the way. We had to pay for the tickets to enter and then off we go.
Labels: Ancient, Cairo, Egypt, Egyptian pyramids, Giza, Great Sphinx of Giza, History, Pyramids, Seven Wonders of the world, Wonders
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Our company had recently held its annual Team Building at Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi. The theme park just opened last July 2018. It was a chance to bring out the inner child in us. For one day, we were told not to think about work. But I received one a work-related phone call that day, well that's a different story.
Labels: Abu Dhabi, Amusement Park, Batman, Middle East, Scooby Doo, Superheroes, Superman, Tom and Jerry, UAE, United Arab Emirates, Warner Brothers, Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi, Wonder Woman
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
My three-week vacation is over. I spent 95% of my time at home because it was raining throughout. How did I forget that August is monsoon season in the Philippines. But still, it was still a good break from the 40 deg C temperature in United Arab Emirates.
During my vacation, I gained 4 kgs. How can I resist my mom's home-cooked meals? For 21 days, I did not visit the gym. I ate, and ate, and ate until I fall asleep. Good times. And in that 21 days, only 2 days were sunny. That's the only time we were able to explore the city and the mountain side.
Duyan is the Filipino term for hammock. It is also a cafe in the Silay City, where the photo was taken. How I wish the weather was better during my vacation but nature is beyond our control. So instead of regretting, just make the most of it especially if you are with your family and loved ones.
Oh - and I just recently saw the trailer of the movie Edie. It inspires me travel. If workload is a little lighter, I will pack my stuff and travel.