Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Making a blogspot

 Hello everyone. It has long been my wish to make a blogspot, but time doesn't always allow me. Ging Ortiz (doctorging.blogspot) inspired me because her spot can efficiently convey her experiences. I can visualize her descriptions very well. I might not be as good in writing but i will try to convey my messages too. Dennis and Joyce blogspot (gumpal.blogspot) is equally beautiful, with the nicely worded essays in the dialect, with very good pictures as well. I hope you will join me in this corner.

Since last year, Marlowe and I tried to make the Lenten Holidays as the time to visit friends. That way we only have 3 days official leave but we were out the whole week. Last year we were in Malaysia. We stayed in my friend's house, Aminah, at the University Kebangsaan Malaysia. Last week we went to Cambodia and Thailand. We are very-very lucky to have very close friends around the world. Even without much travel money we were able to travel abroad with their help.

Aminah was also a visiting scientist at the CSIRO, Sydney in 1985 when i was there. We stayed in one flat at Chatswood in our last month there. Email was not yet discovered during those years and we lost contact after a few years. Fortunately, she is still in the same university making it easier for me to contact her even after 22 years. Malaysia was a very wonderful learning and travelling experience for me and Marlowe.

The Cambodia-Thailand trip is an equally enriching experience. Nimol is Marlowe's dormmate at the International House (IH) in UPLB during their graduate studies. He is from Pnomphen so we took the Bangkok-Pnomphen flight, stayed there for a day and a night before proceeding to Siem Reap, our main destination. Nimol used his car guiding us in Pnomphen, took a leave from teaching for 3 days from his university to join us in Siem Reap.

Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, i thought is the whole term for the ruins. False, it is only one temple in the so many temples built since the 10th century.

1 comment:

  1. You've been to many places and seen different cultures. That's really nice. I love learning about different cultures myself.


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