[Malaysia] Batu Caves is a Must-Visit!

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When you tell people you’re going to Malaysia, they’ll probably tell you to visit the Batu Caves. It’s a limestone hill with several caves and cave temples, about 40 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur by car and 25 minutes by train. If you’re traveling in groups of 4, better get car service (UBER or GRAB) so you don’t have to wait for the train. Getting there is very convenient and totally worth it. I’ve been to the Batu Caves several times, roughly 6 times since 2012. We always bring our guests there, but the uphill climb is really not for […]

[Malaysia] A Day at the Islamic Arts Museum

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My family and I love to visit museums. It’s just a nice way to spend the day, especially if you live in a tropical country where the outside heat can be brutal. My husband and I have visited a lot of museums in Malaysia but the Islamic Arts Museum is my top favorite. Here are some photos I’d like to share.       The highlights would be the impressive mosque replicas from around the world.                               Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Jalan Lembah Perdana, Tasik Perdana, […]

[Malaysia] Bangsar Village Post-Valentine’s Day Date

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Valentine’s Day 2017 in Malaysia fell on a Tuesday. So Jet and I decided to move our V-Date to the weekend. We’ve been looking for a good lobster restaurant here in Kuala Lumpur and found Pince & Pints KL in Bangsar Village. It’s a small restaurant, seats roughly 70 pax, including the bar area. But the food’s good. A bit pricey, yes, but hey it’s Valentine’s Day! We’re all about indulgence.  Took a few photos. I’m a bad food blogger. I take bad food photos. But here you go. Bangsar Village has that small community feel to it.   To the […]

First Christmas in Malaysia

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In 2015, I spent my first Christmas with Jet in Malaysia. After being away for over a year (he moved abroad first), it felt great to finally spend the holidays with my husband. But it also meant not being able to experience the whole Eustaquio Christmas time traditions in the Philippines and somehow, it felt lonely despite the numerous video calls. I also felt robbed of the Christmas cheer. Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country, so they really don’t celebrate Christmas. And even if they do, most people celebrate the “commercial” kind of Christmas. The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur held […]

[Malaysia] Band’s Short Stint as Random Adobo [With Audio Files]

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Trivia: I had piano, voice, and theater acting lessons as a teenager. I had recitals at malls and sang an M2M (forgot the title, but I remember the chills) and an OPM hit (Dadalhin by Regine Velasquez) for two recitals. The first one was held at Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall activity center and the second recital was held at the UP Theater. I think we had pictures, even videos. But the videos were already destroyed, hahaha. Seriously, I don’t know where they are now. But I remember, fondly, that I wore a nice, black evening gown for the UP […]