Of Mountains and Sperm Whales

Some weeks ago, I went to visit The Oman Natural History Museum. I have always felt bad that I haven’t been the most eager when it comes to exploring this city I have been living in for the past four years, the other day while perusing a book about Oman, I found out that the…

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A Night at the Opera

  One of the many attractions here in Oman is the Royal Opera House. It’s one of my favorite places here in Muscat because its building’s design makes me think of Babylonian architecture, and it’s one of the very few opera houses  in the Arabian Peninsula . In fact, I think the only other Arab…

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Christmas Away

Today is my fifth Christmas away. If you had told me years ago that I would someday spend the holidays thousands of miles from my family and friends I would probably have a hard time believing you. But the truth is, I kind a like spending it abroad. There I said it… I find that…

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Neighborly Love

Two weeks ago, I finally got the chance in doing my share in helping out with the tragedy brought by Typhoon Haiyan. Planned in just a short of a week, the ASEAN community organized a charity bazaar wherein all the money we gained be donated to the victims of the said typhoon in the Philippines….

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On the 114th Celebration of Philippine Independence in Muscat

So this week was the mother of all “busy”, simply because last week was June 12, which is the celebration of the Philippine’s Independence. This year marks our country’s 114th celebration from the Spanish Colony.  A bit of history for you, technically, our supposed Independence from Spain in 1896, meant the beginning of being under…

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Of Ads and the Exhibit about Japan

Yesterday JG asked me what nationality I would’ve preferred to be if I could choose. I said I think I want to be Japanese. Mostly because I think they are very interesting people, I love how they are still very in tune with their past and their heritage, their discipline, and I am also a…

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Best Pool Ever!

There are certainly a number of things that I do not like about being a Diplowife; for me it can range from a simple matter of wearing heels to a party or being stuck in country during a civil war. Nevertheless, there are still the perks, and top of the list of course is visiting…

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Year End Special: The Roller-coaster that was 2011

No doubt about it 2011 is a memorable one for me. Of course mostly due to the whole Libyan crisis, it seems that the year went by so quickly and yet for the first time in a long time I feel as I am older. Around this time exactly last year, my thoughts were filled…

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First Christmas in Oman

While I was thinking about what to write about this year’s Christmas, I tried to recall what happened last year, and up until I decided to go back to my entry I could not remember anything about what happened on December 25, 2010. And you know what was funny? When I did go back to…

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Of Souqs and the One in Matrah

One of my favorite places back home in the Philippines is Quiapo and its surrounding markets, its dirt, noise, and chaos is nothing compared to the posh malls of Manila but I bask in the variety and bargain it has to offer. Plus the fact that I think that flea markets can be a central…

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Killing the Old Lady Driver

In a previous post I mentioned that one of the things that I did while JG was still in Libya and I was sent home was to learn how to drive. I also explained that the reason for this was because I want to make sure that in our next posting I have the means…

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Hello From Muscat

So here I am in Muscat, the truth is I haven’t decided if I like it here, I have only been here about a month so I do not want to make judgment until I have stayed at least six months. It’s not that it is bad here, but I have decided that I want…

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