Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Manila, T minus 50 days

Tendered my resignation from the Bank today. The reality of the situation hasn't sunk in yet. It will sink in in the next few days as the employment termination paperwork come in. And when goodbyes will be said.

The whole thing is kinda bittersweet. I've always been bitching about leaving the Bank, and for the most part I am quite looking forward to a new start. I've become too comfortable and complacent there. And, well, a bunch of other issues better not breathed into the interwebs. But I'm also leaving behind friends and security, which have helped me reach where I am now. There are a lot of things I will miss about the Bank. And a lot of things I won't.

See you in 50 days, Singapore.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pictures from Phnom Penh

Khmer river fish amok
Independence Monument
Royal Palace
Street scene
ADB resident mission
Didn't catch the name of this one
As stated
Russian market

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Manila, T minus 2 hours

Back at the SQ lounge in NAIA Terminal 1, about 3 months after my last trip. This time I'm on my way to Phnom Penh. Quite looking forward to seeing a new country, although not sure how much of Cambodia I'll see since the purpose of the trip is a workshop and a few meetings. Oh well, will try to make the most of the trip.

Breakfast at SQ lounge is, again, plain rice, steamed hotdogs (the red kind), and fried egg. Dessert is a few pineapple slices. Nespresso coffee on the side. Food in the SQ lounge in Changi will be much better.

Layover at Changi will be about 3 hours. Enough time to scoot over to the Terminal 1 Cold Storage and get my Dear some of the Indian chips she likes so much (forgot what they're called). Maybe get some animal pasta for the Boy and a few dates for myself as well. Medjool or Deglet Nour?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Woman on Top: Gloria de Piero

Gloria de Piero
Member of Parliament (Labour Party)
Ashfield, Nottinghamshire,UK

  • Political correspondent for GMDV from 2003-2010.
  • Elected to Parliament in 2010.
  • Became Shadow Minister for Gender and Equalities in 2013.

Monday, August 26, 2013


Just dropping by, blowing away the dust and waving away the cobwebs.

Missing blogging. Missing having the time to blog.

Hmmm, seems it's easier to post pictures this time compared to the last time i was blogging. Good to see they've improved their posting interface. And i'm even on mobile! 

One more:


Friday, July 12, 2013

Manila, T minus 2.5 hours

At the SQ airport lounge in NAIA Terminal 1. Going to Singapore onwards to Yangon and Myanmar's middle-of-nowhere capital Nay Pyi Taw. Meeting my Dear in Singapore on the way back to Manila one week from now.

Breakfast is hotdog, egg, and plain rice. Plus coffee and a fruit cup. Food in the SQ lounge in SIN is definitely much better. But pretty sure the Boy will be happy with my breakfast today.

Trip is a workshop, not my usual (and more fun) survey field work. Hopefully I'll get to see some of Myanmar outside the hotel. Will be sure to see a lot of rice paddies on the land trip to Nay Pyi Taw though.

Update: Singapore, T minus 1 hour

Yes, the food is much, much better at the SQ lounge in Changi.

Sweet port wine on the way here. I miss having a swig of port after a nice meal.