Thursday, April 19, 2018

Intercon Kuala Lumpur, lobby and pool

This is my second stay in this hotel, I like it. The lobby, seen from the 2nd floor facing the main entrance.


Side view, the four pillars and big chandelier.


Artificial waterfalls outside the main restaurant, ground floor.


 Small park with koi pond.

 
 

The swimming pool, 5th floor. Only 4 ft deep with two smaller kiddie pools beside it.

 
 

Some of the buildings near the hotel.


 My two girls enjoying the pool.

 

 

I did not stay long in the pool, we were there around 4-5pm, it was cold for me. The girls stayed for an hour.

See also: Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur, March 23, 2018

Monday, April 09, 2018

Most-liked photos in my fb wall

I just got an alert from facebook labelled "your most loved posts". Eight of them stood out.

#1 with 240 likes, my hotel and room at Taj Tashi Hotel, Thimphu, Bhutan, during the Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia conference, November 2015. I felt like a Prince when I entered the lobby, then felt like a King when I saw my room :-)


#2 with 234 likes, my 2nd daughter Bien Mary.
I posted this on her 6th birthday, October 2016.



#3 with 227 likes. Moving up/Recognition awards of the two girls, April 2016.


#4 with 225 likes, my pick up when I drove my family from Makati to Iloilo City via RORO, December 2016.


#5 with 187 likes, invitation cards of Elle and Bien to their classmates for their joint birthday celebration near their school, October 2016.


#6 with 147 likes, book donation by my neighbor in Makati, I gave the books away to some kids in Brgy. Laguit Padilla, Bugallon, Pangasinan. March 2017.


Tied in #7 with 98 likes are #7a, my hotel in Thailand airport when our Bkk-Bhutan flight that day was cancelled, Druk Air brought us here with 3 buffet meals (lunch-dinner-bfast) before we flew the next day. November 2015. 

I soooper liked the food, the hugeness of the lobby, other parts of the hotel.
  

#7b also with 98 likes, rock barriers of a mini-creek in the farm, Pangasinan, posted in January 2017. Big rocks in the front, smaller rocks and soil at the back. It's thick, now about 4 feet thick at the base, 2 1/2 feet at the top.


Monday, April 02, 2018

Star Monica Resort, Lingayen, Pangasinan

Last Thursday, March 29, my family and our friends from the barrio visited again Star Monica resort. The kids enjoy it. Below, overall view of the resort from the top of the slide.

 

The slide, view from the big pool area.


Main function hall.


Kiddie pool, for babies and toddlers.


The big pool. Depth is between 3-5 feet, I think.


Bien Mary and Elle Marie, with their friends Ran-ran and Ren-ren, plus their Lolo Endring.


Entrance fee is P150/adult, P100/child. Cottages price vary.

Below are photos I took on April 2015, first time I visited that place.





Elle and Bien in Brgy Laguit Padilla

Last week, Holy Week vacation, I brought my family to Danny's place in Brgy. Laguit Padilla, Bugallon, Pangasinan. I am one of Danny's wedding Godfathers, he has two kids, Ran-ran and Ren-ren, boy and girl respectively. Below, the four kids are playing at the rice fields on fallow, trying to fly their kites.


Not much wind that afternoon, still they tried their luck.

 

Bien drinking water. At the background is my little wooden rest house, on top of Danny's kitchen area below.

 Later that afternoon, about 4-5 other children in the barrio joined them.


Barrio/village life, slow-paced but non-stressful; fresh air. My two girls enjoyed their 3D/2N stay there.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok, December 2017

December 8-10, 2017, I stayed at Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok, Thailand, to attend the World Taxpayers Association (WTA) regional meeting in Asia, December 9-10. This photo I got from the web, the rest are from my phone camera.


View of the hotel from the pool area, 4th floor.


My room, wide and comfortable bed. I was wondering, should I work and write or sleep in deep comfort?


My work area, next to a wall-mounted tv. Internet is fast and complimentary.


My bathroom. Frolicked in warm water bath at the tub, saraaaap.


View from my room, 15th floor. The MRT station is not far but cannot be seen here, covered by other buildings.


Buffet breakfast resto. I took my meals early, 6+ am. By 9 am, meeting starts and shortly after, the morning snacks would be served.


I munched lots of fruits at breakfast. Thailand is an agriculture powerhouse, huge wide agri area, little typhoons, mechanized agri, so food is mass-produced and cheaper.


Swimming pool at the 4th flr. But I did not bring my swimming trunks.


I enjoyed my stay in this hotel. Thanks WTA for the hotel accommodation.