End of the Month Roundup - January 2013

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A lot of changes are coming to this blog. As of now, I'm doing some tests on the new template, new widgets and other things to this blog. I hope to roll out all of these improvements before the middle of the year comes. But while we're waiting for those big transformations, let me give you one of the new segments of this blog, which I name as the “End of the Month Roundup”.

End of the Month Roundup gives the summary of my adventures for the month. I might include other things here that may foster (I hope) discussion among the visitors of this blog. We can call this post as a sort of end-month party. ;-)

So, without further ado, let us start the end of the month round up for January.

January is the month of beginnings and what better way to start up the year than to honor the woman whom I consider the Mother of God, the most blessed Virgin Mary? I started the year by going to a Holy Mass in the Mother of God Church in Rangsit. I was given the chance to see my Thai brothers and sisters in the Faith honor Mary during the procession.
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Thai Catholics offering roses to Mary.

Next stop is old train station in Bangkok, which is popularly known as the Hua Lamphong Train Station. I consider this train station odd because its architecture is European. Many tourists flock to this station to board trains going to tourist spots located outside of Bangkok.
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Trains at Hua Lamphong Station

My visit to Hua Lamphong Train Station strengthened my desire for the Philippines to have a good train system.

Finally, I talked about my visit to Dreamworld. I served as the guardian for a child being cared for by a foundation. It is one of my happy days here in Thailand. I enjoyed playing with the kids and acting like a kid.
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Visitors of Dreamworld Bangkok enjoying the swing of Vikings.

Of course, I talked about food. I posted about omelette with mussels and bean sprouts from Tops Market. I also talked about the not-so-good namtok from McDonalds. Compared for all the foods that I posted last month, the best one would be the chocolate ice cream from Swensen's.
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Chocolate ice cream from Swensen's

Meanwhile in the real world, I got another chance to meet Foong last month when he visited Bangkok for the nth time. I was glad to see him and he still looked the same, and no he DOES NOT look like a panda. I will not tell you the places that we'd been so you better watch out for those in the coming blog posts.

I also got the chance to return to the Philippines last month. I had a lot of adventures in my country, which I will talk about in the future posts.

Before I wrap up this post, let me leave a poll for you Dear Reader. Of the four images that I posted here, what do you think is the best photo?

Please answer the poll here:

Choose the Best Photo for January
 
 
 
 
  
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You may also leave a comment and tell me why you chose that photo as the best.

End of the Month Roundup is the monthly segment of this blog that summarizes all the adventures that I featured for the month.

23 comments:

  1. Lent starts next week. Wishing you a blessed season of Lent, God bless always.

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    1. Wishing you and your family a meaningful Lent, STP. May your faith in our Lord increase my dear brother in Faith.

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  2. wow naging masaya january mo ahh
    at may changes na magaganap hmm
    anu kaya looking forward for that

    ung third photo ung binoto ko haha

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  3. Salamat sa pagboto MeCoy. :-)

    Yep. Naging masaya ang January. Hopefully maging masaya rin ang February. :-)

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  4. i love them all Ish... but I love the first photo the most ^_^ ... I am looking forward to your post about Foong... Cheers!

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    1. We have the same choice Blue. :-) Yeah, just watch out for my posts for my adventures with Foong.

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  5. bakit hindi kasama dito ang achievement mo sa cooking huh? ^_^ adventure din naman yun ha hehe

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  6. nope... sa Feb pa pala xa included hehe

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  7. looks lik3 ur enjoying ur stay there a. =)

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  8. Wow! Your blog is undergoing a transformation? Looking forward to see those transformations! : )

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  9. Do you by any chance, intend to use the Intense Debate commenting system like the ones I am using in my blog? It's good cos you can practically reply to all the comments via your email. Also you can easily filter out the spammers : )

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    1. What I'm testing now is Disqus, Foong. So it is Disqus that I'll be using.

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  10. Oh, I think I like the first photo best! Why are you asking this? You intend to use the photo for something? : )

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    1. Nah. I am just asking what photo interest my readers the most, Foong.

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  11. I'm so glad I got to meet up with you in Bangkok! We had quite a good time, did we not? LOL @ visiting Bangkok for the nth time! : D

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    1. Yeah, Foong. It was a good time. I enjoyed the food. I enjoyed the trip. :-)

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  12. Oh no!! Looks like you are going to beat me in blogging about our adventures in Bangkok! I still have so many backdated things to blog about (eg. Legoland, Singapore, Hong Kong trip) before I can blog about Bangkok! And with the Chinese New Year coming, I will be blogging about that too, so I'm having my hands full LOL! But I'm very excited to read your posts on the places we visited in Bangkok! : )

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    1. Haha...you have a lot of things to blog! You are in a more enviable position than me. You have future posts about Singapor, Hong Kong and Bangkok while I only have Bangkok.

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  13. Oh! What adventures you had back in your country? Looking forward to read about them! : )

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    1. Just wait for few more months and you'll read my recent adventures in the Philippines. :-)

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