The Pope Blessing on Vatican City

Sunday in Rome, the best place to be, other than on bed, is the St Peter’s Square of which at 12noon, Pope Francis will bless the crowd. You need to understand Italian and Latin to enjoy the full blessing.  Or, turn on the Google Translate with the voice recording to the effect. Just like the […]

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Vatican City, An Overview

According to Vatican City official website, Vatican City State was founded following the signing of the Lateran Pacts between the Holy See and Italy on February 11th 1929. These were ratified on June 7th 1929. Its nature as a sovereign State distinct from the Holy See is universally recognized under international law. In this tiny and world’s smallest state, it […]

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High Speed Train in Rome, To Many Places, Including Outside of Italy.

We made arrangement to attend the Pope Audience on Wednesday, so we decided to leave Rome on Tuesday to head out to Florence, or famously known as Fiorenze in Italian. The ride was 80 Euro per pax for return ticket.  We did not plan to stay in Florence, so we went on a day trip, […]

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Driving in Rome, Graduated If You Still Alive.

The Rome trip has been fruitful and great. The Tan-Vijayans really enjoyed themselves, so do we, Retna and I. We took a flight from KLIA, and then transited in Dubai, before reaching Rome, or the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport.  The whole journey – about 14 hours of flight time.  We were lucky to have a […]

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Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Well, I did not arrange for the twins to study at Kuen Cheng High School, a Chinese independent school as most Chinese would refer to.  Will blog about Chinese High School another time. The twins chose to go there, after they sort of made their own research and findings on the comparison between Chinese High […]

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Sometimes, we do not know what’s ahead, but

Have faith. Kind of simple to say to one or anyone about having faith. Try it, to tell yourself to have faith. My English was not the strongest.  I first heard and learn about the word, ‘faith’ when I first heard George Michael’s Faith. ‘Cause I gotta’ have faith I gotta’ have faith Because I […]

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Cergas Bersama Antabax

The number 1 Halal antibacterial personal care range, Antabax, organized its ‘Cergas Bersama Antabax’ Doodle Competition for  with the support of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.   Antabax was at the forefront of popularizing this form of artistic expression, as the competition received tremendous support in 2014, the first time it was […]

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Oh Holy Night, Good Food, Company and Time

We seldom cook at home.  Like probably never. Correction: Actually Ariel, Elijah and Inez do cook at home, when we are away for work or we worked really late, they will prepare their own meals at home. So when we thought it is time for me and Retna to cook at home, nothing beats the […]

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