GCC & Beyond


“Gateways to Brondage and a Fillip to Writing Mojo in the United Arab Emirates”

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top


The Hangover in Bahrain (Part 1)

The Hangover in Bahrain (Part 2)



“Gateways to Brondage and a Fillip to Writing Mojo in the United Arab Emirates”

Rambling Through Jumeirah And Dubai City At Night


Chronicles Of A Three-Day Trip To Dubai: Disrobing Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar, and Burj Khalifa Complex

Chronicles Of A Three-Day Trip To Dubai: “Night Walk and Swimming in Jumeirah”

Chronicles Of A Three-Day Trip To Dubai: “Food Trip at SOY in The Dubai Mall”

Chronicles Of A Three-Day Trip To Dubai: “Dubaiscapes”

Chronicles Of A Three-Day Trip To Dubai: “Deirascapes”

Chronicles Of A Three-Day Trip to Dubai: The Airport!

How To Personally Obtain A Dubai Visa Online Within An Hour


Egypt in 3 Days & 2 Nights Part 1: Grand Museum, Urban Scenes, and Misr Sunset

Egypt in 3 Days & 2 Nights Part 2: Dinner Cruise by the Nile River

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Shofar says:

    Thank you for sharing the photos of Abra, Sony! It was really nice to revisit Abra once again! We rode with a pastor friend from Binalonan to Bangued in Dec. 2008, did some mission work there, visited and prayed with Gov. Takit Bersaimin in the Provincial Capitol, and I gave a whole bunch of kids firecrackers (the kind you pop on the ground) in the Town Plaza. ~Liz


    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Bersaimin is, of course, a popular name there. I’ve heard stuff about him from politicians and lawyers.

      Anyway, I’m so glad you and your team are extending a helping hand to our less fortunate siblings in various parts of the country. That is just exemplary. I would love to do that again too one day.

      Liz, sorry for thr delay in replying.

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  2. Shofar says:

    Aloha, Sony! Me again writing a second comment here about St. Philomena Church. Here in Honolulu, Hawaii we have a St. Philomena Church. In 1978 I was co-founder with the parish priest and started the first all-day Montessori child center with a hot lunch program on the premises of the St. Philomena Church. I helped to design and build the school, hire and train staff and educate 120 preschool and kindergarten children back then. Today it is still operating in expanded facilities with a higher enrollment. You can also google and see a St. Philomena Church on the island of Molokai where Father Damien de Veuster lived out his life serving lepers. When I was a young teacher I hiked the Kalaupapa trail with the priest of St. Joseph School and several other teachers. It was 3 miles and 26 switchbacks, a glorious, but killer trail down to the leper settlement and back up! ~Liz


    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      What an experience, Liz! 3 miles is something. Didn’t even come close to that distance when I was in the mountaineering world. Adding to the dig the altruism embedded in the endeavour makes me cringe with what I did for our constituents back then. You just so inspired me with that story, Liz. Thank you for making me realize that there’s more to life than what I know.

      Your, I may say, advocy is larger than life. I will do what I can to turn the inspiration I now have to action one day.

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  3. Chia says:

    Jaw dropped. Wow! That’s a lot of travelling! 🙂 ..and counting.. Have a safe travels 🙂


    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      You too, Chia. I’m sure you will get past that number very soon with your status. hehe

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Chia says:

        What status you mean po?


      2. Sony Fugaban says:

        You being well off. 🙂


      3. Chia says:

        What?!!! Lols…. Sorry to have given you that impression Sir, but I am from a very simple family. (I am working 8 + 3 hours a day) Thanks though.


      4. Sony Fugaban says:

        My apologies then. Consider it a backhanded compliment.


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