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Incredible India Series - Remembering Shimla Trip

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Today I am remembering our trip to India in 2010, when we traveled to Shimla. This place has been featured in several Bollywood movies I suppose, and more recently it was shown in the movie the "Three Idiots".


I wrote about this trip in this year's Expat Travel and Living Guide, and you can read more about it in the link below:
http://www.expatliving.sg/currentissue/flipbook/2011/04TG11/index.html
I thought I'd share more photos, at least some of my favorites from this trip :-) Pardon the lay out, I am still trying to find my way around here.








5 things I miss the most in Philippines

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I just came back from Manila yesterday to attend my cousin Claire's wedding - one of the best weddings I have attended so far. It was a whirlwind trip, and perhaps it is partly because it was so bitin that I got reminded of the many lovely things I miss from Philippines. The top 5 things are:


1. Excellent customer service, I think its people is the biggest advantage of the Philippines: their warm nature and great intuition, are the perfect ingredients for great customer service. My most recent experience of great customer service was at David's salon at Podium where I had to rush to have my hair and make-up done for the wedding. Pressed for time, I explained my predicament to the stylist who immediately came up with a solution, I.e., to ask another stylist to do my hair while she does the make up. Hence, we saved at least 30 minutes with this simultaneous, instead of sequential, approach.

I was also impressed by Discovery Suites' manner of attending to my requests. I talke…