1 Day Trip To Manila

This was in the talks since end of December 2023. And here I was finally, 9 years later.

In 2015, I bought 2 properties (student hostel units) in Manila. I want to liquidate them, so I had to come over in person to sign some documents – which was done in just a couple of minutes.

Since I now stay in Johor, and there is no direct flight from Senai International Airport, I opted to go to Changi Airport, Singapore to catch a flight to the Philippines.

I took this opportunity to catch up with both friends and Clients at Changi Airport before I leave for Manila.

The Buyer / Seller meeting was held at the Holiday Inn Newport hotel, just 10 minutes walk from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. And since it was done and dusted pretty fast, I pretty much chilled at the Newport Resort for the rest of the day and night, before going back to Singapore & Johor the next day.

WW2 Malay Regiment Reenactment Drill

I’ve had fun today seeing our local Reenactor’s community perform drills and discuss history.

Compared to other countries, Malaysia’s historical reenactment society is fairly “infant”. But that may change fast. Recently, they registered officially as Persatuan Reka Ulang Sejarah or PRUS. Though in practice, they’ve been doing this activity for some years.

If you have passion for our local history – interwar period, WW2, post-war era – and discover stuff your school will never be able to tell you, then you should look these guys up!


New TQG Branch In Kota Damansara

While I was in town and in short notice, I joined Zoeii the Wiibbit and her family at TQG’s newest branch opened in Kota Damansara. They hosted an activity night (loosely based on the Cashflow 101 game) and a seminar presentation by a certain Dr Ignatius Augustine (who’s been using a bunch of the same slides since 2002!)