Philippines: Last Destination to be with my Family again

I have re-united once again with my family back in the Philippines:
One of the reasons for going back to the Philippines was to
visit my father, Jose L. Angeles, who is now 90 years old:
Below, Papa and myself in front of the pool. As you can see, Papa is wearing
the Obama hat and t-shirt I sent him: He is now an Obama fan:

Enjoying the pool with my father:

I also visited and stayed with my brother's family
in Pampanga, in front of the house:

The newest addition to the family:

Lazlo Patajo -Angeles

Lazlo is my brother Jolan's first grandson

Madonna Davidoff, Lazlo Patajo Angeles and my brother Jolan Angeles

Lazlo's parents, my niece Anna Patajo and her hubby Paolo:

My niece Anna with her son Lazlo:
My niece Anna's Blog

Myself with my sister in law Tonette Palma Angeles, wife of my brother Jolan:

Below with my other niece, Amanda Angeles:

We visited the former Clark airbase in Pampanga Manila andwe visited
A traditional Filipino restaurant in Pampanga:

A bakery in Manila where you can buy the famous filipino Pan de sal:

I bought a quilted toy for Lazlo:

where we visited a quilting workshop below,
A Filipino Quilt artist with his design:

At Korea Town in Pampangga, Philippines

Finally, with the rest of the Angeles Clan below:

April 15, reconnecting with Friends in, Bali

Chantal from Belgium

One of the things I like about traveling are meeting people and making friends from different parts of the world. On one of my trip to Bali two years ago, I met Chantal from Belgium who is now living in Ubud.

Below, Chantal (to the right) and I having lunch at Lotus Pond,
a beautiful restraurant in Ubud overlooking a Balinese Temple:

We are having Reistafel for lunch: Bon Appetit!
Chantal worked for a book company in Belgium until deciding to give t all up and move to Bali. She is an astrologer and also designs some handicrafts. She just moved into a very cute balinese house with her dog and cat.

Chantal’s cute home in Bali:

I am relaxing at Chantals front garden:

Jasmine from South Africa:

I made a new friend in Bali. Her name is Jasmine and we met in the plane from my flight from Singapore to Bali. We were seatmates and found out that we were staying near each other in Ubud. It is Jasmine's first trip to Bali and she is here to participate in a Yoga retreat.

Here we are( Jasmine and Madonna) in this fantastic restaurant in Ubud called Bebek Bengil where they serve a delicious meal of Crispy Duck, a Balinese delicacy.

More of Madonna and Jasmine in Ubud, Bali:

Our Dessert:Sinfull Balinese chocolate cake and Balinese Rose wine:

Maritel , a childhood friend from Australia:

I am happy to see my friend Maritel again. Maritel and I went to the same private all-girls school in Manila called Maryknoll College. She came to Bali for a couple of days to hang out with me. Yours truly with Maritel overlooking one of the Rice Terraces :

More of Madonna & Maritel by the rice terraces:

Madonna & Maritel With a Balinese Farmer:

Maritel and Madonna at the Ubud open market where you can buy lots of Balinese handicrafts, paintings, batiks , cermamics, etc.

Below, with a Balinese lady vendor wearing her traditional Balinese costume called Kebaya:

Madonna and Maritel Having a meal in a restaurant by the Rice terraces:

Hanging out in cafes and restaurants in Ubud, Bali, both located in Monkey Forest Road :

Stop-Over : Singapore

April 11, 2009
Landed in Singapore on time. I have a whole day stop-over before
my flight to Denpasar, Bali. So, I decided to stay in the Transit Hotel
at Changi Airport, so I can freshen up, take a nap and use the pool:

My Transit Hotel room at Changi Airport, Singapore:

Transit Hotel Rooftop pool:

A view of the planes by the pool:

After a dip in the pool, I went to visit the city of Singapore. Since I only have a couple of hours to spare, I decided to visit Bugis where my hubby, Bart & I used to live two years ago. Here I am taking the Singapore subway from the airport. The Singapore trains are very efficient and clean.

In Bugis, there are lots of shops and restaurants:

These are typical Singapore style Shophouses:

The entrance to our home in Singapore The Bencoolen:

A Hindu and Buddhist temple behind Bencoolen whereI used to give
offerings of flowers and insence:

A Hindu Temple in Singapore:

A Buddhist temple in Singapore:

Directions to the temples:

A Kopitiam ( Singapore traditional Coffee shop)

Singapore Open Market: