Wednesday, May 8, 2013


I have been away for sometime and still am away, for work-related activities that I have to accomplish first.

In this hiatus (from blogging!), I feel that I am doing so many things that are opportunities and challenges at the same time... and to top it all, I also have a marvelous travel to go with it, with family bonding to go.

I wouldn't bore you with the work-related things, but it deals with continuing MRI education plus a quality program (in Admin) for the hospital.

UniversitätsKlinikum Heidelberg: Orthopädische Klinik

Spring came late. This is taken during one of the first sunny days in Spring and they savor the sun by taking lunch outdoors!

UniversitätsKlinikum Heidelberg: Orthopädische Klinik Radiology Department

L-R: Dr. T. Tam Bui, Dr. U. Stamfl, Dr. J. Kollmer, Dr. M. Tariq from Pakistan, Dr. Marc Andre Weber (Radiology Head), Dr. J. Rem, Dr. F. Rojo
The add-ons were actually the highlight for the following reasons:
1) I was able to visit Heidelberg, Germany, a most beautiful idyllic German city with a baroque style Old Town. 
    I really do hope I can share more about this beautiful many stories I want to share!
Old Heidelberg with the Alte Brucke and the Heidelberg Castle
2) I found a piece of history with our visit to Wilhelmsfeld, a suburb of Heidelberg and find a monument of our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal in a park under his name.
at the Jose Rizal Platz at wilhelmsfeld, Germany
3) We met Zen, our classmate in Med School in Germany through Carolyn in FB (or should I say, Zen "found" us in Heidelberg!)
4) My family had a great, different kind of tour === the Transport Tour
           a) Sinsheim Auto and Technik Museum, 22 km southeast of Heidelberg, Germany
           b) Harley Davidson Store in Frankfurt, Germany
           c) Mercedes Benz Museum and Showroom in Stuttgart, Germany is the MUST-SEE Museum of them all... not only old cars but matched with World's History as well as complemented by a showroom where you can actually sit in the whole range of Mercedes Benz's Class A, B, C, D, E, F, G and etc., including the newest and flashiest models!
           d) Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany
           e) Museo Ferrari in Maranello, Italy
Thanks to Lani and the Lombardi family for taking care of my family in Italy.
           f) Ferrucio Lamborghini Museum in Ferrara, Italy
meeting Fabio Lamborghini in Ferrucio Lamborghini Museum!

           g) Ducati Factory Outlet in Bologna, Italy = they reached the place, only it happened to be closed for the day. 

               h) but they passed by Zurich in Switzerland and visited Schaffhausen with CMZ friends, esp. Amy and Fil-Am who invited us through FB!
5) Visited the beautiful and gay city of Cologne, Germany
           a) Dom (Cathedral)
            b) Hohenzollern Bridge with padlocks of love
6) Ended the trip with a fabulous visit to Holland, The Netherlands and its interesting culture, natural beauty and lovely folks.
           a) Tulip fields
Thanks to Mimi, my "director" and photographer in the Tulip Fields...
this is one of the most memorable and fun experience for me!!!
so nice also to meet your family! 
           b) Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is the world's largest flower garden located near Lisse, Netherlands.
           c) Windmills
           d) Zaanse Schans Dutch Village
                     i) Dutch Clogs
                    ii) Delft Blue Pottery
                    iii) Dutch Pancakes
Apple Cinnamon Pancake
                    iv) Cheese
            e) Amsterdam
            f) St. Francis Xavier Church, a Jesuit Church in Amsterdam
            g) Family Bonding with the De Beijer family... a million thanks to your hospitality!

Bram, Aeryn and Kaye... we had such a great time!!!
the beautiful De Beijers!!!
         h) at last meeting Aeryn, my very beautiful behaved niece who will soon be a year old!

I wish I can have the time to tell stories of some of these memorable experiences but it would have to wait for a bit...

Till then!!!