A Christmas ReUnion…


This Christmas 2015 is something to cheer and feel excited about.  Being together. All at one time . All at one place. Good relationships in family life really matters because families are the essential building blocks of any society and happy families make a happy society. My family has reason to feel happy this Christmas  as we planned a family reunion at the  ultra-luxurious Bandar Al Jissa Shangri-La Hotel Resor and Spa, an hour

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The picturesque beachfront is a favorite among the numerous hotel guests. The wide expanse of the Gulf of Oman is a thing of immense beauty.

drive from downtown Muscat.My 2 kids flew all the way from Phils to be with me and my wifey in Muscat this Christmas. And the perfect place we chose to spend Christmas day was none other than this 5-star Hotel by the bay at the Gulf of Muscat.So far, the only hotel I have ever seen which can be reached majestically through winding and uphill/downhill roads over the Hajar mountain range ending up on a man-made tunnel near the entrance of the Hotel .

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The Al Waha Facade of the ShangriLa Barr Al Jissa. The entrance at the main lobby is a busy area specially at this time of the year

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Oman has been and will always be a nice place to visit- by billybrown

 

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The trip to the Hotel from the airport of Muscat International is unquestionably exhilarating as you gaze the spectacular sights along the way and the downhill and uphill rides ending on a man-made tunnel to reach the facade of the hotel…

 

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The poolside of Barr Al Jissa Shangrila Hotel Muscat
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One of the beautifully-sculpted road markers…
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A panoramic shot of the Beachfront and out to the Gulf of Oman…
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Exploring and enjoying the aqua-blue waters ahead of us…
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Bird’s eye-view of Barr Al Jissa Shangri-la Hotel Resort and Spa @Oman
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A gigantic Christmas Tree ( Into which Christians around the world display as a commemoration on the birth of Christ from the viewpoint of God’s Christmas Tree-The Cross) comes into view in the sprawling ground of the hotel at night-time.

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O Come All Ye Faithful


Do I not fiill Heaven and Earth? Says the Lord.Now the Word is made flesh and laid in a narrow manger. From beginning to etetnity you are God. And now we see you as newborn child.
Christ the light of the world has come to dispel the darkness of our hearts. In his light, let us examine ourselves and confess our sins.God our father you sent your son full of grace and truth,forgive our failure to receive Him. Jesus our saviour you were born in poverty and laid in a manger.Forgive our greed and rejection of your ways.
Today Christ is born. Today the Saviour has come.Today the angels sing on earth.MERRY CHRISTMAS and a
HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Season’s Greetings


Let us join hands together in welcoming the Christmas season. I would like to greet the blogging community as well as those that are the heart and soul of the world of blogging- the readers of all nationalities. Let us be joined together in love, unity and peace just as the message that the season brings which God purposely willed in order to save us through his son Jesus’ birth on Christmas day!

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Where is the world’s best Island sitting?


An Island that is home to one of the new seven natural wonders of the world has staked its claim  as the “Best Island in the World.

7th Wonder of the World.The Palawan SubTerranean River
7th Wonder of the World.The Palawan SubTerranean River
This Island that garnered the highest vote is Palawan, a name that is fast becoming a by-word in the tourism industry.
Palawan Island garnered the highest vote in Conde Nast’s List in 2015. Palawan is a name that is fast becoming a by-word in the tourism industry.
Palawan SubTerranean River
The river that is referred to here as the 7th wonder of the world is the Puerto Princesa SubTerranean River having gained it’s reputation as one of the longest underground rivers in the world stretching five miles through a subterranean cave system.
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An Island that is home to one of the new seven natural wonders of the world ( The Underground Subterranean River Cave) has staked its claim as the “Best Island in the World. Just Remember the name readers when you come to the Philippines:Palawan Islands.

This Island that garnered the highest vote is Palawan, a name that is fast becoming a by-word in the tourism industry.It bested it’s chief rival in the Philippines,  Boracay Beach which is equally an interesting place to travel what with it’s gentle coastlines and powdery white sand.

The river that is home to this beautiful small island and referred to here  in this blog as the 7th wonder of the world is the Puerto Princesa Sub-Terranean River having gained it’s reputation as one of the longest underground rivers in the world stretching five miles through a subterranean cave system. This blog’s source of information is the Conde Nast Traveler’s annual list for the Reader’s Choice Awards 2015.

When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen : There will be something solid for you to stand on, or, you will be taught how to fly.

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