The first country I've visited outside the Philippines is Malaysia. It was my 30th birthday and planned for months to see the Batu Caves, the Petronas Towers and Hello Kitty Sanrioland. It was a mix of cultural and leisure trip, and also got the chance to visit my best friend, who was residing there at that time. It was a memorable travel, and I really enjoyed the sights, the food and the culture, Malaysia has to offer. And this year, the Malaysia Promotion Programme is held here in the Philippines, with its theme, "Choose Malaysia".