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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Food inspired by El Bulli, Arzak and Noma at Sofitel

The Travelife Magazine and Sofitel teamswith Chef Jose Luis Gonzalez last nightLast night, the Travelife team was a guest of the dynamic and extremely...

Live each day like it’s your last

A shorter version of this appeared in the Frequent Flier column in the April-May issue of Travelife Magazine. THE TOKYO EARTHQUAKEPeople who...

Float of Fancy in Turkey’s Cappadocia

Recently, the Travelife editorial team journeyed to Turkey to shoot our upcoming June-July 2011 cover. One of our destinations was Cappadocia in central Turkey --...

Shabu-shabu and no underpants

This is a continuation of a previous post on a shabu-shabu dinner the other night in Tokyo with a fund manager friend visiting Tokyo...

Shabu shabu in Japan’s maddening recession

PART 1In Tokyo for a few days before returning to Manila, I had a shabu-shabu dinner with a fund manager friend visiting Tokyo from...

Love and buckets of tears

What do eight women talk about when they get together for the first time in years at a hot springs resort in the middle...

Having it all – in Kagoshima

Sophia University in Tokyo Last weekend I joined a reunion of some girls from my class at Tokyo's Sophia University at a beautiful onsen ryokan...

Trading places – or paintings

A friend who came to dinner recently wore a beautiful dress that matched my painting. I just had to post this."How would you like...

Two meals with a prime minister

Good evening from a wonderfully luxurious hotel, where I've decided to take a mini-break and spend the weekend -- as if I don't spend...

Soul mates over sushi

Today I took a quick break to have lunch with a couple of girlfriends from college, and we went to a pretty good Japanese...

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