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The long drive to New York

In my fourth year of college at the Ateneo de Manila, I joined a delegation of Philippine students traveling to Boston for the AIESEC...

The Juju Juice cleanse

The idea for a major detox started at the Mercato Centrale in Fort Bonifacio, when I met a nice girl named Kat who was...

Sale season in Paris

Battle-ready women, long lines, secret destinations, and great bargains—the madness of the Paris summer salesI'm writing this out from Tokyo, not from Paris unfortunately;...

Lessons from Bill Gates

This is a re-post from a FB friend that is being attributed to Bill Gates. Bill Gates reportedly spoke about these 11 things that...

Zsa Zsa Padilla in Malacca

This is a repost about an incident that happened to me in Malacca many years ago. Malacca is in the spotlight again, by the...

Irresistible Italian invitation

Today is my last day before a big holiday so I purposely kept it clear to finish all the work I have to do...

The sweet world of Sadaharu Aoki

The rekindling of my fascination with the very sweet world of Sadaharu Aoki happened only very recently when a neighbor from Manila visited me...

Travelife’s great adventure issue

TRAVELIFE Magazine's April-May issue, packed with adventure and with a special cover feature on Malacca, is on sale everywhere now. It's one of our...

You’re invited to Cool Germany

EVENTS SCHEDULE1somewhat differentContemporary Design and the Power of ConventionDesigners and designer teams:47 working and living in Germany,20 in other European countriesMay 2...

Looking for a trophy bride

Today I had lunch with my friend Y at Viron, my favorite Parisian-style brasserie in Tokyo, in Shibuya, that uses only ingredients from France...

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