Month: February 2013

Oysters and caviar at Bo Innovation in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s best restaurants

Our second course of caviar at Bo Innovation. This was one my many favorites. I really like Bo Innovations a lot, both for their ideas on food, the great and fun service, and the overall dining experience. They take their cooking very seriously, but the end-result isn’t serious at all.  Scroll down to read more… …

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From Manila to Palermo: Seeing the world via AIESEC

In college at the Ateneo de Manila University, I was very active in the student organization AIESEC. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to spend much time in the university local chapter as I worked immediately and mainly for the AIESEC Philippines National Committee as the public relations officer. Scroll down to read more… THE MOST AMAZING JOB …

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Travelife picks Andre Chiang’s restaurant in Singapore very early on as among Asia’s best restaurants

Restaurant Andre in Singapore, another early favorite of Travelife Contributing Editor Jerome Velasco, recently made it to the S. Pellegrino list of Asia’s Best Restaurants. Jerome has a knack for picking culinary winners, as I’ve already mention in a previous blog entry. His very early favorite, Les Creations de Narisawa, was once again picked the …

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New concepts for living at the Garden Towers in Ayala Center

Travelife Managing Editor Ceia Ylagan, is heading our editorial team for a cover shoot out of town from this weekend. Meanwhile Travelife General Manager Gel Bayona walks the Champs Elysees in Paris and Travelife Associate Editor Carlo Velasco explores the ramblas in Barcelona. Scroll down to read more… Ceia sent me her musings on the …

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Dutch Ambassador caught orange-handed, biking home from work across EDSA

Today, to practice perhaps for the upcoming Freedom Bike Ride they are organizing on Saturday, March the 9th, Dutch Ambassador Ton Boon von Ochssee was caught orange-handed biking home from work today. Scroll down to read more… BIKING ACROSS EDSA Apparently this is nothing out of the ordinary for the recently-arrived Dutch Ambassador who simply …

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Travelife published an article about Les Creations de Narisawa, Asia’s best in the S. Pellegrino, two years ago

As early as 2010, Travelife Magazine Contributing Editor Jerome Velasco wrote about Les Creations de Narisawa, a restaurant in Tokyo that was again chosen as Asia’s best by the S. Pellegrino yesterday. Jerome, who writes our popular Hungry Traveler column, has a knack for picking winners. I remember how he was waxing rhapsodic about Andre …

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What a difference an hour makes, when you’re planning a trip to India

With about 20 trips on the drawing board all at the same time, for this year alone, it’s hard to focus on one particular trip until you’ve sort of closed off the planning boxes of some other ones. So that’s what I did this afternoon, although I didn’t include short jaunts like the spur-of-the-moment or …

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2013: A year like no other, for travel. Exotic India, see you soon.

I’m in Tokyo getting ready to head out of Japan soon. But tonight, as I type this out while thinking about the rise of the Nikkei,  I’ve just decided to go to off-the-beaten-track India at the end of March. As if I needed more trips in my never-endingly eventful Travelife. Scroll down to read more… THE CALL …

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A little night music at the home of the Iraqi Ambassador

The hosts, Ambassador and Madame of Iraq,with the 2012 Peace Prize awardeesand the Ambassador of Sri Lanka H.E. Wadee Batti Hanna Al-Batti, the Ambassador of Iraq to the Philippines, and his lovely wife Nadja, recently hosted a dinner in honor of visiting Iraqi musician Naseer Shamma, one of the country’s top musicians and composers. Scroll down …

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