Month: February 2013

Growing positive over the Japan story, and how Prime Minister Abe is so far getting things right

Today, in Tokyo living a Travelife, I made lunch for the neighbors. We sat at the dining table for about five hours, eating everything from assorted appetizers and salads to three kinds of pasta. While we ate, we talked about another neighbor of ours: the current Prime Minister of Japan. Scroll down to read more… A …

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The Tokyo Marathon, the rise of the Nikkei, and how this could finally be it.

Tokyo is full, with a most eclectic crowd from all over the world this weekend. There are three big events going on at the same time, at least among the people I literally run around with. Scroll down to read more…. One is the Tokyo Marathon happening tomorrow morning. Many people from the four corners …

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Travelife Magazine’s Fantastic February-March 2013 Issue: Everything you need to know about Prague and the Czech Republic

Living the Travelife in Prague Every issue of Travelife Magazine is an enjoyable labor of love, but more so this particular issue (Travelife Magazine, February – March 2013) on great food and the good life. This is an intensely personal issue. I was involved in the actual cover shoot in the Czech Republic and also in our record-breaking 28-page …

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The Travelife team is off to Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, and all over Asia this month

No one travels quite like us at Travelife Magazine. Or writes like us. And when I say “us,” I mean the Travelife Magazine team. We have the most fantastic team on ground right now. It’s taken a long time to assemble this great team, but we’re finally there — and it shows in the world-class quality we’ve …

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Rediscovering the joys of cooking, and remembering a dinner in Paris

In Tokyo for a very short visit before possibly flying off to Europe next weekend, I’ve rediscovered the joys of cooking. I never cook enough in Manila as my life there is just one event after another, although I do try to cook when good friends come over. Scroll down to read more… HOME-COOKED FOOD  FOR CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS My …

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Excellent Indian food from a chef from Bangalore, at Oakwood Joy Nostalg

Anna He PoorNa Brahma (Food is God) For an authentic and pretty rare foodie experience this month — or perhaps, more accurately, for a dose of culinary nirvana — head to Oakwood Joy Nostalg for the Indian Food Festival at the Oakroom. Until March 1, the diversely delectable cuisines of India, as prepared personally by …

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