Month: June 2013

Afternoon tea today. And Sri Lanka, here we come again for a Travelife…

This afternoon, we held an orientation for the group of Travelife readers and friends joining us for a Travelife to Sri Lanka next week. This was very kindly hosted by H.E. Nawalage Bennett-Cooray, Ambassador of Sri Lanka, at his residence. The TRAVELIFE APP for PARIS  is available for free download now. Click here A SRI …

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A picture-pretty dinner party with three ambassadors and wonderful conversations about the world.

Last night, in Manila living a Travelife, I attended a very intimate sit-down farewell dinner hosted by an ambassador of a European country for another ambassador colleague, due to depart Manila soon. TRAVELIFE APP for PARIS on sale now Click here TALKING ABOUT THE WORLD The ambassador is a very learned gentleman who enjoys serious …

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Two dinners and one of our editors, playing on a Steinway grand piano

When I walked into my first sit-down dinner tonight, in Manila living a never-ending Travelife, the topic over pre-dinner cocktails was the one-upmanship situation between Taiwan and China. It was terribly interesting, especially as the guests were all extremely knowledgeable about history and geopolitics. The TRAVELIFE APP for PARIS  is available for free download now Click …

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Intimate sayonara dinner hosted by the Ambassador of Israel for the Ambassador of Argentina, with the Secretary of Foreign Affairs as main guest.

With Marivic Rufino, Madame Gretchen del Rosario, Consul Tony Rufino, and hostess Madame Eti Bar-On of Israel There were a dozen things happening in Manila tonight, living a Travelife, but I chose to attend only one: the sit-down farewell dinner hosted by the Ambassador of Israel at his residence for the Ambassador of Argentina, who …

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Great steaks and hamburgers at Oakwood Joy Nostalg’s Oakroom until July 26.

My first lunch back in Manila last week, living a never-endingly eventful Travelife, was at Oakwood Joy Nostalg’s Oakroom Restaurant & Bar. Oakwood GM Rick Erdos and his deputy Igor Ruge were trying out their steaks for their promotional All-American Food and Wine Fest that began on June 17. It ends on July 26, so …

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Talking to the same person twice, and lessons from Before Midnight, Part 3.

Earlier this evening, I was actually carrying on conversations with two good friends of mine at the same time — one of them via BBM and one of them via online messaging. Uncannily, both have exactly the same cutting, dry wit and sarcastic humor. They also live in the same neighborhood and have lots of …

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Mr. Jaded’s sit-down dinner for 16 this Friday, and I did the guest list

So everything is coming along together very nicely for Mr. Jaded’s dinner party this Friday, in Manila, living a never-ending Travelife. If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll know that my friend Mr. Jaded very nicely offered to host a dinner at his house that can seat 500 people in one of the best neighborhoods …

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