Month: October 2015

Halloween trick or treating in Tokyo

My neighbour, former Indonesian First Lady Dewi Sukarno,in her scariest Halloween outfit…. In Tokyo, the Halloween celebrations of my neighbourhood are perhaps Tokyo’s most famous. It’s located right in Central  Tokyo, a hop and a skip from Omotesando, but you’d never know it as it’s perhaps the only all-residential neighborhood left in the city. It’s a …

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Japan, Asia’s Number 1 Destination For International Meetings, Showcased Seven Upcoming MICE Cities During Singapore Roadshow

Singapore, 30 October 2015 – Chiba, Hiroshima, Matsue, Niigata, Okayama, Okinawa and Sapporo were the seven upcoming Japanese MICE cities that the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) showcased at their 2nd annual roadshow in Singapore on 27 October 2015. Organised in partnership with TTG Events, the half-day roadshow at the Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre …

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China Bank MasterCard launches 2 Million Mabuhay Miles and Priceless New York Holiday Raffle Promo

China Bank is entering the credit card scene in a big way with the launch of the “2 million Mabuhay Miles and Priceless New York Holiday Package” raffle promo on September 19, 2015 at the SM Aura Premier in Taguig City. China Bank Credit Cardholders in good credit standing have a chance to win in …

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Japanese breakfast of grilled fish and special rice at Aman Tokyo

This was the delicious Japanese breakfast at the Aman Tokyo, with grilled fish, Japanese pickles, choice fruits and their special rice yesterday. The Aman Tokyo also has a delicious pork pulled sandwich which you can actually have for breakfast as well, and that’s what I’m going to have tomorrow. BACK IN TOKYO Post-birthday dinner last …

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Sunday lunch at Aracama, with kare-kare, lechon kawali, sisig and pako salad

So for my first weekend in Manila two weeks ago, living a #Travelife, we decided to have a Filipino lunch at Aracama, a nice restaurant in the Fort that serves very good Philippine food with a slight twist. This is a casual restaurant, but it’s stylish and reasonably-priced, as well as conveniently located away from …

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HAIER ANNOUNCES BROTHERHOOD WITH ONE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THIS YEAR’S SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS

Haier Asia Co., Ltd. and Haier Philippines, Inc. are proud to announce the brand’s exciting new partnership with ONE Championship (ONE), the largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization in Asia. While the collaboration seems unlikely at first glance, with Haier being an electronic and appliances brand, and ONE a name in the world of sports, …

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A reunion for the Travelife to Morocco. And about a dinner in Austria’s best restaurant and a party for Yoko Ono in Tokyo.

Today I attended the first reunion of our Travelife to Morocco October 2015 group. What fun it was. This must also be the fastest reunion in history, as I’d just returned last week from Morocco, and now here we were having a reunion. Our Travelife to Morocco, October 2015 friendswith Felix, the wonderful GM of …

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Getting psyched for a holiday in Istanbul. And remembering the ghosts of the caravan serai on the road from Capadoccia to Konya.

In Istanbul a few years ago,with some of our 70 readers and friends So on Friday afternoon, there I was in the office, working hard and living a #Travelife, when one of the guys I’m traveling with to Turkey walked in unannounced. Until Friday, I’d been too busy to get psyched about visiting Istanbul. Especially …

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1001 Arabian Nights and my special recipe for chicken tagine and couscous for dinner tonight

When I invite friends over on the few Sundays that I am actually back home, living a #Travelife, I usually cook dinner from scratch. Meaning grinding spices and making all my own sauces. It’s therapy in a way, on one of my rare off days when I don’t have to go anywhere or eat in …

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The private riad of the Hotel Selman is perhaps the best hotel room/ place to stay in Marrakech

My life is generally full of amazing and wonderful things every single day, and this recent Travelife to Morocco with 35 wonderful people was no exception. Our trip was defined by time constraints and a general desire among most to see as many things as reasonably possible within the time allowed, the Travelife way. SAVING …

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