|Chinese lumpia tonight with friends|
It was at this party that I met an old friend, one of the most successful businessmen in the Philippines, and we talked about Travel and Life.
I told him about my recent trip to Morocco while he told me about a visit he’d done to Jordan, which he had so enjoyed.
|In Marrakech two weeks ago, living a Travelife|
Then I had a really wonderful evening as a guest at a dinner hosted by one of my neighbours, who also happens to be a close friend.
We were a table of eight, and we so enjoyed her dinner and the conversation among us, that we stayed way past midnight, talking about Travel and Life.
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And we discussed lots of other things as well.
It was really nice to be able to sit at a dinner table in Manila and to talk about lots of things happening in the world — from the influence of religion on world events to the evils of any form of extremism.
Meanwhile, my neighbour had decorated her home so prettily, as always, with the kind of Christmas decor not often seen in Manila.
She and her husband had also picked up a beautiful new artwork which she hung in a hallway and which I so admired — so much so that, throughout dinner, I kept thinking about this artwork, and about also buying some more art.
The dinner itself was supposed to be casual. “Just my grandmother’s Chinese lumpia recipe,” she’d texted me, when the dinner was being arranged.
Well, this was the most elaborate Chinese lumpia I’ve ever had. And we all had fun making our own versions of it.
Before the lumpia, we had all sorts of wonderful appetizers from a buffet table.
With all the good conversation, the relaxed atmosphere of the company at the table, and the excellent food, I ate way too much than was good for me, in my never-ending, and never-endingly delicious Travelife.
a Travelife this 2015
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