Scenes from the New Year's Eve Gala Ball 2014 of the Peninsula Manila

Just before stepping out to attend two parties tonight,
including the wonderful Peninsula Manila New Year’s Eve Gala Ball

Kisses blown across the room at friends everywhere, dancing all night to really great music, a shimmering and glittering array of tables, and champagne overflowing to say goodbye to 2014 and to welcome 2015.

GOODBYE, 2014. HELLO, 2015.

I had a truly wonderful 2014, blessed with happy memories and few regrets, inner tranquility and calm acceptance, and lots of good luck.


To tell you the truth, last year is going to be a tough act to follow.

But I am certainly going to do my best to top it, living a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.

These balloons dropped down
at exactly midnight

Wherever in the world you happen to be, we wish you a new year of good health, happiness, fulfilment and an amazing Travelife.

With Peninsula GM Sonja Vodusek
and Mithi Aquino-Thomas,
wife of former US Ambassador Harry Thomas