Apparently, in Europe, Athens is referred to as Athina. I didn’t know this before until I exited another city bound for home. One learns new things each day, as they say. Here’s are a few more things I learned from Lazarus, my new smart, articulate Greek friend who drove me from and to the airport:Continue reading “May Kwento Ako #44 : Some nice neighborhoods in Athens or is it Athina ?”
Abu Dhabi as my flight took off For some of us who live outside of the Middle East, I could not imagine what a desert would look like. Yes, I have seen movies set in a desert but those are highly stylised. An opportunity came up for me to pass through the airport of AbuContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #43 : What Abu Dhabi looks like from above.”
The Acropolis Hill is worth the trip to Athens and the climb. After all, it is dated 4 millenia before Christ’s death (BCD). And large enough to host many historical landmarks, most of which are in great shape considering the thousands of years that have passed but many are “under renovation”. This hill is notContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #42 : The Climb up to the Acropolis Hill of Athens”
I am not a wine connoissuer. Far from it. But in recent years, I have found myself meeting people who are afficionados or in the trade and little by little, one just picks up a lesson or two and become more familiar with this old world drink over time.
It is not everyday that the six of us are able to partake in a meal together. Modern day challenges with family members living in different parts of the globe or even just the country, quite common in most families for a long time now. Each on has his own strength, completing the other orContinue reading “May Kwento Ako No. 40 : A Reunion of Sorts”
So happy to have spent time with Irene Ibanez and some of her recent fine art watercolors on giclee archival paper. Irene since retiring as top remarketeer for IBM reseller of AS/400s and S/36s, SSI has been busy being a wife, mom, entrepreneur and more recently fine art watercolorist. 👩🏻🎨 She remains good friends with manyContinue reading “May Kwento Ako No. 39 : Post-Corporate Life”
Once upon about 4 decades ago, when most of this rowdy bunch were fresh from uni/college, we somehow found our way to a fabled cave in Paseo de Roxas where minds, hearts and souls were further formed to be a cross between scholars and warriors. Attitudes were further fixed, wits were challenged and readied furtherContinue reading “May Kwento Ako No. 38 : Reunions are for those with solid memories.”
The haunt for the best #beurre remains…..eventhough it reads #GrandCru. Incredible architecture now always tickles my visual senses. Simply awesome, refined, fine art photography by #RosalynnTay at a boutique in the Raffles Hotel. When will i ever get to this level, i wonder still. Thinking back, this was probably How i looked like, with aContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #37 : I am traveling to Singapore with my aging eyes open slightly differently. 🧳”