As I prepare for my tribute to you here, l am reminded that our time here on the good Earth is meant to be put to good use. Thank you, Lord for allowing our paths to cross and have a good friendship through the years. I still believe in putting in time.
It is not everyday that we find 19th century homes in the Philippines still. This home, the grand mansion known as the Goldenberg Mansion was one of those that stood tall and proud by the exclusive enclave by the presidential palace, the Malacanang Palace in the Santa Ana, Manila area post world war 2 butContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #62 : The Goldenberg Mansion, Malacanang Palace Grounds, Manila”
I have to thank friends for pointing me to this direction. First, I asked where to go for Sunday Mass. There was one Roman Catholic Church literally outside the window where I was staying in but I would not be able to understand most of the Sunday Service. Hence, I went to a nice chapelContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #55 : Meeting Nobu Chef Matsuhisa”
I hope to return to this placid lake once again. With a few friends, we boarded a small boat and crossed this expansive lake. Despite being born in this country, I did not realise how many more beautiful places I am actually seeing for the first time. And very thankful to the family that broughtContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #52 : A Trip to Balanan Lake, in Negros Oriental”
We all travel for many reasons. Some travels to escape. Some travel to experience new things in life. Some to learn more about self. With this Pandemic that we are all going through now, I will be sharing more of my treasured moments which awed me. Some of you may find it common and banalContinue reading “May Kwento Ako No. 51 : Blissful Experience Under Paris, not so long ago.”
I must have met Opi Sadler in 2014 or thereabouts when he came to Manila. In the world of Oenology aka the profession of wine making, Opi is a Rock Star ! This post is specially being written to wish Opi a very happy birthday! Opi is a proud father, a son, a big bikeContinue reading “May Kwento Ako No. 50 : Meeting and Greeting Rodolfo “Opi” Sadler”
All I can say is that I did not find any bad food or any bad steak in any of the restaurants that I went to. Some, admittedly were good to very good. Several were excellent when you throw in the ambiance. I couldn’t help but regal in the beauty and effort that they didContinue reading “May Kwento Ako No. 49 : Tasting Argentina”