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.”
My young friend, Ovidio came by the hotel for a quick chat. He had come from work and he was off in the afternoon from school. After exchanging a few pleasantries, he asked me what places I was intending to go to. I said I wanted to go. I said ‘The Scala Sancta’ and afterContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #30 : The Scala Sancta”
As fate would have it, in cooperation with the Philippine Italian Association (PIA) and with Dr Becky Singson, I have been invited to pitch my perspectives on Milan through my lens after an intimate dinner. Initially, the thought was just just to share some of my photos taken in Milan last year.Continue reading “May Kwento Ako #22 : A Pinoy Pitches Milan. Incredible.”
When I was ushered to a nice table in a good section of this restaurant, I immediately liked what was around me. It looked solid, established and with a decent history. It would make a perfect setting for a Mafia-related movie, I thought. When the waiter introduced himself to me, I wanted to chuckle. HeContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #13 : BOEUCC, a Milanese Classic”
This was a BIG experience for me to see, study beautiful art by artists from all over the world. Located about a 5-10 minute walk from the SMN train station, the venue was quite large but easy. The room temperature was comfortable and all in one level. And entrance charge was not expensive. There wasContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #14 : Art for Art’s Sake”
Built in 1865, this is supposedly the world’s oldest shopping mall, this should be of interest to many shoppers. It was named after Italy’s first king. Houses expensive brands most cannot afford. But why is this is place always packed with people ?! Because it is beautiful. I see many taking selfies. This writer included.Continue reading “May Kwento Ako #11 : The Vittorio Emanuele II … Mall”
This world’s fashion capital and leading business center has long intimated me, for some strange and unexplainable reason. After staying for almost a week, I still don’t see why I was. The sights were awe-inspiring. The food was first rate. The boutiques were made solely for the world’s blackbelters. After a couple of days, IContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #10 : Duomo Milano, in my eyes”
I noticed that there are so many bicycles here than in any continent. We, Asians tend to keep our bicycles inside our homes lest they’d be stolen. Thanks also, to the cleaner air, environment and lack of congestion, I suppose. People here are so lucky to be able to do this.