May Kwento Ako #20 : Memories of a Geisha

They looked flustered.  And I dont know why. I was taking photos of the fascinating centuries-old houses in the Gion section.  All in wood, all looked delicately made yet strong and sturdy eventhough they seem to appear to be made of soft wood, of Palo China as we refer to it back home. And typicalContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #20 : Memories of a Geisha”

May Kwento Ako #46 : The lady who sang the best version of "I did it my way"

This blog is my homage to a friendship.  A year had gone by so fast. I had grown accustomed to your text messages at 7:00AM, asking if we could talk. Almost every morning, I still half expect that text message from you. Each call was always fun and a learning experience for both. A chanceContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #46 : The lady who sang the best version of "I did it my way"”

May Kwento Ako #28 : No Name Ramen-discovered @ Kyoto

One early Sunday morning, I found myself facing google maps to find a nearby Roman Catholic Church to attend Sunday service. As I triangulated my location to the 3 Roman Catholic churches nearest my hotel, my next move would be where to go for brunch. I woke up hungry as I seem to be everyContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #28 : No Name Ramen-discovered @ Kyoto”

May Kwento Ako #21 : What is with Kobe Beef ? Wagyu?

We found ourselves in the fabled Kobe. Far from how I envisioned this world famous place to be, as I earlier imagined this place to be full of cows, farms and hays. With slopping terrain. Lots of grass and sunshine. No, no, no. It is a city with a Port, with hundreds, if not thousandsContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #21 : What is with Kobe Beef ? Wagyu?”

May Kwento Ako #19 : Obi

It is no secret that I have a thing for fabric. I figure that one way to understand a country and its tradition is through their fabric. It appears that most countries that I have been to have fabrics that they are known for. And proud of. Let me feature the Obi or sash, wornContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #19 : Obi”

May Kwento Ako #17 : My 1st Fall

I hope to never, ever brag and say “been there, done that”. For someone who lives in a tropical country, where colors of nature are mostly green, I have looked forward to seeing the fall colors in my lifetime. Yes, we have tropical plants in red, orange, yellow, rust and all shades in between butContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #17 : My 1st Fall”

May Kwento Ako #15 : The Art of Keeping Still

In today’s world, “how does one keep still?” is a question that is on my mind often.  I am like you who has a dozen and one things to do daily.  On top of work, there are errands to get done, bills to review and pay and files that need sorting.  And, I need to keepContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #15 : The Art of Keeping Still”