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Friday, December 15, 2017
 The Philippines have long ago flirted with the flavors of France. The celebrated hedonic affair between Pinoys’ taste buds and their love for traditional food like lechon baboy, adobo and sumptuous green mangoes served with bagoong is finally giving way...
  Half an hour past midnight, my travel partner is still on the other end of the line – talking fast and laying out the plan.   Quite frankly, it’s a series of plans. Or, more precisely: a mezze expressed in descriptive...
  Lah.  Go ahead, say it.  It's kinda' like saying 'aaa' at the dentist, only shorter, and with a little more love. Got it? Good. Because 'Lah' is the word that will turn your trip in Malaysia into a great adventure. It's the open...
 The hallucinogenic effect started to kick in – hard.  I blamed that man, hunching over the ebony Yamaha piano. Despite his being 75, something told me that behind the white tuxedo, the bow tie and the hearing aid he wears...
He couldn’t be a converso. But he could be a Gitano.   He has the song that echoes of his fathers. It was a primitive cry. A sort of spiritual chant but somewhere along the rustic lines and the shattering jondo...
On some occasions, certain details are more questionable than others. For example: the day of the week. Could it still be Friday? Most likely. But it surely wasn’t a Friday because I am in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), pushing...
The train heading to the city center whizzes by after halting for a few seconds at the Kuala Lumpur Central Station. Echoing from a distance, one can still hear the rumbling of the engines like an ominous thunder in...
  There’s a new wind blowing in Bangkok.   It’s not that it’s going to storm. It’s a kind of breeze, refreshing enough to cool down the sweltering heat, and the kind that stimulates a visiting traveler’s imagination.   Taking advantage of a break...
  Bangkok is bewildering and bewitching, but most of all Bangkok is hot. In the glare of the tropical sun, it could either catapult almost everyone out of the one’s comfort zone or even spoil its ever swelling number of...
  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Tony Fernandes has the kind of passion that inspires you – the kind that makes most, if not everyone, believe in the power of one’s dreams. The kind of excitement but afflicting passion that sends...

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