Thailand

Prepping for cremation

“As the royal cremation completes the most glorious reign the Thai people have ever known, we are saying goodbye to a great king whose final departure will take with it a collective part of us, the Thai people.” ~ Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Chulalongkorn University King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-serving monarch will be laid to rest… Read More Prepping for cremation

Celebrations, Life

October

Once upon an October dream of pages and fall of teas and maple of cheese-laced Olenna tongue and golden petrichor October. How I love the month! Before I wax dreamy though, I would like to take note of something remarkable out there which happened over the weekend in my home country (Philippines): Omar Maute and… Read More October

Russia, Travel & Tours

Novodevichy

Novodevichy: necropolis of the famous Russian dead, and where interments are second only to those in the Kremlin in prominence. Inaugurated in 1898, it rose in significance in the 1930s when important Russians who were buried in medieval monasteries around Moscow were reburied in Novodevichiy during the Joseph Stalin era. After the fall of the… Read More Novodevichy

Russia, Travel & Tours

Moscow Moments

My moments in Moscow began when I inadvertently followed an interaction among members of an FB expat group regarding Russia’s national carrier.  The desire to see the place though began back in childhood. Like other parents, mine spent considerable time telling me stories. Later I was no longer content just being told of heroes from… Read More Moscow Moments