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Demise of my childhood hero – John Lennon

Demise of my childhood hero – John Lennon

By on July 28, 2014 in Society & Culture with 0 Comments

I was a child of the 60s.  Not in the sense of being their and participating in that amazing decade of change.  I mean I was born at the beginning of the 60s and observed it as a child.  My earliest musical memory was trying to sing along to a song which I incorrectly interpreted […]

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The Three camps

The Three camps

By on March 30, 2014 in Society & Culture with 0 Comments

I recently watched a talk by Rupert Sheldrake and Bruce Lipton with the title A Quest Beyond the Limits of the Ordinary given in 2007. I have been following their work for some time so I was excited to see the both on the same platform. They are the vanguard of generation of scientists who are challenging […]

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Meeting the Grand Master

Meeting the Grand Master

By on March 24, 2013 in Travel & Expat Living with 0 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of meeting the Masonic Grand Master of the Philippines MW Santiago T. Gabionza Jr. I have met other Grand Master and all are amazing people but I found him to be the most approachable and friendly of all.  He was also able to get me to do something that i […]

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Basic curried rice for when you are tired of plain rice

Basic curried rice for when you are tired of plain rice

By on March 8, 2013 in Food & Nutrition with 0 Comments

In the Philippines they love rice.  Have it three times a day with every meal.  I like rice also but not that much. Where I am staying now I have access to inexpensive seafood from a “wet market” which is the term the locals use to describe their local market which I guess can be […]

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Spicy Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce

Spicy Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce

By on March 4, 2013 in Food & Nutrition with 0 Comments

I like to try out recipes and often make my own variations.  I just tried one recipe for spicy bok choy in garlic sauce.  I follow this recipe exactly and it was so nice I decided I had to blog about it. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-bok-choy-in-garlic-sauce/ Ingredients Original recipe makes 4 servings  (two of enjoyed the entire bowl) […]

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Johnny Walker Scotch In Nice Boxes

Johnny Walker Scotch In Nice Boxes

By on March 4, 2013 in Beer & Booze with 0 Comments

I have not updated this blog for a while.  I have not stopped trying great new beers just been busy on other things. I attended a function recently and a bottle of a Johny Walker scotch I had not seen before was place on every table (followed by another and another and another…) I like […]

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My First Banana Bread

My First Banana Bread

By on March 1, 2013 in Food & Nutrition with 0 Comments

I have been making my own bread for years. I have a bread machine which I brought to the Philippines from Australia and that has been my total experience in making bread until recently when it broke. I had already mixed all the ingredients using one of the recipes provided in the manual and with […]

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Veldensteiner Wiess

Veldensteiner Wiess

By on November 16, 2012 in Beer & Booze with 0 Comments

  Tired this beer in a club in the Philippines. Its a decent beer.  I prefer it to the Edinger Wiess which is also available.  I do like the bottle which I kept.  I like to keep bottled water in the bedroom and glass is much nicer than plastic.

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Another Two Excellent Belgium Beers

Another Two Excellent Belgium Beers

By on October 20, 2012 in Beer & Booze with 0 Comments

First is Orval   This is a Trappist Belgium Pale Ale. Next is Mc Chouffe.  A Belgium Strong Dark Ale

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Abbaye And Trappist Triple

Abbaye And Trappist Triple

By on October 19, 2012 in Beer & Booze with 0 Comments

A couple of tripples.  The first is Maredsous Abbaye style. Next an actual Trappist from Westmalle. Both excellent beers but the Westmalle was the better of the two  

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