Friday, September 26, 2014

Mahala's illustrated book

The eagerly anticipated book of Mahala’s illustrations is finally out. Published by Tahanan Books, the launch was held Wednesday, September 24 at 3:30 p.m. at the Manila Polo Club in the Philippines.

 Mahala Urra, book illustrator

The title of the book is WHAT MY GRANDMOTHER TOLD ME: Practical Wisdom from Spanish Proverbs and Sayings, written by Maria Paz (Chiqui) Weir. It is a compilation of original family anecdotes in Spanish and translated in English.

Friday, September 19, 2014

ATTN: "Friends" die-hard fans

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this popular TV show, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and Eight O’Clock Coffee partnered to re-create the Central Perk coffeehouse.

At a pop-up across from Kate's Paperie at 188 Lafayette Street, New York NY 10013.

They opened recently and are drawing long lines of eager visitors. There are plenty of reasons to check it out  - besides the free coffee.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

travel for therapy

Many of us travel for therapy. But mostly we mean fun and fantasy escapades from our daily grind. Even when in pursuit of expansion and education. 

Visiting classic ruins of Europe or Asia may preach elegant and fascinating lessons of culture and history. What about visiting the ruins of a recent devastation - God, nature or man-made? 

Who among us would voluntarily spend time, effort and resources on a crash course in short-term error?