Most of my friends say they love my job. I get to eat delicious food in fancy restaurants, drink fine wine in different bars, and go to various places that define rest and recreation. Well, I also love my job. But you see, when you love what you are doing, it ceases to become a job and then the hedonistic life takes over…
I love eating. I eat when I am happy, I eat when I am sad, I eat when I am with my family and friends, and I eat when I am by myself. My favorite food is actually home-cooked meals, the ones prepared by my mom during Sunday lunch with the whole family. But I am also one who will try out different foods and menu in search for that perfect meal in the perfect resto. I also love knowing the historical background of particular dishes. It gives me a different perspective and profound appreciation for the meal prepared and served before me. Same goes for wine. It amazes me how long they have to be preserved for us to enjoy a good glass (or whole bottle) of wine. and of course, I love to share that knowledge with other people so that together we can understand the intricacies involved in food and wine preparation. it makes eating much more than a habit but a sacred activity connecting us with nature and history.
I also love the outdoors. I travel for travel’s sake. I love discovering new places and revisiting my favorite and memorable spots. I travel not just within the boundaries of California but beyond to see the rest of the world. I love taking a detour and be pleasantly surprised by the adventures waiting at the next bend on the road. I love swimming and diving and encountering different creatures underwater.
This is my life and I live it in pursuit of life’s pleasures.