5 (Thu) May 2011
at HB’s home
-Dasmariñas Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines-
with meeting participants
Research Trip to WHO + First Overseas Family Vacation (Day 2 of 6)
- Day 1 (2.119 Chicken Cordon Bleu)
In Manila. Here to participate in an expert consultation on public health law at WHO. W and DJ will join me in Cebu for a weekend holiday.
Second time in the Philippines (see most recently 2.036 Sautéed Seafood Delights in Mandarin-Style XO Sauce).
Among many, the main objective of the meeting is to get recommendations from health law experts in the region – I’ve now been officially deemed an expert on something, if only in name – towards developing a tool for assessing health legislation in countries across the Western Pacific.
HB, Director of the Health Services Development Division (DHS), graciously hosted a dinner party at his home for the participants after the meeting wrapped for the day. The food was catered by the kitchen staff that makes the cafeteria food. After dinner, he busted out his single malt collection – regrettably, I was too excited to get a photo.
Goulash is a Hungarian dish.
My first experience, it was simply pork cross-cut ribs and mushrooms in a paprika gravy with whole black peppercorns. Quite nice, especially the peppery flavor, though the meat was a bit dry.
(See also FOODS.)
(See also PLACES.)