Michael Pilla


Managing Counsel & Head of Social Media for @PriceGrabber. Co-host of @NewMediaVault & @LAMixers. Twitter lover since 2007.

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View from our Tokyo hotel lobby. Surprisingly hazy here.

Talk about unexpected in Manila. Just about best pappardelle w oxtail ragu I've ever had. Melt in your mouth delicious.

Such a nice surprise by the Marco Polo staff on our last day in Davao. Thanks MP folks for a wonderful stay.

Final Filipino newspaper front page on Steve Jobs - "iWorld Loses Jobs"

Another Filipino newspaper front page on Steve Jobs death - "World iSad"

Philippines newspaper cover on Steve Jobs death. #iSad

Being close to the equator, as we near 5pm, the sun is in the last stage of its inexorable march toward the horizon.

Don't know what it's called, but one of the most amazing flowers I've ever seen.

View from our open air breakfast table. I could get used to this.

Dawn breaks in the South Pacific. Another beautiful day in paradise awaits.

All of the thoughts in my head this entire trip have been spoken in the voice of Anthony Bourdain.

Another day in Davao, another Christmas tree spotted.

Lobby lounge music just jumped a notch. Now our 80s songstress is rocking Rihanna. Please don't stop the music!

Tito is staying w his mommy during our trip. Here she is. Meet Carmela!

Kid from Volkswagen Star Wars commercial signing autographs at OC Auto Show.

Good thing I was planning to work from home most of today. Never had a tree block me from my office before.

Hats off to ABC Marketing for best bus stop ad ever: Aviation Museum exhibit as ad for new Pan Am show. Brilliant.

What happens when you give 20 or so 13-15 year old boys wieners to roast? Penis jokes galore!

I came home to our puppy Tito's version of a jobs plan to put me to work.

It's . And here, 's Octo-Shrimp temaki roll is definitely > OctoMom.