September 22, 2006. In the morning it was a tour of the Kremlin, in the afternoon a visit to the old bargain district of Arbat. We were a group of Filipino journalists covering the Department of Tourism's participation in an international travel fair in Moscow, Russia. No one knew, because I didn't tell them, that the day we stepped inside the Kremlin walls was my 36th birthday. Couldn't have asked for a better present.
That was exactly one year ago today.