Nov 2009- At the Double A

Addis Ababa Highlights: Lives, People, Events, Encounters:
Celebrating my B-Day, June 6 at the Hilton;
Our Family building, and a view from the Penthouse at the Top where I was staying this round!; Coffee.com;

....and some photo opps with Obama's US Trade Representative at the AA US Chamber of Commerce; also w/ President of CCA;
Isn't she lovely, Sis's daughter?

With Rotarian Yohannis Kifle! below

Alan Broamhead, one of
prominent Art Collectors
and co. at Sheraton Addis
Art Exhibition by Ethiopian Artists.

At the Double A- July 2009

Addis Ababa- Lives, People and Events:


May 2009 - Geneva Switzerland

Ok It is always fun to see Joe Butler and hang out with her family and friends!
We have gone many places from the city to Paris by the lake and back at friend's place. Here sharing some pics...


25 April 2009- I don't know to CEO

It was a great occasion to meet the who is who of Silicon Valley at the "I dont know to" CEO conference, hosted by Stanford Women In Business (SWIB) conference: It was a lesson learned on how I as a CEO was disconnected from my career vs. the company I keep building ...we all had a great time and the organizers were fabulous.
Here was the press release from SWIB: View From The Top: Changing the Face of Technology -Featuring people that have made great impact! Each of the outstanding panelists has changed the way we think about the Internet and beyond. With its revolutionary technology, Pandora has taken music by storm; YouTube has altered online video and sharing all around the world; Friendfeed is transforming how we learn from our friends' online discoveries; Gmail and Adsense shattered old conceptions of email and online advertising; Shmoop is putting education on a whole new platform; Yahoo! brought the Internet into the hands of the average Joe; and CBS International brings powerful advanced information technology to the developing world, with long-standing initiatives to bring the internet to Africa. How does one little start-up end improving so many millions of lives? What makes these people passionate about what they do? Learn how you can be one of these people whose lives affect the face of technology. Press by SWIB more


16 April 2009 - Vellamora Spain- BURN THE FLOOR!!

Went to see Burn the Floor at the Post Street Theater in SF!, organized by A-list, indeed an amazing dance sensation. So much energy, talent, beauty and enthusiasm with all the dancers!

I thought I was in Vellamora Spain, a casino/dance show. Burn the Floor is an international sensation! No cameras allowed, so I have noting to share with you. So here is the 2007 versing of the show from You Tube....

In fact the costumes here was the same, although they change almost 7-8 times throughout a 2hr show.


27 March 2009 - Bowling Tournament in San Francisco with GGU

My team and the missed score... we had fun! go GGU!

23 March 2009- SFBay ISOC reception at Hilton Tavern

Yes, we did it! Feb 16, 2009 - The San Francisco Bay Chapter of Internet Society. Celebrating with the ISOC International, IETF folks and ICANN Chairman, who graced us with his presence and said few words for us.
Left - Zaid (our President/Chair and Peter, ICANN Chairman) Right - Sophia Board Secretary start from left, then Franck Board Member from Fiji also on ISOC International Board of Trustees and Annalisa far right SFBay Vice Chair.

Go see more and join us on Facebbook...


SanFrancisco - Classical Tango meets Jazz

Saturday, Mar 21 8:00p at San Francisco War Memorial Opera House: Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, CA. Tango, Passion & Swing” featuring the Grammy-Award winning pianist and composer Pablo Ziegler with his Quartet in an unique pairing with special guest, Latin Grammy-Award winning flautist Nestor Torres!
I hear Paulo has his legacy from his role model Astor Piazolla, a who revolutionized the traditional tango into, incorporated Jazz and Classical music.

Tango music to me is a story of the unrequited love, boy meets girl and she always leave him.. it has no conclusion...because of that there is always a new beginning...


18 March 2009- Alamo, CA - Rotary Club

Ok, always a pleasure to visit my Rotarian friends at the RoundHill Country Club in Alamo. Brian D. Thiessen, far right, a popular Lawyer and former District Governor, who has been my long time friend now and one who has inagurated me with the Paul Harris Fellow award and his wife Ms. Thiessen at far left.
I stand in between the former Rotary International President Cliff Dochterman, the best loved Rotarian in the world and probably the most famous, who was the guest speaker today and entertained us with stories of his experience from Ethiopia to India and his wife Mary Elena. Always great to hear stories of well traveled people.


11 March 2009 - San Francisco

Ok..time for some giving back- at GGU
Does anyone care about the "other half"! Check this out!


7 March 2007 Le Dolce Vita Again

Time flies in a down economy, oxymoron!..but here comes La Dolce Vita again. I would not miss the good looking Italian Society of San Franisco for anything. Amazing elegance, genetics, great party, Auction and Charity work!

Viva the good life!


Rendezvous d'Amour:

San Francisco, CA -An Evening of Opera and Seduction presented by the SF Museum of Performance and Design, and San Francisco Opera’s BRAVO! CLUB, a pre-Valentines Day party featuring performances by San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellows


New Years 2009

January 2009! Seems like everyone writes or speaks of 'facing ' New Year 2009.
A year not many are optimistic about. But I observe that many ordinary Americans are tuned to politics nowadays as a result of the wake-up call of the last US administration. This is a good thing for the country. People's focus on economic excesses in the past century certainly contributed to the bankruptcy of the US. Despite my hopes for optimism, I will join those many who worry about facing 2009. Indeed, we need change we can believe in! but then again, we can always ignore our troubles and hit the party floors, and live our lives! that is what I did! /sb