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  • Japanese invasion

    Japanese invasion

    Japanese cuisine is now a common favorite on menus of different restaurants and even small cafeterias in the Philippines. Suzuki Karinderia in Tondo, Manila for instance, earned popularity among locals for serving authentic Japanese dishes such as beef yakiniku…

  • They Put the ‘It’ in Eating

    They Put the ‘It’ in Eating

    If kitchen superstars gather for a fun night, would you be able to choose which among their best food showcases you’d like the most? But it’s a good (and delicious) dilemma, isn’t it? Like artists at an all-star performance,…

  • The Black Truffles have landed

    The Black Truffles have landed

    Chef Bobby G has always reminded me of Christmas. Seeing his smiling eyes, jolly grin, rosy cheeks, and huggable figure (exactly like mine!) gives me that same feeling when a child meets Santa Claus for the very first time.…

Well-being More

  • How much caffeine is safe?

    How much caffeine is safe?

    The son of a friend died from cardiac arrest after drinking eight bottles of energy drink following a workout. I know that energy drinks contain caffeine, but is it really possible to die because of too much caffeine? How…

  • Body of evidence

    Body of evidence

    With the recent conclusion, albeit controversial, of the Bench Naked Truth fashion show and its equally much-anticipated counterpart Cosmo Bachelor Bash 2014, there is no doubt there’s a big chunk in the male population who are all fired up…

  • Kidney alert

    Kidney alert

    Our kidneys work as the body’s filtration system. It regulates fluid balance and filters the blood. But did you know that the kidneys also play a great role in producing Vitamin D for bone health, the hormone renin for…

Moms & Kids More

  • Always late for the party

    Always late for the party

    Once you have children, you will always think of your life in terms of your pre- and post-kid days. When these little folks come into the equation, it takes getting used to. I’ve been a mom for almost five…

  • State of worry

    State of worry

    1. ABANDONMENT One of the most common worries that children have is being left alone or being abandoned by their parents. Kids depend so much on their parents—physically and emotionally—during the first decade or so of their lives. They…

  • Once upon a POTTY

    Once upon a POTTY

    Dear Suzi and Paolo, I just want to ask for your opinion on potty training. I have a one-year-old-and-eleven-month-old son who still pees and poops on the diaper. Can you give me tips on how to potty train him? He knows…

Arts & Culture More

  • See you at the MET

    See you at the MET

    Although our society has grown increasingly digital and high tech, the art market is holding steady in the face of an unprecedented demand for Philippine contemporary and classic art.  From the growing pool of art collectors and those with…

  • It’s kind of a sad story

    It’s kind of a sad story

    In the American Library Association’s 2007 Best Book for Young Adults by Ned Vizzini, life can be overwhelming, which is why you can’t let it pile up. Live it a little at a time. I just turned the 444th…

  • Gone hunting

    Gone hunting

    Is she a femme fatale or a damsel in distress? Look closely. In Dennis Gonzales’ “You Can’t Make an Omelette Without Breaking Eggs,” on view until Oct. 18 at Silverlens Gallery, cunning and dark personalities thrive so well in…

Picture Perfect More

  • Digital to film freeware

    Digital to film freeware

    For readers into DIY projects, instructions on how to make a laser camera trigger for $2 has been posted on The site lists all the necessary parts and gives detailed instructions on how to put it all together.…

  • A Beginner’s Guide: Photography Sourcebook: Getting Started with Macro Photography (Part 6)

    A Beginner’s Guide: Photography Sourcebook: Getting Started with Macro Photography (Part 6)

    GO MACRO BY REVERSINGYOUR LENS (Continuation of July 29 issue) As you probably heard, going macro by reverse-mounting your lens is not the best way to do the job. However, it is by far the most economical way to…

  • Of New Things and Toys

    Of New Things and Toys

    We started talking last week of trying out new things and, as has been said here quite a number of times, we are now truly lucky to be into photography. Things are easier to find and there are so…

Home & Garden More

  • 10 Easy tips on how to unclog your sink drains

    10 Easy tips on how to unclog your sink drains

    Uh-oh…water pools on your feet or maybe it takes a while for the sink to drain or perhaps there is that odor or shall we say stench that would just not go away. Yes, we all have seen warning…

  • Decorative painting

    Decorative painting

    The urge to decorate walls has its beginnings back in the cave paintings of prehistoric man. First discovered in the nineteenth century hidden deep in the hillsides of France and Spain, images of running bulls, bison and scenes of…

  • Using Bamboo in Landscape Design

    Using Bamboo in Landscape Design

    The popularity of cultivating bamboos as garden trees in landscaping has finally risen.   Landscapers nowadays  are incorporating this multipurpose plant in their design to provide an Asiatic look into their garden.   Dr. Merdelyn T. Caasi-Lit of the Institute of…

Fashion More

  • State of the Nation Undressed

    State of the Nation Undressed

    So, what’s your story? What are your hobbies? Any weird fetishes?” You know something big is coming up when even a simple “call for models” became an event all on its own. Early in August, social media was awash…

  • (Not so) Grey Area

    Take my money already, I wanted to say to the computer screen, when I chanced upon adorable finds on recently (hello, plush elephant dolls, papier-mâché bunnies, and polka-dot magnet organizer boards!). Uh-oh, another black hole for shopaholics! As…

  • The wait is over

    The wait is over

    The stage is all set for a store opening that’s got Manila’s fashionable set giddy with anticipation! Swedish retail brand H&M will open its first Philippine store on October 17, 2014, at 9am until midnight at the Mega Fashion…

Style Weekend More

  • Versatile chic

    Versatile chic

    Five Designs Atelier founder/designer, and Janilyn head of Research and Development/shoe designer Maxine Santos combines whimsical details and sophisticated pieces that are also functional  I have an appointment with a bride first thing in the morning, together with my…

  • Bodacious beauty

    Bodacious beauty

    Lets face it, Brazilians have proven to be one of the most-coveted beauties in the world, and are the reason why people visit their country (aside from the spectacular beaches). But for Brazilian beauty Daiana Menezes, its the other…

  • High glamour

    High glamour

    The 2013 film adaptation of what is widely considered as American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald greatest work, the 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, follows the high life and exciting times of the main character, mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, played…

Funpage More

  • A Lawmaker for a Day

    A Lawmaker for a Day

    I am just a third year high school student and, often, my biggest problem is my schoolwork. But at this year’s Philippine Model Congress (PMC), I got a taste of how our legislators work. Founded on the goal of…

  • Imagine. Discover. Experiment.

    Imagine. Discover. Experiment.

    Science can be boring sometimes. But at the newly built Exploreumat the Mallof Asia science is anything but boring. Try mind boggling, interactive, and gigantic. One of the Exploreum’s proudest features is the “Science on a Sphere”or SOS: a…

  • Carnival of Snacks

    Carnival of Snacks

    One of the best things about going to the cinema is the snack that comes with the movie. Potato chips. Flavored popcorn. French fries. Hotdogs. No movie date with your family is ever complete without them. At the recent…