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  • 72 hours in Singapore

    72 hours in Singapore

    I live for the long weekend and recently, we were lucky to enjoy quite a few. While most people hopped over to Japan and Hong Kong, I revisited the Lion City. As a gastro-tourist (meaning I travel to eat,…

  • Takeshi’s place

    Takeshi’s place

    I finally found the time to go to this place, knowing the traffic situation nowadays. Months ago, I heard of a Japanese man and his Filipino wife who set up shop in Mindanao Ave. that has been drawing a…

  • Kalibo, Davao airports named among world’s most efficient

    Kalibo, Davao airports named among world’s most efficient

    KALIBO, Aklan—The Airport Council International (ACI) has named the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) and the Davao International Airport as the eighth and sixth most efficient airports in the world, respectively. The said information has been generated based on the…

Well-being More

  • Superfood for the skin

    Superfood for the skin

    Tomato or tohmahto? Whichever way you pronounce it, this red, juicy, and plump vegetable has been a kitchen staple for years. Its popularity rose even more when people learned about the abundance of health advantages tomatoes have on your body. But…

  • Three ways to protect yourself from dengue

    Three ways to protect yourself from dengue

    It seems like the dengue outbreak is worse this year than last year. It’s incredible how a very small mosquito can be so deadly. How can we prevent dengue? —gigi2010@yajoo.com   You’re right, the dengue outbreak this year is…

  • Mind your Microbes

    Mind your Microbes

    The habit of handwashing or taking a shower has been ingrained in our daily routine even from a very young age. Why? To protect ourselves from harmful bacteria that circulate just about everywhere. Not all microorganisms, however, are harmful.…

Moms & Kids More

  • The light in her world

    The light in her world

    Bianca Gonzalez is not a girly girl but she’d probably live and breathe “pink” in the next couple of years—that is until Lucia, the baby in her tummy, decides that she, too, is not a girly girl or is.…

  • Thank You, Ma’am!

    Every day, we entrust our children to the care and able hands of teachers. For about three to nine hours, our kidsare at school, engaged in classroom activities that shape their minds and personalities. Dedicated, overworked, andunderpaid, teachers take on their daily responsibilities as educators and, at the same time, second parents. Sadly, for the…

  • Co-sleeping is best for baby

    Co-sleeping is best for baby

    As an advocate of attachment parenting, I practice co-sleeping. Attachment parenting is based on the attachment theory that believes that the emotional bonds that children form when they are young have lifelong consequences. Thus, activities such as birth bonding, babywearing, breastfeeding, cosleeping, balance, and so on, help children grow into…

Arts & Culture More

  • Bencab’s Shades of Dorian Gray

    Bencab’s Shades of Dorian Gray

    Being a National Artist has not changed BenCab; he remains shy, humble, and almost apologetic about his success. He retains the aura of the young artist who, preparing for his first exhibit in 1966, worried that his sketches were…

  • Encountering Juvenal Sansó

    Encountering Juvenal Sansó

    Refresh tired and weary spirits in a serene refuge just minutes away from bustling Wilson Street in San Juan, with the flowers, seascapes, landscapes, and soaring imagination of Juvenál Sansó, the talented international painter and printmaker. It’s the Museo…

  • The Leoncio Deriada and Ricardo Lee school of writing

    The heated debate between novelists, authors, poets, journalists, screenwriters, playwrights, and other purveyors of the written word on whether writers are born or made has inspired and provoked questions that seek to define how great writers come to be. “Did you fall in love with language at an early age?” “Do you have a natural way with…

Picture Perfect More

  • Neutral Ground

    Neutral Ground

    In this day and age of high-speed information and instant technological gratification, the web is bombarded daily by 1.8 billion pictures shared through various social media platforms and image-hosting sites. While most of these images are personal memories with…

  • Creative silence

    Creative silence

    Nothing else offers the best condition for relaxation, calms our mind, and brings soothing inner peace than silence. Shayla Sanchez turns to the stillness of silence through her photography by consciously withdrawing her energy and attention from outer distractions.…

  • A wider view of the world, through a smartphone’s lens

    A wider view of the world, through a smartphone’s lens

    Summer has waned. The children are back in school. Some of you may be looking back at the vistas in your summer holiday photos and already plotting the next getaway. If so, there is one kind of app to…

Home & Garden More

  • Designs for redefining spatial limitations

    Designs for redefining spatial limitations

    Millennials today, are setting trends across all markets. In the realm of real estate, millennials’ needs and preferences are even prompting developers to build more vertical housing units that feature micro-condos. To show just how versatile a micro-condo space…

  • Adding novelty by growing water nymph lilies in your water garden

    Adding novelty by growing water nymph lilies in your water garden

    For gardeners who love ponds, waterlilies or Nymphaea sp. are a very interesting addition to your watery world.   Nymphaea waterlilies are always mistakenly called Lotus (scientifically called Nelumbo nucifera) by Filipinos. The term waterlily is incorrectly used for Water…

  • Yule need a headstart

    Yule need a headstart

    How many more days until Christmas? How many holiday tasks to go? The big day is just around the corner even for us Pinoys who kick off the season earlier than the rest of the world. We have become…

Fashion More

  • On a roll

    On a roll

    A spectacular celebration of fashion and camaraderie for a cause is about to dazzle Manila once again as the Red Charity Gala, organized by society icon Tessa Valdes and philanthropist Kaye Tinga, is set to happen on October 16…

  • The French pharmacy

    The French pharmacy

    Regular visits to their favorite pharmacy—it’s one of the beauty secrets of French women. Unlike conventional drugstores, French pharmacies are known to be a haven of genius skin-care products. For many beauty junkies, a visit to France is not…

  • Local color

    Local color

    Among the select, exclusive items on display this weekend at the Pitti Super Imagine in Milan—one of the most prestigious fashion fairs in the world—a crowd favorite was Joanique’s “Maskara” collection, a vibrant collection of jewelry and minaudières mainly…

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

  • An Afternoon with YA Royalty

    An Afternoon with YA Royalty

    By Audrey Isabel L. Pe, 14, Multiple Intelligence International School and Maxine G. Juan, 13, Assumption College-Makati Portrait by Noel Pabalate Last week, we had the rare opportunity to meet Kiera Cass, the author of The Selection series, those…

  • Help! Am stranded in Mars

    Help! Am stranded in Mars

    Most sci-fi movies I’ve seen were about robots, advanced technology, or even aliens. This, though, is about a space mission in Mars, as in the planet, not the chocolate bar. Mars, as we know it, is different from Earth,…

  • Top reads

    Top reads

    By Miguel Iñigo Lazaro Fermin Books played an important part of my life. I was almost three years old before I ever spoke my first word. The delay in speech worried my parents a lot. Mom bought Baby Einstein books…