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  • Many Happy Returns

    Many Happy Returns

    It is not a new establishment but many people still do not know about my favorite place in Legaspi Village. I hesitate as I write about this little gem because I fear more and more people will discover it,…

  • The club king of the world

    The club king of the world

    There are two things that banker turned bar/club impresario Michael Ault knows for sure: First, that he is the undisputed master of nightlife central and, second, that the Philippines is ready for his brand of ultra-luxe, ultra-sophisticated partying. As…

  • The return of Sunset Dining

    The return of Sunset Dining

    A dozen members of my immediate family were trapped in traffic on the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard one late afternoon. We’re all headed for a sumptuous Pinoy grilled dinner. My six grandchildren were getting restless and hungry as…

Well-being More

  • Move a muscle

    Move a muscle

    What happens when the bucket dries up? It was a question I read somewhere obviously pertaining to the Ice Bucket Challenge, which aims to spread awareness about the neurodegenerative disease everybody now knows as ALS. After all heads have…

  • It’s not you, It’s me

    It’s not you, It’s me

    Here’s a dare: Parents with special children should do their own ice bucket challenge to raise awareness—not about their kid’s disabilities—but among their own issues. “Sometimes, it is easier to teach the special children than their parents. We always…

  • What is ALS?

    What is ALS?

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles (muscle action we are able to control, such as those in…

Moms & Kids More

  • How to keep your online life safe

    How to keep your online life safe

    Just in the news recently was a hapless teen, whose photo on Facebook was downloaded without permission and used to advertise a bold show in a disreputable bar in the Metro. It was purely by accident that an acquaintance…

  • To post or not to post

    To post or not to post

    Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. Some are choosing a complete blackout, while others opt for nicknames and a few carefully selected snapshots. Here are…

  • Babies of anxious mothers more likely to cry excessively

    Babies of anxious mothers more likely to cry excessively

    Women with anxiety disorders may be more likely to have babies who cry excessively, suggests a new German study. Researchers already know that the children of women with anxiety disorders are more prone to develop anxiety themselves, according to…

Arts & Culture More

  • Hey, Mr. DJ!

    Hey, Mr. DJ!

    A DJ’s job is not as easy as it sounds. No, they don’t just press the play button then throw their hands in the air like they just don’t care. It takes time. It takes skill. For DJ Carlo…

  • Being local

    Being local

    Hopping back onto my laptop after my eight-year-old daughter has used it, I am often met by cascading windows of various YouTube pages—music videos, lyrics videos, home videos, “The Best of” all of the above videos. I can’t help…

  • Life Story

    Life Story

    In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s character Malvolio recites: “…but be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great; some achieve greatness; and some have greatness thrust upon them.” A reader of economist Gerardo P. Sicat’s latest book will conclude…

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 http://www.vela.io/posts/building-a-laser-camera-trigger-for-2-dollars. 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

  • Opening of the 68th Philippine Orchid Society’s Garden & Pet Show

    Opening of the 68th Philippine Orchid Society’s Garden & Pet Show

    The rainy months of August and September are the blooming season of the world famous ‘Waling- Waling or scientifically known as the Vanda sanderiana.  This very special orchid has become the logo of one of the oldest garden organization…

  • The kitchen makeover

    The kitchen makeover

    Dreaming of enlisting your humble abode to an episode of Extreme Makeover? Too bad, we don’t have that local show series. Thank God for DIYs. Even the undomestic goddess in every woman gets keyed up over the idea of…

  • Homemade cleaners

    Homemade cleaners

    Ran out of your favorite cleaning solution? Don’t worry.  You don’t have to run to the store just to get those costly cleaners.  Believe it or not, but you can find alternatives right in your own home! Cheap and…

Fashion More

  • Conversation pieces

    Conversation pieces

    “If it can be strung, there’s a good chance it will find its way into my pieces,” says Binky Ilusorio, a visual merchandiser for Dimensione by day, and an accessory designer/crafter by night (“And on weekends and on holidays,…

  • Living moments

    Living moments

    Being authentic means staying true to oneself. More than 140 years after the first blue jeans were invented, Levi’s is still at it in terms of leading innovations and keeping an iconic brand relevant in a competitive market. Inspired…

  • Glamour Ball

    Glamour Ball

    The Philippine Cancer Society, together with the Camera Club of the Philippines, present this year’s Best Dressed Women of the Philippines in an exhibit of glamorous portraits entitled Fashionable Senses and Sensibilities at the Fashion Walk of Greenbelt 5,…

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 place to call home

    A place to call home

    You read it right; the witty “acrobatic” dog that skyrocketed to fame after winning Britain’s Got Talent  (even the notorious Simon Cowell wasn’t even able to resist his cuteness) back in 2012 is now starring in his own film! …

  • Flying High

    Flying High

    I’m not a huge fan of movies that feature vehicles like planes, but the movie Planes: Fire and Rescue changed my mind. Part of the reason why I liked it so much is the design of the planes. They…

  • Chocolate Heaven

    Chocolate Heaven

    Kids and their parents were transported to chocolate heaven recently when Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups held a mini-fair for all chocoholics. Upon entrance, kids and their parents were given a pass which they need to present to each booth.…