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  • Yatai yummy

    Yatai yummy

    Japanese ramen is currently the new food craze in the country. Ramen houses are popping up like shiitake mushrooms! This traditional noodle soup dish is a staple in Japanese cuisine, widely available all over the East Asian country through…

  • Eat like it’s 2009

    Eat like it’s 2009

    Every now and then, a restaurant changes its menu and, more often than not, one or more dishes get cut and never see the light of day again. Most of these dishes, although deemed favorites by some patrons, might…

  • Pizza making for dummies

    If Project Pie founder James Markham were to make a pizza for President Benigno S. Aquino III (or United States President Barack Obama or any top gun who’ll give his artisanal slices the time of day), he’ll make him…

Well-being More

  • An app a day keeps the doctor away

    An app a day keeps the doctor away

    Nowadays, the word “apple” conjures images of Steve Jobs and the iPhone instead of the red, health-boosting fruit that Eve offered Adam. We live in a world that you used to read about in old works of fiction, a…

  • In the pink (of health)

    In the pink (of health)

    Famous British journalist John Diamond once said, Cancer is a word, not a sentence. He couldn’t be more right.  Advances in medical science coupled with better and increased awareness on cancer, particularly breast cancer, shows more and more battles…

  • The pursuit of rest (and inner peace)

    The pursuit of rest (and inner peace)

    With today’s packed schedules and pill-a-day remedies, a time to relax and rejuvenate is a rarity. Try out these unique treatments and manage your body’s aches and ailments once and for all. I’m an unapologetic spa addict. If money and resources were no object,…

Moms & Kids More

  • Ghouly good time

    Ghouly good time

    Unless you live inside a village, you can’t just let your kids wander the streets of Metro Manila in their Halloween best and knock at every door this Oct. 31. But who cares? We Filipinos celebrate Halloween a little…

  • Why feed your child junk?

    Why feed your child junk?

    A few months ago, I happened to switch on the television and flipped to a cartoon channel so that my four-year-old could watch something for 30 minutes while I finished writing an article. I was appalled to see five…

  • Growing pains

    Growing pains

    “You’re ruining my life!” Lindsay Lohan’s character Anna Coleman screamed the words in Freaky Friday but they might as well come from every teenager in the world. If there was a stage that moms would dread more than the…

Arts & Culture More

  • Body, Mind, and Spirit

    Body, Mind, and Spirit

    To most people, yoga is mysterious, and possibly hazardous. Raised to aim for heaven, not nirvana, people’s first thought is something like “Isn’t it the same as meditation and is it Buddhism or Hinduism?”And the second, “No, I won’t…

  • Dreamweavers


    You’re willing to invest in a Birkin—but I bet, not in a t’nalak or piña bag, when it’s also handmade from the best quality but at much more affordable cost. A Birkin costs millions. A t’nalak tote bag with…

  • These are a few of her favorite things

    These are a few of her favorite things

    Rosvi Gaetos has traveled the world and, as the executive director of the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export marketing arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has seen the world’s best. But…

Picture Perfect More

  • Is Small Enough For You?

    Is Small Enough For You?

    Each lens has its advantages and disadvantages, its strengths and weaknesses. It is entirely up to us to determine whether the plus and minus points result in a keeper or something that you will just let pass. We started…

  • Infographics for newbies

    Infographics for newbies

    Hobbyists starting out on film photography can download an infographic online to start them out. “The Manual Photographer’s Cheat Sheet” created by Zippi ( is available as a printable JPEG file. The cheat sheet covers the topics of film…

  • Calling all photography enthusiasts!

    Calling all photography enthusiasts!

    If you have a good photograph that you would like to share and you think is good enough to be published, send it to us (including some technical information about the image).  We are looking for images of any…

Home & Garden More

  • Set with style

    Set with style

    Welcoming friends and sharing happy moments with them around a table that has been imagined and decorated for their sole pleasure exemplifies the art of living and entertaining, according to Jun Jun Ablaza. The point of departure may be…

  • Hanging Gardens

    Hanging Gardens

    A drive farther east from the green city of Pasig lays a garden hanging by the cliff set on the soaring mountains of Antipolo.  Here, people turn in, and surrender to the captivating view from the Hanging Gardens of…

  • The Los Banos Garden and Flower Show

    The Los Banos Garden and Flower Show

    In line with the Foundation Day of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB), the Los Banos Horticultural Society (LBHS) is again staging this season’s  Los Banos Flower and Garden Show from October 10 to 19, 2014…

Fashion More

  • 10 things you didn’t know about H&M

    10 things you didn’t know about H&M

    I had my first experience 10 years ago—my first H&M shopping experience, that is! It was early November and I was in Madrid, Spain to visit my sister, who had moved there a few years before. It was chillier…

  • Must-have love

    Must-have love

    Entering a highly competitive industry is a bold move at the least. Yet a year ago, newcomer Happy Skin dared to offer Filipinas skin-caring makeup, and have since developed a loyal following of makeup fans, beauty aficionados, and even…

  • Fragrance fest

    Fragrance fest

    Starting October 20, escape into a beautifully scented world with a captivating fragrance collection created using ingredients sourced from around the globe. Choose from five addictive fragrances by The Body Shop—Atlas Mountain Rose, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Madagascan Vanilla, Amazonian…

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

  • Double Team

    Double Team

    Their favorite word is “champion.” Very apt considering that siblings Miko and Alex Eala have already won numerous tennis tournaments here and abroad at such a young age. The two are currently “up there” in the world rankings in…

  • Love in the Afterlife

    Love in the Afterlife

    Childhood. Friendship. Love. What wonderful concepts! Imagine a story that talk about these. But then again, every movie talks about these things. The Book of Life, however, is more than a tale of love and friendship, it also touches…

  • Picnic Party

    Picnic Party

    Just recently, Dora and Boots organized a sumptuous and fun-filled picnic for their friends. Their guests got to play a game of ring toss at the Friendship Rings booth and had the chance to have their faces painted at…