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  • Charmed by China

    Charmed by China

    One of the most memorable lines in the song “Reflection” from the movie Mulan is “But somehow I will show the world what’s inside my heart and be loved for who I am.” Mulan is said to be based…

  • 6 dishes to bring you luck this Chinese New Year

    6 dishes to bring you luck this Chinese New Year

    There’s no such thing as a free meal, but a lucky lunch? This Chinese New Year, at New World Makati Hotel’s Jasmine restaurant, ranked 66th  in The Daily Meal’s “101 Best Restaurants Around the World,” Chef Wong Kam On…

  • What’s a Love Got to Do with Eats?

    What’s a Love Got to Do with Eats?

    Well, everything. Dates are usually about movies and eating, a stroll in the park and eating, or dining out (eating!). So that’s why falling in love makes you fatter. According to studies, more than 60 percent of couples put on weight when they are in a happy, comfy relationship. But then…

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  • When david outruns goliath

    When david outruns goliath

    In 1982, Richard “Dick” Beardsley took on a world record-holder in a race that changed how the world looked at marathon. Two and a half million people took to the streets to watch the race up-close, witnessing firsthand how…

  • Game changer

    Game changer

    Four years after launch, Century Properties Group has completed Centuria Medical Makati, the country’s largest outpatient IT-medical building located in Century City, Makati. The soon-to-open 28-storey, 74,000-square-meter facility serves to revolutionize preventive health and outpatient care, the delivery of…

  • Finding Balance

    Finding Balance

    It may have been 14 years ago when I first met actress Irina Feleo or Ina, as how most people call her these days, but soon as we were re-introduced familiarity was instant. For how can she forget, I…

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  • The great imitator

    The great imitator

    Dear Suzi and Paolo, I have a five-year-old, Elise, who I leave with a kasambahay. Madaldal na si Elise. I talk to her in English dahil gusto ko masanay siya. She answers in English mixed with Tagalog but because…

  • On repeat

    On repeat

    They say that when you are thinking of what to name your child, you really need to love it because it will probably be the word you say the most for the next 18 years, at least. How true…

  • The new tribe

    The new tribe

    It used to be that our understanding of the basic nuclear family revolved around the idea of a mother, father, and children. Nowadays, there are families with single parents, families with gay parents, and families with half brothers and…

Arts & Culture More

  • The Riddles of Time

    The Riddles of Time

    What is it that flies or crawls, but sometimes can stand still? We mark it and celebrate it. Yet, we abuse it and when lost, it can never be found again. Albert Einstein once called it an illusion. For…

  • Behind every great man

    Behind every great man

    “History is alive, just locked in books and time.”—John Silva I’m trying to remember if I learned about General Douglas MacArthur at all in school. If I didn’t, it must have been a case of pivotal Philippine-American history falling…

  • The Calvary of Elpidio Quirino, 1945

    The Calvary of Elpidio Quirino, 1945

    Seventy years ago, the scene in Pacò was like New Year’s Eve, except that explosions were from cannon and machine gun and the smoke was from fiercely burning buildings. And it went on for days. Elpidio Quirino, 54, had…

Picture Perfect More

  • Film Play

    Film Play

    Do you want to use a camera that Sir Paul McCartney reportedly also used once in his life? How about the Pentax SV? It’s not the venerable and more popular Pentax Spotmatic but wow, it’s close and it’s something…

  • Discover Korea with  Samsung NX Traveller Program

    Discover Korea with Samsung NX Traveller Program

    Samsung takes photography enthusiasts to some of the most beautiful places in the world to capture the perfect photo with the Samsung NX Traveller Program.  This 2015, Samsung gives lucky photographers the chance to capture one of Asia’s most…

  • Birds as art

    Birds as art

    The Philippines is one of Asia’s most visited countries for bird watching and photography, and there is a need for undertaking a wildlife conservation program to preserve the fragile habitat. Perhaps Alain Pascua realized this when he visited Candaba…

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  • The wonders of Angkor

    The wonders of Angkor

    Great architecture ranks among the highest of human achievements, along with great music, great literature, and great painting. We can cite countless names among the progenitors of the last three categories, but many of the ancient world’s greatest monuments…

  • 10 Tips on how to hold a Garage Sale like a Pro

    10 Tips on how to hold a Garage Sale like a Pro

    One additionally inspiring thought as you make any space spic and span is realizing you can earn from it. Organizing often leads to seeing pairs of shoes that have never been worn, shirts that still have price tags, and…

  • Samsung Digital Appliances Grand Cook Off Champion looks forward to creating happy memories with her new kitchen gem

    Digital Filipina blogger and supermom of three lovely kids, Karina Ramos, added another title to her cooking contest adventures as she was recently hailed as the Samsung Digital Appliances Grand Cook Off Champion after her signatureGinataangManok reigned supreme during…

Fashion More

  • In living color

    In living color

    Summer is a time to stand out! Wear that carefree, breezy vibe wherever your summer destination may be. Plains & Prints channels this vibe with five new collections for spring/summer fit for the modern Filipina fashionista. “We’re going bolder…

  • Back to youth

    Back to youth

    These are some of the new things to love at The Body Shop as it introduces its skin rejuvenating products. For the latest in anti-aging, Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask, made from edelweiss flower stem cells sourced from…

  • Shoe some love

    Shoe some love

    Multi-platinum selling recording artist and actress Demi Lovato has found the footwear that complements her infectious energy and vibrant personality. This season, the Skechers’ Demi Collection comes with the brand’s renowned Memory Foam, the first line of Skechers Sport…

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  • 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…

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  • Bring it On!

    Bring it On!

    Failure is part of the journey You will fail. Period. You may fail your Math exams or you may not make it on the sports team. You’re teacher may scold you in front of everyone. Your crush may not…

  • Chinese New Year

    Chinese New Year

    Also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is an important festival celebrated at the start of the lunar year.  It runs from the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar to the 15th day…

  • The future

    The future

    Graduation is often looked at in various ways. There are different perspectives, from the soccer player who sees the ceremony as a stepping stone to being a professional one day, to those running for honors who see the ceremony…