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  • 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…

  • Chef of many hidden talents

    Chef of many hidden talents

    I fell in love when I went to Vietnam. With the food. All those fresh flavors, vegetables, herbs, the nuances of sour, salty, sweet, the fiery burst of fresh chilis. The Vietnamese food in Manila never tasted quite the…

Well-being More

  • When ‘Aunt Flow’ does not show

    When ‘Aunt Flow’ does not show

    A woman’s period is like her credit card bill. It comes every month. But there would be times when it won’t. In which case, a woman may be pregnant, or severely stressed, or underweight, or have exercised extremely hard.…

  • The real deal about dimpled skin

    Not all dimples are cute, especially if they are found on the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen—yes, that’s cellulite. Do you have it? Only a lucky few can escape from it, especially if you are a woman. Almost 90 percent…

  • Wildlife fun tilt

    Wildlife fun tilt

    The Comedy Wildlife Photography awards (http://comedywildlifephoto.com) will be accepting entries until October 1, 2015. A project by a partnership of nature conservationists, the awards aim to “enable us all to have an opportunity to make a difference.” Paul Joynson-Hicks,…

Moms & Kids More

  • Throwing a fit

    Throwing a fit

    Dear Suzi and Paolo, I am a working mom and my project has been on the night shift for five months now. I worry for my daughter. There are times that I am not the one who gives her…

  • It’s worth a shot

    It’s worth a shot

    Some parents think they don’t really need it. Others believe that it can lead to autism. But neither is true. And what parents seem to forget is that vaccines prevent millions of children from getting sick worldwide every year.…

  • Two sides of the breastfeeding coin

    Two sides of the breastfeeding coin

    Since August is breastfeeding month, I thought it would be nice to end August with an article on my breastfeeding experiences with my three kids. Whenever I envisioned life as a mom (prior to getting pregnant), I always assumed…

Arts & Culture More

  • Much ado about Chuva Choo Choo

    Much ado about Chuva Choo Choo

    On Sept. 25, at the new Circuit Makati blackbox theater called the Power Mac Center Spotlight, a brand new jukebox musical will make its debut. Chuva Choo Choo is a story of two sisters from the province who dream…

  • Forgotten Lives and Times: The World of Felix Roxas, 1864-1936, Part 1

    Forgotten Lives and Times: The World of Felix Roxas, 1864-1936, Part 1

    History books are normally about grand events: war and peace, political change, economic growth or decay. Amidst all these, people carry on—growing up, falling in love, making a living, raising families, celebrating, and sometimes, getting hit in the crossfire.…

  • Art in your hands

    Art in your hands

    People change their phone covers like they occasion-code their outfits—this one’s for this weekend’s trek, that one for tomorrow’s girls’ night out, this one for that client meeting. This is because phones, these days, are not just gadgets anymore…

Picture Perfect More

  • Marvelous detail

    Marvelous detail

    Arlene Donaire demonstrates her propensity for self-expression and fulfills her need for exhilaration through photography. A development management consultant and economist by profession, photography perhaps becomes a welcome distraction as she allows herself to see beyond the superficial. “Photography…

  • Why Smart Collections?

    Why Smart Collections?

    We use Collections. We already know that we organize our photos in Lightroom by grouping them using Collections in the Catalog. Collections are virtual folders. They are an efficient way to organize our photos because, by relying on metadata,…

  • Wildlife fun tilt

    Wildlife fun tilt

    The Comedy Wildlife Photography awards (http://comedywildlifephoto.com) will be accepting entries until October 1, 2015. A project by a partnership of nature conservationists, the awards aim to “enable us all to have an opportunity to make a difference.” Paul Joynson-Hicks,…

Home & Garden More

  • An urban farmer uses a rooftop and food to spur renewal

    An urban farmer uses a rooftop and food to spur renewal

    St. Louis — A two-story concrete building on the edge of downtown St. Louis is bearing its heaviest load 88 years after construction. Mary Ostafi, an architect who founded the nonprofit Urban Harvest STL in 2011, has led an…

  • Ideal plants to brighten your bathroom

    Ideal plants to brighten your bathroom

    The bathroom is one of our home’s personal area where it needs to be comfortable, neat and inviting.  Though it is not normal for an ordinary Filipino to over decorate a small bathroom, but for a European and American…

  • 8 Ways to get rid of ants – the natural way

    8 Ways to get rid of ants – the natural way

    Ants — they are probably the most common household pests.  They crawl their way in through the tiniest of cracks and crevices.  So, why do most houses have them? The major reason is food!  These tiny creatures come and…

Fashion More

  • Bag of hope

    Bag of hope

    “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Convergys aims to do just that by way of its nationwide campaign—Give a Bag of Hope. As a Convergys community relations pillar,…

  • Sister act

    Sister act

    In a fun and spirited beauty soiree at Café Naya at The Palace, 200 student ambassadors from top high schools and universities gathered for the launch of the Pond’s Besties campaign. And who better to inspire these teens in…

  • Does it spark joy?

    Does it spark joy?

    I know what you’re thinking—what is a book about decluttering doing in a column that promotes shopping for cute things? There’s a connection, promise. Since Japanese OC queen Marie Kondo’s phenomenal book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up hit…

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

  • Mickey vs Darth Vader

    Mickey vs Darth Vader

    Mickey Mouse brandishes a lightsaber, expertly blocking Darth Vader’s every strike. With his every move, the mouse tries to remember everything Obi-Wan Kenobi has taught… wait what? Yes. Mickey Mouse is in the land of the Jedis fighting alongside…

  • Shining stars

    Shining stars

    It was a shining night for Annastacia Beatriz Penny and Lei Andre Navarro, both 7 years old and representing SM City North Edsa, when they were named SM Little Stars 2015 during the grand finals held recently at the…

  • Be careful what you send out to the Universe!

    Be careful what you send out to the Universe!

    By: Zachary Chris Chu, 8 What would it be like if your favorite video games become real? I love playing video games on my mommy’s iPad, and I’ve wondered often what it would be like to live in a colorful…

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