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  • Dining and wining at the buffet

    Dining and wining at the buffet

    I don’t know what my wine writer friend Sherwin Lao was thinking when he made me sit beside award-winning winemaker Kevin O’Brien of Kangarilla Wines. It was certainly a most interesting dinner—we talked a lot about his wines and…

  • 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…

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

  • The weight of worries

    The weight of worries

    Some nights I lie awake wondering what impact my actions and words will have on my developing children. How will what I say and do affect the way my kids turn out. It is such an awesome, humbling, and…

  • Scary and spooky and everything cutesy

    Scary and spooky and everything cutesy

    Not all kids like costumes. Some find it too confining (How can they move about with a severed head attached to their hands?) or too vulgar (Seriously, skintight she-devil costume with lace top and a skirt that does not…

  • 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…

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

  • Global style

    Global style

    With internet and social media, staying on top of the latest in fashion from all over the world—and its players and influencers—is instantaneous. This time, the newsfeeds are all about homegrown retail brand Penshoppe as it recently revealed supermodel…

  • Coming home

    Coming home

    With an overseas Filipino worker for a father, growing up, it was difficult for my siblings and I to create a good and stable relationship with our dad. I could still remember how we would hide behind our mother…

  • The Singular Patis Tesoro

    The Singular Patis Tesoro

    Eccentric, unconventional, untraditional, revolutionary, and nonconformist are some truthful adjectives that best label Patis Tesoro’s distinctive creations. During an era when Philippine fashion was on a plateau, when all known and accomplished creators were obsessed with being Western in…

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

  • Look Ma,  No Scissors!

    Look Ma, No Scissors!

    Create Halloween paper bats, skulls and jack-o-lanterns without resorting to cutting, tearing, or gluing. Photo by Noel Pabalate Halloween decors are available at Toy Kingdom What you need: Construction paper (white, orange and black) Black and silver markers Photography…

  • I am Awesome

    I am Awesome

    I am Awesome. I am Me. There is no one else I’d rather be. I love to laugh. How about you? I am beautiful like turquoise and blue. I am different. I am true. I have true colors. We…

  • The art of triumph

    The art of triumph

    This year is a banner year for kid’s art. On Nov. 15, Global Art Philippines will host the annual Global Art International Competition at the SM Aura Convention Hall. This year’s theme is “Heal The World.” Thailand, Vietnam, and…