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  • Highway haven

    Highway haven

    Once again, we left our metropolitan comfort zone last weekend and trekked the old MacArthur Highway toward San Simon, a small town (50,000 inhabitants) 45 kilometers north of Manila. A classmate was celebrating her 70th birthday at an eatery…

  • The Noma food trip

    The Noma food trip

    Like New York’s Williamsburg neighborhood, NoMa (North of Makati) is the emerging area for the hip and the artistic in the metropolis. The Collective, found in this area, houses artists and entrepreneurs that runs different businesses like art galleries, retail shops, and restaurants. There’s…

  • Manaoag pilgrimage season on

    Manaoag pilgrimage season on

    Busloads of devotees of Our Lady of Manaoag are expected to visit her shrine, the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Manaoag, Pangasinan, as the annual pilgrimage season to one of the country’s…

Well-being More

  • Zumba: Turning fitness routines into dance parties

    Zumba: Turning fitness routines into dance parties

    These days, people with healthy and active lifestyles are either going to the gym for a ‘torturous’ workout program or move to the beat of Latin-American dance music more popularly known as Zumba. Undoubtedly the largest branded fitness program…

  • Look better, feel better

    Look better, feel better

    Beauty may be defined differently by different people but the word aging will always be the same to everybody. Like destiny, aging is inevitable. Or at least it’s how Dr. Teresita Ferrariz, president of the Philippine Academy of Dermatological…

  • Is executive check-up a waste of money?

    Is executive check-up a waste of money?

    Q: I read a magazine article that says an executive check-up is useless. I want to get your opinion on this because although I am a healthy 45-year-old, I undergo executive check-up annually because I want to make sure…

Moms & Kids More

  • Little Miss Pink

    Little Miss Pink

    This week, I thought I would bring you a lighter piece and write about my daughter’s baptism.  As I had two boys, Kieran and Kalon, ahead of her, I took great delight in planning Lila’s very first celebration with an abundance of girliness and pink. I…

  • Characters unlimited

    Characters unlimited

    Your kid’s first day in school? Here’s a secret to getting your little one into uniform and out the door without the cry fest: the company of a familiar, much-loved face.

  • Straight from the gifted’s mouth

    Straight from the gifted’s mouth

    Be careful what you wish for! While it would be just “super” to have a child who could run Math circles around you and know, at three years old, the value of pi, parenting a gifted child is also…

Arts & Culture More

  • Berlin art show pairs impressionist, expressionist paintings

    Berlin art show pairs impressionist, expressionist paintings

      BERLIN (AP) — Camille Pissarro’s famous “Boulevard Montmartre at Night” shows a brightly illuminated avenue in Paris — the city lights turned into gentle dabs of oil paint. Next to the French impressionist’s 1897 work is a painting…

  • Conversations with the masters

    Conversations with the masters

    It is not every day that you get to talk to two of the most celebrated visual artists in the Philippines. I got to sit down with glass sculptor Ramon Orlina and National Artist for Visual Arts Arturo Luz,…

  • The atavio

    The atavio

    The Church of Santa Ana stands on the site of the first Franciscan mission established outside Intramuros  in 1578. The church was built under the supervision of Fray Vicente Ingles, OFM. The cornerstone of the present church was laid…

Picture Perfect More

  • Creative discourse

    Creative discourse

    Architect Al Manlangit identifies how photography plays a significant part on how architecture is better appreciated through visualization. Caught in an intersection of two genres, he is able to survey and examine today’s built environment as he blurs the…

  • Great Boxing Photos

    Great Boxing Photos

    After what was hyped as the fight of the century, readers may be interested to view some of the best ever boxing photographs. Sports Illustrated has created a website in honor of who, according to David Schonauer of American…

  • Simple Joy

    Simple Joy

    Photo of the Week

Home & Garden More

  • Home Summer Stylin’

    Home Summer Stylin’

    Summer has come around again in earnest — and with a vengeance, it seems.  There appears to be no getting away from the heat, and we are left to come up with sometimes creative ways to survive the excruciating…

  • Vertical Gardening 101

    Vertical Gardening 101

    With high rise condominiums and commercial buildings sprouting left and right, it’s no wonder the metro is often branded as a concrete-jungle. One wouldn’t even think of putting up a lush garden with the scarcity of space; not until…

  • Parrot-dise


    Parrots hold a special place in human affection, because of their ability to mimic human speech and other sounds. In some areas of the world, they are regarded as divine for this reason. Furthermore, the tame and devoted nature…

Fashion More

  • Effortless style

    Effortless style

    Well-known muse to international designers and considered the epitome of Parisian chic, Ines de la Fressange highlights feminine beauty and effortless comfort in the spring/summer ’15 collection she has created with Japanese brand Uniqlo. Born into an aristocratic family…

  • Papercut jewelry

    Papercut jewelry

    One of the most familiar faces in the local arts & crafts scene, Mansy Abesamis is the talented and enterprising artist behind Hey Kessy, a popular line of washi tape and papercut art. Mansy shares, “…

  • Glamazon zone

    Glamazon zone

    Last May 14, Glorietta 2 Activity Center was transformed into a beauty wonderland for MAC’s latest installment—MAC Is Beauty. The pink, pop-up salon set-up was complete with styling and makeup chairs, vanity mirrors, and hair accoutrements drenched in a…

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

  • Explore the Exploreum

    Explore the Exploreum

    What will happen to your hands if you touch a cloud? How is a star born and how does it die? How can you tell the age of a tree? What is the best snack for astronauts? You can…

  • Run doggie run!

    Run doggie run!

    We know you miss your pets but in just a few weeks, classes will finally end and you’ll have, (finally!) the whole day to spend with your pets. For today, though, you can spend an hour or two with…

  • The shoe fits

    The shoe fits

    Who doesn’t love the classic fairytale of a beautiful maiden enslaved by her stepmother and stepsisters and caught the heart of a prince? Thanks to Disney, Cinderella, her prince, her fairy godmother, Anastasia, Drizella, the stepmother, and the glass…