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  • From flair to flare

    From flair to flare

    The design of the new branch of Akira restaurant in Makati features a lot of raw elements—from the polished raw concrete floor (and walls) to the untreated wood that surrounds the restaurant space, fashioned to look like abstract trees.…

  • Ceburp

    Ceburp

    One Clay Pot House This is a charming, kitschy place with four tables that seems to be creatively coordinated, giving the eatery, a bright and happy feel to it. I went upon the recommendation of foodie Mark Luy, owner…

  • The sweetest thing

    The sweetest thing

    Pastry chef Bryan Dimayuga can turn a block of bittersweet chocolate into almost anything. Using special tools, he handcarves shapes and intricate details with the precision of a true craftsman. While fellow pastry chef Rizalino Manas, Jr. can make…

Well-being More

  • Thou shall not eat…

    Thou shall not eat…

    So one of two Pinoys are lactose intolerant says a survey done a few years ago by one of the multinational companies producing milk for infants and children.  Several medical literatures corresponding to milk intolerance would confirm it as…

  • Generic drugs vs branded drugs

    Generic drugs vs branded drugs

    Q: I noticed that generic drugstores have been sprouting up like mushrooms the last couple of years. Why is the number of generics drugstores on the rise? What is the difference between a generic drug and a branded drug?…

  • The Triathlete

    The Triathlete

    It’s hard to picture a skinny version of Benjamin Alves when he stands before you all geared up–skimpy tri suit and all. It’s even more distracting when he mounts his Cervelo P5  and starts plying the not so busy…

Moms & Kids More

  • It’s a Beautiful Life

    It’s a Beautiful Life

    We used to sneak glances her way. Not our pride, or the fact that such obsessive compulsions in Psychology students were creepy, stopped us from surreptitiously following her every step across the hallowed halls of UST’s main building. There…

  • 5 things  that (should) give your child license to put you on mute

    5 things that (should) give your child license to put you on mute

    “I am muting you.” In the movie Ramona and Beezus,  teacher Mrs. Meacham calmly says this to her noisy class of third graders while pressing the button of an imaginary remote control. But kids are not the only ones…

  • Should you feel guilty for being a working mom?

    Should you feel guilty for being a working mom?

    Dear Suzi and Paolo, I’m a working mom with a three-year-old daughter. My time at work is erratic. Magulo ang schedule ko. Minsan magkaka-shift ako ng madaling araw. Sometimes, I won’t get to see my daughter at all in three days.…

Arts & Culture More

  • Ebony and ivory

    Ebony and ivory

    There is wealth of black and white associations—some cliché, some a bit more obscure, from the grandeur of the Kaaba or the White House to the keys of the piano or the text of a newspaper. But most of…

  • Dance revolution

    Dance revolution

    What I would like to impart in today’s column entry is something raw and pressing in characteristic, which is often precisely what strong desire is composed of to begin with. It is the desire to find the words to…

  • If only those walls could talk

    If only those walls could talk

    Till 1815, the galleon trade was the Philippines’ economic engine.  Profits accrued to the religious orders, peninsulares, insulares, and sangley.  Indios were outsiders looking in, as laborers, crew members, and growers or makers of the few locally-grown or fabricated…

Picture Perfect More

  • Useful guides

    Useful guides

    Let me start with a hopeful prayer that all our readers who experienced typhoon Glenda got through the storm safely. Fashion photography enthusiasts – and there are quite a number judging from the photos this column receives – may…

  • Trying Stuff

    Trying Stuff

    Whatever we do, it always is a good idea to keep trying new things. Doing so opens you up to new possibilities and new points of view. At the very least, you can find out for yourself that you…

  • Maternal instinct

    Maternal instinct

    Photography has become her passion since she first held a camera during her elementary days, taking photos of schoolmates on field trips. Convincing her parents to have her films developed (P200 per roll) was a difficulty. So in her…

Home & Garden More

  • Power chores during a blackout

    Power chores during a blackout

    A blackout is a usual consequence of inclement weather in the Philippines. As we march into typhoon season, let’s continue to hope we buck the trend even, as we ready ourselves for both monsoon and power outage. Depending on…

  • Cleanliness is second nature

    Cleanliness is second nature

    Have you ever thought of ditching all those chemical cleaning materials found in your home?  Well, think no further because shifting from harsh chemical cleaning materials to environment friendly products is easy.  Believe it or not; but common household…

  • Be more at home

    Be more at home

    Robinsons Department Store lets you enjoy your homes in a new light, plenty of newfound comfort and conveniences with its Home Fair. Serving up an excellent selection of home must-haves specifically designed to inspire plenty of staying-in time at…

Fashion More

  • Music and mayhem

    Music and mayhem

    Yves Saint Laurent the brand comes in three incarnations. First there was Yves Saint Laurent as designed by the man behind the brand, the one who created the now-iconic pieces, which have their own identity and don’t need the…

  • The denim life

    The denim life

    Being a wardrobe staple for anyone, jeans that ooze chic-ness are always in demand by fashionistas. Take for instance the newly launched Joe’s Jeans at SM Mega Fashion Hall, which had its store opening hosted by none other than…

  • A new active wear line with actress Ellen Adarna on the spotlight

    A new active wear line with actress Ellen Adarna on the spotlight

    It looks like fashionable fitness wear is fast gaining popularity in the Philippines, especially in recent years with more and more Filipinos becoming health conscious. To illustrate, Uniqlo began carrying quick-drying clothes suitable in and outside the gym, and…

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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…

Funpage More

  • Egghead plant

    Egghead plant

    Not all plants can easily be planted. Some will take time to grow, especially if you have a black thumb. If you want a plant that is easy to take care of, try mung beans (monggo). They grow fast…

  • Watch and wear

    Watch and wear

    I turned 13 recently, but I don’t feel any different now that I am a teenager.  During my last birthday, however, one gift I received made me really happy and excited.  I’m talking about the Loomey Time Watch, which…

  • We can be heroes

    We can be heroes

    Rotary Club of Muntinlupa Central and Museo Pambata honor five young heroes who, despite their age, have already made a difference in their communities. Treasure Frias As junior barangay captain of the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children,…