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  • Many Happy Returns

    Many Happy Returns

    It is not a new establishment but many people still do not know about my favorite place in Legaspi Village. I hesitate as I write about this little gem because I fear more and more people will discover it,…

  • The club king of the world

    The club king of the world

    There are two things that banker turned bar/club impresario Michael Ault knows for sure: First, that he is the undisputed master of nightlife central and, second, that the Philippines is ready for his brand of ultra-luxe, ultra-sophisticated partying. As…

  • The return of Sunset Dining

    The return of Sunset Dining

    A dozen members of my immediate family were trapped in traffic on the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard one late afternoon. We’re all headed for a sumptuous Pinoy grilled dinner. My six grandchildren were getting restless and hungry as…

Well-being More

  • When do the common ‘blues’ become a serious mental issue?

    When do the common ‘blues’ become a serious mental issue?

    Doctors refer to depression as the common cold in Psychiatry because it’s the most common mental disorder. But unlike the common sniffles, there’s no home remedy for depression, nor can you “just know” when you’re going to get depressed…

  • All you really need is the right pair of shoes

    All you really need is the right pair of shoes

    The rain is upon us but that doesn’t mean we stop doing what we love, in this case running/travelling/shoes/fitness.  To prove that there is no stopping us come hell or high water, we went to Laguna and brought with…

  • The race is on

    AX Fitness Caliraya Marathon An all-road run event directed by a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Certified Race Director Gerard Palacol is happening on September 6. Participants of various running abilities will start and finish at Aquatico Feliciano,…

Moms & Kids More

  • Caring for your child’s teeth, stage by stage

    Caring for your child’s teeth, stage by stage

    PRE-TEETH Just because infants don’t have teeth does not mean that moms should wait until their babies begin teething before they will clean those infant gums. Believe it or not, babies’ gums should be cleaned, especially after they drink…

  • Art that you carry

    Art that you carry

    To own an Oilily item is to have a true work of art close by. This is because each pattern is created by designers and artists from all over the world. Each year, the brand releases new patterns. No…

  • Get a room!

    Get a room!

    Filipinos, as a rule, keep to the rules of public decorum. While it is normal to see high school kids get hot and heavy in their school hallways in American TV shows, real-life Pinoy couples seldom go beyond HHWW…

Arts & Culture More

  • The Culture of ‘Cool’

    The Culture of ‘Cool’

    No, I know, the word “cool” makes me cringe a little, too, like a snapshot of high school and all the awkward tension that surrounded it; the painful longing for acceptance that comprised it. But I find myself using…

  • Chew on this,and S.P.I.T.

    Chew on this,and S.P.I.T.

    In improv, you have a few seconds to make your comeback,form the perfect retort, deliver a flawless punchline. Just like real life. Here’s why this lighthearted art form isn’t something to laugh about. Whenever I invite people to watch…

  • About face

    About face

    One cannot deny Eugene Cubillo’s love affair with paint and blank canvas. This artist seems to see a whole different universe every time he holds that brush—he just lets creativity flow with every stroke. Many of his artworks depict…

Picture Perfect More

  • Digital to film freeware

    Digital to film freeware

    For readers into DIY projects, instructions on how to make a laser camera trigger for $2 has been posted on The site lists all the necessary parts and gives detailed instructions on how to put it all together.…

  • A Beginner’s Guide: Photography Sourcebook: Getting Started with Macro Photography (Part 6)

    A Beginner’s Guide: Photography Sourcebook: Getting Started with Macro Photography (Part 6)

    GO MACRO BY REVERSINGYOUR LENS (Continuation of July 29 issue) As you probably heard, going macro by reverse-mounting your lens is not the best way to do the job. However, it is by far the most economical way to…

  • Of New Things and Toys

    Of New Things and Toys

    We started talking last week of trying out new things and, as has been said here quite a number of times, we are now truly lucky to be into photography. Things are easier to find and there are so…

Home & Garden More

  • Kitchen wonderland

    Kitchen wonderland

    Ever wondered if inanimate objects can cry because of frustration? Don’t wait for the time your kitchen personifies and voluntarily insist for a major revamp. Here are some tell-all signs that will urge you to refurbish:   YOU PREFER…

  • Turning softdrink bottles into creative cute planters

    Turning softdrink bottles into creative cute planters

    Plastic softdrink bottles are durable materials that will last in our local climate. They will not melt during too much rain or too much sunlight.  And since most used plastic bottles are just thrown away, projects such as these…

  • Mother Cathedral

    Mother Cathedral

    St. Michael’s Cathedral is a great example of old Russian church architecture. It was designed by Bishop Innocent Veniaminov, the greatest Orthodox Missionary in Alaska who came to Sitka in 1834. He returned to Russia in 1838 and in…

Fashion More

  • The sea and the sky

    The sea and the sky

    Mall-goers had the opportunity to get a glimpse of the rich tradition of Muslim fashion, when two world-class designers from the south, Amir Sali and Len Cabili, showcased their collections during the recent Eid’l Fitr Festival at The Block…

  • All that she wants

    All that she wants

    For the remaining months of this year, women set to walk down the aisle will look for a wedding dress that suits their personal style. Karimadon Brides is made especially for those modern brides who dream of a perfect…

  • Where dreams are made

    Where dreams are made

    Fashion network correspondent Stefanie Rycraft Jones heads off to Positano for a brand new adventure for fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle channel Fashion One’s Stefanie’s Style Diaries. Positano, in Campania, is a small commune on Italy’s Amalfi coast. In this…

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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

  • Must love Docs

    Must love Docs

    Have you always wondered how your body would look like from the inside? Do you want to find out how you can stop someone from standing up with just a finger? Twin brothers Dr. Chris and Dr. Xand van…

  • Lessons from Pinocchio

    Lessons from Pinocchio

    I had a great time watching the play Repertory Philippines’ Pinocchio with my whole family at Onstage Greenbelt—and that’s no lie, else my nose might grow long like that of Pinocchio! Actually, I was never a great fan of…

  • The Boy and the Lamp

    The Boy and the Lamp

    The play Aladdin is about the story of a young boy and his magic lamp. Now you are probably thinking that this will just be a repeat of that Disney film Aladdin; well, it’s not. It’ actually an adaptation…