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Soaking up royalty, culture and history in Yogyakarta


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Several months ago, my friend Ned and I began plotting a holiday somewhere in Asia. Sharing a love for travel, both of us have independently explored Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Then we realized that seeing the Buddhist temples of Borobudur was part of our individual bucket lists and that we both have not seen much of what Indonesia had to offer.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Under a Blue Sky


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When my friend, Lory Paredes Tangonan, invited me to her beach house in El Nido, all I could think of were blue skies and the cool azure waters of Palawan.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

A sweet unexpected journey

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Beyond bargain shopping at Chatuchak Market or visiting the different temples in Bangkok, much remains unexplored in Thailand.  On my last stay, I discover interesting attractions off the beaten tourist path that lead to rather unusual experiences. Here are some of them: 1. Trainspotting at the River Kwai Nestled between limestone peaks and a river, [...]

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Doing the Tango with Argentina’s Delicious Spread


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Mention Argentina and, thanks to the eponymous brand sold in this country, corned beef is the first thing Filipinos think of. Still, Argentina’s affinity with beef remains strong. Per capita consumption of beef is an astounding 70 kilos a year. That translates to about 200 grams of meat a day for each person, or roughly ¼ kilo.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Following rainbows and finding magic in Darwin


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There are places that you run from, and places that you run to. Australia has always been a place I ran to, whether as an exchange student, a graduate student or a tourist. The place has always enriched me.

Posted: October 7th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

TV’s top chef is Filipino

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What’s your guilty pleasure? For me, it’s watching reality TV cooking shows online and indulging in food porn. I was an avid viewer of “Top Chef” season 9.

Posted: August 4th, 2012 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

The unlikely Mama San

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The private joke going around Samal Island is that it is home to the biggest brothel in town, with Norma Monfort as its unlikely mama san.

Posted: May 5th, 2012 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

From gawking tourist to responsible traveler


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People travel for a change of scenery. Here are seven ways to travel and change the scene—for the better. For many Filipinos, the summer months are the best time for travel. Children are on vacation, there is less chance of monsoon weather, and the cool waters of the country’s sandy beaches are the best antidote to the hot sticky days. And thanks to OFW money, budget has become less of a major concern.

Posted: March 3rd, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Strictly for the Birds

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Theirs is a high-flying career, though it’s hard to tell when one of them recalls how he and his staff used to sleep in bird cages for want of sleeping quarters, trekked up mountains saddled with goats and chickens for their wards, and worked without pay in their early days on the job. The other, [...]

Posted: January 7th, 2012 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

‘Same, Same But Different’

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Something different: Spring Orchard dragon fruit farm. photo by Maida Pineda

One of the best souvenirs I bought on a recent trip was a shirt I got in Vietnam that says “Same, same” in front, and on the back read, “But different.”  It reminded me of how a friend and I had acculturated in Singapore by speaking with the least words to get our point across. [...]

Posted: October 1st, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Finding hope on Orchard Road

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Becoming computer savvy with Excel with the help of volunteers

SINGAPORE – That Sunday, despite a downpour, I walked into Orchard Road with a bounce to my step. I had found Aidha, a non-government organization (NGO) that has enabled expats, volunteers and migrants to help fellow migrants reach for their dreams.  I was filled with hope for a better life for OFWs in this tiny [...]

Posted: September 3rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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