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Hidden Thailand


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Bang Pa-in Palace

So what else is there to see in Thailand after you’ve toured all the temples, seen all manner of reverence for the Buddha, marveled at the distinct Thai architecture, carted home choice handicrafts from Chatuchak and tasted all those strange but wondrous street food?

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Chefs a la Mood

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Bugia (PDI Photo/Alanah Torralba)

1. Chef Ed Bugia, Pino Restaurant, Pipino Vegetarian Food by Pino, BRGR: The Burger Project, Brgy. Bagnet, Bulalo Boy, Pi Breakfast & Pies and Daily Squeeze

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Eat, Pray, Sigh


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Tirta Gangga. Photo by Pennie Azarcon-dela Cruz

Bali has often been described as Paradise Found, and when we first visited in 1997, the island was all that. One of the stickiest images I took from that time was the sight of prepubescent boys and girls bathing naked in the river, unmindful of the gawking tourists in the passing buses overhead. The laughter was pure mirth while the frolicking recalled the rough and tumble childhood games of a more innocent era.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Saying Yes to YAS


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During one of their early outreach programs to this sleepy town in Iloilo, Karla Gutierrez, artistic managing director of the Philippine Opera Company (POC), recalled how surprised she was at the crowd turnout for that night’s performance.

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

How I tamed my toque envy

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Call it “toque envy,” but after watching all those chef shows on TV, I realized that I’ve developed this irrepressible longing to don a toque whenever I serve anything that requires use of spoon and fork.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

(Been) There and Back Again


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Scene of sheep and serenity at the Shire

The sheep farmer was rooting for New Zealand’s national rugby team All Blacks in a hotly-contested game when he heard someone at the door. It was a stranger. Could he talk to him, the man said, about a possible business deal?

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

ASKI (and You Shall Receive)


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After years of working abroad, she came home to finally be with her son. But to her dismay, he was cold, distant and hostile, and would engage her in shouting matches at the slightest provocation. It was a reaction that mystified this overseas Filipino worker (OFW), until she learned of his diminished status among his peers now that his mother no longer earned in dollars.

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

A chair is just a chair — unless it’s a SILYA rocking chair

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Here is one guy who won’t take things sitting down. In the few times that Tito Lorete Alcalá took his 83-year-old parents to the mall, he observed how eager they were to step out of their comfort zone and see new places. But within minutes of strolling in the mall, the elderly couple would ask to be seated, a simple request that was not always possible in the often-crowded shopping areas where space is a premium.

Posted: June 2nd, 2012 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Living Up to its Sales Pitch


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MODERN MADONNA: “Kapatad” mother and child in SM’s Cultural Minority Ward in Porac, Pampanga (Inquirer/Joseph Agcaoili)

On top of that, this hospital ward in Porac is notable for adapting to the needs and cultural beliefs of its beneficiaries.  As is their custom, kapatad families cluster around their sick member, offering comfort and company as well as hot meals cooked over an open fire in the hospital grounds. At the pedia ward, [...]

Posted: January 7th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Call him Santa’s little helper

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Erik mulls the items he would show to a client

He describes his six-month stint as a Unesco consultant in the beleaguered West Bank in Palestine as “loads of fun,” so you can tell that Leif-Erik Hannikainen can deftly handle any corpulent client who insists on dressing like Carrie Bradshaw for the Polo Club ball.

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

A seat at the table

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Nikki Nepales (Contributed Photo)

How would you feel if you were invited to a party, and upon arriving, are asked to sit on the floor and share with other guests a meal of rice and water? Meanwhile, some of your friends are led to a fancy table where waiters bring them a full-course meal.  Another group of guests eat [...]

Posted: July 16th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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