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Should we be turning Japanese?

Locals in traditional garb love posing for tourists at the Golden Pavilion

The café is called Schooner, and after a week of unremitting ramen and sashimi—sold half price at a nearby supermart 30 minutes before closing—I was craving some distinctly Western food. A ham and cheese sandwich, perhaps a pizza, and Schooner sounded promising.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Can healthy be tasty? Of course, you Silly Goose

TOUCH OF WHIMSY: Puno in her kitchen (PDI Photo/Alexis Corpuz)

If it tastes good, it must be bad for you,” is one mantra often ignored on the back burner when Filipinos stuff themselves.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

This trainer of beauty queens used to be bullied for his weight


Looking at him now, people would be hard-pressed to imagine that this guy on Facebook in form-fitting, abs-revealing sportswear, with a bevy of beauty queens hanging on to his sinewy arms, was once a miserable blob.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hidden Thailand

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

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 »