By Ross Harper Alonso
I first met him when I was about 6 years old, this stern British gentleman who smelled so good, but looked so forbidding when he found my disarray of Barbie dolls, Chinese checkers, Old Maid cards and stack of clothes fashioned into a tent blocking his way.
By Nastasha Verayo
It seems only fitting that what the mother saw in its inception, the daughter is bringing to its conclusion. In a few days, as the iconic Mandarin Oriental Manila closes its doors after almost four decades, it is also closing the pages of its colorful history as experienced by two generations in one family.
People might miss Mandarin Oriental now that it’s closing its doors, but most media folk will miss its PR most—a woman so thoughtful, sophisticated and cool that her staff only knew she was upset when she pursed her lips!
CyberMaxBy Tatin Yang
There are plenty of apps developed to help circumnavigate traffic, but here in Manila, you’ve got a better chance of winning the lottery (even if you haven’t bought a ticket) than escaping terrible traffic.
GivingBy Jaye de la Cruz and Sarwell Meniano
Six months after super typhoon “Yolanda” ravaged Samar and Leyte with relentless ferocity, the multi-purpose hall in Barangay Sulod, Basey, Samar remains in abject disrepair.