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Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own

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Photo caption: The clear blue skies gave everyone a neat view of several airplanes of All Nippon Airways from the Observation Deck of the Haneda International Airport. VIDA LACANO

Soon after the initial kick of my first night in Japan had already settled in, I was already up and about early in the morning, very much looking forward to experiencing more of Japan. I was excited to once again visit Haneda International Airport, this time for a quick tour of the facilities that vacationers and locals alike could enjoy.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery | Read More »

Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest

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Some of the country’s top photographers and visual artists have expressed their support for the ongoing 2nd National Photography Competition of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) with the theme “Only in the Philippines” that highlights the best assets of the country.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?

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The upcoming Holy Week is a time for rest. But if you’re in the mood to go out for a stroll, better find another place as some of the malls in Metro Manila will be closed for the Lenten break.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lover’s quarrel linked to hunger – study

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In a study that the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, hungry people are more likely to unleash a maelstrom to their partners due to low glucose levels in the bloodstream.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Revelling on Japanese high

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A Tokyo street lined with bicycles. Image captured on film.

Japan has officially left me on a high. There’s this warm, fuzzy feeling I get just looking at all the photos I took of Japan—approximately one thousand in number, not including the files in some of my memory cards yet to be imported to my laptop—taken from more or less ten different locations in the four days I stayed there.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week?

MOMENTS WITH CHRIST This painting of Jesus Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday is part of Manuel Baldemor’s exhibit at the Atrium of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, which runs till March 31. It employs a technique that consists of letting the paint drop from the brush as the artist guides it. “In similar fashion, I can give homage and meditate on the drops of blood Christ shed for our sins,” Baldemor says.

The upcoming Holy Week is a time for rest. But if you’re in the mood for going out, better find another place as some of the malls in Metro Manila will be closed for the Lenten break.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

France makes work beyond 6 p.m. illegal

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The French may soon enjoy their life after work due to a labor agreement that makes working beyond 6 p.m. illegal.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

One in three Filipino youth had sex before marriage – study

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One in every three Filipino teenagers has engaged in premarital sex, the National Youth Commission head said, citing a study.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am transgender inspires in TED conference

Filipino-American transgender Geena Rocero shows a picture of her as a little boy wearing a “Katipunero” attire. Screengrab from TED Talks Youtube account.

She used to wear a shirt on her head and pretend she had long hair as a boy in the Philippines. Now, the model in the United States is proud to tell the world she is a transgender.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

McDonald’s Philippines launches two new burger creations

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They sure are loving it. With the return of its well-loved Cheeseburger Deluxe, McDonald’s Philippines launches two new burger concoctions that is sure to tickle the taste buds of its local following.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

5 ads that make women feel beautiful

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It’s rare we see an ad that does not show women who are stunningly beautiful, attractive and perfect. Appealing as these ads are, studies show that women are adversely affected by what they see on media as early as adolescence. A woman’s self esteem is greatly impacted by seeing these unrealistic expectations of beauty. The result is a shocking statistic: only 7 percent of Filipinas think they are beautiful.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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