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Tracing our Chinese connection through stories and shared meals

CHA TUA He or Crystal Prawns

Reading a digital file of the book “My Angkong’s Noodles,” I thought how delightful that some of the questions about Chinese cooking, Chinoys (Chinese-Filipinos) and Binondo are finally answered.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Eric Gamalinda’s metamorphoses

POET-FICTIONIST Eric Gamalinda’s
“The Descartes Highlands” was shortlisted
for the Man Asian novel prize.

Like a literary shade, Eric Gamalinda seems to be shifting from form to form effortlessly: poet, playwright, journalist, teacher, short-story writer and novelist. But like many stories, there is more to it than just mere trickery. Truth is, Gamalinda is all these things at once, and the transformation is a permanent state.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Kama Sutra: ‘Not a dirty little book’


In the West, India’s Kama Sutra most often evokes an exotic bible of sexual positions regularly consulted for blush-inducing tips in glossy magazines.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Amy Tan is a rock star


Amy Tan is a rock star—and not just because she sings with the literary rock band Rock Bottom Remainders in a dominatrix outfit.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Super | Read More »

When fans line up for authors, not rock stars

XANDRA Ramos-Padilla: “There’s something for everybody.”

Word up! All kinds of powerful stories are on full display at the first Philippine Literary Festival, ongoing till Saturday, Oct. 25, at Raffles Makati.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »