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US-based airline partners with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in QC

Delta Air Lines and Habitat for Humanity International recently joined forces to help build 10 Habitat homes in Quezon City, as part of Delta’s Force for Global Good program. This year’s volunteers came from 16 cities from the US and Canada.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Designers say Asian Modern is over

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At the Philippine Furniture International Show (PFIS), exhibitors met the challenge to remain creative yet viable despite stiff competition from China and other markets.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan zoo gives pandas privacy as mating season starts

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A Tokyo zoo is to shutter its panda display in an effort to encourage the famously lethargic creatures to concentrate on mating without the distraction of spectators, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chicken off menu as Hong Kong culls 20,000 birds in H7N9 scare

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A cull of 20,000 chickens was under way in Hong Kong Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China, days before Lunar New Year.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Jackie Chan bites off more than he can chew in ‘1911’

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JACKIE Chan takes on producing, directing and acting credits for “1911 Revolution.”

The historical theme, imposing title, big Asian celebrities, and the drum roll that accompanied Jackie Chan’s 100th-film promotions all contrived to make an epic out of “1911 Revolution,” but what eventually appeared on the big screen didn’t quite fit the scale.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Jan.-Oct. 2013 tourist arrivals rose by 11%

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A group of Chinese tourists pose for pictures in front of the monument of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal at a Manila park. The Asia-Pacific will overtake Europe as the region whose tourists spend the most money overseas within 10 years, a report said Wednesday, driven by an explosion in the number of Chinese travelers. AFP FILE PHOTO

Visitors from South Korea, the United States and China comprised the biggest chunk of the almost 4 million tourist arrivals in the country from January to October last year, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT).

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

‘Exile is the dream of a glorious return’

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The annual conference of Wendy Kopp’s Teach for All global network of chapters from 32 countries, held this year in Tengchong, Yunnan province in China, began with a more exclusive retreat in Shanghai.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

In aging China, old woman sues children for care

Zhou Mingde, right, and Zhou Yinxi, sons of Zhang Zefang, a 94-year-old woman who sued her own children for not taking care of her, speak in Fusheng Village, east of Chongqing City, China on March 19, 2013. Both sons argue they are too old and too poor to care for their mother and are struggling to care for themselves. AP

As the daughter-in-law rolls open the rusted doors to her garage, light spills onto a small figure on a straw mattress. A curious face peers out.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sampling some of Shanghai’s hidden culinary gems

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XIAO LONG BAO at Nanxiang Restaurant

At the time when I learned how to travel, I started with a guide book. For my generation it was Lonely Planet and Let’s Go, just as it had been Fodor’s and Footprint Guides before that, all the way to the first English-language Baedeker Guide published in 1861.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China shuts museum with ‘fake’ exhibits—reports

Chinese authorities have closed a museum which contained scores of fake exhibits, including a vase decorated with cartoon characters billed as a Qing dynasty artifact, state-run media reported Tuesday.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Tiny Chinese enclave remakes gambling world, Vegas

In this April 22, 2010 photo, Music fountain performs at the Wynn Macau. Macau is in the midst of one of the greatest gambling booms the world has ever known. To rival it, Las Vegas would have to attract six times as many visitors essentially every man, woman and child in America. Wynn Las Vegas now makes nearly three-quarters of its profits in Macau. Sands, which owns the Venetian and Palazzo, earns two-thirds of its revenue there. AP

Most people still think of the U.S. gambling industry as anchored in Las Vegas. They might think of vestiges of the mob, or the town’s ill-advised flirtation with family-friendly branding in the 1990s.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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