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Getting ‘Wicked’ for a cause


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MANDARIN CNY lucky friends, Rosan Cruz, Sea Princess, Popsie Gamboa, Jojo Ongsiako, Abigail Ngo, Nix Alanon, Rajo Laurel, Tim Yap, Javi Martinez Pardo, Leah Puyat and Angelette Calero

The stars must be aligning in my auspicious direction! It seems I have been continuously blessed with happiness from the start of the Year of the Wooden Horse.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

From ‘Pit Senyor!’ to ‘Kung Hei Fat Choy!’


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One of our uniquely Filipino traits is our passion for celebration. Every town has its own fiesta for its patron saint.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Revellers welcome Year of the Wooden Horse in Manila’s Chinatown

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Hostility turned into a joyous mood when the Chinese-Filipino community on Friday ushered in the Year of the Wooden Horse in Binondo, Manila — the world’s oldest Chinatown outside of mainland China.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Filipino expat looks back on 14 lunar new years in China

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Alma Cruz Miclat with husband Mario. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It has been 42 years since my first Chinese New Year in Beijing. And 28 years since my last in the Chinese capital, as I, with my husband Mario and our two Chinese-born daughters, returned to the Philippines in 1986 right after the first Edsa People Power Revolution that brought down the Marcos dictatorship.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Year of Wooden Horse high-spirited and active

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LUCKY CHARM  An employee of Phoenix Dragon Feng Shui Store is about to put a statue of a horse on a shelf with other lucky charms. According to the Chinese zodiac, the incoming year is the Year of the Wooden Horse, which makes its galloping entrance at 5:38 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.  ALEXIS CORPUZ

At 5:38 a.m. Friday, the Wooden Horse makes its galloping entrance.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

For good food, go where the Chinese foodies live these days–Greenhills

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The Chinese-Filipino community’s reaction to Chinese New Year being declared a special nonworking holiday has been mostly grumbles: “What, another business day lost this year?”

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Tossing good-luck salad for the new lunar year


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YEE SANG salad ingredients

One Chinese New Year, we tossed a mix of vegetables and other ingredients, a ritual known as Yee Sang, and were asked to say our wishes out loud. Most of us wished for the ouster of a president. A few days after, the wish was granted.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Feng shui for foodies, plus Eng Bee Tin’s ‘tikoy’ delights


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Chinese New Year is a holiday I really enjoy. Part of the thrill is a visit to Binondo, Manila. No matter how frequently I go, this oldest Chinatown in the world never ceases to excite me.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Favorite finds in Binondo


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I love the Chinese. They are so rich in character and culture. Just like their food, they seem simple but are in fact full of layers and hidden treasures.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

18-treasures feast for Chinese New Year, French féte for Valentine’s Day

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STEAMED Crab Claw and Glass Noodle with Egg White Sauce

Sofitel Philippine Plaza kicks off the Year of the Horse with two important festivities that many Filipinos look forward to—the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Forecasts in the Year of the Wooden Horse

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PhilPost Year of the Wooden Horse souvenir sheets, which are sold at P80 each.  PHOTO FROM PHLPOST.GOV.PH

Some Filipinos will be luckier than others in the coming Year of the Wooden Horse.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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