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French and Belgian comics sell for 1.89 million euros

Figurines of Tintin, the hero of late Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi aka Herge, are displayed, on May 30, 2011 in Paris, ahead head of their sale on auction this weekend. The main piece of the auction, called "The Worlds of Tintin's Creator" is the rare edition of the Belgium comic book hero's adventures in addition to pictures, toys and postcards. AFP PHOTO/JOEL SAGET

A rare 1939 comic drawing from the adventures of boy hero Tintin sold for 539,880 euros ($673,468) during auctions staged simultaneously in Brussels and Paris on Sunday.

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

Festive Provençal jams–perfect for the holiday season

PROVENÇAL coffret with bottles: New fruit jam line with decorative

Recently we were virtually transported to Provence, a southeastern region in France, with the introduction of a new line of The Fruit Garden Luxury Jam.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

From dried mangoes to coco sugar, PH food products a hit in Paris

MAMASita’s Joyce Sandoval (right) offers foreign clients a sampling
of caldereta, tinola and adobo usingMama Sita instant mixes.

Banana, mango, pineapple, tuna, coconut, cocoa and coffee, or more known collectively as the Philippine Premium 7, grabbed the international spotlight at the recently concluded Salon International de l’Agroalimentaire or Sial Paris, one of the biggest food trade shows in the world, held at Parc des Expositions de Paris, Nord Villepinte, Paris, France.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Following in the footsteps of Thérèse

THE SHRINE of St. Thérèse at the Carmel in Lisieux. Her remains are underneath this
beautiful statue. PHOTOS BY ALYA B. HONASAN

I had almost cancelled my trip to Lisieux to visit an old friend. And then she appeared in my dream, smiling, and I knew I just had to go.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Travel | 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 »