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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 »

Cool for red wine, cold for white

PEPPER-CRUSTED US tenderloin with port mustard sauce served with
mashed potatoes and buttered vegetables

It pays to drink a cool bottle of red wine and a cold bottle of white wine. Otherwise, even the best reds would taste acrid (the Filipino word “mapakla” says it best), while the best whites would taste sour or acidic if not chilled properly.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Saturday night, free French and Philippine music


Cronuts, croissants shaped like donuts (with a hole in the middle and icing), are currently making the news in the United States. This cultural crossbreeding of a French pastry may not be available in Manila yet, but for now, we can get a fusion of French and Manila music. Best of all, it’s free.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Sperm count of French men falls by one-third—study


The sperm count in French men dropped by nearly one-third between 1989 and 2005 and the quality of sperm also declined, a study said Wednesday.

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Cassoulet, escargots bourguignon, foie gras by the slab–French countryside menu in Manila


It’s different yet the same. Marc Aubry of the erstwhile Je Suis Gourmand is back in the kitchen, his spectacles perched at the very tip of his not inconsiderable nose, but the restaurant is now called Champêtre, although it’s exactly where Je Suis Gourmand used to be, and a few of the dishes from the former restaurant have reappeared on the new menu.

Posted: January 26th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »