By Marichelle Roque-Lutz
The emotions of coming home are strong, even though I was here only two years ago. That first glimpse of Manila by night always takes my breath away. The city may be sinking with the rest of the country with debts, overpopulation and bad publicity, but outside my plane window, this brightly lit Pearl of the Orient looks just like any prosperous city in the world.
By Marge C. Enriquez
Jeweler Hans Brumann has an idiosyncratic approach to jewelry, treating it both as an accessory and an art.
By Norma O. Chikiamco
In this wet, rainy season, it’s good to stock up on staples and nonperishable goods in the kitchen.
By Anne A. Jambora
August is when the “gates of hell” open to unleash legions of hungry ghosts in this world, if one were to heed the Chinese belief system. August, the ghost month, comes with warnings of gloomy uncertainties and tragedies.
Mama DiariesBy Audrey Tan-Zubiri
If you were a child of the 1980s and fond of Barbie dolls, you would probably remember the Barbie commercials. A promotion or contest would entice you to mail something to an address in Quezon City; I had memorized it, given the number of times I joined and tried my luck. There was even a hotline you could call and which Barbie would “answer.” (It was a prerecorded message.)