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Why I have to keep coming home

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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.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Hans Brumann, Arturo Luz, Impy Pilapil take ‘wearable art’ to another level

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LUZ’S gold neckpiece with coils and corals

Jeweler Hans Brumann has an idiosyncratic approach to jewelry, treating it both as an accessory and an art.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Delightful dish for rainy days

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POTATO Apple Salad

In this wet, rainy season, it’s good to stock up on staples and nonperishable goods in the kitchen.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

How to make the ‘hungry ghosts’ happy

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HANZ-Cua

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.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Woman behind ‘Barbie’ didn’t exactly have a dream childhood


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MYRNA Yao with her grandchildren during their weekly Sunday breakfasts

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.)

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

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