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Joyce Peñas Pilarsky, first Filipina to win Classic Mrs. Asia Int’l Global 2014

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Manila rejoices as new beauty queen Joyce Pilarsky brings home the crown, honor and prestige of being the first Filipina to win the Classic Mrs. Asia International Global 2014.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

AirAsia gives Filipinos more chances to travel and shop with flights to Malaysia

ONSTAGE with INQUIRER gang: Marinel Cruz, Maurice Arcache, Pam Pastor and Sea Princess

Malaysia, Truly Asia. One can’t help but suffer from last song syndrome whenever that line is said. LSS notwithstanding, we can learn a lot from our Asean neighbor on how to promote tourism.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

From corner store to the rest of the world–how a Pinoy kiddie clothing brand became an int’l hit

GINGERSNAPS founder and designer Sabrina Uy and husband Jerry Uy, president of Lifestyle Concepts Co. Inc., the company that owns the Gingersnaps brand ANDREW TADALAN

It was a modest start by all accounts: a lone employee, a 3-square-meter retail space, and the owner doing multiple duties as designer/delivery girl/tagger/business manager.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Miss Tourism Int’l: I thought I was dreaming

GLOBAL TOURISM AMBASSADRESS Rizzini Alexis Gomez of Philippines walks with her trophy following her winning the Miss Tourism International 2012 World Final during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. AP/Lai Seng Sin

She almost thought of quitting her longtime romance with beauty pageants for good. But Rizzini Alexis Gomez, who bested 55 other international delegates in the 2012/2013 Miss Tourism International in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last Dec. 31, said her father inspired her to keep going.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What Ate Vi gave me on her birthday holiday


I was excited to see a good friend of mine in Malaysia to celebrate her birthday with her family, and to celebrate Ate Aida’s birthday, too. The only time I have been to Malaysia was on a cruise via Star Cruises, passing through Penang. So finally a trip to see Kuala Lumpur and Genting became a reality.

Posted: November 19th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »