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Filipino expat looks back on 14 lunar new years in China

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Alma Cruz Miclat with husband Mario. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It has been 42 years since my first Chinese New Year in Beijing. And 28 years since my last in the Chinese capital, as I, with my husband Mario and our two Chinese-born daughters, returned to the Philippines in 1986 right after the first Edsa People Power Revolution that brought down the Marcos dictatorship.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Discovery Shores Boracay celebrates Lunar New Year with ‘Emerald Palace’ dinner buffet

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On Chinese New Year, February 10 (Sunday, from 7 p.m.), welcome the year of the Black Water Snake at Discovery Shores Boracay with a dinner buffet unlike any other at Sands Restaurant.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Year of the Dragon roars into Asia

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Firecrackers explode as Filipino-Chinese perform the dragon dance in celebration of the Chinese New Year at Manila's Chinatown district Monday. Jan. 23, 2012. in the Philippines. This year is the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese calendar. AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

A billion-plus Asians welcomed the Year of the Dragon on Monday with a cacophony of fireworks, hoping the mightiest sign in the Chinese zodiac will usher in the wealth and power it represents.

Posted: January 23rd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Riding the Dragon: 2012 predictions from Chinese masters

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In a picture taken on January 17, feng shui master and TV personality Peter So poses for a picture while holding a Chinese feng shui compass in Hong Kong. China's feng shui masters tackle the big issues with their predictions for the Year of the Dragon.  AFP PHOTO/AARON TAM

Want to know what’s in store for 2012? Who will win the US election? Will the eurozone implode? China’s feng shui masters tackle the big issues with their predictions for the Year of the Dragon.

Posted: January 22nd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

15 Taiwanese artists to exhibit Chinese New Year prints at BenCab Museum

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LIN CHIH-HSIN’S “Auspicious Dragons (Greeting Millennium)”

The Lunar New Year in Chinese society or community traditionally sees the emergence and proliferation of decorative pictures and prints overflowing with auspicious symbols to convey wishes for good fortune, prosperity, longevity and even double happiness.

Posted: January 16th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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