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Tears, souvenir photos as Mandarin closes shop

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The jovial mood and frenzied rush to take selfies and group photos quickly turned teary and emotional as Torsten van Dullemen stood at the center of the Mandarin Oriental Manila (MOM) lobby at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Department store chain presents new brands, collections

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could be worn for every

Rustan’s is still the luxurious department store I’ve known through the years. It’s where a lot of fashion forward people find top brands from Asia, Europe and America.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Great new find: Ninak is delicious spelled backwards


For years the patis bought off supermarket shelves was fairly homogenous: various brands of dark-brown liquor that was quite salty and packed a polite punch. My generation, at least, grew up thinking that this was the only taste possible for fish sauce.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Holdup gangs still on the loose in Makati’s Chino Roces Avenue

These are dangerous times to be working or living in the vicinity of Makati’s Chino Roces Avenue—the road formerly known as Pasong Tamo that stretches from the corner of JP Rizal near the old Sta. Ana racetrack to the corner of Edsa.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Excellent roast suckling pig, outstanding ‘lapu-lapu’

FRIED Shrimp Balls with Salad

The stretch of Chino Roces Avenue (Pasong Tamo), along Don Bosco Makati, has become an unlikely hotspot for restaurants.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »