By Marge C. Enriquez
The most lavish handmade carpets in Balmoral Castle, one of the homes of the British royal family, as well as in the palaces of the sultan of Brunei and of Middle East sheikhs, are made in the Philippines. Prized for the artistry, enduring quality and refinement of its carpets, the brand originally known as Tai Ping Luxury Carpets is rebranding itself as Pamana.
By Ino Manalo
Urban studies scholar William Glover has likened Lahore in northern Pakistan to a palimpsest, a document that has been used again and again while preserving the marginal comments, scribbles, and doodles of generations of previous users.
With the number of foreigners dwarfing that of locals in her hometown of Abu Dhabi, Asma al-Muhairi has become increasingly anxious at the prospect of her younger nieces abandoning their full-length black robes in favor of Western attire that seems to be everywhere she goes.
Emily’s PostBy Emily A. Marcelo
I am abroad working as an instructor in the Middle East. I have been here for the last 13 years. Life has become better because I was able to provide for the needs of my parents and send my brothers and sisters to university. I’ve also built a house and bought a farm for my parents.