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It’s 2014–clear out all the mess and clutter


Dennis and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year. After being married so long, we could use all the love the Year of the Horse brings

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

It’s about time we tried to be on time


The revelry of New Year’s Eve is over. It seems that just overnight the holiday lights and street decorations have become totally meaningless.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Apps to Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions


The New Year is always a clean slate for many, with most of us making bold and brash declarations to make the incoming year the best ever. When the smoke has cleared from the all-night revelry and the alcohol has left our system, we mark the first day of the calendar with an unshakeable determination to break our bad habits and reinvent ourselves into our best versions yet.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Four post-holiday dishes

PASTA with Garlic Baked Crabs

It’s the start of the New Year and I thank you for reading Kitchen Rescue every Thursday.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Obama ringing in new year in low-key fashion

President Barack Obama shakes hands with people waiting to meet him as he holds his shave ice outside Island Snow, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2014. The first family is in Hawaii for their annual holiday vacation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama closed out 2013 in low-key fashion Tuesday, hitting the beach with his family at a popular Hawaii snorkeling spot before making a stop for shave ice, a favorite treat of the island-born president.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

London gets a taste of 2014 with flavored snow

Thousands of people attending New Year’s Eve celebrations in London, United Kingdom, Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013 experienced the world's first multi-sensory fireworks display as Vodafone, in partnership with the Mayor of London, had created a spectacular display on the banks of the River Thames that they were able to taste and smell, as well as see and hear. New Year's Eve revelers could see, smell and taste clouds of apple, cherry and strawberry mist, peach snow, 'floating oranges' – thousands of enormous bubbles filled with Seville orange flavored smoke. (Richard Chambury/AP Images for Vodafone)

Thousands of revellers got to taste the New Year celebrations in London when edible peach snow and strawberry mist descended on partygoers watching the midnight pyrotechnics.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

What’s in a name?


Today, the first day of the year, we celebrate two feasts—that of Mary the Mother of God, and the Holy Name of Jesus.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

2013-2014: An anxious crossing


It strikes me as paradoxical that some of us can’t seem to wait to cross into the New Year. Life has become hurried enough as it is, why help it yet along? Technology in particular, with the ever-increasing efficiency and wonder it has been inspiring in infrastructure and gadgetry, has so altered the sense of time, especially for a senior like me, a day now feels a mere half of it; and as age slows me progressively, in inverse relation not only to technology but to just about everything else, I’d probably soon enough begin to lose a whole day scarcely realizing it.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Start the new year with a positive attitude


The experience of shuttling back and forth from Manila to Ormoc and various parts of Bohol over the last six weeks has given me an even deeper appreciation of the importance of each day, the value of speaking from the heart and leaving nothing unsaid, and the grace of a grateful heart.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Make way for the Year of the Horse!

CHRISTMAS guests with lucky wishing balloons, waiting for Marites Allen’s signal to release them

Galloping like a handsome stallion, the Year of the Horse is coming, and it will bring lots of good luck next year. There are just two days left in 2013 but still around 30 days left in the Year of the Water Snake.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Learn from the past–then let it go


Are you ready for the countdown to 2014? Who will uncork your bottle of bubbly? And will you be in tune or off key when you sing “Auld Lang Syne” for the umpteenth time in your life?

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »



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