By Cathy Yamsuan
Was it a flashchoir? A choirmob? Whatever anyone calls it, a group of tween to teenage singers brought relief and nostalgia to harried commuters jostling for tickets at the Cubao station of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), when the youngsters suddenly serenaded them with Christmas carols during morning rush hour last week.
By Alex Y. Vergara
Anytime between now and New Year’s Day, businessman and beauty guru Ricky Reyes and his family, including 93-year-old wheelchair-bound mother Ada, are all set to make the big move from their huge two-story house in Valle Verde, Pasig, to a more modest condominium unit in nearby Greenhills.
There are many ways to dress up your table for the holidays. The most basic of which is to place a brightly colored tablecloth.
If you can’t work this into your budget or simply want a new look without taking away from your table’s natural beauty, here’s an idea. Take a colorful length of material—this could be a large shawl or wrap, a smaller tablecloth or scrap material—and fold it to resemble a table runner. Now drape it across your table.
Tip: For a round table, measure at least 1/3 of the table’s diameter for your finished width. For a rectangular table, drape the cloth lengthwise, adding approximately two inches to the measured 1/3 width of the table. For both shapes, allow at least two feet to drape from the edge for a good balance and fall.