By Annelle S. Tayao
When it comes to romantic relationships, we all know the drill: boy meets girl (or boy meets boy, or girl meets girl) at school, at work, in a café, through a common friend. They hit it off, go on dates, get to know each other for weeks, months, even years. If all goes well, they fall in love and officially announce to the whole world (thanks to Facebook) that, yes, they are a “couple.”
Ex LibrisBy Ruel S. De Vera
For someone who traffics heavily in the realm of love lives, Marcelo Santos III rues the fact that he doesn’t have much of one. The 22-year-old first-time novelist and online video sensation says he doesn’t have time for romance, no matter that his surprise best-seller is titled “Para sa Hopeless Romantic.”
Emily’s PostBy Emily A. Marcelo
I am quite a contented married woman with a broad-minded husband and three in-college children. Until two years ago. I read a well-written article in a Filipino magazine published in the United States and sent my feedback to the writer. I was surprised when he answered me. That started regular e-mails between us, where we talked about everything under the sun.
Not Quite ThereBy Chit Roces-Santos
Romance chooses no occasion—especially not for us old fogies. We neither wait for it nor worry about it; it happens when it happens. In fact, this Valentine’s Day we had resigned ourselves, quite happily, to waking up with my five-year-old granddaughter Mona asleep between us.
MenuBy Margaux Salcedo
“R is for Romantic,” MFK Fisher writes in “An Alphabet for Gourmets,” ”… and for a few of the reasons that gastronomy is, and always has been connected, with its sister art of love.”
By Vangie Baga-Reyes
Chef Alexander Lichaytoo Tanco prefers simple, easy-to-prepare food when cooking for his girlfriend, Liz Yap.
My Chair RocksBy Conchita C. Razon
Valentine’s Day is a huge holiday in the Philippines, second only to Christmas. I suppose that declares to the whole world that indeed, the Filipino is a romantic soul.
By Bibsy M. Carballo
It was with an exciting sense of discovery that we accepted Gemma Cruz Araneta’s invitation to attend one rainy evening the launch of José Rizal’s “Haec Est Sibylla Cumana” book.
In the fantasy world created by Philippine publishing giant Precious Hearts Romances, the men are rich, sexual promiscuity and homosexuals are taboo, and the story always ends happily after 128 pages.