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Lying as a habit is also a trap


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You have heard the expression “force of habit.” What does it mean?

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »

No regrets


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“WAY to Go, Gloria!” ILLUSTRATION BY VOS

Having just turned 80, Gloria Steinem, the name and face of women’s liberation and feminism from the ’60s, is asked if she had any regrets. “Well,” she replies, “actually, it’s not so much what I would have done differently; it’s that I would have done it much faster.”

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senior’s night out


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Lately we’ve been finding ourselves, instead of in bed reading, out for some nocturnal enjoyment. One such spell started with an invitation from Ingrid Sala Santamaria for a concert of hers with the Manila Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Molina.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The business of ghostwriting

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Over-solicitous fraternal advisers tell me ghostwriting is good business, and I can believe them.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Knowing your veggies and pisces


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“THE ALIENS Are Coming! (Mebuyan, Goddess of the Underworld: What Aliens?!), by Gilda Cordero Fernando

I am not abreast of what they now teach grade school children, but I do remember that there were a lot of non-school songs or verses in the old days that were instructional.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Mashed potatoes


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“MASSAGE Chair for Executives,” art by GCF 2007

Certain marriages, one might say, are like mashed potatoes. As personalities, the couple blend together so well. Like, well, horse and carriage, sago at gulaman, table and chair, love and kisses.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

What I want to be when I’m older


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“THIS is no costume party, this is for real!”

Presuming, of course, there’s time yet to be anything other than older, I do have some thoughts about what I’ll be then. They’re really not so much about becoming something or someone else as about going out in some style, with an image to be remembered by.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Last year I was a boy. Today I am a man’


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Today, I take a PAL flight back to Manila from Brisbane, with a stopover in Darwin. I think I have made it quite public that I don’t like flying. I am one with those who believe that if God had intended for us to fly, He would have given us wings.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Never too old for a good fight


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ILLUSTRATION BY STEPH BRAVO

I thought I had seen it all. Oh, was I wrong! It all began when, over Vergel’s warnings and misgivings, I succumbed, yet again, to the lure of acquiring something on an easy installment plan.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘The weaker sex’


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ILLUSTRATION BY STEPH BRAVO

We still have half the month of March left on the calendar. So much is already behind us. March 8 the world celebrated International Women’s Day. Imagine that: a special day to honor women. This started in 1941, and in 1975 the United Nations embraced the concept and even declared it the Decade of the Woman.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

An introvert’s dilemma


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I am married and father to a three-year-old toddler. My wife and I are Filipino immigrants in the US. We’ve spent lots of social time and even do overnight visits with several Filipino couples our age who also have toddlers.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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