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Hello Kitty at 40, giving adults a ‘licence to play’


As a Japanese schoolgirl in the 1970s, Kazumi Kaminaga had never seen something as cute as Hello Kitty when she first laid eyes on the moon-faced, mouthless character in a shop.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

No sex please, you’re students—Zimbabwe university

kissing in the park

The Zimbabwe students’ union on Thursday made war not love over a new code of conduct banning students from kissing on campus at the country’s top university.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Andrew Gan marks birthday literally in high style

BRANDED Lifestyle Inc.’s executive department assistant vice president Devi Leaño, regionalmarketing director
Kevin Ueda, Lal Gopwani and Neelam Gopwani (right); actor Albert Martinez

Ray-Ban, the favorite eyewear of the society crowd, recently released its new line of Wayfarers at 71 Gramercy.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Stock market outlook promising, Citigold users told

BLACKROCK director for Southeast Asia Yifei Li and Citicorp Financial
Services and Insurance Brokerage Philippines Inc.’s Ben Pañares

Citi Philippines always has amazing surprises up its sleeves, dahlings. This time around, Citigold, Citi’s premier wealth service, treated clients to a midyear investment outlook briefing at the ballroom of Fairmont Makati.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Citi’s Sianturi, Piolo Pascual feted; Zobel Foundation publishes book on environment

CITI Philippines CEO Batara Sianturi (5th from left) with the rest of 2014 People Asia’s Men Who Matter awardees

Citi Philippines chief executive officer Batara Sianturi has been included in People Asia’s Men Who Matter for 2014, a distinction given “to men with fascinating stories and significant contributions to their respective industries.”

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »