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Habi fair updates traditional weaving designs

HABI envisions a strong textile culture that will become part of modern living.

Centuries-old Filipino weaving traditions are in peril of being overwhelmed by consumerism and low-cost mass-produced textiles.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

[VIDEO] Malaysian shamans brave Islam’s ill winds


Many in northern Malaysia opt for shamans over doctors — a tradition they say helps improve their spiritual and emotional health.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Centenarian Helena Z. Benitez: Foodie at heart

HELENA Z. Benitez, on her 100th birthday, is feted with a culinary tribute.

At 100 years old, Helena Z. Benitez still has a big appetite for Filipino food.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

National Museum displays articles of war and peace


On the National Heritage route of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ recent Pasinaya open-house festival was the seldom-seen lantaka exhibition at the National Museum, probably known only to those interested in ancient Filipino warfare.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Use fabric to wrap gifts and even protect your bag

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A recent trip to Japan has inspired us to show you our version of furoshiki, or the traditional art of wrapping clothes, gifts or goods. You can use any cloth like cotton, silk, nylon or rayon. It can be as colorful as you want it to be. It’s especially practical, instead of the usual paper or plastic.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »