Country CookingBy Micky Fenix
Three days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” wreaked havoc across the country, we waited for any word from my husband’s family in Tacloban. We scanned the news channels, local and foreign, to know the situation in Leyte. And because the news was grim, we worried about my sister-in-law, her husband, their children and grandchildren.
By Thelma Sioson San Juan
In this rare instance, you are at a loss for words, or even thoughts. You are overwhelmed by images of destruction and tragedy which aren’t newsreels from some remote place abroad. They are from right here, at home, and somehow, you know of at least one person who is a casualty of this disaster.
By Anne A. Jambora
It was a sober moment at the Raffles Ballroom of the Raffles Suites Makati as Ayala Land dedicated a minute of silence for the victims and families left behind by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” In an event that was supposed to highlight the joys and revelry of the Christmas season, Ayala Land reminded everyone about the spirit of sharing and giving.
Look, it’s a hurricane! It’s a cyclone! No, it’s a typhoon! A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and moved out to the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Hurricane? Cyclone? Typhoon? They’re all the same—officially tropical cyclones. But they just use distinctive terms for a storm in different parts of the world.
The ConsumerBy Linda Bolido
Before the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) officially declares that the rainy season is over, I want to commend Robinsons Malls management for a unique service it offers clients who enter their establishments with wet umbrellas.
Basic House is eager to dress you up with fashionable, weather-appropriate pieces this season with a collection that has an entire spectrum of styles to choose from.
Front RowBy Melanie Cuevas
Here’s how to stay stylish come rain or shine. Up until a few years ago, I was used to bringing out my light, summer-y attire by February, and the rainy-day staples come June. But of late, it can be sunny one morning and then have a sudden downpour come afternoon.
Singapore woke up to clear blue skies on Monday thanks to favorable winds but Malaysia was still being suffocated by smog from forest fires in Indonesia, where cloud-seeding flights have produced little rain.
Mother Nature is clearly not a fashionista.
The fashion crowd battled the elements in Paris Sunday as snow covered the city on the last day of the menswear shows.
Makeover 911By Kinny Salas
Whenever the last quarter of the year hits, the skin on my body starts acting up. My arms and legs start getting itchy with scaly skin and my back, chest and shoulders start breeding acne.