December 14, 2019
MWP lauds Michelle Dee’s advanced entry to Miss World quarterfinals
H’hen Nie bows out as Miss Vietnam with bare feet, praises Catriona for ‘wonderful reign’
Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon: ‘In every platform I touch, my job is to make people better and happier’
Bench Beauty unveils long-wearing lip tattoo, 24-hour brow tint, subtle cheek tint
Miss Universe Indonesia 2019 beams with pride as first from her country to enter Top 10
Wardrobe staples with understated elegance
Shopping List: What you need to rule 2020 and where to find them
No pain, no fame: Thai massage could get UNESCO status
20 BEFORE 2020: Billie Eilish, bakuchiol, and blinged-out nails were the beauty trends of 2019
World’s oldest artwork uncovered in Indonesian cave
20 BEFORE 2020: My anthems of 2019
Sand cars replace sand castles at Miami art festival Art Basel
Smart inspires aspiring content creators nationwide with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp”
A cooking competition that aims to make recipes and stories to life-long legacies
Lancaster New City Cavite makes #ChristmasHappynings more exciting with an outdoor movie screening of the ‘The Hows of Us’
He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun
How Habi makes a difference in the lives of Filipino weavers
UAAP Season 82 medals made of bullet shells from Marawi siege
Greenland ice loss faster than expected
Paris, France | AFP | Tuesday 12/11/2019 – 00:00 UTC+8 By: Bryan McManus The melting of Greenland’s massive ice sheet is happening…
Handke to receive Nobel Prize at ceremony amid controversy
Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Tuesday 12/10/2019 – 17:42 UTC+8 By: Pia Ohlin Nobel literature laureate Peter Handke, who backed Serbia during…
Caviar ‘queen’: Chinese roe reigns around the world
by Ludovic EHRET The caviar on the menu of Michelin-starred restaurants may come from an unexpected place: China. The country has endured embarrassing…
London’s Most Instagrammable Restaurants
England is a country most often remembered for its Royal Family, abundance of castles, and its towns with names that are pronounced differently…
Ryan Reynolds spoofs viral video for cheeky holiday ad
Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/8/2019 – 02:30 UTC+8 Actor Ryan Reynolds is winning hearts and praise with a cheeky…
‘Good Dog’ mixes Amy Tan and Dan Brown in a Philippine setting
Mabek Kawsek’s “Good Dog” (Anvil Publishing, Inc., Mandaluyong City, 2019, 230 pages) is not quite what you expect. Crime fiction...
Mitch Albom’s first DRY Library rises triumphantly in Leyte
PALO, Leyte—When American best-selling author Mitch Albom visited the Philippines in February 2014 on the invitation of...
Amy Tan on mothers and daughters—and making the bed
There was quite a buzz in Manila soon after National Book Store announced that Amy Tan would be headlining the first Philippine Literary Festival at Raffles Makati.
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Amy Tan is a rock star
Amy Tan is a rock star—and not just because she sings with the literary rock band Rock Bottom Remainders in a dominatrix outfit.
When fans line up for authors, not rock stars
Word up! All kinds of powerful stories are on full display at the first Philippine Literary Festival, ongoing till Saturday, Oct. 25, at Raffles Makati.
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Love ‘The Joy Luck Club’ writer? Here’s how you can see her
“The spotlight on Amy Tan” panel at National Book Store’s Philippine Literary Festival at Raffles Makati will start at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. so make sure you go early.
You can still go to the Philippine Literary Festival
Oscar Campomanes on Immigrant Writers (Buenavista); Menchu Aquino-Sarmiento, Nikki Alfar, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta on Short Fiction by Women (Namayan); Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera on How Pop Can Regional Literatures Be? (Ballroom 1)
Amy Tan in Manila
Devoted Filipino fans of worldwide best-selling novelist Amy Tan will have the chance of a lifetime to see her in person as she visits Manila in Raffles Makati and National Book Store’s first Philippine Literary Festival 2014 on Oct. 23-25 at Raffles Makati.
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Bestselling author Amy Tan coming to Manila
Fans of author Amy Tan (“The Joy Luck Club,” “The Kitchen God’s Wife,” “The Hundred Secret Senses”) won’t want to miss October 23 - 25 when the bestselling novelist drops by Manila. She will be one of the authors brought in by National Book Store for their first ever Philippine Literary Festival. Korean-American novelist Chang-Rae Lee (“Native Speaker,” “On Such A Full Sea,” “The Surrendered,”) will also join Amy Tan for the panel and book signing events.
Amy Tan tackles prostitution in new novel
Successful novelists are often successful because they’re mastered a form or a style that becomes identified with them. A perfect example is Amy Tan.
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