December 13, 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 Universe clarifies Philippines’ Gazini Ganados won Best National Costume
Wardrobe staples with understated elegance
Supplements to help boost your health and beauty routine
‘Tis the season to be shopping
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…
Make your own café-style frappés and smoothies
I am thrilled to have rediscovered chef Florabel Co Yatco’s food. I’ve actually forgotten how tasty and easy to eat her offerings are.
Siargao cafe uses eco-friendly ‘lukay’ straws made of coconut leaves
The cafe owner decided to try using 'lukay' straws in her cafe to eradicate the use of plastic drinking straws in Siargao.
Godiva moves beyond chocolate to open 2,000 cafes
Belgium confectioner Godiva is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates and will roll out 2,000 cafes in the next six years.
Starbucks opens first sign language store in US
At the store, all staff, most of them deaf or hard-of-hearing themselves are required to communicate with customers using sign language.
Toronto opens permanent ‘Friends’-themed coffee shop
The Toronto location doesn't take the original name Central Perk, but instead opened under the name Central Café.
California judge affirms ruling for coffee cancer warnings
LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge has issued a final ruling requiring coffee to carry cancer warning labels in California. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle issued his decision on Monday that Starbucks and other coffee companies failed to show that benefits from drinking coffee outweighed any risks.
Health and Wellness
Tokyo opens new hedgehog cafe
In the bathroom, the hedgehog-in-residence can be found reclining in a ludicrously cute mini bathtub.
‘Death cafes’ offer venue to frankly discuss life’s finitude
So-called ‘death cafes’—meetings in which people discuss death while sipping tea in a relaxed setting—have been gaining attention recently. What are these events like?
‘Kimi no Na wa’-themed cafes opening in Nagoya and Tokyo
Fans of ‘Kimi no Na wa.’ (Your Name.) are in for a treat. Limited cafes in Tokyo and Nagoya are set to open come January.
Have a cup and relax at Book and Borders Cafe Eastwood
Get the "me" time you deserve by indulging in delicious drinks and comfort food along with your choice of book at this charming urban cafe.
Arts and Books
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