May 30, 2020
SM prepares for ‘safe malling’
Bench teases with Hyun Bin
Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen: Pandemic shows China is ‘a dangerous monster’
Bench teases with ‘Crash Landing on You’ star Hyun Bin
Gucci, Saint Laurent seek radical redo of fashion calendars
Miss Universe PH moved to October
BEAUTY CHECK: The lowdown on anti-acne active ingredients
How to be a responsible beauty crystal owner
BEAUTY CHECK: Do you need to wear sunblock indoors?
Quarantine Reading: 5 tips on how to navigate ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’
DISCOVER: Puzzles featuring the works of female artists
Creativity in Lockdown: A quarantine diary by photographer Paolo Crodua
Pronti, Partenza, Via!
‘Pasko sa Palacio’ highlights an old-fashioned way of celebrating Christmas
Smart inspires aspiring content creators nationwide with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp”
To cut or not to cut? In US, quarantine slows everything but hair growth
WATCH: Modern-day heroes who make our days much brighter
Queen Elizabeth II says collective effort will defeat COVID-19
How to be smart and sensible about self-care
Invited to talk about self-care on the Unlock Philippines podcast, I discussed how the lockdown might have driven us to try out…
Creativity in Lockdown: A quarantine diary by photographer Shaira Luna
In this series we asked artists, photographers, fashion stylists, makeup artists, and other creatives to share photo diaries of life in quarantine.…
Bench teases with Hyun Bin
Your crush, landing soon.” With those four words, on a camo backdrop, Bench sent the internet on overdrive Wednesday, as it teased…
‘Quiche Landing on You’ and other homemade food deliveries
Everyone’s baking and cooking during the quarantine. What’s best for us who enjoy eating is that more and more home cooks and bakers…
No-fuss, no-mess pork ‘inihaw’
It’s been over two months and we’re still locked down in our homes, modified the quarantine may be. Even if we go out…
What Ramon Valera said of Elvira Manahan, Chona Kasten, Imelda Cojuangco, Baby Fores–and my mom
Your mantra for the week: “I am blessed beyond all expectations.”
Nostalgia at Chona Kasten book launch
Remember Chona Kasten, dahlings? For the high society people who knew her, as well as those who have the faintest idea who she was, let me tell you about “La Divina: The Life and Style of Chona Recto-Kasten,” a coffee-table book on the life and times of the late fashion icon, written by her only daughter Techie Ysmael-Bilbao, edited by Jose Mari Ugarte, and published by National Book Store/Anvil.
Home and Entertaining
The 7-year-old Chona Kasten doted on
This happened when I was still a seventh grader at St. Theresa’s College—in short, it was eons ago, but so long after the dinosaurs had disappeared from the face of the earth.
Fashion and Beauty
How to get more answered prayers
YOUR mantra for the week: “My new choices create a new life.”
People I have yet to delete from my phone
ONE thing struck me this morning. I haven’t deleted from my phone contact list the numbers of some friends who have died, some of them quite a long time ago.
Three decades ago, I predicted that if the Catholic Church wouldn’t make changes in many of its beliefs, by 2032 its institution would become irrelevant.
A tale of two Priscillas: my mother Prissy and Chona Recto Kasten
I was asked recently whether I believe in God, and my emphatic answer was yes, because in my heart of hearts I have accepted that everything that exists in the universe, visible or not, is God. All religions accept that God is everywhere and, therefore, to my mind, everywhere is God.
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