December 7, 2019
Miss Universe Organization unveils Mouawad crown
Yeo Jin-gu of ‘Hotel del Luna’: The guy parents would love to introduce to their daughters
The new leading ladies of K-drama
At 18, she’s already an entrepreneur
LOOK: Miss Universe Laos’ national costume honors elephants
Nam Vo, queen of #DewyDumplings, bats for Bench Beauty
COP THE LOOK: Angel Locsin’s red lips and perfect brows
Martine Cajucom’s daily makeup essentials — that aren’t Sunnies Face
The acne solutions you haven’t thought about
20 BEFORE 2020: My anthems of 2019
Sand cars replace sand castles at Miami art festival Art Basel
Nobel winner Mahfouz lives on in Cairo’s alleyways
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’
SM Supermalls invites families, kids to celebrate ‘Happy Bear Day’ this December 1
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
Leonardo Di Caprio among celebrities backing new climate initiative
New York, United States | AFP | Wednesday 12/5/2019 – 02:19 UTC+8 Actor Leonardo di Caprio joined former US vice president Al…
TikTok sued in US over alleged China data transfer
San Francisco, United States | AFP | Wednesday 12/4/2019 – 12:59 UTC+8 A university student in California has filed a class-action lawsuit…
Beauty gifts for less than P1,000
Christmas is the time to stock up on beauty essentials and lifesavers that make bath time better and improve your daily routine.…
A thousand memes, it launched: Baby Yoda breaks internet
Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Wednesday 12/4/2019 – 10:54 UTC+8 Baby Yoda may stand only a few inches tall, communicating…
Alanis Morissette drops new song, announces ‘Jagged Little Pill’ tour
New York, United States | AFP | Monday 12/3/2019 – 04:34 UTC+8 Alanis Morissette, the feminist rocker whose hits in the 1990s…
No space? No problem. Anywhere can be a restaurant in Hanoi
HANOI — Twenty years ago, Nguyen Hong Van opened her restaurant in an alleyway close to her home. From the...
Japanese cherry blossom festival coming to Hanoi
HANOI — The 2019 Japan Cherry Blossom Festival will come to Lý Thái Tổ Park beside Hoan Kiem Lake in...
Celebrations and Festivals
Goodbye, again: Vietnam’s reburials send souls on final journey
Many Vietnamese, especially in the north, honor their dead with reburials. normally three years after their loved ones are first laid to rest.
Vietnam’s ‘incense village’ blazes pink ahead of lunar new year
In Vietnam's "incense village," dozens are hard at work drying and whittling down bamboo ahead of the busy lunar new year holiday.
Celebrations and Festivals
Critter fritter: Hanoi’s winter worm cakes delight diners
Crispy, fried and packed full of worms: Hanoi’s “cha ruoi” ragworm fritters are a winter foodie favorite in the Vietnamese...
Shrimp pancakes, ‘bun cha,’ and other Hanoi finds
Ten months ago, a badminton friend announced to our Viber group that Cebu Pacific had a budget fare to Hanoi, Vietnam. Twenty-two of us signed up.
Hanoi’s colonial-era railway doubles as selfie hotspot
In Hanoi, French-built railroad tracks have become a hotspot for tourists seeking the perfect Instagram selfie, and for cafe owners serving up hot coffee and cold beer.
Life’s no drag for the Queens of Hanoi
Mirror space is at a premium at a bar on the edge of the Old Quarter. But only on one particular night.
Life on the line: the railway people of Hanoi
Vu Thi Khoa washes her dishes in a plastic basin outside her home using water from a makeshift hosepipe.
Arts and Culture
Tourism keeps Vietnam’s ancient water puppets afloat
In a darkened theatre in central Hanoi, a wooden dragon emerges from a pool to the sound of cymbals crashing...
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