November 17, 2019
Miss Japan 2019 to wear Filipino design in Miss Universe pageant
‘Get some rest, Dad. We will look at the financial statements for you’
The Chinese ‘invasion’—in the eyes of Pinoy condo and village dwellers
‘Terno’ meets ‘hanbok’ in Fil-Korean young designer’s fashion collection
Go bold with your beauty
Everyday apparel, elevated
How Asia Pacific is leading global beauty ‘Prejuvenation’ trend
Drag queen-owned beauty lines when you’re in desperate need of glitter
#SparklingSMallidays: Gift Sets for All Your Loved Ones
Protest graffiti fills Beirut’s posh downtown
Havana at 500: a city in four portraits
Art meets AI: computer-generated works set for New York sale
Join Santa & his elves at SM City Fairview’s Christmas Headquarters
Make unforgettable family moments this Christmas at SM Malls
SM kicks off Christmas nationwide with #SparklingSMallidays
How Habi makes a difference in the lives of Filipino weavers
UAAP Season 82 medals made of bullet shells from Marawi siege
THE AMAZON IS BURNING: Forest fires in Brazil surge as deforestation accelerates
Taylor Swift-label feud underscores tensions over music ownership
New York, United States | AFP | Saturday 11/16/2019 – 08:21 UTC+8 By: Maggy Donaldson Unleash the Swifties: Taylor Swift has tapped…
ClassiKids: Empowering Students and Teachers Through Art
“Art—which I think is at its core any act of creative expression—can take on so many different forms,” says ClassiKids Visual…
Devastated Venice braced for third major flood
Venice, Italy | AFP | Saturday 11/17/2019 – 04:22 UTC+8 By: Filippo Monteforte with Charles Onians in Rome Venice was braced Saturday…
Brands that add sophistication to your life
The most wonderful things in life come from people who dared to dream big. They may have started out as ordinary persons…
Katy Perry plans record-breaking show at women’s T20 final
Sydney, Australia | AFP | Tuesday 11/13/2019 – 06:46 UTC+8 American popstar Katy Perry announced Wednesday she will be performing at the…
Singapore gripped by Hello Kitty frenzy
Tempers flared and police had to be called in Thursday as anxious Singaporeans rushed to McDonald's outlets to buy Hello Kitty plush toys being sold by the fastfood chain as a promotion.
Goodbye and ‘arigato’ to a friend of the Philippines
When Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck the country early last month, Gift Gate Inc.’s Virgie Ramos received a phone call from her longtime friend Kunihiko Tsuji, chief operating officer and senior executive vice president of Sanrio Co. Ltd.
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Hello Kitty designer defends cute character as cat turns 40
The flamboyant designer of Japanese cartoon and global mega-brand Hello Kitty defended the cute cat against new rivals Thursday as the character prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday.
Hello Kitty on space mission
Hello Kitty has been sent on her first space mission, as Japan's global icon of cute celebrates its 40th birthday in extraterrestrial fashion.
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Hello! So this ‘Kitty’ isn’t a cat after all
Curiosity killed the cat.
Make no mistake, Guyito IS a carabao – and he talks
In light of the recent—catstounding—revelation about one of the world’s most popular cartoon characters, Hello Kitty, the INQUIRER’s mascot, Guyito, takes the cyber stage to clear the air with his own followers.
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Hello! Hello Kitty not a cat, she’s a Brit
Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan’s global icon of cute insisted on Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: “But she’s got whiskers!”
Not just Hello Kitty: Japan’s cute character craze
Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one.
Hello Kitty at 40, giving adults a ‘licence to play’
As a Japanese schoolgirl in the 1970s, Kazumi Kaminaga had never seen something as cute as Hello Kitty when she first laid eyes on the moon-faced, mouthless character in a shop.
Hello Kitty’s 40 years of cuteness and cool
When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.
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