November 22, 2019
‘Get some rest, Dad. We will look at the financial statements for you’
Heritage alarm raised over sale of two Manila landmarks
5 Things Every Girl with Low Self-Esteem Needs to Hear
DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers
This jewelry designer is also an architect
Bringing freshness to the classics
Martine Cajucom’s daily makeup essentials — that aren’t Sunnies Face
The acne solutions you haven’t thought about
How Asia Pacific is leading global beauty ‘Prejuvenation’ trend
First Impressions: ‘The Crown’ season 3
Protest graffiti fills Beirut’s posh downtown
Havana at 500: a city in four portraits
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
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
Lovi Poe’s on-the-road fitness routine
If you’re eating right and sticking to your regular gym schedule, a trip abroad can throw you a bit off the pace. No…
TV prequel to Polanski’s ‘Chinatown’ in works
New York, United States | AFP | Tuesday 11/20/2019 – 04:28 UTC+8 The Oscar-winning writer of Roman Polanski’s “Chinatown” is working on…
Bringing freshness to the classics
I always go back to the classics. We all do, though we’re not conscious of it. That’s why they’re called classics. Classic…
‘Let it go’: Kristen Bell gets Hollywood star, jokes about mugging
Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Tuesday 11/20/2019 – 06:29 UTC+8 “Frozen” actress Kristen Bell was honored Tuesday with a star…
Early Mozart minuets sell for 372,500 euros at Paris auction
Paris, France | AFP | Monday 11/19/2019 – 02:46 UTC+8 An original score of two minuets composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when…
Lunar New Year
Hand-carved mahjong tiles are a dying craft in Hong Kong
Mahjong tile-making is a dying craft in an era of mass-produced tiles for the table-top game, popular in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Arts and Books
Chinese students threatened with ‘forced exercise’ if they gain weight during Lunar New Year
One student said it would be difficult to avoid gaining weight during holidays because it's the time people eat a lot and do little exercise.
China to mark Year of the Pig with ‘Peppa Pig’ movie
China is set to mark the Year of the Pig with a film starring "Peppa Pig," the popular cartoon character that fell foul with its censors.
Celebrations and Festivals
Lunar New Year goes global, thanks to travel
Spring Festival has become a golden week for global tourism, with Chinese travellers this year visiting at least 800 destinations in more than 70 countries and regions in Asia, North America, Europe and Australia during the seven-day break, according to a new report.
Lunar New Year promo at Marco Polo Ortigas
Celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Fire Monkey at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila on Feb. 5-9.
Peping Cojuangco et al.–they’re now irrelevant
Your mantra for the week: “Everything I do excels in a magnificent way.” This is the first Sunday of the...
Year of the Sheep won’t be baaa-d, fortune tellers say
The Year of the Horse brought catastrophic international air accidents, brutal terror attacks, global political upheaval, a resurgent Ebola virus and war -- and, in Hong Kong, large-scale civil unrest.
American lobster: the new Chinese New Year delicacy
Now on the menu in Beijing for Chinese New Year: lots and lots of American lobster.
Big Yang Theory: Chinese year of the sheep or the goat?
Sheep or goat? China's coming lunar new year has stirred a debate over which zodiac creature is the correct one -- but Chinese folklorists dismiss the fixation on animals as missing the point.
Filipino expat looks back on 14 lunar new years in China
It has been 42 years since my first Chinese New Year in Beijing. And 28 years since my last in the Chinese capital, as I, with my husband Mario and our two Chinese-born daughters, returned to the Philippines in 1986 right after the first Edsa People Power Revolution that brought down the Marcos dictatorship.
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