January 24, 2020
Feng shui advice: Leave noodles uncut during Lunar New Year
Timeless Elegance in the Philippines’ Most Distinguished Home Kitchens
Chefs to watch out for in 2020
On her 100th birth year, Salvacion Lim Higgins’ legacy lives on
What drives Ben Chan’s commitment to the terno?
The terno, the Gen Z way
Moist Diane offers the highest quality ingredients for a smooth and healthy hair
Holiday glam ideas from Pia Wurtzbach, Maris Racal, and Maine Mendoza
Shopping List: What you need to rule 2020 and where to find them
Fellini’s birthplace Rimini marks centenary of maestro’s birth
Indonesia’s ‘mosque hunters’ count them up one at a time
Remembering John Baldessari, the most important artist of the’60s
‘Pasko sa Palacio’ highlights an old-fashioned way of celebrating Christmas
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
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
Sudan vets launch campaign to save park’s malnourished lions
Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Thursday 1/23/2020 – 20:04 Sudanese vets scrambled to save four surviving captive lions of five that were…
Rahul Mishra and Imane Ayissi make history at Paris Haute Couture Week
Paris, France | AFP | Thursday 1/23/2020 – 19:38 UTC+8 By: Fiachra Gibbons Rahul Mishra and Imane Ayissi will make history Thursday…
Beauty tips to help save the environment
In my column last Jan. 17 (“Sustainability is the new luxury”), I suggested some sustainable clothing options and websites. Now I’ve also…
The best-dressed guests at Dior’s Haute Couture show
Just like that, it’s Couture Fashion Week again! As we ogle at the creations on models sauntering down the runway, we also can’t…
How US artist Judy Chicago rocked Paris fashion aged 80
Paris, France | AFP | Monday 1/21/2020 – 04:00 UTC+8 By: Fiachra Gibbons American artist Judy Chicago had a glint in her…
Makati’s nightlife most exciting, but 19 East in Sucat still the best live music spot
This year, Makati emerged as the most exciting place for a night out—especially its old town center, Poblacion, where rows of new restaurants, bars and clubs draw crowds that spill out on the streets.
Beeffalo: Eat, drink, laugh merrily over owner’s tales
My wife is the cook, I’m the GRO,” jokes Louie Abad, who runs Beeffalo—a ribs-and-steak restaurant in Marikina that has recently opened a new branch in Addition Hills, San Juan.
Rare gig: Erykah Badu, Oct. 14, Sofitel Tent
Just when you thought there’s a lack of gigs featuring one-of-a-kind artists, comes the news that Erykah Badu will perform on Oct. 14 at the Harbour Garden Tent, Sofitel Philippine Plaza.
What to do in QC on a Monday night
Here’s what to do in Quezon City on a Monday night, Sept. 25—if you like listening to progressive rock, dining in a place full of books, drinking wine among a college crowd.
14 amusing facts about Liam Gallagher
Edgar “Par” Sallan—younger brother of my Jingle Chordbook colleague Edwin Sallan—is one of only a few club DJs who have extensive knowledge of past and present music. His Tuesday night gigs at Borough in The Podium are a balm for tired nerves, so engrossing that I end up going home at daybreak.
Celebrities and Showbiz
Pleased to meet you, Poblacion
Wanting to learn more about the handcrafted beer Joe’s Brew, I ask good friend Teddy Montelibano to meet up in Poblacion, Makati, where the brewery itself is located.
P60 beers in BGC? Why not, says Tim Yap
The word is that beer is being sold at a giveaway price of P1—yes, as in piso—per bottle at Cafe Bonjour of the Total gas station on 11th Avenue, Triangle Drive, Bonifacio Global City (BGC), as part of an ongoing promotional campaign. But the catch is that it’s available only on Fridays, 5-7 p.m.
Why you should catch ‘Sister Act’ at Solaire Theatre
There are three reasons to catch the Broadway hit musical comedy “Sister Act,” which starts its two-week run on June 27 at the Theatre at Solaire: the music, the cast, and a few insights from the story.
More Makati hot spots
Two weeks ago we talked about Makati’s P. Burgos area and how it reminded us of the 1980s bar scene in Manila’s tourist belt. More recently we visited two new places, also in Makati, that have added character and energy to this once bland corporate city.
Tonyboy Cojuangco’s band packs ’em in at Strumm’s
Tuesday night at Strumm’s in Jupiter, Makati, a full-house crowd awaits the band Glass Onion’s first set. It’s been a while since we last caught its weekly gig here, and oh, what a surprise—the band’s members, which used to be about a dozen, now add up to 17.
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