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October 2017 musing: Patria could have worked The Pink Runway like a pro

If mom won her battle against breast cancer she would have walked the Pink Runway at Waterfront Insular Hotel. But I believe Patria is working it like a diva on a far better runway where she is now. My family lost our mother to breast cancer in 2002. We would have thought and believed that she’d win over the disease and survive like her two sister did. She didn’t. This month marks her 17th year in heaven. Having...

City dwelling at Ivory Residences and Obsidian Suites

THEY are rising. Years ago, vertical living in the country’s largest city by area was totally unthinkable. Times have changed. With the population rising, so is the need for shelter. Though villages have sprung in the far north and south, there are those who still prefer to stay at the city center. The solution?Condominiums. A number of developers have stepped in and built their high-rise residences across the...

FIDA Davao 2017 graduates: Designers to look out for

Six Fashion Institute of Design & Arts (FIDA) Davao 2017 graduates presented their collections in a recent ramp show held at the SM Lanang Premier. Working on the theme “Bound Collective: A Trip Around The Capitals”, the designers drew inspiration the world’s fashion capitals—Paris, Milan, Tokyo, New York and London— and exhibited well-designed interpretations. This year’s bunch is impressive. Each came up with...

September 2017 musings: Ease & relaxation

AFTER a marathon of events during the Kadayawan month, September was winding down time. It was started with a trip to Dumaguete where all I did was eat and sleep. No long bus rides, no cave exploration, dolphin watching, sea dipping, just eat and sleep. Back in Davao, attended a few events that revolves around ease and relaxation.   Pampering at the new Elsysia Wellness Spa near you. Who doesn’t want...

OASR marks 30th year of riding the big bikes

Founded in 1987 the motorcycles-riding group of 10 has grown to 200 members thirty years after. This 2017, On Any Sunday Riders (OASR) club celebrates its three decades of mounting big bikes and taking trips from Davao to around Mindanao to as far as Aparri, Cagayan Province in Luzon. James Garcia, current OASR president, said the Aparri destination happened because of President Rody Duterte, who joined the club in...
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