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May 2017 musings: Lessons from mothe...

May isn’t over yet and mothers still rule the month (and the whole year), in her household, at least. I still remember how Patria (I call my mom by her first name when I tease her. She’s in heaven now), runs...

Adventures of Chito Samontina

You may have spotted a tall, tough-looking tattooed man weaving through the crowded lanes of the Roxas Night Market or having soup before the break of dawn in Bankerohan market. Or perhaps, you see him on his...

Because I had to: Stories from the Q...

What usually takes me to Cebu is a trip to a destination to which the Queen City is the gateway. Maybe it’s a Philippine Airlines (PAL) press conference for a launching of a new destination or a junket by a...

Rocky’s honors its barbers

When Rocky’s celebrated a milestone of 20 years in the men’s grooming business in 2016, it featured in a calendar fathers and sons spanning up to three generations who have been clients of the barbershop...

Mom: always a breath of fresh air

Fact: certain succulents and cacti continue to release oxygen at night. Therefore, it’s a good idea to have succulents and cacti in your home to help keep the air fresh while removing some of the toxins where...

Marks & Spencer x Joanna Lizare...

If only you call her a Super Woman – a successful career, a responsible daughter and a sister, and above all, a wife and a mother. She takes these with all her heart, without complaining, even as she needs to...

Say it with succulents on Mother’s D...

HERE’S something unique that will surprise moms on their special day. You would think the hardware is exclusively dad’s territory, but not at Trust Home Depot (THD). Moms are just as welcome in this place. To...

Summer splashin’ with fine feathered...

Three pool parties in three cities, one vibe. The Marco Polo hotels across the country recently hosted its first simultaneous pool party.     Drinks poured, the music blasted and guests danced in...
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