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Swimsuit Shopping Made Easy with SOS’s Anne Bella Arguelles

May 14, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

  To live in the tropics is to be blessed with an overabundance of sun, meaning swimsuit season can run practically the whole year. While all styles look cute enough to wear as they hang waiting on store racks, deciding which one(s) to try on and eventually buy can take […]

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5 Seafood Dishes That Will Have You Hooked on HOOK by Todd English

May 11, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

You know it’s Lent when restaurants start scrambling to offer seafood dishes on their menus in preparation for multiple requests from diners to “cut the meat” till Easter Sunday. But after taking a glance at the menu at HOOK by Todd English, you’ll be wishing Lent were all year round. […]

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10 Special Places To Celebrate Mother’s Day

May 9, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

Mothers do more work than they are thanked for, and while it might take becoming one to understand yours completely, all it takes is a little empathy (and research) to find out how exactly to make your mom (or wife) feel like she’s number one, especially on a day that’s […]

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Take Your Taste Buds Around the World in Poblacion, Makati

April 25, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

With Maginhawa in the North, Kapitolyo in the East, and Aguirre reppin’ the far South, Makati in the West is not left behind with its own little nook of good, cheap eats. Wittingly christened “Williams-burgos” by some of its residents, Barangay Poblacion may be widely known as Makati’s Red Light […]

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Tanjong Katong / Joo Chiat: Singapore’s Peranakan Neighborhood

April 20, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

“Going around Singapore is like walking through a duty-free store,” said a long-time resident and friend. Upon closer inspection, however, there is much more to the little city-state than Orchard Road’s luxury stores that have infamously rubbed many a credit card strip and chip raw. Recently, the opportunity to stay […]

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5 Looks for Summery Eyes by Eye of Horus

April 15, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

Summer’s great and all, but when it comes to tropical places like ours, when the heat is on, let’s face it: there are just some beauty products that are best left untouched when the summer sun comes out in full force (like mascara!) So what do you do to weather-proof […]

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Why You Can’t Miss MUNI Market 2017

March 27, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

Muni. This Tagalog word, when used, evokes a daydream-like scene, where the subject is found seated, or in stillness, with glazed or unfocused eyes that are directed toward a far-off space. From a third person’s POV, you can see that while the subject is physically present, their thoughts are obviously […]

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Alexandra Eduque: Moving Mountains Through MovEd

March 24, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

In a country where quality education is a privilege for the few who can afford it, MovEd, or MOVE.org Foundation is building a sturdy bridge for the underprivileged youth to cross on their way to a brighter future. A non-profit organization that seeks to provide the youngest students of the […]

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Will Lauder’s Kapuluan Coconut is Proudly Pinoy

March 13, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

The coconut is currently celebrating its heyday these days, and while raw and virgin coconut oil are easy to find in the coconut-rich tropics, the rest of the Western world doesn’t enjoy this luxury. Enter Kapuluan Coconut. Kapuluan (“islands”, in Filipino) Coconut’s founder, Will Lauder, was scheduled to fly from […]

12 Spots to Celebrate Graduation Day

March 7, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

It’s toga season and pretty soon fresh grads will be entering a new chapter of their lives. Give the hard-working graduates in your life a treat, or, if you’re graduating yourself, here are a few picks for where you can eat, drink, and be merry after receiving that well-earned diploma. […]