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Philippine Fashion Week October 2012: Burdang Taal

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I was glad to be finally well enough (not sick) to make it to faraway SMX Convention Center last Saturday, October 27, for the Philippine Fashion Week’s Burdang Taal: Habing Pilipino show. I had second thoughts about watching Saturday’s show because I still had some coughing fits. I also dreaded riding the MRT standing up from North Avenue to Taft… Read more »

Manila’s Elite in the Eyes of Claudio Bravo

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 In the 1960s, then up and coming Chilean artist Claudio Bravo was invited to visit the Philippines by no less than President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos. Bravo stayed for around six months in 1968 and did commissioned portraits of some of Manila’s rich and famous. These portraits are the focus of an ongoing exhibit at the Metropolitan… Read more »

PHL360: Dive Into the Adventure

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PHL360 is an online reality show on Philippine travel. Eight backpackers from different backgrounds travel in pairs for an unknown adventure in different parts of the Philippine islands.  Each team must complete the assigned tasks for them to advance to the next phase of their trip. The travelers use their strength, creativity and charm to complete their tasks. I can’t… Read more »

3-in-1 Culinary Tourism Expo at SM North Skydome

Ongoing until Sunday, July 15, are three tourism-related expos held all at the same time at the Skydome of SM North EDSA, Quezon City. Coinciding with SM Supermalls’ The Great Northern Sale are the Kyusi Travel Expo, International Tourism and Trade Expo (ITTE) and the Philippine Culinary Tourism Expo (PCTEX). The 3-in-1 expo features various travel and tour providers plus… Read more »

Taipei In The Beautiful Heart of Asia

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  I wanted to go to Taiwan just because I haven’t been there. And it’s so near the Philippines. When I chanced upon a Cebu Pacific seat sale, I booked a trip for me and my mom. First Time in Taiwan It’s our first time to go to Taiwan. Rather than go to a local (Philippines) travel agent, I decided to… Read more »

The Long Road to Ilocos

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    Ilocos In January In late January, mom and I, along with a couple of family friends went to Vigan to visit relatives for a few days. It was a good season to visit Ilocos, which was sunny and relatively cool. Mom likes to go to early morning mass to start her day, after which we head to the… Read more »

Marcel Antonio’s Romantic Lie

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Ongoing at the Yuchengco Museum in RCBC Plaza, Makati is an exhibition of the latest collection of paintings by Marcel Antonio. Titled “The Romantic Lie: Desire, Ennui, Anxiety,” Antonio’s works here are replete with symbolism and peopled by characters with different stories to tell. Animals, like an owl, hare and rooster, as well as whimsical images such as a winged… Read more »