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 »

The Umami Mystery

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It’s always a treat to watch live culinary shows and contests. Who wouldn’t be interested in food? I caught some portions of Ajinomoto’s 3rd Umami Culinary Challenge: Battle for the Umami Bowl held last Friday, January 20 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The inter-school multi-category competition drew over 30 participating schools and showcased the culinary students’ knowledge,… Read more »

Let’s Have Some Cake

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Family celebrations, especially birthdays, are not complete without a cake. A certified favorite of both young and old the past years has been Estrel’s Caramel Cakes. These chiffon cakes with caramel icing and filling are perfect for our family that has a fondness for anything sweet. When my two eldest nephews were born a few months apart in late 2002 and early… Read more »

Giving In To A Pizza Craving

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It’s one of those lazy Saturday mornings when I don’t want to get up from my bed. After having the usual early breakfast, before 8am, downstairs, I headed back to bed. I then proceeded to lie down with my laptop which is propped against a pillow that sits atop my belly, and waste away the hours online. Past 9am, my… Read more »

The Internet Has Changed Our Viewing Habits

If, like me, you’re one of those whose work is based online, much of the information that you come across on a daily basis comes from the internet. Watching television is no longer a necessity as multiple sites online give you access to what’s currently happening not just in our little corner of the globe, but even in outer space…. Read more »

Another Facebook Crime: Uncommon Sense

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  A female call center agent is robbed and knifed to death by a “friend,” whom she had just met through Facebook. This follows another Facebook crime that happened just this week. The incident involved ABS-CBN director Ricky Rivero who luckily escaped death when he was stabbed several times by a male friend whom he had supposedly recently met though… Read more »

Top 12 Quotations from “Do the Work” by Stephen Pressfield

    Here are my favorite quotes from Stephen Pressfield’s book, “Do The Work.”   1. In other words, fear doesn’t go away. The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.   2. A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius… Read more »