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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 »

Raffle For A Cause, For Operation Smile Philippines

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To fellow bloggers and other concerned citizens, please help in spreading information about Operation Smile Philippines’ upcoming medical missions. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Operation Smile Philippines will be conducting simultaneous medical missions from November to December in various parts of the country, including Manila. FREE reconstructive surgery will be done by local and international medical volunteers to indigent children… Read more »

PHmade: “It’s Worth Buying For”

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It’s (almost) the Christmas season and most of us are in a mad rush to think of presents to give to our loved ones. Instead of buying any generic item just to be able to say that we gave a gift, why not put a little thought to our gift giving efforts? Yabang Pinoy, through its launch of the PHmade… Read more »

Baguio is My Happy Place

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I grab every chance I get to go to Baguio City. It’s my happy place. I remember many summers past spent with the family, visiting familiar landmarks. There were also some solo trips when I was simply happy to be wandering around, going nowhere in particular, just observing people and looking out for new places to explore. I was happy… Read more »

Ecommerce 102: Developing Online Entrepreneurs

The Philippine economy is on the upswing. Local and foreign economic analysts have been saying that the country will continue to post positive growth rates this year.  Hopefully, next year too, it being an election year. This is very good news as this would mean more investors will have the confidence to put their money in our country. But should… Read more »

The BPI Wait

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I prefer to do most of my banking transactions online. If I can, I avoid going to the bank branch because I hate waiting, more so doing it standing in line. Unfortunately, there are times when I have to go to the bank for some urgent transactions. BEA: No More Waiting In Line I was pleasantly surprised to discover Bank… 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 »