Edu Jarque
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Quarantine habits: Today and tomorrow
by Edu Jarque - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
An act, repeated enough, soon transforms into a habit — a likely tendency or perhaps a practice that eventually becomes customary.
Home sweet home: Quarantine finds
by Edu Jarque - May 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we adhere to the stay-at-home battle cry, have pursued never-been-done activities within their sacred walls, some picked up new hobbies, while others educated themselves with the...
Religious Icon: A prayer or an artwork?
by Edu Jarque - April 7, 2020 - 12:00am
We had just finished the most interesting tour of Russian places of worship not only due to its uncommon attractions, but more so because of the lady guide who was passionate in her vocation with a genuine love for...
Torn between the Strasbourg of France and Germany
by Edu Jarque - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
“Traffic in Strasbourg?” complained one of our traveling buddies in disbelief, as our vehicle stood still in bumper-to-bumper madness, sans any honking of horns.
Ube in the heart of New York
by Edu Jarque - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Revj “Vance” Consignado, a Filipino immigrant to the United States since 2015, has a mission to spread the love and taste of purple yam – ube to you and me – through plant-based dishes, pastries...
Nami & the Little Prince Discoveries beyond Seoul
by Edu Jarque - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Gapyeong Wharf is the jump off point for the fabled Nami Island, which reminded us of New York’s Central Park. Just an hour away from the center of Seoul, it is a favorite getaway for couples and families...
OPM and functional furniture in heartwarming harmony
by Edu Jarque - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The constant presence of music in the lives of the Filipino cannot be understated.
Sublime Seoul: Worthy of its Reputation
by Edu Jarque - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Koreans continue to be the top visitors to our islands, but more and more we Filipinos are reciprocating and visiting the Land of the Morning Calm. Despite the increased waiting time for a visitor’s visa (due...
The Wild Center: Up close with nature
by Edu Jarque - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Travel gives one a different perspective, and the Adirondack Mountains in northeastern New York offer a rare and valuable glimpse at our natural world.
Zonta International: 100 and going strong
by Edu Jarque - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Zonta International, a pioneer organization with a vision and mission to assist all women realize greater equality, celebrated its centennial anniversary with a series of outreach projects, programs and activities...
Upcycling Fashion
by Edu Jarque - November 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Ten next-generation fashion style innovators from esteemed institutions around the Philippines recently gathered at the Atrium of the SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall for an Apparel Upcycle Competition to prove that...
Wave riders vs. trash
by Edu Jarque - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The history of surfing in the Philippines has as many variations as there are surf camps in the islands.
Saranac and Placid: More than just lakes
by Edu Jarque - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
We were ecstatically cocooned in our rustic four-bedroom cottage in the middle of the woods by a river at the end of a dirt road. It was a nippy morning and we smelled the fresh crisp air. There was dew on the ground...
Enamored with ephesus
by Edu Jarque - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
After the hot air balloons of Cappadocia and the mighty Bosphorus in Istanbul, you wonder if Turkey has exhausted its wonders. Far from it!
Pobre: Five Filipinos cook up Adobo in Helsinki
by Edu Jarque - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
In faraway Finland, five enterprising Filipinos, all inspired by their respective mothers and grandmothers, banded together to establish a Filipino restaurant – Pobre, a unique first in the capital city of...
The unsinkable Titanic lives on
by Edu Jarque - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
As we leisurely sailed into the picturesque harbor city of Halifax by the northeastern Atlantic edge of Canada, all we could focus on, from the balcony of our cabin on board The Anthem of the Seas, was a formidable...
The Ili-ay Cordillera: A village in the city
by Edu Jarque - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Flowers bloom and plants flourish within the beautifully manicured gardens, with a soothing fountain overlooking a green valley at The Manor at Camp John Hay – and, starting this month, an indigenous community...
A Walk & Leap of Faith
by Edu Jarque - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
A tranquil hamlet by the sea will soon be the center of spiritual activity, thanks to the Archdiocesan Shrine of Señor Santiago Apostol de Compostela in the town, simply known as Compostela, on the island...
Strength and Grace
by Edu Jarque - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Agatha Chrystenzen Wong had no escape. Born to former athletes – father was a swimmer, mother played basketball as a hobby – she breathed sports as a child. At the age of three, she got into karate, swimming,...
Albarracin: A town lost in time
by Edu Jarque - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
I challenged my sister Anafe, a resident of Spain for more than 40 years and a serious traveler, to recommend a town like no other as an added destination on our next family visit.
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