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Joanne Rae M. Ramirez
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If it ‘sparks joy,’ keep it
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 24, 2019 - 12:00am
January began with my domestic helpers taking a leave, my dishwasher conking out, my millennial driver getting sick for days, and my former trusted driver unable to pinch hit.
Create new happy memories & exercise!
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week’s death of a popular Filipino rock star who fell down a building in an apparent suicide — with the act streamed live — shocked and rocked many Filipinos anew, bringing to the fore once...
New year, new routes
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Three places rich in culture and history, replete with many exotic sights the East is renowned for, may now be reached by flying the “heart of the Filipino” as Philippine Airlines (PAL), the country’s...
Can’t let go of Christmas?
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Christmas season officially ended last Sunday, according to Christian doctrine. However, it isn’t unlikely that Christmas trees and décor will linger on just a little bit longer.
More than an Aquino
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 10, 2019 - 12:00am
In politics, power and popularity are fickle.
Mom at 80: Like a rainbow
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Tomorrow, Jan. 9, my mother Sonia Reyes Mayor turns 80.
Life’s more than a beach at Miniloc
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 3, 2019 - 12:00am
We have everything and more,” says El Nido Resorts group sales and marketing director Joey Bernardino. “We’re more than just beaches.”
Life’s more than a beach at Miniloc
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 1, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s nothing that captures the utter indulgence of the moment more than the phrase, “Life’s a beach.” Sun, sea, sand, serenity, a frozen mango shake or a margarita.
The Christmas gift that keeps on giving
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 27, 2018 - 12:00am
After they decided to adopt baby Jean, Marc and Hera Geriene stayed another week in Manila, with Hera personally taking care of the baby, getting up at night to feed him and to change his diapers.
The Christmas gift that keeps on giving
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 25, 2018 - 12:00am
On Christmas Eve in their hotel suite in Makati 13 years ago, beauteous Mara Geriene, then 11, told her parents Hera and Marc, “You don’t have a Christmas gift for me.”
Slo-mo, shock & oh…
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 20, 2018 - 12:00am
On Dec. 17, 2018, at exactly 10:58 a.m., the Philippines was turned into one shrieking archipelago, as Steve Harvey — very deliberately and surely this time — proclaimed “Philippines!” on...
‘People of the Year 2019’ Tycoons, titans, thespians & a tot
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 18, 2018 - 12:00am
PeopleAsia magazine unveils its “People of the Year” 2019 and the roster of business, political, social and cultural heavyweights includes tycoons and a lovable tot.
Let the Light shine through
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Our lives today are crowded. Overcrowded. Loaded with appointments, consumed by hours on Facebook or IG, caught in socials, trapped by traffic.
Eclectic, efficient, energetic: Why Hong Kong still beckons
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 11, 2018 - 12:00am
When I won a ticket for two to Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific in a media raffle, it felt like I had won a ticket to a homecoming.
Win or lose #nowaytogobutUP
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
By the time this column comes out, we would have had a winner in the second game in the best-of-three championship bout between the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles and the University of the Philippines Fighting Ma...
Chef Alain Ducasse’s recipe for success
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 4, 2018 - 12:00am
He is reportedly only one of two chefs in the world to have earned 21 Michelin stars in his career, “the most celebrated of modern French chefs.”
‘ Harvest of Hope’ dinner reaps P7.5m
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The kitchen is the heart of a home, because it is from where daily sustenance emanates.
Restoring the past, building the future
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The year of the Crazy Rich Asians also was the year of the Crazy Generous Asians.
How Swede it is
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am
It was an evening of Swedish charm and hospitality as Ambassador Harald Fries of Sweden and his lovely Philippine-born wife Susan unfurled the red carpet to their home.
55 years ago, JFK’s last words
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - November 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The fascination with the knight in shining armor slain in broad daylight 55 years ago in Dallas, Texas continues around the world.
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