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SM’s got it all for you at Hamilo
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - April 1, 2007 - 12:00am
When Dero Pedero created the jingle SM Shoemart, We’ve Got It All For You in the late 1970s, little did the award-winning music man realize that...
Blending history with modernity
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - March 17, 2007 - 12:00am
I am a certified Mandarin Oriental fan. I love hotels that allow me the pleasure of embracing the heart and soul of the country I am visiting. Part of me says I want to revisit the country’s...
Oil’s well with Chanel
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - March 11, 2007 - 12:00am
I have just dis-covered my new favorite makeup remover for the face and eyes. It’s Blanc Essentiel Lightening Cleansing Oil by Chanel. Removing makeup...
A Chinese food festival in the sky
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - February 4, 2007 - 12:00am
There are many things I want to do while I am in an airplane: 1) Have a foot spa and pedicure; 2) Be lulled to sleep with a relaxing massage; 3) Read books that have piled up on my night table; 4) Watch movies...
Freddie Tinga: The dreamer & doer of Taguig
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - January 17, 2007 - 12:00am
Wow, he looks like Lloyd Samartino!" stylist Cecile Zamora-Van Straten sighed after she looked at the photos of Taguig Mayor Freddie Tinga. "I’m glad the picto-rial came out well." "Yes,...
How I found my second childhood in Hong Kong
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - December 10, 2006 - 12:00am
Four years ago, I asked my grandson Enzo that usual question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" His answer came loud and clear: "I don’t wanna grow up! I just...
MY BEIJING
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - December 3, 2006 - 12:00am
Beijing is a city I have so terribly missed. But it is ironic: How can I miss a city I have never visited in the past?
What’s your best P500 purchase?
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - November 10, 2006 - 12:00am
In these days of the rapidly dwindling peso, what does P500 mean to a consumer? For a rich man, it may mean just a tip for a room service waiter who brings in his champagne. For a poor man, it may mean food for...
Finding Sister Theonille
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - November 5, 2006 - 12:00am
On a trip to Belgium a few years ago, I found fragments of my lost universe. It was a universe around which my life revolved for seven years. I embraced it, lived it, loved it. I went to Belgium as a journalist...
10 things I love most about The Oriental Bangkok
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - October 22, 2006 - 12:00am
I have a dream hotel. One that is very Filipino, very modern and very world-class. When I say very Filipino, I do not mean it should have a nipa hut-inspired roof. It should ex-press pride in what we have...
Cartier puts beautiful memories in bottles
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - September 20, 2006 - 12:00am
Don’t look at perfumes as just something to sniff at. History, after all, is scented with stories of how people in power could not live without their perfume. Neither could they leave the world without it. When...
Lifestyle Report From Paris - 1: Inside the house of Cartier
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - September 13, 2006 - 12:00am
A funny thing happened when I went to Paris recently to visit the Cartier Boutique. I saw the gilded entrance, the period furniture and the stately walls covered with vintage photographs. And jewelry...
Guava is ripe
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - August 31, 2006 - 12:00am
It always leaves a good taste in our patriotic palate when restaurateurs invent delicious and creative ways with Filipino food.
Lifestyle report from Treviso, Italy-3: Acca Kappa: From 1869 to modernity
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - August 30, 2006 - 12:00am
A hundred new scents are created every year by perfumers worldwide. Only a few brands survive and make it to the list of all-time favorites that survive all the mercurial trends that have sprung up in the last ...
L’Occitane Shea Butter: A beauty secret from Africa to Provence
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - August 27, 2006 - 12:00am
It was in Provence, south of France, where I had my most recent epiphany. Born and bred in a polluted urban jungle where billboards, dusty roads and garbage daily clutter my consciousness, I felt a glimpse of...
Lifestyle Report From Treviso, Italy-2: Living in Acca Kappa fashion
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - August 23, 2006 - 12:00am
F. Scott Fitzgerald was so right. The rich are different from you and me. This American novelist enjoyed partying with the rich during the flamboyant l920s. But what if he had lived today and observed today’s...
Brushing up on Acca Kappa history
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - August 16, 2006 - 12:00am
When Oprah Winfrey endorsed the Acca Kappa toothbrush and toothpaste brand on her TV show a few years ago, the Acca Kappa owners were shocked. Product sales tripled. In two weeks, all supplies in the United...
My Swiss spa experience — in Bangkok
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - July 19, 2006 - 12:00am
I have just had my Swiss spa experience. Just like those celebrities who fly to Switzerland and say they will go skiing – but actually seek refuge from the world’s vexations in health and beauty...
Dude, where’s my section?
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - June 14, 2006 - 12:00am
What?!? A lifestyle section for men? Don’t the men already have too many sections seemingly designed for them? There’s the sports section, the business section, the motoring section… Yes, and now...
Finally, the Lifestyle Journalism Awards 2006 winners!
by LIFE & STYLE By Millet M. Mananquil - May 21, 2006 - 12:00am
Where have all the good writers gone? Gone to graveyards, everyone? Certainly not. Many good writers are still very much alive. They’re just around, waiting to be discovered, nourished, and plucked from their...
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