Maida C. Pineda
Maida C. Pineda
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Slimming Down On A Gourmet Deit
by Maida C. Pineda - August 1, 2004 - 12:00am
To achieve a good body, like most precious successes we attain in life, requires much sacrifice and hard work. Becoming healthier requires more than a diet, but a lifestyle change. Diets and I never seem to be...
Escape to Batanes
by Maida C. Pineda - July 4, 2004 - 12:00am
Raffle contests bring out the cynic in me. Over the years, my family has easily filled out hundreds of raffle stubs, but the greatest prize we’ve ever won was a rocking horse. Fortunately, not all families...
The Art Of Dining
by Maida C. Pineda - May 9, 2004 - 12:00am
Tagaytay never ceases to amaze me. I have lost track of the number of articles I have written about the interesting finds, personalities, and activities in this charming city by the ridge. Before the public took...
Fat Michael’s Place
by Maida C. Pineda - March 14, 2004 - 12:00am
My friend, Chris, lives across Makati’s hippest mall. With perhaps over fifty dining establishments only a few steps away from his flat, one would assume he would hang out in any one of the restaurants...
On the Wings of love
by Maida C. Pineda - December 28, 2003 - 12:00am
"If you build it, they will come." These seven words are the unforgettable and very quotable wisdom from the movie Field of Dreams. In Basak-Pardo, in the outskirts of Cebu, this philosophy is once again...
Sightings Beyond the Maya
by Maida C. Pineda - December 14, 2003 - 12:00am
I heard about bird watching in the Philippines from a friend and I was intrigued, imagining exotic destinations around the country. To my surprise, it was bird watching in smoke-choked Metro Manila.
The Heart of Philippine CulinaryArtistry
by Maida C. Pineda - December 7, 2003 - 12:00am
I’ve even heard of a chef who packs a rice cooker in his suitcase to ensure hot steamed rice in any foreign city he visits. In Cebu, I found the muse of Filipino culinary artistry, the puso. There they hang...
In Love with Badian
by Maida C. Pineda - November 30, 2003 - 12:00am
There are some things you never in your wildest dreams expect to happen. For example, never did I imagine a horse bumping the car I was riding in.
A Potter Shaped by the world
by Maida C. Pineda - November 16, 2003 - 12:00am
On her plates, world cuisines are served. Local fare with flair at Uva and Lolo Dad’s, international specialties at the Shangri-La, Mandarin and Peninsula hotel restaurants. Discriminating guests at Amanpulo...
An Express Ride intoBicol Cuisine a Foodie’s Travel Journal
by Maida C. Pineda - July 20, 2003 - 12:00am
MY TWO greatest passions in life are food and travel. Any excuse to get out of Manila is always welcome, more so when the agenda involves food. When Tita Marichi Francisco, a dear friend of my mother, invited me...
Woman on Top of the Citi
by Maida C. Pineda - June 8, 2003 - 12:00am
AT the top of the Citi, on the Penthouse level of Citibank Tower in Makati, executives who breathe the rarefied air of big business gather for power lunches and close million-peso (as well as -dollar) deals over...
From fine dining to farm dining
by Maida C. Pineda - May 18, 2003 - 12:00am
Our notions and associations are formed from our early childhood experiences. A beautiful bouquet of roses in the living room meant my dad remembered my mom’s birthday, their wedding anniversary–or he...
Dogs on wheels
by Maida C. Pineda - May 4, 2003 - 12:00am
What happens when man’s best friend becomes disabled? Simple: you give him a wheelchair. When Samson, an eleven-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, fell from the second floor balcony eight months ago, his human...
A Lovely Place for Ladies who Lunch
by Maida C. Pineda - April 27, 2003 - 12:00am
In my teens, a friend told me about how her mother and her mother’s high school friends would spend marathon sessions in the hotel coffee shop, starting from lunch and going on past merienda until dinnertime....
7 Churches, 14 Stations, 21 Wishes
by Maida C. Pineda - April 13, 2003 - 12:00am
In this dominantly Catholic nation, we have a legacy of churches built during 300 years of Spanish rule. Many still stand erect; most need to be restored. All remain hubs of Philippine towns and cities, with townspeople...
Lambanog with oomph!
by Maida C. Pineda - April 6, 2003 - 12:00am
CNN’s Maria Ressa was having a drink in a Makati bar when a friend prodded her to try a new drink called Malice. He told her it was a local drink made by two sexy women. Seeing its stylish black packaging...
Caleruega: A Beautiful Stopover In Life’s Journey
by Maida C. Pineda - February 23, 2003 - 12:00am
There must be something holy in the air in Tagaytay. As of the last count, there are 39 Catholic houses tucked along the ridge, consisting of retreat houses, formation houses, seminaries and contemplative groups....
Oyster from a Pearl
by Maida C. Pineda - February 2, 2003 - 12:00am
Finding a pearl in an oyster is one of nature’s astonishing everyday miracles. But I found something more precious–big luscious oysters from a Pearl. Tucked in the deep recesses of Pearl Drive’s...
Crafting Hope for Filipino Families
by Maida C. Pineda - December 29, 2002 - 12:00am
In the middle of Quezon City’s residential area, a four-storey white building recently emerged, towering over its smaller Roces Avenue neighbors. While it is not the tallest building on the street, my mother...
Manila Vice & their Ultimate Sport
by Maida C. Pineda - December 15, 2002 - 12:00am
It is Sunday afternoon. Rain is pouring outside. I finish a leisurely lunch and wonder if this afternoon’s game will push through. I get an assurance via text from my friend Gabby saying, "We play rain...
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