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Nicola M. Sebastian
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Crazy little thing called love
by Nicola M. Sebastian - March 9, 2013 - 12:00am
We’ve become such experts at the rom-com that it’s hard for screenwriters to surprise us these days. But, every now and then, a film comes along that does exactly that — surprise us. And by the...
The Grinch guide to Christmas
by Nicola M. Sebastian - December 15, 2012 - 12:00am
The holidays are supposed to be happy, but what if you aren’t generally high on the nice? We don’t have to get all cozy with each other just because the air’s a bit colder, and all those Instagrammed...
Love in the reel world
by Nicola M. Sebastian - September 1, 2012 - 12:00am
It’s all a dirty trick, I tell you. Because if there’s a girl, there has to be a boy. You’ll spot “him” easily enough in any TV show: the character with a cheeky smile and easy company,...
Night of the living dread
by Nicola M. Sebastian - August 4, 2012 - 12:00am
I’m in the shower, when I hear a knocking on the bathroom door.
The difference between googling and knowing
by Nicola M. Sebastian - July 21, 2012 - 12:00am
Let’s play a little game. I’ll think of random topics that I know nothing about, and give my own two cents on them. Sounds like your overbearing Tita Cheeky? Just bear with me for a sec:
Who you calling a freak?
by Nicola M. Sebastian - June 23, 2012 - 12:00am
Oh my gosh, I’m such a geek.” You know the type. A babe in tortoise-shell glasses flippantly tossing about the statement, backing it with an admission of watching Big Bang Theory, or writing in a Moleskine...
Meet the modern Maria Clara
by Nicola M. Sebastian - June 9, 2012 - 12:00am
When the HBO show Girls premiered a couple of months ago, screens were filled with not-too pretty ladies acting very unladylike, eating cupcakes in half-filled bathtubs, whining about their petty problems, and engaging...
Call me cray cray
by Nicola M. Sebastian - May 26, 2012 - 12:00am
Once upon a time, basically yesterday, there was a little song that could.
Kahuna sunrise
by Nicola M. Sebastian - March 25, 2011 - 12:00am
There’s a new silhouette on the shoreline of San Juan, La Union, and it definitely does not belong to a coconut tree, bahay kubo, or even an unassuming traveler’s hostel.
Baler-bound
by Nicola M. Sebastian - January 22, 2011 - 12:00am
It’s amazing how a New Year, a concept invented by a creature that’s obsessed with beginnings and ends, seems to scrub the days clean again, sweeping away all the accumulated dirt of past doings under...
Curating a lifestyle: The Ronac Art Center
by Nicola M. Sebastian - November 26, 2010 - 12:00am
Wading through the automative mire that is Ortigas Avenue will allow one’s eyes to inevitably settle upon a different sort of concrete structure.
Going gypset
by Nicola M. Sebastian - April 16, 2010 - 12:00am
My sister once told me — after having traveled around Mexico for a couple of months, much to my parents’ chagrin — that anyone who backpacks for longer than a year or two is usually more than a...
Zambapalooza 3: Putting the fun in fundraising
by Nicola M. Sebastian - December 5, 2009 - 12:00am
As a surfer, spending a fair share of time in the ocean tends to lend one a very proper and considerable respect for the forces of nature — being churned by waves that didn’t look so big from the beach...
What would Jesus do?
by Nicola M. Sebastian - August 1, 2009 - 12:00am
He stands alone. Shouldering the burdens of a sinful, shameless world. A man who can never be one of us.
Asian male supermodel Brent Chua is proudly Pinoy
by Nicola M. Sebastian - August 1, 2009 - 12:00am
The Philippines may have chalked up a couple of Miss Universes and biracial celebrities in the quest for global glory, but what you may not know is that we’ve produced a winner for an unlikely category in...
Taylor-made, just for you
by Nicola M. Sebastian - July 11, 2009 - 12:00am
It’s curious phenomenon that should a Thai and a Filipino meet, they’re likely to get along grandly.
Colour deficiency disorder
by Nicola M. Sebastian - July 4, 2009 - 12:00am
Despite the rise of the metrosexual, there are still guys out there who find fashion as unfathomable as those impossible crossword puzzles in the Sunday paper. Truth is, the answer to all your wardrobe riddles...
All creatures big and small
by Nicola M. Sebastian - July 4, 2009 - 12:00am
Tiny hands joined together with those of nature’s very own caretaker, WWF, to celebrate Mother Earth and all creatures Big&Small.
Positive education
by Nicola M. Sebastian - July 4, 2009 - 12:00am
You know the drill. Wear the red ribbon. Recognize the HIV plus-sign. Revere the ragged-but-worldly survivors.
Dads, we want you to enjoy
by Nicola M. Sebastian - June 20, 2009 - 12:00am
It may not be the word on most people’s lips, what with the petulant economy, a certain, piggish pandemic, and all the political con-ass wiping going on, but with a privilege card like this, you can’t...
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