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Testing Quiet Comfort: The Bose Quiet Comfort 2 headset
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - October 18, 2006 - 12:00am
I have been intrigued by the possibilities of noise-canceling technology ever since Bose first released their Quiet Comfort line of headsets in 1989. However, it was just one of those things I had never...
Test-driving understated elegance: The Maserati Quattroporte and Coupe
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - September 6, 2006 - 12:00am
Hot on the heels of test-driving the Ferrari 599, I had the opportunity to take a spin in two of its more civilized – and definitely more practical – cousins: the Maserati Quattroporte and Coupe. Also...
Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli: The Jewel of Italy’s Lake Garda
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - August 20, 2006 - 12:00am
When Hitler set up Benito Mussolini as the head of northern Italy’s Fascist Republic of Salo, he lived in what was once the grand family villa of the influential Feltrinelli family on Lake Garda. The vacation...
Test-driving the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano: Speed thrills
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - June 14, 2006 - 12:00am
If you are a really good boy, Christmas could come in May and Santa could reward you with an early gift.
Manuel Ocampo: Painting is a zombie medium
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - November 20, 2005 - 12:00am
Finale Art File has recently concluded the latest show by internationally renowned artist Manuel Ocampo. In typical Ocampo style, the rather uniquely titled "Mumu Territorium: jahar logic in times of mcarthurian...
An African odyssey
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - August 7, 2005 - 12:00am
(Second of two parts) Aside from "How was Africa?" (extraordinarily fabulous!) and "How much did it cost?" (extraordinarily a lot!), the most common questions I have been asked after going on...
An African Odyssey
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - July 24, 2005 - 12:00am
(First of two parts) It was over two million years ago when man first roamed the African continent communing with nature and living with its denizens. Today, Africa continues to be the cradle of life – one...
The peaceful island of Amanpulo
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - April 23, 2005 - 12:00am
Few hotels or resorts anywhere in the world evoke an emotional experience that lingers for years to come. Even more rare among these are the selected few that offer great value in spite of the usually high prices...
Africa: Travel’s final frontier
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - March 20, 2005 - 12:00am
Unquestionably, one of the final frontiers of travel and the destination du jour is the largely unexplored continent of Africa. Although thoughts of an African safari may evoke visions of Tarzan swinging from trees...
Recent works by a living master
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - March 7, 2005 - 12:00am
Maybe once every decade or two, a true master artist is born. If we are lucky, this master in waiting will be given the right opportunities in his lifetime, and his talents will be properly nurtured and cultivated....
Metrobank offers a rare peek at Philippine art history
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - December 5, 2004 - 12:00am
For the first time in Metrobank’s more than 50-year history, the Metrobank Platinum Mastercard presents Masterpieces from The Metrobank Collection, an exhibit of 14 masterpieces from the bank’s much vaunted...
The images of Manuel Ocampo
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - July 25, 2004 - 12:00am
Like wine connoisseurs or lawyers, art critics seem to have their own language that only they can understand. I found this all the more true while researching the literature that has been written about the art of...
Amazing Amazon Rainforest
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - June 13, 2004 - 12:00am
(PART I) When Paddington first went to live with the Brown family at 32 Windsor Gardens, they didn’t really know much about him at all, apart from the fact that he originally came from Darkest Peru.
Beached in El Nido and loving it
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - April 11, 2004 - 12:00am
At the northeastern tip of Palawan is the town of El Nido, which is surrounded by limestone cliffs and some 45 islands. On these islands are beaches, lagoons, wildlife, caves and marine animals. There are two extraordinary...
Looking at the fine print
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - March 28, 2004 - 12:00am
With the many challenges facing the visual arts today, the ignored art of printmaking is art’s most threatened genre. As young artists choose to pursue careers in painting or sculpture, today’s printmakers...
Collecting anG kiukok
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - December 20, 2003 - 12:00am
There is very little that I can say that would add to the already legendary legacy that National Artist Ang Kiukok is destined to leave to Filipino culture. He’s an artist who has always painted from his heart...
Keka Enriquez: The accidental painter
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - December 9, 2003 - 12:00am
Although the term young artist is usually reserved for young, non-established artists, San Francisco based Francesca Enriquez, although young in years, is one artist who is not only established, but accomplished,...
Keka Enriquez: The accidental painter
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - December 8, 2003 - 12:00am
Although the term young artist is usually reserved for young, non-established artists, San Francisco based Francesca Enriquez, although young in years, is one artist who is not only established, but accomplished,...
Better lake than never
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - November 30, 2003 - 12:00am
Nestled in the Alps and running from Northern Italy into Switzerland, Lake Como has been described as "exceeding anything ever beheld in beauty." Italy’s third largest lake – 45 kilometers long...
HEAVEN SENT FROM MURANO
by OMNIUM-GATHERUM By Miguel Ramos - October 26, 2003 - 12:00am
While on a month-long vacation in Italy last year, lawyers Jose and Clarisse Evangelista found themselves in Venice shopping for "something different" from the prosaic glass trinkets – purportedly...
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