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G-shot for your G-spot
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - May 5, 2007 - 12:00am
There are the straitlaced conservatives and the quasi-conservatives. The latter pretend they are straitlaced depending on the company they are with. But, if they are among modern thinkers, they go with the...
Frenchman with a golden heart
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - April 28, 2007 - 12:00am
It is not unusual to hear stories about gazillionaires like Bill Gates or Warren Buffet giving away zillions of dollars to different charities. After all, they are listed in Forbes magazine as among the world’s...
Are you salty?
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - April 21, 2007 - 12:00am
A London-based friend I have not seen in a long time came to Manila for a visit and after exchanging pleasantries asked me if I was SALTY once again. I was taken aback at his question and thought that he...
New ways to turn each other on
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - April 14, 2007 - 12:00am
My friends Suzanne and Jon are in their mid 30s and have been married for 10 years. They are parents of three lovable boys. To keep them afloat financially, Suzanne works in a multinational company as head...
New ways to turn each other on
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - March 31, 2007 - 12:00am
My friends Suzanne and Jon are in their mid 30s and have been married for 10 years. They are parents of three lovable boys. To keep them afloat financially, Suzanne works in a multinational company as head...
Brangelina stayed here!
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - March 24, 2007 - 12:00am
Aside from having been voted the "Best Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City" (formerly known as Saigon) by DestinAsian magazine in its second Annual Reader’s...
Smile though your heart is aching
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - March 17, 2007 - 12:00am
We often hear of the many wonderful acts of charity of a particular person, but we don’t realize the greatness of her work until we come face to face with...
How Silk Cocoon fabrics ended up in Madonna’s house
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - March 10, 2007 - 12:00am
Jeannie Goulbourn is the consummate artist. She is always brimming with bright ideas. I can hardly keep pace with her thoughts. But she is not just a thinker, she is a doer. When she entertains an idea, it...
Lulu Tan Gan’s fun personal style
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - March 3, 2007 - 12:00am
She has weathered the test of time. Many RTW designers have already thrown in the towel in exasperation over the fickle tastes of consumers. But not Lulu Tan Gan. She has found her niche in knitwear, stuck...
Leaves of life
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - February 24, 2007 - 12:00am
We were a motley group of 20 adults of different nationalities at the spectacular beach property of a popular couple during a long weekend. We ate breakfast, lunch, merienda, and dinner with each other for...
‘Safe water is not a privilege of the rich’
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - February 17, 2007 - 12:00am
It is the right of every Filipino, rich or poor, to have clean water running out of their faucets!" Pinky Pe Tobiano exclaimed with conviction during a lunch that she hosted for a few close friends....
His cheating heart
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - February 10, 2007 - 12:00am
With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, gestures of love could cost as much as the Bulgari necklace the wife has been whining for or as inexpensive but...
Unlock the secrets of youth and delay the aging process!
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - February 3, 2007 - 12:00am
One favorite topic when ladies get together is definitely the latest discoveries in the search for the fountain of youth. We’d all like to live to a ripe old age, but not feel old and aged in the process....
Coping with depression
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - January 27, 2007 - 12:00am
I received news of the unexpected demise of a friend whom I had not seen for some time. It was truly a shock because I did not know he was sick. I would see his pretty wife every now and then in the beauty...
Why are we so gullible?
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - January 20, 2007 - 12:00am
An ad in The Philippine Star caught my atten-tion. It was a picture of a plate of tomatoes and cucumbers stuffed with a salad mixture of peppers, olives and greens on a bed of lettuce. A bowl of soup with...
A flight to remember
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - January 13, 2007 - 12:00am
In September 2004, Tess Santos was on her way to Los Angeles aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from San Francisco. By a stroke of serendipity, she found herself seated next to a good-looking, single American...
Kick out the old, bring in the new
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - January 6, 2007 - 12:00am
As the old year drew to a close, I looked back and asked myself how I would have changed some things. I was surprised to discover that I would have spent a lot of moments in other ways.
Wedding bells ring at Christmastime
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - December 30, 2006 - 12:00am
Let us cap the end of 2006 with romance and welcome the new year with positive energy and love in our hearts. For one brief, shining moment, let us forget the harsh realities and problems of the world we...
Max was bigger than life
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - December 9, 2006 - 12:00am
There are people who leave an indelible mark on your life and you feel a void when they are no longer around. One such person was Max Soliven. Ever since the morning of Nov. 24, when I received news of...
Thank God
by SAVOIR FAIRE By Mayenne Carmona - December 2, 2006 - 12:00am
Thanksgiving Day came and went, and for us Filipinos it’s no big deal. It’s not celebrated here the way it is celebrated in the US. It is a big week there, where family members take time off to...
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