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The 14th artist
by Singkit - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
I spend a good amount of time at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and that 49-year-old grand dame by the bay still manages to constantly pull a surprise or two.
“Red October”
by Singkit - October 14, 2018 - 12:00am
I was reluctant to attend the coffee lunch for two reasons. First, I’m a tea person and second – and more important – it was in Makati (just one word should explain this: traffic). But go I did,...
The BBs
by Singkit - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Only those “Bright Boys” (I can give another more appropriate meaning to BBs...) managing our economy need an official announcement that prices are sky high and “urgent and drastic action”...
The heart of the Filipino
by Singkit - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
There’s a report making the usual rounds of social media and cyber groups about a passenger’s Facebook post regarding his experience with an Asian airline when his flight to Manila was delayed to the...
The kindness of strangers
by Singkit - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
My new friend Ken put it in proper perspective.
Ghost Month
by Singkit - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Yesterday was the start of the seventh month of the lunar year.
Maroon and green
by Singkit - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
That was quite a crowd that showed up at the Registrar’s Office of the University of the Philippines, also known as the Diliman Republic, last Monday to file applications to take the entrance exams for next...
by Singkit - July 1, 2018 - 12:00am
That term was coined by my colleague to refer to the strolls I’d take every so often around the newsroom.
Crybaby me
by Singkit - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
At the market last Sunday, my suki wouldn’t tell me the price of garlic.
Back to school
by Singkit - June 3, 2018 - 12:00am
A lifetime – maybe two – ago those three words would have elicited at least a groan if not brought on a major tummy ache: the prospect of five days a week waking up when it was still dark, carrying a...
Four-letter word
by Singkit - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Don’t worry, this isn’t X-rated.
Good example
by Singkit - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
On my way to work I cross Sevilla Bridge on the road that becomes P. Sanchez in Manila from Shaw Blvd. in Mandaluyong.
‘Chef Singkit’
by Singkit - April 22, 2018 - 12:00am
We didn’t really cook, but it was a treat to see master chef and restaurateur Jereme Leung at work in the kitchen of China Blue, the restaurant that carries his name, at the Conrad Manila.
by Singkit - March 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Social media, like all things – and I guess all people, too – has both a good side and a bad side.
Three-in-one hour
by Singkit - March 18, 2018 - 12:00am
I scheduled everything I had to do with regards government offices for one major effort last.
Two great minds
by Singkit - March 4, 2018 - 12:00am
We lost two eminent persons late last month, National Scientist Bienvenido Juliano and National Artist Napoleon Abueva.
by Singkit - January 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Aside from politics, which unfortunately never seems to take a break, heritage is hot news these days.
Same old, same old
by Singkit - January 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The year is a week old, and perhaps by now the tree has been dismantled, the decorations packed, the parol taken down.
A new year
by Singkit - December 31, 2017 - 12:00am
As we ring out 2017 tonight, let us take a moment to remember families with empty seats at the table as they gather for media noche, family members lost to conflict and violence, to calamities natural and man-m...
by Singkit - December 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Many of the areas battered by Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai Tak) last weekend were the same areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) four years ago. Reading reports about Urduja making landfall, I emailed...
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