Scott Garceau
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How to train your dragons
by Scott Garceau - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
We should have known: that giddy moment during Game of Thrones’ Season 8 opener in which Daenerys and Jon Snow ride twin dragons like they’re Jack and Rose doing “King of the world!” on the...
New spice at the Pen
by Scott Garceau - April 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Deep down inside, Radhey Shayam, the new Indian specialty chef at Spices in Peninsula Manila — and the man behind its menu of crispy chicken samosas, braised goat, tandoori jumbo prawns and salmon masala —...
Holy Binge Week
by Scott Garceau - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
This week, as we await the arrival of HBO’s Game of Thrones, here are some more quick picks to pad through during your Holy Week viewing spree.
Size matters: A sneak peek inside Disney HK’S new Ant-man and The Wasp ride
by Scott Garceau - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Paul Rudd (Ant-Man himself) got onstage at Hong Kong Disneyland’s Storybook Theater with director Peyton Reed last March 28 to launch the park’s latest attraction, Ant-Man and Wasp: Nano Battle, but also...
Why Manila’s luxury properties are topping ‘Forbes Travel Guide’
by Scott Garceau - April 1, 2019 - 12:00am
We’ve heard much about the Philippines’ sustained economic growth (averaging six-plus percent annually over the past decade) and the boost in tourism numbers (now at a record-setting 7.1 million foreign...
Jordan Peele’s Black Mirror
by Scott Garceau - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Early in Jordan Peele’s latest social commentary/horror film Us, we see a young girl putting on a Michael Jackson Thriller T-shirt; her dad just won it for her at a boardwalk game on Santa Cruz Beach.
26 chefs in world celebration of French Cuisine on March 21
by Scott Garceau - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Manila Hotel’s Champagne Room was the scene for a very special preview last Wednesday night — a degustation spread of French-inspired dishes by 26 local and foreign chefs celebrating the upcoming food...
Brie Larson breaks through Marvel’s glass ceiling
by Scott Garceau - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Early on in Marvel’s Captain Marvel, Brie Larson, aka Carol Danvers, aka Kree warrior hero Vers, is reading a roadmap outside a convenience store on Earth.
Who needs police when you have chickens?
by Scott Garceau - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The rooster approached the road. He looked both ways.
A historian who says history is science fiction
by Scott Garceau - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
History is “the closest thing we have to science fiction,” says historian Jose Raymund Canoy, whose book, An Illustrated History of the Philippines, was launched at NBS Glorietta last week.
Fugu, snowboarding & riding camels on sand dunes? Yes, this is Western Japan
by Scott Garceau - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
You think you’ve seen Japan?
It’s official: Filipinos are the biggest Marvel fans
by Scott Garceau - February 11, 2019 - 12:00am
One thing’s clear if you look at the last decade: Marvel action movies have owned local box office, holding five of the top 10 grossing titles ever in this country.
‘Phantom’ Asian tour kicks off in Manila
by Scott Garceau - January 27, 2019 - 12:00am
That mask. Those voices. The songs.
Talking Cure
by Scott Garceau - January 21, 2019 - 12:00am
As actress, model and Project Runway Philippines host Teresa Herrera broke through the fourth wall and reached out to me while I was videoing her monologue for Every Brilliant Thing, I realized I was about to be...
Superheroes, nannies and detectives (Oh, my!)
by Scott Garceau - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
In M. Night Shyamalan’s 2016 out-of-the-blue hit Split, James McAvoy played a character with 23 separate personalities.
Murakami’s art lesson
by Scott Garceau - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
At this point, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami could write a six-part novel about his cat’s dietary restrictions, and not only would people gobble it up, he’d make it interesting.
2018: The Year That Broke Cinema
by Scott Garceau - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
What a strange, wonderful year for movies. Lots of changes — political, social, technological — forced many viewers to reevaluate what “entertainment” can ultimately offer us.
A Scent of Truffle Heaven
by Scott Garceau - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
In the foyer of Marc Lanteri’s Michelin-star Ristorante al Castello, up in the hills of Asti, Italy, there hangs what looks like a classical oil painting: a red castle in the distance, a man and his dog kneeling...
Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ feels close to home
by Scott Garceau - December 23, 2018 - 12:00am
It all reminds us of — guess where? — Manila, with its endless din of competing voices and people living their daily lives, oblivious to any Big Picture.
How (and when) to drink Astis
by Scott Garceau - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
So what Asti wine pairs with which dish, and which course? Astis run the range from 130 grams/liter of sugar for the sweeter wines, down to 90 g/l for Dolce and 17 g/l for Seccos (longer fermentation = less sugar)....
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