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Christine Dayrit
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The new weekend buzz: Petstaycation
by Christine Dayrit - November 6, 2022 - 12:00am
My late father, Vincent “Ting” Dayrit, used to say, “To each man his own madness.” Every obsession one indulged in was a special treasure worth remembering, avoiding or even emulating.
Meet me in Makati
by Christine Dayrit - October 30, 2022 - 12:00am
We travel around the world in search of precious finds only to return home and realize there was no reason to leave after all.
Family, love and legacy
by Christine Dayrit - September 13, 2022 - 12:00am
Someone once said, “We are defined by what we love.”
Rediscovering Philippine jewels via PAL
by Christine Dayrit - April 14, 2022 - 12:00am
“Travel is a caprice in childhood,” our national hero Jose Rizal once said. It is “a passion in youth, a necessity in manhood and an elegy in old age.” What better advice to follow than to...
Belenismo sa Tarlac 2019
by Christine Dayrit - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Tarlac’s own brand of grand spectacle called “Belenismo sa Tarlac” is now in its 12th year and is going strong!
Belenismo: A spectacle of hope
by Christine Dayrit - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Inspired by a visit to the Holy Land where he’d been shown the traditional birthplace of Jesus, Saint Francis of Assisi, then a deacon, created the first nativity scene display at Greccio, in central Italy,...
World Chefs without Borders in Myanmar
by Christine Dayrit - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
There’s something about the charm of Myanmar that pacifies the heart and mind.
God Resides in the Holy Land
by Christine Dayrit - May 27, 2018 - 12:00am
The very essence of faith is in believing God even if one does not see Him. Faith is the communion between God and man and from it a covenant is sealed.
Mesmerized by Matnog
by Christine Dayrit - April 8, 2018 - 12:00am
If Matnog were a dance, it would be a hypnotic yet gentle waltz.
Listen to the sound of Petra’s silence
by Christine Dayrit - March 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Silence, without doubt, has a sound. In Petra, the city reverberates with solemn joy.
Nara and Kyoto: Cities that are as old as time yet upbeat as the modern rhyme
by Christine Dayrit - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
A beautiful clash of contrasts is experienced in Japan.
Memories of Osaka
by Christine Dayrit - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Memories created with the family are always special. They are cherished forever because they’re the solid constitution that glues family members together.
A Decade of Belenismo sa Tarlac
by Christine Dayrit - December 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Each November for the past 10 years, the province of Tarlac ushers in what is called “the longest Christmas in the world” — Pinoy Christmas, that is, with its own brand of grand spectacle called...
Edfu, Abu Simbel & Philae: Egypt’s ancient treasures
by Christine Dayrit - November 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
The 6 a.m. sun was a bit friendlier at 39 degrees when the Nile Goddess docked in the old Egyptian town of Edfu. The night before, we had been lulled by the Nile River from the city of Luxor, about 115 kilometers...
Cruising the Nile River to Luxor
by Christine Dayrit - October 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
The start and climax of every journey to Upper Nile is the small town of Luxor. The great temples and funerary in Luxor are tributes to the advanced civilization of the capital Thebes.
Falling in love with Egypt’s 5,000 years of civilization
by Christine Dayrit - October 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
If you’re looking for mummies and their sarcophagi, you don’t have to look very far because when you enter the Royal Museum in Cairo, they welcome you at the first-floor entrance.    
A food excursion to Paris in eight days
by Christine Dayrit - September 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
What is a Parisian trip without escargot? Try L’Escargot Montorgueil, established in 1832 and frequented by writers such as Proust, and actors like Sacha Guitry and Charlie Chaplin.      ...
Rediscovering Pinto Art Museum, A paradise in Antipolo
by Christine Dayrit - August 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Antipolo is steep in myths and legends. And high above its hills is a place where folklore and reality cohabit the Pinto Art Museum. The museum is a home to Philippine contemporary art and a shelter for artists from...
In Figueres, we found Dali
by Christine Dayrit - July 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
I want my museum to be a single block, a labyrinth, a great surrealist object. It will be a totally theatrical museum. The people who come to see it will leave with the sensation of having had a theatrical dream....
Hotel 1925: Living the life in Lipa
by Christine Dayrit - June 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Sometimes, we stumble upon priceless works of art and our lives are touched in a very special way.
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