Philip Cu-Unjieng
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Scratching the surface of Planet Corona
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - April 12, 2020 - 12:00am
I have not worn an N95 mask anytime this year.
What I loved this week
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Let’s call a spade a spade: we Filipinos are a quietly resilient, perpetually optimistic people.
K-Pop goes the Oscars!
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - February 23, 2020 - 12:00am
‘Around, around the Parasite, Bong Joon chased the Oscar, That’For those of us who have a passion for world cinema and the arts, the aftershocks of Oscars night and the resounding Parasite triumph can...
Celebrating the art in heArt
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
While February has, by tradition, been popularly known as the month of hearts, this February 2020 will see a flurry of activities and events that will put art from all over the globe in glorious focus for art lovers...
Oscar upon us
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
For us culture vultures who have a passion for cinema, this is the annual awards season when the films and performances we’ve enjoyed the past year get recognition, and some form of reward.
Carrying the torch
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
In the natural order of things, we’ll often read about how a foundation or a notable endeavor is dedicated to the memory of a father or mother, how the children are carrying on a tradition set by their parents....
A streaming holiday season
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
If you’re looking for quality content to watch from the comfort of your homes or weekend getaways this holiday season, here are some recommendations that include four films that may figure in the upcoming film...
The scent-imental man
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Picking Christmas gifts for men is often a wooly guessing game.
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
In this world where there’s a proliferation and diversity of “less fortunates,” it’s only right that foundations, advocacies and causes will blossom.
Putting on a brand-new face (& body)
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - November 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The story of Facial Care, Marie France and Svenson here in the Philippines began in 1982, when the first Facial Care Centre opened its doors, with Marie France following three years after.
That Helping Hand
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Without a doubt, a lot of corporations here in the Philippines have CSR (corporate social responsibility) programs that can, and should, be sources of pride for the rank and file.
The leonine presence has left the theater (Long live his influence!)
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
When I first met sir Tony Mabesa, it was 2013, and I was at UP’s Palma Hall to support Issa Litton in, and pen a review of, his Dulaang UP production of Webster’s Jacobean drama, The Duchess of Malfi....
A passion for Sweeney’s ‘Company’
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
By sheer coincidence, it’s Sondheim season “to the third degree” here in Manila. Upstart kicked it off with its staging of Company at the Maybank Theater and the following night, Philippine Opera...
The Marrakesh Express
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Morocco conjures up images of romance and mystery. Marrakesh, Tangier, Fez, Rabat, Casablanca — the names of these cities alone instantly help in creating that aura and allure. The Tantoco family has always...
Author! Author!
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - August 25, 2019 - 12:00am
When Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2016 winner Viet Thanh Nguyen was in Manila for the Philippine Readers and Writers Festival, organized by National Book Store and held at the Raffles, his very last night before flying...
Friend or ‘Pho’: A Hanoi state of mind
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
As the most popular street food of Vietnamese origin, pho will inevitably have regional variants, secret family recipes; and there’ll be a constant debate about which noodles, water, broth or herbs make for...
Two down & two to go, a.k.a. I’m a health statistic
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
In late July, as I read a news report about the ongoing dengue epidemic, and how in the period from January to July of this year alone, there have been 491 reported deaths and 115,986 reported cases of dengue,
Dream a little dream
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - July 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Misaki Monaco is affordable luxury. A brand of jewelry that was centered on Akoya pearls, and had become a trusted and well-established travel retail brand.
Redefining ‘Stage Mom’
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s the age of the multi-hyphenate, when life can mean juggling a number of “career” balls, all of equal importance.
The omnipresent smile
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
In practically every industry and work arena, there’ll be those unsung heroes — the ones who work tirelessly and fulfill roles that are absolutely indispensable for any endeavor’s success, yet do...
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