When You Are Old
by Jessica Zafra - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
I was born when the world was analog. I prefer stuff that I can hold and throw across the room to virtual things. I send emails and make telephone calls! I am old!
Allariz and the undiscovered wonders of Galicia, Spain
by Jessica Zafra - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
I travel for the stories, and Galicia in the northwest of Spain is a treasure trove of them.
National Book Store turns 70 and reopens its flagship store at Glorietta 1: Tradition gets a makeover
by Jessica Zafra - December 16, 2012 - 12:00am
Walking into the newly-reopened National Book Store at Glorietta 1 is like going inside a time machine.
The ghosts of fruitcakes present Or, the rules of guilt-less regifting
by Jessica Zafra - December 7, 2012 - 12:00am
I happen to like fruitcake.
What kind of city do you want?
by Jessica Zafra - December 2, 2012 - 12:00am
Aweek from now Manny Pacquiao will meet his Mexican archrival Juan Manuel Marquez in the ring for the fourth time.
Every breath you take (is dangerous)
by Jessica Zafra - November 25, 2012 - 12:00am
In the last year and a half, art has taken to the streets in the fight against air pollution.
The maximalist: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
by Jessica Zafra - November 18, 2012 - 12:00am
All of life is like high school, and that includes the latest technology releases.
From radical technology to gadgets we can’t live without
by Jessica Zafra - November 11, 2012 - 12:00am
In 1984, a group of computer distributors and resellers joined a privately-organized exhibition of computer equipment in Manila.
Jeffrey Eugenides on the writer's craft: 'People wouldn't fall in love if they hadn't read about it.'
by Jessica Zafra - October 14, 2012 - 12:00am
Some months ago I received, via e-mail, an invitation to appear at the 9th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) in Bali, Indonesia.
Argo: Science fiction saves the day
by Jessica Zafra - October 7, 2012 - 12:00am
Frankly I thought Ben Affleck was a goner. When you go from struggling actor to Academy Award-winning star, and then headline turkeys like Gigli as the consort of Jenny from the Block, the same people who cheered...
The Mistress is a saint, but the movie is a tease
by Jessica Zafra - September 30, 2012 - 12:00am
The Mistress, a Star Cinema production directed by Olivia Lamasan, dangles many titillating possibilities then leaves moviegoers doing exactly that: dangling.
Cat takes a trip to the dentist
by Jessica Zafra - September 29, 2012 - 12:00am
My cat Saffy is 12 years old and eats her weight in kibble every week so when she seemed a little lighter I took notice.
The compassionate cat catchers of Bel-Air
by Jessica Zafra - September 22, 2012 - 12:00am
On Monday afternoons Bel-Air Village homeowner Tracy Tuason boards a van from Compassion And Responsibility for Animals (CARA) and goes around the neighborhood catching cats. CARA is a non-government, non-profit,...
Breaking stupid
by Jessica Zafra - September 16, 2012 - 12:00am
Do you watch Breaking Bad? It’s one of the best shows in the history of television, right up there with The Wire, The Sopranos, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Water, Water Everywhere, But The Sony Xperia Acro S Keeps On Working
by Jessica Zafra - September 9, 2012 - 12:00am
I’ve been to smartphone product launches with big musical numbers, light and sound shows, and celebrity endorsers walking tightropes lined with broken glass while swallowing live chickens whole (that’s...
'Vertigo': Love makes suckers of us all
by Jessica Zafra - September 2, 2012 - 12:00am
Citizen Kane or Vertigo? Every 10 years, the British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound magazine conducts an international survey of critics to determine the films currently regarded as the greatest.
US presidential candidate bitten by animal cruelty charge
by Jessica Zafra - September 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Last week the new wave band Devo, the men with the odd headgear who made the hit Whip It, released a song entitled Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro.
Let your phone be your conscience
by Jessica Zafra - August 26, 2012 - 12:00am
As children we are taught of the existence of the conscience — a voice in our heads that tells us whether the thing we’re about to do is right or wrong.
Death by boobies
by Jessica Zafra - August 19, 2012 - 12:00am
My friend and I were talking about the sense of guilt and how we blame ourselves for things that are not even our fault.
The science of purring
by Jessica Zafra - August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
People who live with animals believe that they can understand what dogs and cats are thinking.
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