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HOME 911
What can you do with a mortgaged house damaged by the floods?
by Tanya T. Lara - October 17, 2009 - 12:00am
My family bought a modest house two years ago in Marikina on a 10-year bank loan. During typhoon Ondoy, floodwaters reached up to the second floor of the house, damaging everything inside.
Washing your dirty, stinky running laundry in public
by Tanya T. Lara - July 18, 2009 - 12:00am
Like you, I am also a long-distance runner. My question is how do you take out that stinky smell from our running gear (shirts, socks, shorts and shoes) after a run? I’ve noticed that ordinary washing doesn’t...
Gardening without a garden, editing without a pencil
by Tanya T. Lara - June 20, 2009 - 12:00am
My boy-friend and I recently moved in together into a one-bedroom condominium unit in Makati.
Was it good for you, too?
by Tanya T. Lara - May 30, 2009 - 12:00am
I read a feng shui article and was particularly interested in the advice on how to find love and keep the relationship hot.
Secrets to a happy marriage
by Tanya T. Lara - February 14, 2009 - 12:00am
In 1919, the dashing silent-film superstar Rudolph Valentino married actress Jean Acker.
How to remove coffee & tea stains
by Tanya T. Lara - January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
Dear Tanya, I’m a stay-at-home mom and I do a lot of household chores.
How long do cheeses and fruits keep?
by Tanya T. Lara - January 3, 2009 - 12:00am
On my very first Home 911 column, a colleague sent me this question: how do I know if my cheese is rotting and not just molding like blue cheese? I said if he tastes it and it makes him want to puke, it’s rotten;...
Living la dolce vita at home
by Tanya T. Lara - October 11, 2008 - 12:00am
There are two things that Puglia, Italy, is known for: Extra-virgin olive oil, 50 percent of the Italian production coming from there, and Natuzzi furniture.
When the man of your dreams turns out to be a ‘girlash’
by Tanya T. Lara - June 7, 2008 - 12:00am
When the man of your dreams turns out to be a ‘girlash’
by Tanya T. Lara - June 7, 2008 - 12:00am
Dear Tanya,
How many women does it take to change a light bulb?
by Tanya T. Lara - May 10, 2008 - 12:00am
Believe it or not, I’ve gotten two or three e-mails asking the same question and it still amazes me that in this day and age when women are leading Fortune 500 companies and working in the Space...
Everybody was kung fu fighting
by Tanya T. Lara - February 23, 2008 - 12:00am
Don’t tell my husband
by Tanya T. Lara - February 9, 2008 - 12:00am
Lies my cleaning lady told me
by Tanya T. Lara - January 26, 2008 - 12:00am
Dear Home 911, I am a wife and mother to two children. I suspect our maid is stealing from us. Some things, like money  — couple of hundreds — and inexpensive jewelry that are lying around the house...
Was it good for you, too?
by Tanya T. Lara - February 18, 2006 - 12:00am
Dear Tanya, I read the feng shui special of Modern Living last month and was particularly interested in the advice on how to find love and keep the relationship hot. I’m not a hundred percent sold on feng...
How to get kids to help you clean up
by Tanya T. Lara - February 4, 2006 - 12:00am
Dear Home 911,
How do you clean silk flowers and store wreaths?
by Tanya T. Lara - January 14, 2006 - 12:00am
Dear Home 911, I love having fresh flowers around the house but this can get very expensive. Last year, I bought several silk flower arrange-ments, which are also pricey since the quality is so good, they look...
Dream your truffles away
by Tanya T. Lara - December 31, 2005 - 12:00am
Dear Home 911, A friend sent me two kilos of original French truffles. Please tell me more about truffles and how best to enjoy them. I just eat them as they are. – Nicole Okay, there are two kinds of truffles:...
How long do cheeses and fruits keep?
by Tanya T. Lara - December 17, 2005 - 12:00am
Dear Tanya, For Christmas, I’m planning to give away cheese and fruit baskets to my family, colleagues and friends. And maybe caviar to special friends. I want to do my shopping early but I’m worried...
Leather of the band & upholstery symbols
by Tanya T. Lara - December 3, 2005 - 12:00am
Dear Home 911, I was browsing through a furniture store abroad last month when I noticed the tags, much like fabric symbols, on the upholstery with symbols like "W," "S," "X" and "S-W."...
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