The ‘dwendes’ of New Year’s Eve
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Long before I found out they were fireworks, I thought of them first as dwendes (elves). Looking back, these dwendes helped me have an imagination so pregnant they gave birth to a thousand and one imaginings.
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Elisa Gray:Hail, the queen!
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - December 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Do you need help?” Allure staff writer Pinky Icamen asked Catriona Elisa Gray, 24, then newly crowned Miss Universe-Philippines, when the beauty queen arrived at the pictorial for the Women of Allure in June....
Fall in love with Nic’s
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
If Nic’s were a lady, she would be adorable, a head turner.
Merry Christmas from Bethlehem
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
To touch the Star of Bethlehem is to touch the genesis of salvation.
Sweet sibling revelry
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
If passion could be scooped, it would taste sweet. It would take a form of a cake for everyone to enjoy.
Suman for the saints & souls
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Phantom-like smoke billows from the makeshift stove that rests in a corner in our backyard in Gulod.
Dorong Pilipit, Anong Bualaw, Destong Asin & Enteng Luma — what’s in a name?
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - October 14, 2018 - 12:00am
In Gulod, in the past, my brothers and I were barely known by our names to the elderly in the neighborhood but by the moniker attached to our grandfather’s name.
Championing the ‘Champs’
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Many times, it is when we listen to the voice in our head that we become more complete, confident and fulfilled.
Belen Leroux: ‘Dancing has taught me a lot about life’
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Two Fridays ago, the MOA Arena was filled with concertgoers enjoying the performances of Dua Lipa.
Rod, the family’s ‘PGH’
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
This is a story about faith — in God, in human beings, in an institution. And how one precious life was saved. The same life that is celebrated to this day.
Indulgence in Iloilo
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - August 26, 2018 - 12:00am
In the land of batchoy, molo and biscocho, Iloilo is also inching its way to be known as the ensaymada-landia.
Let Pinky Puno take you to the dance floor
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
‘If life were a dance, it would be a combination of a rumba and a tango.’
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - July 22, 2018 - 12:00am
I still remember his face — resembling that of a handsome young man.
50 cheers for Bede Gomez:‘A friend like him is hard to find’
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
At 50, Bede Lovell Gomez has reached the point of being contented. In fact, at his golden birthday celebration at Benjarong in Dusit Thani Manila last Wednesday, Bede was a picture of contentment as he waited to...
The kindness of
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - June 17, 2018 - 12:00am
When one has known kindness early in life, one will one day pay it forward so others will be recipients of generosity, too.
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
There was a simple dinner of pancit canton guisado and chicken pork adobo at home on my mother’s birthday last Wednesday but the 74-year-old celebrant chose to eat labay-tubig — that’s piping hot...
Venice Architecture Biennale 2018: Filipino identity shines in Venice
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - June 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Humanity, humility and, at some point, humiliation are portrayed hand in hand as the Philippine Pavilion at the ongoing Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy presents the talent that is genuinely Filipino. I
The night we danced with Nanay under the himbaba-o tree
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
On Mother’s Day, my four brothers and I surprised our Nanay with an impromptu dance after our dinner at home.
‘Our culture is there to converse with the world’
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Every art form carries with it a responsibility. Architectural works, for instance, are cultural symbols and works of art. Architecture, therefore, has a significant effect in shaping the hearts and minds of the...
Kissed by the flame
by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. - April 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Some friendships are made tender by time. Others flourish on fire — on a seething grill, to be exact.
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