From peak to Pico
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 12, 2021 - 12:00am
From mountain to sea, Germany to Hong Kong, to Manila, this love knows no boundaries.
Frontliners fly the skies, too
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The longest holiday season in the world, a distinction arguably owned by the Philippines, has drawn to a close.
Loves born during the lockdown
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Like those who have lived through a war, we, the survivors of the Year 2020 have a multitude of stories to tell.
Rising to the need of the times
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 15, 2020 - 12:00am
While the coming of 2021 brings hope, much of 2020 was bleak. Lifestyles changed, businesses stalled, and the Grim Reaper knocked on many doors. Many have lost someone near and dear to them this year because of COVID-19...
Virtually yours
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am
A contagion as infectious as the coronavirus is the contagion of hope.
The 'Celing' that couldn't be broken
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
In these days when women are breaking glass ceilings and reaching higher than ever for their goals, it pays to remember one Filipina who smashed through her own capiz ceiling in the 20th century.
My first staycation under the ‘new normal’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - November 17, 2020 - 12:00am
It was like taking a step back into the past, while taking a leap into the future.
Hope for the holidays: What gives Anton Huang hope for Christmas?
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Life threw us a curve ball this year. Not just in the direction of our family, our community, our country.
Food for thought
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - October 2, 2020 - 12:00am
From an all-Filipino pizza packaged in a sombrero woven from dried palm leaves, to coffee beans from Bukidnon, to chorizo burgers and ube-flavored milk shakes, the food on our table during this lingering lockdown...
Stumbling blocks or stepping stones?
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 29, 2020 - 12:00am
“The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.” ? Enid Blyton
Style & Substance to the mask
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 25, 2020 - 12:00am
And to the max.
Secrets from the fountain of youth
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am
My gynecologist Rebecca Singson, who is 62, says she has not yet dyed or colored her jet-black long hair.
Manay Ichu Maceda ‘She lived well, laughed often, and loved much’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 18, 2020 - 12:00am
She had a smile that would light up a room like a red parol for often, she would wear feisty red lipstick, the color of the roses that filled her wake.
I know what I did last ‘summer’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
I went around the world last summer, even during lockdown.
Strong women who ‘crash landed’ into the world of K-Drama fans
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 11, 2020 - 12:00am
All this ado about the supposed plans of the MTRCB to “regulate” Netflix has stirred a bee’s nest with some lawmakers joining in the indignant buzz.
Zooming in on art in the time of corona
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Does art still hold a place during times when people are more focused on their struggle to survive the COVID-19 pandemic?
Good tidings in September
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 4, 2020 - 12:00am
You can get your hopes up in September.
Francis promised her a rose garden
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 1, 2020 - 12:00am
I would like to remind you that being happy is not having a sky without storms, or roads without accidents, or work without fatigue, or relationships without disappointments.
Postcards from the past, dreams for the future
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 28, 2020 - 12:00am
One of my favorite memes posted on Facebook, CTTO (credit to the owner), is of a woman daydreaming of walking down the aisle again and hearing these magical words “This is your Captain speaking…&rd...
‘Born for you’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 25, 2020 - 12:00am
I have attended many weddings during which the priest or pastor would counsel the bride and groom that marriage is not the wedding, and that the wedding is not the marriage.
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