Boracay when it pours
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 23, 2019 - 12:00am
To count the ways one loves Boracay when it’s sunny is a breeze.
Nic’s: Where fashion meets food, where NYC meets Makati
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Rina Go, my Assumption classmate since grade school, has a secret ingredient to everything she does — whether it’s designing clothes, organizing a velada, baking, cooking or running a restaurant.
‘He had no airs at all’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Twenty years ago today, on the evening of July 16, 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., son of US President John F. Kennedy and the enduring style icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis — the man they say was the closest America...
Solid as a rock (star)
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Newly elected Manila Mayor Isko Moreno was treated not just like a rock star, but also like a President-elect who just won the elections by a landslide at PeopleAsia’s “Men Who Matter” awards night...
Red, white & blue, stars over you…
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 9, 2019 - 12:00am
This is the brief but catchy nursery rhyme Filipinos that were schooled by the American Thomasites recited in their childhood, and which they passed on to their children and grandchildren.
In the House, Inday Loren comes ‘home’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Even before she threw her hat into the political ring in Antique, then senator Loren Legarda has been living her dream there — waking up to the fresh air each morning, watching the sunset every night, eating...
The Dreammakers
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am
They’re in the business of selling dreams and, more importantly, delivering them.
How Manila has changed the Russian envoy
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - June 28, 2019 - 12:00am
We can learn a lot from Russia, the world’s largest country, one of the world’s top economies, military and ballet superpower.
‘Manoy of the Hour’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - June 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Thursday, at 4:55 p.m., Eddie Garcia, after two weeks in a coma due to a neck fracture, passed away at the Makati Medical Center. He was 90.
Passion + Prosecco
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am
It was a National Day celebration like no other.
How an odd mix of entrepreneurs ‘banded’ together
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - June 18, 2019 - 12:00am
A junior golfer, a car dealer, a hotel owner, college freshmen, a hardware supplier, a luggage distributor, a high school sophomore, an educator, and an archaeologist...
‘My forever’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - June 13, 2019 - 12:00am
They are each other’s first love, and before God and family last week, they vowed to be each other’s forever.
Dad, you live on
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - June 11, 2019 - 12:00am
It was in 2009 that we learned that our dad, Frank Mayor, who continued to work and work out even at age 77, had terminal cancer.
The ‘KiwiNoy’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - June 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Two years ago, I was invited by Philippine Airlines and Tourism New Zealand to visit Auckland.
Watch out for Jack Schlossberg
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - June 4, 2019 - 12:00am
About 10 days before his famous grandfather’s 102nd birth anniversary, 26-year-old John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg or “Jack” ascended the stage at the I.M. Pei-designed JFK Museum and Library in...
Rome & beyond: 117 isles, 391 bridges, 150 canals, one gem
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 30, 2019 - 12:00am
There is no city quite like Venice — it is majesty, history and art afloat on 117 islands (or 118, depends on the tide, I guess!).
Rome & Beyond
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 28, 2019 - 12:00am
All roads lead to Rome, but did you know that Rome leads to many roads as well?
Making no bones about love
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The bride’s radiant mother Nedy Rustia Tantoco shed happy tears while waiting for her only daughter by the altar, while her father, Anthony Cheng Huang, was seen wiping his eyes with a white handkerchief, as...
‘Auntie Nellie’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 21, 2019 - 12:00am
My Auntie Nellie turned 90 last week and she was so happy she danced to the beat of Dancing Queen, lips pursed in full concentration, arms waving like she were a millennial in an outdoor music festival.
Rome is where the art is
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
A museum under blue skies, with more of its treasures waiting to be unearthed, Rome is where the heart of the past and the art of all time exist.
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