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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.
Where were you on Aug. 21, 1983?
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 21, 2020 - 12:00am
‘Many years later, we remember being witnesses to that moment in time.’ — Cheche Lazaro
An Officer & a Gentleman
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 18, 2020 - 12:00am
“Hinding-hindi ka namin lilimutin. Maraming salamat po sa serbisyo sa aming mga Batang Maynila.” — Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, on the death of former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim.
Faith & miracles in the time of COVID-19
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 14, 2020 - 12:00am
This week, Time magazine paid tribute to the essential frontliners in the fight against COVID-19 — from a doctor to a cafeteria employee.
‘Persons Giving Hope’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 11, 2020 - 12:00am
This doctor, a mother, wakes up before dawn to do desk work at home before she leaves for the “battlefront” in her case, the Philippine General Hospital.
Son Ye-jin ‘dying’ to return to Manila
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Ten years ago, Korean actress Son Ye-jin flew to Puerto Princesa in Palawan for a holiday with her family.
Riding out the crest of the crisis
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 4, 2020 - 12:00am
When jitters turned into tremors over the swift spread of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, I never thought it would shake the world the way it is doing now, or that the Philippines would ever overtake China with...
Remembering Cory: ‘I suppose it was all providential’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 31, 2020 - 12:00am
When there were moves from some congressmen this year to change the name of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport the name the terminal has had for 33 years now no one could point a finger at Ninoy’s widow,...
Michiko Soriano & Philippe Gaeng: A Wedding in the Time of COVID
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 28, 2020 - 12:00am
If there’s a will, there’s a way. And there will be a wedding.
‘With the whole world crumbling, we pick this time to fall in love’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Those words were uttered by Ilsa in the enduring classic, Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart (“Rick”) and Ingrid Bergman (“Ilsa”). Though the plot unravels in Morocco, the lead stars Rick...
Words that heal during crisis
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 21, 2020 - 12:00am
One of my favorite lines during Holy Mass ends with the words, “like the dewfall.”
Words tycoons live by during crisis
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 17, 2020 - 12:00am
There are few lines as picturesque, as articulate, and as evocative as the line, “like the dewfall...”
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