Carrying the torch
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
In the natural order of things, we’ll often read about how a foundation or a notable endeavor is dedicated to the memory of a father or mother, how the children are carrying on a tradition set by their parents....
A streaming holiday season
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
If you’re looking for quality content to watch from the comfort of your homes or weekend getaways this holiday season, here are some recommendations that include four films that may figure in the upcoming film...
The scent-imental man
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Picking Christmas gifts for men is often a wooly guessing game.
‘Dairy tales’ can come true...
by Philip Cu Unjieng - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The story behind The Fatted Calf Farmhouse Kitchen in Tagaytay, a passion project of chefs (and married couple) Rhea and JayJay SyCip, is one of making a relationship work despite challenging odds and trials of fortitude....
Putting on a brand-new face (& body)
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - November 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The story of Facial Care, Marie France and Svenson here in the Philippines began in 1982, when the first Facial Care Centre opened its doors, with Marie France following three years after.
That Helping Hand
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Without a doubt, a lot of corporations here in the Philippines have CSR (corporate social responsibility) programs that can, and should, be sources of pride for the rank and file.
The leonine presence has left the theater (Long live his influence!)
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
When I first met sir Tony Mabesa, it was 2013, and I was at UP’s Palma Hall to support Issa Litton in, and pen a review of, his Dulaang UP production of Webster’s Jacobean drama, The Duchess of Malfi....
A passion for Sweeney’s ‘Company’
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
By sheer coincidence, it’s Sondheim season “to the third degree” here in Manila. Upstart kicked it off with its staging of Company at the Maybank Theater and the following night, Philippine Opera...
The Marrakesh Express
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Morocco conjures up images of romance and mystery. Marrakesh, Tangier, Fez, Rabat, Casablanca — the names of these cities alone instantly help in creating that aura and allure. The Tantoco family has always...
Author! Author!
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - August 25, 2019 - 12:00am
When Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2016 winner Viet Thanh Nguyen was in Manila for the Philippine Readers and Writers Festival, organized by National Book Store and held at the Raffles, his very last night before flying...
Friend or ‘Pho’: A Hanoi state of mind
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
As the most popular street food of Vietnamese origin, pho will inevitably have regional variants, secret family recipes; and there’ll be a constant debate about which noodles, water, broth or herbs make for...
Two down & two to go, a.k.a. I’m a health statistic
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
In late July, as I read a news report about the ongoing dengue epidemic, and how in the period from January to July of this year alone, there have been 491 reported deaths and 115,986 reported cases of dengue,
Dream a little dream
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - July 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Misaki Monaco is affordable luxury. A brand of jewelry that was centered on Akoya pearls, and had become a trusted and well-established travel retail brand.
Redefining ‘Stage Mom’
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s the age of the multi-hyphenate, when life can mean juggling a number of “career” balls, all of equal importance.
The omnipresent smile
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
In practically every industry and work arena, there’ll be those unsung heroes — the ones who work tirelessly and fulfill roles that are absolutely indispensable for any endeavor’s success, yet do...
Women who bond
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
We grizzled veterans of TV viewing often bewail the programming of the popular streaming services, feeling there’s a bias towards the young adult, and even younger, viewers.
The ‘selling’ of ourselves on social media
by Philip Cu Unjieng - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
When Charles Dickens began his Tale of Two Cities with “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” with certitude, we can say he wasn’t thinking of the internet, or today’s social...
‘Duomo’ arigato!
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Thanks to my sister Rose Anne C. de Pampelonne, who inhabits the world of interior design, I’d often hear about Milan Design Week during our family dinners.
Celebrating our theater scene
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Philstage recently announced the nominations for the 10th Gawad Buhay Awards, with the awarding ceremony happening on May 28 at Onstage Greenbelt.
Every woman’s home base
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
When SM Woman throws a summer party to celebrate fashion for this sweltering season, you know it’s going to be done in a manner that’s distinctly SM.
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