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A mom's love is one of the purest things on earth and this could be gleaned from their wishes for Mother's Day.

May 12, 2017
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Have you ever wondered how heaven would look like if it really did exist? Would it be high above the clouds where angels sing to you endlessly? Or would it have a Sound of Music-esque scenery where you could run freely across the meadows and up and down the hills? We may have different notions of what heav...

April 21, 2017
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The gastronomic scene in Metro Manila is booming at an overwhelmingly fast rate. It seems there is a new must-try restaurant opening every month in every city, giving residents in the capital a wide array of choices to explore. You can try dishes from neighboring Asian countries to far away Europe without having to leave the urban jungle you call h...

April 18, 2017
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TWICE a year, usually during my wife’s vacation days (about two weeks), from her job as a Cathay Pacific cabin crew, we travel to places that we deem unique and interesting. These places, (my wife has a bucket list) offer us a world different from the place we call our second home – Hong Kong. Call it a perk or simply the benefit of...

March 27, 2017
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THE first thing I noticed upon arriving in Chiang Mai is a kind of lightness, softness even, in the air. It was not immediately recognizable; in fact, it is the kind of thing that slowly dawns on you, like a realization and an eventual submission. I boarded a taxi outside the airport and grew a bit apprehensive since my hotel is located i...

March 13, 2017
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What comes to your mind when you think of Indonesia? It would come as no surprise if you thought of Bali. You probably picture yourself lying on a beach, enjoying fresh coconut water, as the sun kisses your skin. If you are bold and adventurous, you might see yourself on a surfboard, riding gigantic walls of water that could drag you into the...

February 7, 2017
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FILIPINOS love singing - whatever the occasion may be, music is always there. PrimeCredit, a Hong Kong-based financial institution serving the migrant workers community in the city, supports and harnesses the Filipino’s passion and talent for singing. In 2010, PrimeCredit launched “Superstar Search”, a singing contest for OFWs in...

February 7, 2017
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“Nahold-up ako ng usa.” With a smiley, I sent this message to a friend after gallivanting across the green expanse of Nara Park. Nara served as Japan’s capital for around a century some 1,300 years ago and so it has beautiful temples and other historic places. I was on my way to the Todaiji temple complex, which houses the bron...

January 26, 2017
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MILLIONS of people around the world, particularly the Chinese, are optimistic that the Year of the Rooster will bring more prosperity, good health and good luck after the Year of the Monkey. While some fear of “living from hand to mouth” when the Year of the Rooster  comes on January 28, Feng Shui Expert Maxie Tiu said people with pos...

January 26, 2017

IT caught my eye while our taxi was barreling down the freeway from Osaka. The mountain range in the distance looked like it was ablaze. I squinted and took in the view. The foliage had begun changing to the colors of Fall: from yellow to red to a tinge of deep orange. “Wala nito sa Pilipinas (We don’t have this in the Philippines),...

November 25, 2016
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