Bloggers’ accreditation is a good beginning

And now for something that's not lifestyle- related. There is a snowballing move - with the imprimatur of Malacanang itself - to accredit bloggers for the all-important coverage of President Duterte's activities and of course, the Presidency itself. For an old-time blogger like me who's been in the industry for 12 or so years, this is an historic move which shouldn't be ignored and should elicit the cooperation of dear blogging colleagues. We know how disparate and independent we are but for this one time, we should band together for the long-term survival of our ... Continue Reading...

‘Broken Mirror: Inside a Chinese Marriage’ the book

It's my New Year's resolution to watch more movies and read more books in 2017. Am glad I stumbled upon this book because a friend gave me a copy - Broken Mirror: Inside a Chinese Marriage. It details the life story of Aurora Teo Mei Ling as told to author Coylee Gamboa. Am usually partial to foreign books but I have to admit this one was hard to put down.It helps that the writer narrates it in a simple, easy to relate style. The heroine Aurora (her alias) went through so much pain and torment in life that her travails can already be classified as "fit for the ... Continue Reading...

Miss France Iris Mittenaere wins #MissUniverse2016

Iris Mittenaere of France, who stands 5 feet 7 inches and is a Dental Surgery student, was proclaimed the 65th Miss Universe in glittery ceremonies that was broadcast live to the world from the SMX MOA Arena in Manila, Philippines. In this file photo from the Miss Universe website, Mittenaere is shown enjoying with residents in native costume during a visit to Baguio City. Her bio from the Miss Universe website describes the 23 year old Mittenaere as a fan of extreme sports like skydiving. She also loves "travelling the world and cooking new French dishes." ... Continue Reading...

Fearless forecast for the Top 12 finalists in Miss Universe 2016

It's two days before the historic staging of the 65th Miss Universe pageant in our very own Manila, Philippines. After viewing the crucial Long Gown and Swimsuit competitions, we're ready to name the Top 15 bets among the candidates who might just make it to the Top 12 in th semifinals. Feel free to consult this list when the winner is announced on Monday because one of the girls named here will become the next Miss Universe to follow the footsteps of Pia Wurtzbach...o di ba? For this fearless forecast, am giving the floor to our resident beauty pageant expert Ojie ... Continue Reading...

Watsons Big White Blowout is on!

As far as I can remember, leading health & beauty retailer Watsons regularly holds their Big White Blowout every year. This is the time when all their whitening products go on sale. Considering how expensive some of these items can be, the event is indeed much-awaited by beauty enthusiasts and Pinay or other Asian women who want to have a fair complexion. We attended the launch of the Big White Blowout this week in the Podium Mall Mandaluyong. Here's what you should expect in the rest of the Watsons stores from now until February: Buy One Take One deals and up to ... Continue Reading...