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Artist Spotlight: Laidback Luke
Jul25

Artist Spotlight: Laidback Luke

LAIDBACK LUKE a.k.a Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen DJ/Producer/Kung Fu Athlete     Photos By Ruud Baan   “What I love most about making music and playing music is the ability to create something that has a certain emotion, something that will touch big groups of people and can give them a long lasting memory. Making something that’s just a concept or a spark in the brain, finishing it and then putting it out for the...

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Customer Service: Why the Customer is still King
Jul03

Customer Service: Why the Customer is still King

By Ishwar Chugani     People are always talking about customer service, whether it’s to praise, criticise or demand. But what really defines effective customer service and what does this mean to our bottom line?   In the textbook sense, customer service is defined as the delivery system of a product or service, and the manner in which the customer is treated upon entering a store. It includes the employees and the...

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The New Oppressor: Pinoy versus Pinoy
Jul02

The New Oppressor: Pinoy versus Pinoy

By Lalaine Chu Benitez     119 years of Independence on the 12th of June 2017.  When we think about independence, freedom and liberation, what always comes to mind is breaking free from major forces that subjugate us – from the Spanish conquistadores who took our country as their own for over 400 years, to martial law and oppressive past regimes that curtailed the freedom and growth of our nation.   Liberation...

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The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles: All the Single Ladies
Jun29

The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles: All the Single Ladies

The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles The adventures and misadventures of a ‘not so average’ Pinay trying to make it in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai.     Haaayyy… ang buwan ng Hunyo. Panahon na naman ng mga bagyo at baha sa Pilipinas versus umaatikabong tag-init dito sa Dubai. Bukod sa dengue at alipunga, usong uso din ngayon ang kasalan. Yes!!! Ang pag-aasawa… ang paglagay sa tahimik… ang pag-iisang dibdib… Here comes the...

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Filipino Attitude: Pinoy fears we need to get rid of to get ahead
Jun27

Filipino Attitude: Pinoy fears we need to get rid of to get ahead

Power to the Pinoy: Pinoy fears we need to get rid of to get ahead By Lalaine Chu Benitez     These neOur forefathers have done us well, imbuing us with Filipino values like love for family, friendliness, and resilience, among other things.  These keep us connected to each other as a community, and have endeared us to other people across the globe.  However, not all that is inherited is positive – some of the traits and...

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Love for the Philippines: The Foreign Side
Jun21

Love for the Philippines: The Foreign Side

By Paolo Benitez Filipinos are known to be some of the most adaptable people on earth. With over 10 million Pinoys working abroad, you can almost guarantee a Pinoy in every country. Mga Kababayan, our love for the motherland is never ending, and that’s a given. We all look forward to going home in the summer, seeing our family and friends and breathing in that provincial air. And while away, we all speak of our country with a certain...

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