Love thy Kabayan?
Apr04

Love thy Kabayan?

By Lalaine Chu-Benitez In the harsh glare of rampant barrio politics, crab mentality and unnervingly presumptuous behavior within the Filipino expat community, do we still have enough reason to love our kabayan? There is nothing like being abroad to strengthen one’s “Filipino-ness.”  It is out here, where we exist in contrast with other cultures, that we really get to see, appreciate and sometimes even hate, the nuances that make us...

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Illuminati: Creativity and the Awesome Pinoy
Feb28

Illuminati: Creativity and the Awesome Pinoy

  Creativity and the Awesome Pinoy By: Krip Yuson    I wake up daily to an education in art. Honest, that’s what happens from the first moment I open my eyes. While still in bed, I have a view of wall parts around me, where hang some works from artist-friends. On the corner to my right, framing a pendent lamp are two beloved collectibles, if a rather immodest acquiescence to vanity. One’s a sketch by Rock Drilon of the...

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Festive Season Movies to Feast On
Dec14

Festive Season Movies to Feast On

NOW SHOWING: CHRISTMAS  Festive Season Movies to Feast On  By Joseph Alcantara   Set the holiday mood not only with Christmas ornaments, carols and gifts, but also through movies that keep the season’s spirit alive! Give these films a go to entertain and warm your hearts as you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.   HOME ALONE (1990) A classic, yet ageless film about a boy accidentally left home alone for...

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Weird Christmas Traditions around the World
Dec14

Weird Christmas Traditions around the World

Weird Christmas Traditions around the World By Antonino Benitez   It goes without question that Christmas is one of the most highly celebrated holidays world-wide. Whether families are most elated by the thought of seeing relatives, cooking up a great feast, or even experiencing that indescribable festive ambience, Christmas is one of the rare annual occasions that somehow unites people internationally, in ways they might not...

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Christmas Is A Time To Linger: Finding your true self as you make sense of the world.
Dec13

Christmas Is A Time To Linger: Finding your true self as you make sense of the world.

  CHRISTMAS IS A TIME TO LINGER By Roman Guevara   Christmas is a time for parties. Yes. It’s that season of the year that you will hear of parties being organized left and right. Everyone just got to have one. There is the company Christmas party. There is the school Christmas party. There is the church Christmas party. There is the Filipino Organization Christmas party. There is even the “accommodation” Christmas party....

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