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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ANNIE B CHRONICLES: My Christmas Wishlist
Dec22

ANNIE B CHRONICLES: My Christmas Wishlist

ANNIE B CHRONICLES: My Christmas Wishlist Simula pa sa pagkabata, laging sinasabi ni Nanay na magpakabait lang daw ako siguradong madami akong pwedeng hilingin sa yo. Pwes, since I believe and I insist na mabait ako, here is my wishlist for this coming holidays:   A fairier, clearer and flawless skin. Masyado talagang harsh ang weather at water dito sa Dubai. Miski anung gawin kong pagmo-moisturize araw-araw at gabi-gabi ay hindi...

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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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It’s What I Do: Joel Foronda and Joyce Alcantara from Dubai
Sep22

It’s What I Do: Joel Foronda and Joyce Alcantara from Dubai

  JOEL FORONDA Electrical Engineer-ADNEC Dubai, UAE MY JOB To an optimist, the glass is half full. To a pessimist, the glass is half empty. But to an Engineer, the glass is always twice as big as it needs to be. As an Electrical Engineer in a consulting firm, I review, analyze, and recognize technical problems in all electrical design and material submittals pertaining to construction. My role is multi-layered, and is at the core...

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