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25 Things That Make Pinoy Christmas So Awesome
Dec23

25 Things That Make Pinoy Christmas So Awesome

Christmas, without a doubt is the most wonderful time of the year for Filipinos. We are so excited about it — that the Pasko turn-up starts as soon as September rolls in! But aside from the many Christmas Parties, include outrageous “palaro” shenanigans, raffles, non-stop Jose Mari Chan songs (we love him), we give you 25 more things that make Pinoy Christmas even more awesome!     Christmas celebrations in the Philippines...

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Flo Janin: In Love with Boracay and the Philippines
Jul27

Flo Janin: In Love with Boracay and the Philippines

French-Australian Flo Janin, CEO and Co-Founder of Brave, a communications consultancy based in Dubai, has more than just a soft spot for the Philippines.  The self-confessed kite surfing addict fell in love with Boracay and after many visits to the island, also found the love of her life in country’s summer capital.     Flo shares, “My first experience of the Philippines was a brief business visit to Cebu back in 1997. It...

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Keeping Up With ConGen: Talking Tourism
Jun05

Keeping Up With ConGen: Talking Tourism

Marketing The Philippines as a Travel Destination By Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes     “It’s been Asia’s best kept secret,” he tells me. And I silently wonder back:” Yes, a secret we’ve long been whispering to the whole world for so long.” I looked away, pondering on the loud musings of a “concerned” Philippines fan, the ails of our tourism industry reasserting itself on my consciousness at the heels of Dubai’s famed...

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Almost Filipino: Sohini Datta
May02

Almost Filipino: Sohini Datta

Sohini Datta Originally from Kolkata, India. Almost Pinay! Almost Filipino, All Awesome!   HOW ARE YOU RELATED TO FILIPINOS? The first time I ever met a Filipino was when I started living with one. Danabelle is her name and all things creative is her game. She has been a very strong force in my life, from helping me build Ctrl.Alt.Dxb from scratch to feeding me Filipino sausages during a breakup. A lot of me wouldn’t function without...

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Top 10 Budget Summer Destinations from the UAE
Apr28

Top 10 Budget Summer Destinations from the UAE

Top 10 Budget Summer Destinations from the UAE By Sherry Tenorio   There’s no reason to fret over Dubai’s summer heat, especially because with just about Dhs2,000, you and your loved one can jet-off for a weekend getaway, and simply marvel at the experience of traveling on a shoestring budget. Check out these destinations that are not only appealing, inspiring, but also, most importantly, easy on the pocket.   ISTANBUL,...

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