Angas Pinas: Beauty Entrepreneur Riza Sripetchvandee
Sep12

Angas Pinas: Beauty Entrepreneur Riza Sripetchvandee

Golden Girl:  Beauty Entrepreneur Riza Sripetchvandee By: Eunice Barbara C. Novio   When Gold Bar was launched at Galleria Mall on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah, Dubai on March 14, 2016, a stunning woman walked across the room. All eyes were focused on her.  Her fresh looks and gait would remind you of a model. Unfortunately, she is not but she could have been. Standing around 5’4, slim, with clear skin, straight hair and cat-like...

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Angas Pinas: Nikki Muller
Jun04

Angas Pinas: Nikki Muller

Nikki Muller: When opportunity knocks twice Excel V. Dyquiangco     Nikki Muller would never have thought of television as an option if not for a serendipitous encounter outside her high school gates in the year 2000. The host and presenter based in Singapore recalls an MTV film crew waiting to interview students about the upcoming movie ‘Men in Black.’ “When the producer approached me to ask my friends and I some questions,...

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Artist Spotlight: Nathaniel Alapide, Painter & Sand Artist
Sep26

Artist Spotlight: Nathaniel Alapide, Painter & Sand Artist

  My Journey My fascination with creativity started when I was around 9-10 years old. My father brought home an art book that contained the works of Picasso, Monet, Matisse and all the other great painters. It really piqued my interest as a young kid, so I began to research more about them and their works. Then a whole new dimension of imagination opened itself up for me. I started to express myself by drawing and painting, just...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Filipino Ladies Association for Growth (FLAG)
Nov07

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Filipino Ladies Association for Growth (FLAG)

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Filipino Ladies Association for Growth (FLAG) Nowhere is the special role and capacity of women in facilitating cross-cultural understanding more apparent than in the case of the group FLAG (Filipino Ladies Association for Growth). Composed of the Diplomatic Ladies of the Philippine Consulate General of Dubai & the Northern Emirates, and supported by a select group of prominent Filipina...

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Editors Note: Lessons from the School Called Life
Aug21

Editors Note: Lessons from the School Called Life

By: Lalaine Chu-Benitez, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Illustrado Magazine  Ages ago, 20 year old me emerged from my very first job interview flustered and more than just a bit agitated. There I was, bright eyed and bushy tailed, a fresh graduate of the country’s premiere university – the Alma Mater of 14 Philippine presidents, countless national artists and scientists – a consistent honors student since I was four, who has...

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