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Stellar Director Sockie Fernandez Inspires Youth

Sockie Fernandez’s credits could fill a page. She is a multi-awarded TV commercial, documentary and Indie films director. She is a trailblazer and started carving her path when most TV commercial directors were men. Today, there are so many women following her footsteps, and more promising, is a young generation (more…)Read More

I Am Proud to Speak Tagalog; It’s a Gift

I am standing in a classroom next to my mother. The wall is an assemblage of red, yellow, and blue bulletin boards, plastered with papers and pictures I could not readily decipher. A young blonde and willowy woman is speaking to my mother. I could only guess what they must (more…)Read More

My Solo Travel Adventure To Kalamansig

It’s 3 p.m. in Kalamansig, a charming little town located in the northeastern part of the province of Sultan Kudarat, and the area is slowly packing its day. The town, I learned, is home to traders—sellers of farm products like copra and palay, fresh seafood like crab, prawns and even (more…)Read More

Art Gallery: Khristina Reed Manansala

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Khristina Reed Manansala, granddaughter of Filipino legend Vicente Manansala, demonstrated a natural artistic ability since she was a child, but she was never encouraged to pursue art professionally. She remembers watching her grandfather from the spiral staircase, sitting on leather-swivel stool, whisking away his brush below his studio that richly (more…)Read More

Traditions I Keep on Christmas Holidays

I live in Bronx, New York. This is now my home and where I will spend my Christmas holiday. This time of the year, I get homesick. As I get older, I get more nostalgic. I left California when I was 22 years old, and this year I’ll be 28 years (more…)Read More

Blog Count: (10) Meet Dessert Comes First

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Our featured blogger Lori Baltazar, 40, has been baking and blogging her way to fame. Her blog, Dessert Comes First, was born on May 2005 after she decided she wanted to tell sweet tooth stories. Close to a decade later, the tooth is still leading the way to exciting ventures. Last (more…)Read More

Pinay Cook Book: Lori’s Apple Crisp

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This recipe is part of the conversation we had with Lori Baltazar, author and blogger, of “Dessert Comes First.” Read about her in our Blog Count series. Lori’s Apple Crisp Apple Crisp, crumbly with streusel, sour cream tang Yield: one 11 x 2 oval ceramic baking dish, one 9½ x 2 (more…)Read More

She Can’t Cook But She Reviews Restaurants

“Why don’t you write a column” my friend, said Maggie Silvestre, executive editor of  Cook Magazine. She wanted a column about starter restaurants in the BF area, a gated village in Paranaque, in the southern part of Metro Manila. Thus my column, Southern Bell, was born. Maggie knows I can’t (more…)Read More

Pinay Cook Book: Raspberry Blizzard Jewel Cookies

I like to bake up large batches of assorted Christmas cookies. I share them at Christmas cookie swaps or give these as a gifts to my family, friends, coworkers and neighbors. When I was young, my mom and I would bake christmas cookies, some of them had elaborate sugar and frosting decor, and (more…)Read More

It’s Vampire, Romance Movie for Anne Curtis

Aussie Pinay actress and TV variety show host Anne Curtis, 29, is all grown up, and making waves in the international front. Since she started in show business in 1997, she has taken on different roles, and with that a big following. She is the most followed Filipina celebrity on Twitter. (more…)Read More

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