Monthly Archives: April, 2017

April 30, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day! Three hotels to take mom to on this special day

Just as flower buds bloom in the spring and the sun shines its brightest in the summer, so will our love for our mothers. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and showing this leading lady of our lives just how much she means to us requires planning out a perfect day and to help you Continue Reading


April 28, 2017

Calling all young singers! City of Dreams hosts a Trolls-themed sing off this May

We’re not trolling you! Children aged six to 12 years old are invited to show off what their mommas (and daddies, too!) gave them in a Trolls-themed singing competition that begins next May. The contest is organized by and will be held in none other than City of Dreams Manila’s DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space, DreamPlay. (The Trolls Continue Reading


April 26, 2017

Hennessy VSOP Privilege’s New Limited Edition Design is Art in a Bottle

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When we hear “cognac,” we usually think of the clear crystal bottles filled with rich brown liquid inside our parents’ bar cabinets. But this year, Hennessy – the world’s largest cognac producer – is bringing you a bottle that deserves a pedestal in any contemporary art museum with its new VSOP Privilege limited edition bottle Continue Reading


Hot wheels: The Wheelchair Basketball Canada team comes to Manila

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Basketball isn’t a discriminatory sport, and the Wheelchair Basketball Canada team has come to Manila to prove this! In line with Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, members of the Wheelchair Basketball Canada team met, coached and shared words of motivation and inspiration with the Philippines’ national wheelchair basketball team, the Pilipinas Warriors, during a series of basketball clinics held from April Continue Reading


April 25, 2017

A Scarlet-letter day in September


By JOANNE RAE RAMIREZ  Every day has become a Scarlet-letter day for engaged couple Dr. Vicki Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho ever since their daughter Scarlet Snow was born to them two years ago. Vicki has never kept it a secret that Scarlet is an IVF (in-vitro fertilization) baby and that she was carried by Continue Reading


April 22, 2017

Breathe in, breathe out


Cancer can knock the wind out of you. For 56-year-old artist Leila “Ling” Marapao Brian, first, there was the shock of finding out that she had been diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer in 2008. What followed was the diagnosis of her eldest brother with lung cancer that took him back to his maker in Continue Reading


April 21, 2017

Make it happen at Buddha-Bar Manila’s “The Big M”

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One might say that if you rub this Buddha’s belly in just the right way, he might just reward you with the gifts of a lifetime! Known for cooking up uniquely themed events for its patrons, Buddha-Bar Manila invites you to drop by the venue that’s always aglow with warmth from its signature deep mahogany and Continue Reading


April 19, 2017

A Chocolate Wonderland comes alive at Shangri-La Plaza


Happiness has a flavor — chocolate! The universally loved sweet treat that comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and flavors is known to release the chemical serotonin and increase the levels of endorphins released into the brain, and while that can sound a little like reading a science textbook, all that means is that a reasonable dose of chocolate improves Continue Reading


April 17, 2017

‘Cuisine compass’: The International Food Exhibition returns to Manila


The 11th edition of the International Food Exhibition Philippines (IFEX) returns to Manila this May! If you’ve ever set out to discover ingredients that go into your favorite Asian dishes and have them in your very own kitchen, this is the summer event for you. Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry’s Center for International Trade Expositions & Continue Reading


April 16, 2017

Papal Power: Remembering a visit of a lifetime


Happy Easter, everybody! Remember that on this special day that symbolizes new hope and renewal, there is always something to look forward to and be thankful for, even during the most challenging of times. As the anointed “people’s pope” Pope Francis celebrates his fourth anniversary as the leader of some 1.2 billion Catholics this year, PeopleAsia commemorates his Continue Reading