Life & Times

Avon stars and sales reps gather at Big Dome

October 31, 2014 6:33 pm

The halls of the Big Dome reverberated with shouts of “I want Avon!” as the direct selling company marked another beautiful year with its National Sales Convention (Nascon) at the Araneta Coliseum recently. More than 7,000 Avon representatives cheered for … Read more »

Filipino artistry and resilience

October 31, 2014 6:31 pm

THE Red Charity Gala 2014, spearheaded by society icon Tessa Prieto-Valdes and philanthropist Kaye Tinga, proved once again that glitz and glamour could also help make a difference in the country. It was an evening of celebration and goodwill on … Read more »

Goth girl

October 30, 2014 7:47 pm

30 years of chronicling gothic subculture “IT’s just a phase.” These are words said when referring to obsessions that end up as a passing fancy. But being a goth doesn’t mean you are depressed or rebellious, it just means you … Read more »

‘Big Hero 6’ unfolds bond between boy and robot

October 30, 2014 7:45 pm

Walt Disney Animation Studios is mostly remembered for heart and humor with recent box-office hits Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph. But what if the famous production outfit combines the two elements with action and adventure in one animation? The result, this … Read more »

One ‘Happy’ year

October 29, 2014 7:32 pm

When Happy Skin—a proudly Filipino cosmetic brand—was launched on October 18, 2013, it promised to bring the “best skin-caring makeup products” to the local market. Since then, the brand has delivered on its vow, infusing precious ingredients for the skin … Read more »

A bolder and brighter Shu

October 29, 2014 7:31 pm

It was indeed a night of celebration as Shu Uemura, the world-renowned Japanese make-up brand, launched its new flagship store at the Power Plant Mall. Inspired by Tokyo, the event showcased the renewed culture and look of the brand. The … Read more »

My beauty-filled Christmas countdown

October 29, 2014 7:31 pm

Around this time last year, I was homebound from an overdue visit to England where I spent a good part of my teens. My suitcases were bursting to overweight, not with shopping for myself, but with goodies I enjoyed from … Read more »

The woes of flying coach

October 29, 2014 7:29 pm

Cramped like a sardine in economy on a long-haul flight is a reality most of us can only grin and bear. The funny thing about flying coach is that it seems to affirm the long-standing class differences—a distinct portrayal of … Read more »

The role of history in diplomacy

October 28, 2014 8:24 pm

It was with great pride and excitement that Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Representative to the Philippines Gary Song-Huann Lin led the celebration of his country’s 103rd National Day in Manila on October 9. Barely a month into his … Read more »

Greener traveling options from Taiwan bikes

October 28, 2014 8:20 pm

The Taiwan Excellence office in the Philippines is encouraging Filipinos to use bicycles for cleaner and greener traveling around Metro Manila. Recognizing that getting around the metropolis has become a constant struggle, the campaign believes bicycle is the a practical … Read more »