Life & Times

Christmas Century City Mall marks its first

November 27, 2014 9:26 pm

If everywhere you go these days ignites the feeling of Christmas, then you can be sure to double that when you go to Century City Mall in Makati City. Why so? Because the sleek, upscale, and compact yet complete lifestyle … Read more »

Cumberbatch and ‘Penguins’ vs. ‘Bosses’ and Oscar winners

November 27, 2014 7:59 pm

In Horrible Bosses 2, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are reprising their roles as Nick Hendricks, Dale Arbus and Kurt Buckman—three friends, who at one point in their lives, tried to dispense with their respective conniving, bullying bosses. … Read more »

Paint your nails healthy

November 26, 2014 8:46 pm

There is something about perfectly polished nails that make women feel more beautiful and confident about themselves.  With every little task becoming more visually pleasing to do—whether typing away at a keyboard or cooking dinner for the family—the only downside … Read more »

‘‘Tis the season . . . to be busy’ Part 2

November 26, 2014 8:24 pm

Last week, I went slightly business-y and explained the rise in busy meters for the first to the quinary sectors of the economy (The T Zone, “‘Tis the season…to be busy,” November 20, 2014) come Christmastime. This being the one … Read more »

For kindergarten parents

November 26, 2014 8:23 pm

Last weekend, I was asked to talk at a parenting workshop for parents of kindergarteners. With both my children all teenagers now, it had been years since I was in the company of young parents—an experience I found to be … Read more »

Hooked on hornbills

November 24, 2014 9:57 pm

In Malaysia, forests that are older than the Amazon and the Congo continue to thrive and serve as habitat for rare species. One that is the world-known Belum-Temengor Forest Complex, which is the largest remaining contiguous block of natural forest … Read more »

The importance of mangrove forests

November 24, 2014 9:56 pm

Mangrove forests serve as nature’s buffer between land and sea. They protect coastal communities from storm surges caused by typhoons and control erosion along the shoreline so that the waters would not easily engulf land. So when Super Typhoon Yolanda … Read more »

The age of transparency

November 24, 2014 8:17 pm

Okay, I have downloaded the Uber App on my phone months ago but never found a chance to use it. On our latest adventure in Paris, my nieces and I went around the Paris metro system to run errands and … Read more »

Give A Gift this Christmas without Spending

November 24, 2014 4:22 pm

Imagine a world without Christmas. There will be no kids caroling outside your door. No bright and colorful lanterns. No reason to wake up in the early and attend morning masses for nine straight days. No grocery list and shopping … Read more »

The new age of mobile phones

November 22, 2014 8:14 pm

Oppo launches cutting-edge products in Singapore According to the November data of Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) Intelligence—a trusted source of mobile operator data, analysis and forecasts—there are over 3.6 billion unique mobile subscribers in the world today, or about … Read more »