Hello, September!

So what’s the fuss about Jose Mari Chan and the beginning of the ‘ber months? At the intimate, joint birthday dinner party hosted by Philippine Tatler editor Anton San Diego for Fila CEO Cris Albert and me, we started singing classic Jose Mari Chan songs and joked about how we […]

Why it’s easy to age beautifully now

Hello September! This month officially welcomes my exciting mid-50s! It’s an age of wellness, enlightenment and inner beauty and peace. It is also the time when science and technology have become essential tools for beautifully and gracefully aiding the aging process. Without going through the knife, I have discovered so […]

World scholars debate the fate of our world

The future looks so bright, was what I could see when I watched all the brilliant kids competing in the Global Round of World Scholar’s Cup in Melbourne. Seeing teams of 13-year-olds from all over the world debating various issues from pop culture to climate change was just amazing. The […]

All the month’s plays and events!

The incredible wonders of technology enable us to digitally work while being on vacation anywhere in the world. I’m in Melbourne, Australia together with my youngest daughter Athena and her classmates from the Beacon School attending the Global Round of the World Scholars Cup. A robust internet connection allows me […]

Wilcon builds second home in Batangas

When it comes to barako coffee or lomi, there is only a single place in the country that forthright pops in my mind. Ah, yes – Lipa City in Batangas. There is no doubt that one can breathe in the redolence of the crisp fragrance that steams from the freshly […]

Marry me at the Mariott

I do! I love all things about weddings… the preparations, the gowns, the flowers, the set design, the speeches… everything! So when I recently attended the Marry Me At Marriott Bridal Show, I was so delighted to experience the bridal styling of different suppliers of the trade. Created by Marriott […]

What a difference a year makes!

What a difference a year makes! At one of our family dinners, we discussed where the phrase, “this too shall pass” came from. Whatever its origin, the adage is quite relevant during these times, especially for our family. At this year’s State of the Nation Address, President Duterte discussed significant […]

Saving for rainy days!

The author of the idiom, “save for a rainy day” was most probably not a Filipino. If we took this wise phrase literally, given the non-stop rains of the last few weeks, we might not have any savings left! It is quite important to set aside money, not only for […]