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We’ve got you covered from a breakfast buffet to a bar
No matter how long one has been away from the homeland, Filipinos will always crave for a taste of good old Pinoy cooking, with its simple yet sublime sweet-savory mix of flavors, and the happy memories of enjoying it at the family hapagkainan. ...
 
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You shouldn’t feel pressured to give gifts to people if you don’t feel like it or you can’t afford to.
I used to get together with a group of friends every holiday season. We’d plan the whole thing via our Yahoogroups (remember that?) and talk about the gifts we wanted to receive. We even started drawing up a “wish list” for ourselves ...
 
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So you can give gifts that aren't just material objects.
Every year, like clockwork, crowds of last minute Christmas shoppers descend upon the aisles lining up the department store, emerging with socks, bath towels, and gift cards in hand—just like they did last year and the year before that. Suddenly, we forget ...
 
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Trim the tree, stuff the stockings, and watch one of these classics movies filled with holiday cheer.
There's no more festive time of year than Christmas, which over the years has been the backdrop for plenty of old-school classics and modern favorites that have gifted moviegoers with an abundance of warm-and-fuzzy cheer. When the trees go up, the lights ...
 
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You’ll be walking in a winter wonderland.
We all know that the Philippines is one of the most festive places to be at Christmas. After all, where else does the holiday season begin in September? But sometimes, it’s nice to have a change of scene—to visit a place where ...
 
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A pooping figurine in the Nativity scene? Totally normal in Spain.
Every predominantly Christian country has Christmas traditions they look forward to—we have our parol, simbang gabi, and noche buena, while Americans have their mistletoe and advent calendars. Some nations, however, have practices that are pretty...unconventional. Here are some of the most baffling ...
 
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Your Christmas feast, solved.
The holiday turkey is one foreign tradition that deserves adoption in local Christmas tables. This massive bird makes a beautiful centerpiece for many a holiday feast, often accompanied by gravy, stuffing and plum pudding. The tradition of having turkey for Christmas dates ...
 
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This store is a gift that keeps giving.
Christmas: The time of the year for Kris Kringle, monito-monita, Secret Santa, and strategic office gift-giving (you'll definitely want to give your boss more than a mug). What do you give away? Nothing too expensive because your bonus can only go so ...
 
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Only four copies were made: one for each member of The Beatles.
Paul McCartney's long-lost Christmas album Unforgettable has been posted on YouTube more than 50 years after it was created.Simon Wells, a Beatles fan who shared the video online, said McCartney made the album as a Christmas gift in 1965 for his bandmates John Lennon, ...
 
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Which one was your favorite?
There are ways to tell when Christmas has arrived in the Philippines. Come August or September, Christmas decorations will be mingling with skulls and Jack O' Lanterns in the malls. Then, Jose Mari Chan will blaring through loud speakers. Come November, everyone will ...
 
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Trim the tree, stuff the stockings, and watch one of these classics.
There's no more festive time of year than Christmas, which over the years has been the backdrop for plenty of old-school classics and modern favorites that have gifted moviegoers with an abundance of warm-and-fuzzy cheer. When the trees go up, the lights ...
 
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Well, excuse us for wanting to be festive...
It's getting to the time of year when you might be thinking about hanging some tasteful tinsel from the mantle, or draping the outside of your house in neon lights visible from space. We say go for it.But now, a Grinch-esque etiquette ...
 
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Travel back in time, shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, and take a piece of history home with you at the Istorya ng Pasko vintage bazaar.
Shopping at Istorya ng Pasko is a one-of-a-kind experience. More than just an ordinary Christmas bazaar, this event is a cozy gathering of antique collectors, photography enthusiasts, and calligraphy artists who are more than willing to share their love for all things ...
 
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Grazing platters and trays are the latest (and best) food trend for parties.
Grazing platters and trays are the latest (and best) food trend for celebrations, whether it's a simple party of two to a large family gathering. That messy smorgasbord of cured meats, cheeses, grapes, and crackers (don't forget the bottle of red) just puts ...
 
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There’s no better time to support Filipino brands.
There’s nothing better than finding someone the perfect present…except finding a gift that empowers people and helps save the environment too. Luckily for us, there’s been an influx of Filipino brands that give livelihoods to disadvantaged communities, produce eco-friendly products, and promote ...
 
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Fulfill your Christmas obligations without breaking the bank.
Everyone has them: those relatives and friends you’re not very close with but have to give presents to anyway. Finding affordable presents isn’t always easy, and that’s why we’ve compiled this list of gifts under P200 that say "I know we're not ...
 
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Nevertheless, he’s exactly what we need this holiday season.
Jose Mari Chan’s name is practically synonymous with Christmas. After all, it’s impossible to go to the mall without hearing “Christmas in Our Hearts” or “A Perfect Christmas” as soon as the 'Ber months come around.In fact, remember these memes from August? On top of ...
 
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A year-by-year look back at the must-have presents that changed childhoods forever, and a whole lot of Elmo.
Remember the Furby? Tickle Me Elmo? How about Beanie Babies? We collected the hottest gifts that drove parents crazy throughout the decades. And if you were one of the lucky recipients of any of these, remember to call home and say thanks.2017: Cozmo The Big Deal: ...
 
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The way the traffic's been, it's hard to get into the Christmas spirit. Bah! Humbug!
The holidays can suck, whether it's the traffic, countless gatherings, food comas, overbearing relatives, or the sheer pressure of buying the perfect present for someone you don't even really care about.Never mind all of that and sit back because here’s a list ...
 
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Manila's top mixologists come up with Christmas-themed cocktails you can make at home.
The holidays are usually such a chore—having to deal with your nosy relatives and the ridiculous city traffic might be putting you in a rather dour state. Not to worry. You can dull the noise of reunions with the right mix. These potent ...
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