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With gemsstones and delicate enamel work, Cartier transforms ordinary things into very precious objects.
Luxury goods are not just bags or watches or jewelry. They can be a stone bird with diamond eyes or a board game decorated in gold. Point is, when made with great care and done in precious materials, any object—even a paperweight—can ...
 
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Filipinos know struggle.
Filipinos know struggle. They know the conflict, war, violence, and suffering. They know what it’s like to be colonized, ostracized, and discriminated. So it should come as no surprise that when other nations cast out their unwanted citizens, Filipinos opened their arms ...
 
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Jose Rizal wrote of the bridge in El Filibusterismo.
In the quiet town of Majayjay, Laguna, there is an old bridge that was never finished, but its beauty and elegance were so legendary that it found its way in the pages of Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo.In the first chapter of the ...
 
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From the most luxurious Bulgari hotel of your dreams to living Muji's minimalist yet practical aesthetic.
The allure of cool brands stems from selling a lifestyle rather than a product. It's why clothing labels diversify from apparel to other categories such as home, accessories, and fragrances. In recent years, the game has changed to include the hotel industry. ...
 
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Is the capital of Cavite Imus or Trece Martires?
In June 2020, the government officially moved the capital of Rizal Province from Pasig to Antipolo after 40 years of living with the mistake. When Pasig, which was formerly the capital of Rizal, became an independent city that is part of Metro ...
 
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From Piolo Pascual to Troy Montero, here are men who make gray hair look good.
Getting older isn't bad. One of the things you can look forward to is gray hair and, if you're lucky enough, being labeled as a silver fox. Don't believe us? Take a look at the men doing silver hair right. From Piolo ...
 
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Plot: An insurance agent investigates the kidnapping of a jai alai player involving a female death squad.
Throughout the back half to the 20th century, the Philippines was an established location for low- to medium-budget B movies. With scenic vistas and beaches and a cooperative, English-speaking workforce, an ecosystem existed that allowed scores of Hollywood productions to quickly shoot ...
 
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It became a textbook example of how to prevail against a larger enemy force.
In World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur famously said, “Give me ten thousand Filipinos and I will conquer the world.”His quote was not lost when the Philippines sent 4,420 troops to aid the United Nations in the Korean War. The Philippines was ...
 
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How does a dismissed government official factor into the equation?
German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung has named former Department of Transportation (DOTr) assistant secretary Mark Tolentino as a suspicious figure in the billion-dollar Wirecard scandal. The German fintech story, once a success story on the DAX, made headlines when it reported that 1.9 billion euros ...
 
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The Philippine connection to the billion-dollar Wirecard scandal.
Germany has been hit with one of its biggest financial scandals in years after payment processor Wirecard AG seemingly lost €1.9 billion ($2.1 billion) of cash. Money doesn’t disappear into thin air unless something shady is happening behind the scenes, which is ...
 
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Look back at Jose Rizal's life in photos.
Jose Rizal is many things to Filipinos: a hero, patriot, martyr, novelist, and even a god. Over the course of his life, the national hero had plenty to share, including novels, poems, and essays. But, it's about time we explore the few photos of Rizal that ...
 
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The first-ever nest in Pasonanca Natural Forest was spotted, inspiring hope for the endangered species.
The Philippine eagle, the country’s national bird, might be the subject of poetry and pride, but the endangered creature is also one of the most hunted animals in our islands, so much so that sightings of the national bird have become a ...
 
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The last five are the simplest but trickiest mispronounced words.
So you think you know how to pronounce most English words? Try these ones.We came up with a list of 20 grade school-level vocabulary words, which often stump adults when they are told pronounce them correctly. We did away with words longer ...
 
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Ever wondered where the Philippines' rich and famous send their kids to school?
It's a fact that being rich and famous opens a lot of doors. And that also extends to various opportunities for their privileged offspring. Ever wondered where the Philippines' rich and famous send their kids to school? Below, a list of famous people's kids and ...
 
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Timely reads in this time of chaos and coronavirus.
At some point in our lives, we've faced the depths of an existential crisis. And in this time of coronavirus, chaos, and political unrest, it's becoming more and more common to get lost in ourselves.Top story: Who are the Descendants of Our Heroes ...
 
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Here are a few facts about the history of Independence Day.
Today, we celebrate the 122nd year of the Philippine Declaration of Independence. While we know to hold it special annually, we still have plenty of things to know about the historic day. Below, a few facts about the history of Independence Day.After 333 years ...
 
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Creativity is born out of necessity.
Struggle inspires invention and innovation, and the pandemic has inspired many to find solutions to the “new normal” of our lives. Startup Blink, a mapping and research center, has gathered almost all the COVID-19 innovations in one place in the Coronavirus Innovation ...
 
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The pandemic is forcing us to make hard decisions.
Suck at money? Congrats. You’re part of the 99 percent of people in their 20s floundering when it comes to finance. Adulting is hard, and money is harder—especially when it’s your own and not your parents. My Two Cents is here to ...
 
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Did you know that China also invented alcoholic drinks, sushi, and pasta?
We all know that chopsuey is an American invention. So is the fortune cookie. And, apparently, so is the hamburger, despite many wanting to believe that it originated in Hamburg. Food history is fascinating because food is so easily adaptable that it makes tracing ...
 
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She was one of the last great stars of the golden age of Philippine movies.
Anyone who loves Filipino movies must have known Anita Linda. She was a star of the big and small screen for the better part of 70 years, playing the lead in several movies in the 40s and 50s, and eventually finding steady ...
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