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It’s never a dull moment with your family, but that doesn’t mean you should succumb to becoming the entertainment.
Kiki Mountenpousse (obviously, not her real name) called me over the weekend to talk about the latest scandal to hit Manila.“Tsih-tsih, did you hear? The Woman of the Old Man made a fool of herself at the funeral of her grandfather.“As per ...
 
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Two years after the Truly Rich Lady divulges the secrets to climbing the social pyramid, she revisits what those rules truly mean.
If we are talking about the bonafide winners of this game we call the Truly Rich Life, then they are the people who have made it to the topmost tier of the annual Richie Rich Rankings.Of course, that leaves you and even ...
 
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Saving the planet is the chicest cause right now.
I am proud to say that, when I was in grade school, I was the vice president of Friends of Mother Earth, the after-school club for young people who were passionate about saving the planet from the iron fist of pollution and ...
 
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She didn’t take a car, of course. She went by plane.
We all need a break from the hamster wheel that is life. After all, there are only so many rooms the Truly Rich Lady can redecorate before she goes absolutely crazy. And so when a group of Truly Rich Friends from long ...
 
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Please stop.
A funny thing happened when I hosted a casual dinner last Monday. We were on our third course of the sumptuous spread I prepared when I noticed that, three places away from my seat, our guest of honor, a China Rich Lady, ...
 
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Master these pronunciations and you'll never think twice again.
Have you ever been engaged in a conversation about beauty products but stop yourself from blurting out a brand name because you're unsure of how it's pronounced? Well, with this guide to the trickiest names, you can gush confidently about that new ...
 
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Should you let your age determine what you can or cannot wear?
To My Dearest Truly Rich Lady,Hi. I am need of advice. Is there clothing that you shouldn’t wear beyond the age of 30, 40, 50, and above? I am in the “above” category. Also, I changed my clothes this morning because I ...
 
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Weekend pursuits are lovely, but sometimes we need to close our eyes for 48 hours. See you on Monday.
During another polite conversation at another polite soiree, a dinner companion asked: “Si-si Coo, how are you going to spend the weekend? I’m sure you have something exciting planned.”“Well, instead of spending the weekend, I think I will save it,” I replied. ...
 
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“This necklace doesn’t fit my neck because I ate bread yesterday.”
Forget the opening of that chi-chi international boutique, the golden anniversary of the ballet, or the super exclusive lunch with Ms. Marda. This weekend, the only place to be was at an artisanal fair filled with handmade sustainable goods from the motherland. The ...
 
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It's time to catch up with the world, says C.C. Coo.
A couple of months ago, I went to my nephew’s school for a private matter. I needed to pee and it was on the way. I asked a kind student where I could relieve myself. He pointed to a corner of one ...
 
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A smile can keep those emotions in check.
The Truly Rich Lady (that’s me!) is just like you. I, too, am not immune to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, the dagger plunged into the heart by a friend, or the toe stubbed on the leg of a table ...
 
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With a surge of travel horror stories, make sure to follow the proper travel etiquette and don’t become THAT traveler.
Traveling can be both rewarding and stressful. It is rewarding to have the opportunity to cross borders and oceans, but stressful to deal with multiple aggravating factors that can end your sanity.  For some, traveling is an integral aspect of their lives. ...
 
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"Advanced age" is not a fast pass, as we learn from the Truly Rich Mother.
The sun felt good on my skin as I lay on the lounge chair on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. I was just about to fall asleep, lulled by the melody of the ocean, when I heard a high-pitched ringing, ...
 
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If you wish to display your flags on Independence Day, make sure you follow these rules.
With the Philippines marking its 121st year of independence on June 12, it’s time to dust off our flags and proudly display our patriotism. Before we do, however, it should be noted that there are far more guidelines to its usage than ...
 
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In celebration of Mother's Day, the Truly Rich Lady answers all concerns related to our readers' relationships with mummy.
Dear Truly Rich Lady,Are flowers still a good idea for Mother’s Day? Or are they passé? If they are okay, suggestions, please.Florally YoursDear FY,Flowers, like diamonds, will forever be fashionable as gifts for mothers, wives, girlfriends, and daughters. But since they are ...
 
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Even the most seasoned traveler makes mistakes.
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” we’ve heard time and again. When you’re visiting a foreign place for the first time, it’s natural to want to do the locals right by following their traditions, and even learning a few phrases. ...
 
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Some rules to remember if you're planning to watch Phantom of the Opera's Manila run.
A theater is not a cinema; the atmosphere for the former is usually much more buttoned up. How should one act during a live performance? Utmost respect is to be given not only to your fellow ticketholders but to the production's cast ...
 
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What good is the freedom that money offers if you don’t know how to relax?
So maybe a Truly Rich Lady has reached that point where she is super stinky rich, which really should free her from the indignity of having to wake up at the screeching of an alarm clock. And yet she still feels the ...
 
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Christmas gift ideas for the woman who has everything and the frenemy you have to play nice with, according to the Truly Rich Lady.
Anyone who takes Christmas seriously would have already finished the ever-welcome task of bestowing people with objects that sum up how you feel about them. Of course, not everyone is the Truly Rich Lady, a festive Christmas person, who is currently on ...
 
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Sit down for a family meeting and establish these rules from the Truly Rich Lady for a tolerable vacation.
Because we work so very hard and see so little of each other, family vacations are absolutely sacred to the Truly Rich Lady.This is why I am not afraid to break a few eggs whenever I am appointed as the HCIC or ...
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