Category Archives: Lifestyle

A Stitch in Time

Daniel Radcliffe reputedly stated that he is not clumsy, just accident prone, but it sounds to me like he is simply quibbling with semantics. Call it what you will, I too am klutzy, clumsy, uncoordinated and monumentally accident prone, often butterfingered or … Continue reading

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A Suomi Summer

Cine Europa is a ten-day feast of European movies being shown FOR FREE  at Shang Cineplex in Ortigas. I have almost decided to move into the Shangri-La Hotel for the week to take full advantage of this amazing smorgasbord of movies. … Continue reading

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“Go For Launch!”

Last night was a very special night, and I am still feeling somewhat euphoric. Euphoric and ecstatic, exhilarated and enchanted, thrilled and giddy and elated. I know I probably sound slightly hysterical, and usually my One & Only saves me from … Continue reading

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Imelda:The People’s Princess

“Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums.”  ~Imelda Marcos Imelda Marcos, the iconic First Lady of the Philippines for twenty years, with her infamous … Continue reading

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“Fashion Fantasy”

“Every day is a fashion show and the world is your runway” ~ Chanel Last night I was a super model. OK, well maybe not quite a “super” model, but I didn’t fall off the catwalk, which I consider a … Continue reading

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Dream Kitchen

“…But the kitchen will not come into its own again until it ceases to be a status symbol and becomes again a workshop… [and] you and I will know it chiefly by its fragrances and its clutter. It won’t be … Continue reading

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Down on the Farm

The sky was clear, with no hint of rain, and a beautiful breeze across the paddocks all day – perfect weather for a picnic… Last weekend, a small group from the Social Welfare Committee of the Asian Development Bank Spouses Association … Continue reading

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Wine, Cheese and Charity

So I was about to head home to Manila after a long, hot summer in Australia when I suddenly remembered an unfulfilled promise and the need to raise some funds for the children at Tulay Ng Kabataan (please refer to … Continue reading

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Royal Indian Curry House

India has held a place in my heart since I was a child. My father returned from a business trip to Delhi when I was about seven with an Indian doll and a glorious picture book that would inspire my … Continue reading

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Singing Carols at Christmas

I love singing, particularly at Christmas. It lightens the heart and puts a smile on my face. So when I arrived in the Philippines and discovered there was a choir I could join, I jumped at the chance. Asia Minors … Continue reading

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