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JT Nisay has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism obtained at the University of Sto. Tomas. He is a Lifestyle Reporter for 3 years now in BusinessMirror.
BANGKOK, Thailand—Charged with calls to “challenge the status quo” and declarations that “different is better”, Motorola’s recent Asean launch of the new Moto Z2 Play here strayed from the ordinary, which means the brand stayed in character. Almost a year...
THE times I have walked down the wedding aisle cannot be counted on one hand. My cousins of different degrees always needed a small boy to carry their rings or bibles for them. Since I was forced into retirement...
IN 2013 the sales figures of tablets were pointing skyward. Market research, analysis and advisory firm International Data Corp. (IDC) viewed the compact gadget as the next big thing in the tech world, one that would give long-standing champion...
THE daily average foot traffic in Newport Mall is starting to normalize with revamped security measures, to go with a series of aggressive mall-wide offerings in retail, dining and entertainment. The Las Vegas-inspired luxury establishment was initially closed for a...

And still…

THINGS were a bit different in 2009. Instagram was a year away from being launched, Liza Soberano was just 11 years old, and Donald J. Trump was, uhm, not the President of the United States of America. Also, Manny Pacquiao...
Twenty-seven-year-old visual artists Kris Abrigo and Soleil Ignacio have been together for seven years. Of the many things they share in common as a couple—including age, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman...
Chefs Roland and Jackie Laudico believe there are two things that hold back Filipino cuisine from breaking through globally: not enough people cook it, and there’s all that “instant crap”. With regards to the former, the Manila-based culinary power couple...
Two-dimensional graphs and figures filled the Powerpoint presentation of medical oncologist Dr. Dennis Sacdalan on cancer. In between the slides of shapes and numbers and little text, a picture stood out. It was one of a fictional, motley crew of galactic...

Style superior

NOTHING in S Maison exists without reason. At the lobby of this posh dining and retail podium within the luxury hotel Conrad Manila in the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, there are two curious rock-like objects that hang...
IT wasn’t until after hitting the Big Five-O when Zsa Zsa Padilla got her driver’s license. After holding off because she was “scared”—that “there were so many things to worry about”—the celebrity singer gave driving a go a few...
EACH day, there are about 500,000 commuters who ride the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3, and 326,000 riders who ply Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa). Ask any of them to describe the Metro’s busiest highway in one...
MONDAY marked the 119th anniversary of Philippine Independence Day. Yesterday marked the sixth year anniversary of a timeless episode of Word of the Lourd, a three- to five-minute social commentary hosted by three-time Palanca awardee Lourd de Veyra. It was...
Three things were set at a height that Thursday high noon at the tony Rockwell Center branch of modern Filipino restaurant Sarsa: The scorching sun outside, the stylish ceiling inside and the endearing confidence of its owner Chef JP...
Of the 22.9 million students who went to school on Monday for the opening of classes, most were definitely told to study hard. “Good grades equate to good life!” Reflex advice. But how many do you think shied away from...

Let’s take a walk

You’re late. Good thing not many people stay in the hotel lobby anymore. Let’s take a seat first and enjoy this jazz. Music has its way of putting people in a trance, yes? Especially jazz. It holds your hand, guides you...

Blink and you miss it

IF you’re worried that life has been oddly good to you as of late, take public transportation in Manila to even things out. Take a psychedelic jeep, a tilting bus, or if you recently hit the lottery, the MRT. Do...
All-Filipino, true-Filipino “revolution rock” group Bonifacio Republic launched their first album, titled Unang Sigaw, a war cry of a five-song EP against societal ills, from government corruption to religious hypocrisy. Each track on the album is charged with powerful calls...
WHEN you find yourself in paradise, remember the ugliest things. Don’t stop short at taking pictures of the powdery white sand ahead, the glistening turquoise waters beyond, the greens around and the blues above. Don’t even get caught up on...
DOES anyone still travel with just clothes these days? Unless you’re on a quest for a quiet trip away from all the stress-inducing notifications on your gadgets, chances are you have a separate carry-on for a laptop. If  being a...
NOT even after some years of studying and practicing writing do I find the arduous task any easier. Perhaps the only time it truly came as a breeze was for a piece I wish I didn’t have to write...