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A student-chef at the Olympiad
by Edu Jarque - May 7, 2017 - 12:00am
An experience in high school set Jasmin Castillo Buensalida on a path in the culinary industry that is already paying dividends. Recently, she was the sole representative of the Philippines at the Young Chefs Olympiad...
Rediscovering Valencia in one day
by Edu Jarque - April 30, 2017 - 12:00am
Though I have been to the city of Valencia many times since my sister Anafe has resided there for almost 40 years, I have never gone to this region of Spain as a simple sightseer, a true turista.
A tradition of devotion in Baliuag
by Edu Jarque - April 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Close-knit families, extended clans and entire bloodlines dig up their well-kept inherited bauls, empty their grandmothers’ aparadores, unlatch their cabinets and unbolt their dusty storerooms – some...
Escape to Hydra
by Edu Jarque - March 10, 2017 - 12:00am
We sailed off on a big ship to Hydra, pronounced ee-dra, some 37 nautical miles from Piraeus, the seaport of ancient Athens, the capital of Greece.
Sweet haven in Cebu
by Edu Jarque - February 19, 2017 - 12:00am
You could say that Marisse Alvarez-Sy was born with a wooden spoon in her hand and smears of sugary confections on her mouth. “My siblings and I grew up licking the sticky bowls and spatulas as our mom Merceditas...
An athlete’s path to glory
by Edu Jarque - February 18, 2017 - 10:40pm
For every single victory, there are several disappointing defeats. For every desired and coveted trophy, a number of empty-handed attempts. This is a reality of life.
Macao, with glimpses of the past
by Edu Jarque - February 12, 2017 - 11:52pm
Back when international holiday travel was a blessing enjoyed only by a lucky few, Hong Kong was the usual destination – the food was superb and the shopping choices were like no other.
Lunch at Asiong
by Edu Jarque - January 29, 2017 - 12:00am
On a recent fine sunny day, I joined an alegre group of women achievers on one of their quests for excellent food, as they headed to Asiong – a quaint hideaway on the outskirts of Silang, Cavite, not too far...
Baguio blooms for Miss Universe
by Edu Jarque - January 22, 2017 - 12:00am
“I guess all the free travels,” gushed the reigning Miss Universe, our very own Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, when I asked her what she would miss most after she relinquishes her year-long title to the next lucky...
The art of Pasalubong
by Edu Jarque - January 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Pasalubong is a crucial element of an unwritten social contract which has evolved as an integral part of Filipino tradition, deeply ingrained into our behavioral pattern. For wherever we may wander – here or...
Xian: Terracotta warriors and beyond
by Edu Jarque - January 8, 2017 - 12:00am
To commemorate a milestone, our family recently bonded in an out-of-country trip and headed for the great ancient city of Xian in China.
Jose Javier Reyes: Thoughts on education in the 21st Century
by Edu Jarque - January 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Students should not be ‘the next somebody.’ Many idolize the mavericks like Brillante Mendoza or Lav Diaz, but I tell them we already have those giants — we need new voices.
A reunion with two saints
by Edu Jarque - December 18, 2016 - 12:00am
At this stage of life, when one’s bucket list is expected to be shorter, mine has seemingly but rightfully grown longer.
Newborn stars emerge from Baguio
by Edu Jarque - December 9, 2016 - 12:00am
New stars were born, as announcements of the winners of the competitive tournaments of the annual Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism (HRT) Week, roared throughout the halls and hallways of the Camp John Hay Trade and...
A journey to once upon a time
by Edu Jarque - December 4, 2016 - 12:00am
We could have not prayed for a more beautiful morning!
A day in Keelung: A goddess, A goldmine & an alley
by Edu Jarque - November 20, 2016 - 12:00am
“Though it frequently rains – probably more than any other city here – we are confident that there will be a window of sunshine on your visit,” our gracious hosts Daphne and Geoffrey assured...
The future of films, according to Mark & Nestor
by Edu Jarque - November 18, 2016 - 12:00am
In today’s day and age, due to the proliferation of modern gadgets where everyone has a camera, several independent efforts originated from the youth, and they are all too painfully engrossed in their photographs...
Vitalis Villas: symphony in blue and white
by Edu Jarque - November 12, 2016 - 11:28pm
Her father had a vision of creating wonders on a rocky hill in Barangay Sabangan in Ilocos Sur. When he went on an extended holiday in Santorini, Greece, he fell in love with the area – and it all fell into...
Okinawa: kingdom without an army
by Edu Jarque - October 29, 2016 - 11:02pm
It was never easy to paint what Okinawa was all about, for it seemed to be depicted as an undecipherable mosaic – from stories about tropical islands often devastated by the frequent typhoons, to the wastes...
Surprises in Venice
by Edu Jarque - October 23, 2016 - 12:00am
It was originally intended to be just a quick transfer. Disembarking from the cruise ship we looked for the fastest possible way to reach the Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia – the railway terminal with maze-like...
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