Event category archives: Events

  • Behind the Doors of the Private Room Club: Mia San Agustin's Girls Night Out

  • Harlan and Holden’s Mia San Agustin likes to wine and dine with friends. Collectively, she and her girlfriends are called the Private Room Club. “We formed PRC as an all-girls night out. No clubbing but more for dinner and drinks. The name of our thread was originally GNO, which stands for Girls Night Out but we later realized we should only hold our get-togethers when we are in a private room of [...]
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  • An Afternoon with American Novelist Mark Z. Danielewski, Author of House of Leaves

  • American author Mark Z. Danielewski wrote his first novel at the age of 10 on a manual type writer. He was born into a family of liberals, with a father working as a theater professor and his mother as a professional artist. Still, his parents were quite surprised to have read their young boy’s story with such grotesque subject matter. “They were expecting a fantasy story. But I wrote a novel abou[...]
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  • 5 Reasons My Fair Lady is Class on Film (and Not as Sexist as You Think)

  • In later years, the 1964 movie musical My Fair Lady’s classic status has been jaded by the film’s central themes of misogyny. But a recent revisiting of the motion picture made us realize that the Audrey Hepburn flick may not be as sexist as you think. As this TIME magazine article put it simply, the film is quite the opposite. Claiming that instead of the film being misogynistic, it’s a film ABOU[...]
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  • This is How Wealthy Richie Rich’s Family Would Be If They Were Real People

  • Richie Rich and his family have been endeared characters by the general public since they were first introduced by creators Alfred Harvey and Warner Kremer through Harvey Comics. First appearing in comic books, they were the most successful series for the company during their glory days from 1950-1982. Christened by pop culture as “the richest kid in the world” or “the poor little rich boy”, Richi[...]
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  • Giving Back Through RCBC Bankard and Gawad Kalinga

  • A simple lunch had been prepared inside the Hexagon Lounge of the RCBC Tower in Makati. It was a decidedly modest event marking the first turnover of funds from RCBC’s Diamond Card to Gawad Kalinga’s Kusina ng Kalinga. In one table, Gawad Kalinga Founder Tony Meloto was seated with RCBC chairperson Helen Yuchengco. Joining them was RCBC Bankard president and CEO Simone Javier Calasanz. Just befo[...]
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  • The Future of Design: You Have to See Robbie Antonio's Prefabricated Homes by World Renowned Designers

  • A prefabricated home, dubbed the Butterfly House, designed by French-Brazilian architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc stands inside a large space in the south. Beams surround the home, which features two bedrooms, a living room and kitchen. Light pours in through glass panels. It is intended for a family of three, pre-fabricated according to the sensibilities of de Portzamparc, that is, modern design [...]
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  • Restaurant Recommendations: Jing Ting's Chef Can Make 600 Dumplings in One Hour

  • Jing Ting, a quick and casual dining restaurant specializing in authentic Northern Chinese cuisine, has just opened in City of Dreams Manila. The 92-seater restaurant with an open kitchen complements the diverse mix of the over 20 dining options found within the property. Meaning “little house” or “resting place” inspired by Northern Chinese “Hutongs,” guests can bond together and at the sa[...]
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  • Staging the Most Successful Fashion Charity Event: The Red Charity Gala

  • Elation over the successful staging of the 2016 Red Charity Gala was still running high when Kaye Tinga and Tessa Prieto Valdes began planning for the next annual fundraiser. Immediately after the fashion benefit, the two prime movers were already looking ahead to the next event the following year. “We begin planning the day after,” Kaye laughs. “Seriously, almost as soon as the gala is over, we[...]
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  • Buy Guide: Delicious Artisan Products from Taste by Grace

  • Five years ago, Grace Baja started her blog The Spoiled Mummy to great success. Today, Grace’s adventures are documented on the site, giving her followers a glimpse of her family life, travels abroad, favorite things and growing business ventures. Grace has always loved food (her Instagram account has recently been recording her adventures in Michelin-starred restaurants), which sparked her love a[...]
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  • Grace Baja Successfully Launches her New Artisan Food Line Taste by Grace

  • Grace Baja introduced her new venture Taste by Grace in a 3-day launch at the Artefino Fair. The Spoiled Mummy took on the role of both business owner and sales woman, staying at the bazar from 9 in the morning till closing time to properly introduce her artisan products to the public. Grace’s friends were happy that they were finally able to bring home the delicious hors d’oeuvres she would whip [...]
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  • Rundown: Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming Oktoberfest at Sofitel

  • Ein Prosit! Ein Prosit! Der Gemuglichkeit (a toast, a toast to cheer and good times)! We'll be humming that verse from the famous Oktoberfest anthem all the way till October 6 and 7, when the German Club's 79th Annual Oktoberfest comes to the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. The best German cuisine, unlimited beer, wild drinking games and special room rates await patrons of the yearly festivity. W[...]
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  • We Rank 6 Beautiful Kitchens in Nancy Meyers' Movies

  • We've all seen a Nancy Meyers movies. The successful female director has been responsible for bringing powerful lady bosses to the silver screen through her romantic comedies Something's Gotta Give, The Intern, and It's Complicated, amongst others. Meyers' exposes the flaws of these woman, making audiences fall in love with their imperfections, challenging the definition of Women's Pictures since [...]
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