Take care of your peepers with these sight-saving tips 

My father, whose simple happiness in life can be found in his newspapers and his favorite television show, is slowly losing his sight due to cataract.  He is already technically blind on his left eye and the right is slowly being corrupted by cataract also. Years of use – being exposed to the sun, glare…

Geek out with me at Asia Pop Comic Con from August 26 to 28

It’s a wonderful time to be a geek as Asia Pop Comic Con (APCC)—touted to be the biggest three-day pop-culture extravaganza-is back in Manila from August 26 to 28 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Manila.  My heart is already bursting at the seams with too much excitement as APCC brings two of…

The path to Brighter Life begins now 

So, here’s my story…  Sometime this Summer–just right around my birthday–something clicked in me and I began re-evaluating my life. I’ve been alive for more than 30 years; working close to 20 years; married for less than 10; and still living it up like it’s a scene out of Reality Bites everyday.  I began to…

Wish I May: Shopback, Put these babies under my Christmas tree!

There is something magical about receiving something you’ve always wished or dreamed about. In the great scheme of things, it can be that dream job, or a complete family, your dream car parked in the garage of your dream house, and yes — even world peace. It can also be the simple things, one that…

PR: “Chopped” gets more heated on its new season 

There’s a lot of cooking competitions on reality TV but nothing gets as wicked as “Chopped.” The show follows the simple premise where the skills,  speed and creativity of participating chefs always come to play.   Each week, four chefs compete before a panel of expert judges and turn baskets of mystery ingredients into an…

Review: Music comes to life with JBL Charge 3

Like any kid who grew up in the 90s, I have a soundtrack for every moment of my life: as a teen attempting to run away from home after arguing with mom – “1979” by Smashing Pumpkins; seeing my name on print for the first time – “We are the Champions” by Queen; meeting the…

Crib Goals: Kenwood makes your kitchen posh

What is it with the U.K. and their understated class and elegance? Mix the brilliance in design with innovative minds and we have Kenwood, a respected global brand in food preparation appliances. With presence in over 40 countries around the world, Kenwood is known for its appliances that serves as kitchen must-haves in the last…

Sushi Wonderland

I had the pleasure of discovering Yakumi recently, following a nice lunch with good friends. Yakumi is one of the best Japanese restaurants in the city , with very good ambience located at Solaire Resorts & Casino at Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City.   There are Japanese fine dining places that are negligible but Yakumi…

15 Silkamazing Years of Making Filipinas Beautiful

  The amazing story of Silka’s success began 15 years ago when the then-fledging brand launched Silka Papaya lotion which immediately caught the fancy of beauty-conscious Filipinas. Affordable and effective at the same time, Silka Papaya lotion established itself as one of the best-selling skin whitening and moisturizing lotion in the country. To celebrate its…