A day with the classics

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 02:06 p.m.

IF YOU'RE a lover of classic cars and motorbikes and you just happen to be visiting England, you really must set aside a day to leg it to the glorious New Forest to visit the National Motor Museum in the beautiful village of Beaulieu.

It's one of the top visitor attractions in the south of England and it is, without doubt, one of the finest auto museums in the world.

Ideal days for specific chores

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 02:05 p.m.

TIME is more precious than gold, so the golden adage goes. We need to make every minute count because we cannot turn back time.

We create opportunities when we become conscious of how we spend each moment. Organizing our schedule is one way of giving ourselves an extra hour to be able to do what we really want, to have quality rest and recreation, and to be with our loved ones.

Gearing up for ZumBacolod

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:59 p.m.

NOWADAYS, physical fitness enthusiasts and health advocates in Bacolod City converge in malls, dance studios or parks to "party" and dance to the music that comes from the following dance styles: cumbia, salsa, merengue, mambo, flamenco, chachacha, reggaeton, soca, samba, tango and hiphop.

This latest dance craze also involves martial arts and aerobic elements and is approximated to have converted 14 million people in over 140,000 locations across more than 185 countries in the world.

My typical weekend

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:58 p.m.

FOR most people, dipping their feet in a pool or watching DVDs all day long would be their typical weekend. It's far from office works, no head-dropping phone calls and no nagging boss. This is a perfect weekend example, but not for me.

Now, don't think I'm rushing to my deathbed for being a workaholic. I'll tell you why being productive could spell success, in this case, combining business and leisure, even during weekends.

Madre de Agua - a versatile feed crop

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:58 p.m.

IT IS amazing how God created many living things on earth including even the fodder for the animals. Yes! It is our subject for the day. Have you ever used madre de agua (Trichantera gigantean) for your livestock and poultry? I do, and I will share with you the blessing of using this amazing fodder for the livestock industry.

Coping with grief

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:57 p.m.

I BELIEVE that the people who come into our lives come for a reason, for a season, or for a lifetime.

We meet a lot of people as we journey through life. Some stay, some go. And when they leave, sometimes we are not ready for the loss. This loss could be a breakup, a divorce, an annulment or a death of a loved one (a family member, a friend, a spouse or a boyfriend/girlfriend).

Iglesia Ni Cristo sets 2 Guinness records

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:36 p.m.

THE centennial or 100th anniversary of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) at the Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue, Bulacan yesterday has set two new Guinness records.

Afternoon tea in the garden

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:35 p.m.

I'M STILL here in England. The weather is hot (for once) so we are enjoying long walks in the forest as well as some scrumptious traditional afternoon teas in the garden.

Excellence inside out

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:34 p.m.

IT WAS Liza’s first day as a nurse in the operating room. She felt nervous. She noticed that one sponge was missing. Should she tell the surgeon? He had the reputation of being very strict but also the very best in the hospital.

ANP awards 24th 0Bulawan winners

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:33 p.m.

THE Association of Negros Producers (ANP) awarded yesterday the winners of the 24th Bulawan Awards during their closing rites at Robinsons Place Bacolod.

Palacio Real De Madrid

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 11:27 a.m.

IF YOU want to see how kings and queens lived during the time when they ruled the world, the palaces are the best places to go.

Loney, I’m Mr. Loney

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 11:26 a.m.

WHEN we dock at the Iloilo pier from Bacolod, we are actually docking at the wharf named after an important figure in Iloilo history who also figured prominently in Negros.

A film on protecting children

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 11:23 a.m.

AMONG the hundreds of boisterous and excited young people, all towing their popcorns, sodas, hotdogs and burgers, I patiently queued and held on my place until I was ready to gain admittance.

Grooming and pampering our dogs

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 02:10 p.m.

TWO years ago, every time I go for a massage or haircut at the Terra Dolce commercial building, I passed by Pooch Spa Pet Salon and I would wonder what is this salon all about or what they do to the dogs.

Remembering Apolinario Mabini

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 02:09 p.m.

JULY 23, 2014 marked the 150th birthday of Apolinario Mabini, considered as “The Brains of the Revolution.”

A showcase of Negrense artistry

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 01:28 p.m.

A ROOM divider made of shells from Molocaboc Island in Sagay City, lamps made of residual part of coco wood that was used in the construction of houses for Yolanda survivors in Panay, religious items made of driftwood from Yolanda-hit communities, and a lighted wall art made of shells from Bantayan, a badly damaged island of Cebu.

These are some of the beautiful and intricate designs made by members of the Association of Negros Producers (ANP) on exhibit at the 24th Bulawan Awards that opened yesterday at Robinsons Place Bacolod.

The power of gratitude

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 01:28 p.m.

I DON’T know how I began to gravitate towards gratitude these recent years. Maybe I picked it up from the seminars and books that I have read, and in all of that I came to believe that having a grateful disposition is the key to happiness in life.

My favorite video that I used to watch a lot with my kids when they were much younger was a VeggieTales episode entitled Madame Blueberry and the lesson was on thankfulness.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa and More

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 01:25 p.m.

THE reason most of us go to Pisa is to see the Leaning Tower. Right? But to my surprise and awe, there was more to Pisa than the tower.

While this Bell Tower is the signature of the place, the Piazza del Duomo now known as the Piazza dei Miracoli hosts fabulous art and architecture, which truly deserves applause.

New summer breaks

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 01:25 p.m.

LATELY I’ve been giving much thought to the government’s move to push back the start of the school year from June to August. I am not aware of its legal and formal status (if the move is already legal and binding or on a voluntary basis).

What I do know though is that the University of the Philippines has already implemented the new school calendar, at least for its main campus – UP Diliman. Ateneo and De La Salle University are reportedly supposed to follow the same calendar by next year.

A blessed house

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 03:00 p.m.

THE Society of the Catholic Apostolate, also known as the Pallottines, inaugurated yesterday its first Formation House in the Philippines at Marapara I in Barangay Bata Bacolod City.

GPS - a Godsend

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 02:59 p.m.

I'M ON a family visit to England and I am driving to many parts of the country in a Ford Focus which we hired from Hertz. It's a brilliant car - I might get one myself when I get home. What is making our visit so easy is the Hertz NeverLost GPS system.

Organizing your schedules

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 02:56 p.m.

FOR most of us, the daily grind of modern life seems to be overwhelming that our brains could not accommodate all the things we need to do. We, mothers especially, play multiple roles that we literally go crazy without our beloved checklists! We cannot carry it all in our heads.

ANP opens 24th Bulawan Awards today

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 02:55 p.m.

THE best and the most creative product designs of the Association of Negros Producers (ANP) will be exhibited and judged starting today at the opening of the 24th Bulawan Awards at Robinsons Place Bacolod.

A new learning tool to polish English skills

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 03:48 p.m.

TWENTY-FIVE students of the Negros Occidental Language Information Center (NOLITC) in Bacolod City had enrolled for a week with the LEAP (Learning English Application for Pinoys) program.

Rebranding Murcia

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 03:47 p.m.

THERE is more to the municipality of Murcia than just being a quaint town with its old-fashioned charm.

Celebrating friendships

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 03:47 p.m.

WE ALL should have at least one or two close friends to confide with—someone to call when we are stressed or sad, and all the more when we are happy and celebrating the gifts of life.

Observing Nutrition Month

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 03:46 p.m.

IT SEEMS like yesterday when I was the guest speaker during the Nutrition Month celebration of San Enrique National High School in July 2013.

Vintage-inspired trendy sunglasses in Bacolod

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 03:37 p.m.

IF YOU'RE into trendy but affordable sunglasses with a vintage touch, look no farther. Sunnies Studios, an emerging brand that has become Manila's favorite store for unisex eyewear, has come to Bacolod.

Looking for yourself? Check under an umbrella

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 03:37 p.m.

LAST April, I shared an article about umbrellas. How each of us have our own unique umbrellas, or gifts, that keep us dry from the rain or cool under the sun.  And how we can have a more magnificent life by finding a way to share our umbrellas with others.

Desserts galore

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 03:36 p.m.

CRITICS can say what they like about British food, but I'm having a whale of a time on holiday in England enjoying some really honest and down-to-earth meals here.

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