FOOD is something we think about every day. We need it not only to assuage hunger, but more importantly, to keep on living. When we don’t have the time to cook for ourselves, we go out and eat in restaurants or fast food places, or buy something from a carenderia or elsewhere for food “to go.”
COME every third Thursday of November, little villages and towns like the Beaujolais region of France (a region known for its wine production) ship out over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau through the sleeping towns to Paris to all other parts of the world.
Banners proclaim the good news: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! Which, translated, would mean: “The New Beaujolais has arrived!”
BOILED rice is the most important item on the table. Without rice, a meal is incomplete and the stomach doesn’t seem to feel full. Cebuanos have a phrase for that: “Nangita gyod og kan-on.”
Not surprisingly, the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Cebu City recently held a rice-cooking contest, obviously with rice as the basic ingredient prepared in various ways. This was to mark November as the Rice Awareness Month, belatedly I learned, from GMA-7’s morning show Buena Mano Balita.
THINGS are going great for Daniel Matsunaga. After being hailed as the Big Winner of the reality TV Show “Pinoy Big Brother: All In”, so many opportunities have come knocking for the Brazilian-Japanese actor and he couldn’t be happier.
In a recent interview, he recalled that memorable night. “I didn’t expect at all to be a winner of Big Brother. After everything that’s happened, (there have been) so many blessings, so many opportunities. Everything I dreamed of in the past is coming true so I’m really happy and thankful for everything,” he said.
THE epitome of ethereal grace with an air of elegance. With each stride, she leaves traces of mystery and a whiff of a desirable memory leaving men to their knees, all in a frenzy. Indeed, women are a fine specimen.
DEAR ladies, hush the rumors out. Finally, one of the biggest international names in women fashion retail was officially opened on Nov. 19 at the Ayala Center Cebu—the first in Cebu. Welcome, Dorothy Perkins (DP)!
All the way from the United Kingdom, this centuries-old fashion brand (established in 1909), has come down for Cebuanos to experience its great British heritage in the fashion industry. Affordable, feminine and stylish—that’s the Dorothy way.
The American Music Awards took place earlier this week, and the red carpet event saw many celebrities dressed to the nines for the occasion. While looking through the photos, I was actually rather disappointed with how many of the celebs chose to do their makeup. A lot of them wore looks that I thought aged them (foundation too thick, eyelashes too fake) or just didn’t flatter their features. Here are three of my favorite looks from this year’s AMAs.
THE Group 1 delegates of Miss Earth 2014 vied for the pageant’s long gown competition titles at Level 8 Bar in Adnama Bldg, Nov. 17 at the North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City, Cebu. In their refined graces, 28 ladies from all over the world transformed the stage into a galaxy of beautiful creatures. The audience was captivated. And just like stars at the break of dawn, three beauties shone the brightest among the rest.
LILAS Binisaya Film Festival will open at 5 p.m. today with Ang Manok ni San Pedro, one of the highest-grossing Cebuano films. Written by Marcos Navarro Sacol and directed by Joe Macachor, this Cebuano classic stars Esteban Escudero, Teresa Diez and Porcing Torrevilas and was produced by the Arong brothers.
To open the festival, cocktails will be served at 5 p.m. today, Nov. 28, in the historic Cine Oriente Theater 1. Opening ceremonies will start at 6 p.m., followed by the screening.
Christmas is indeed in the air, figuratively and literally speaking. We can almost smell the aroma.
Everywhere you set your eyes on, decors are there: blinking multi-colored lights, Christmas trees and nativity scenes, among others, made of recycled, brand-new, indigenous or imported materials.