Category Archives: Fashion

Sona red carpet

The SONA Red Carpet Fashion Show and Media Circus Needs To Stop

We can’t possibly be the only people who think the red carpet fashion show lawmakers put up each year during the President’s State of the Nation Address, and the accompanying media frenzy, is not appropriate and healthy for a young and relatively poor democracy. Seriously, this insanity needs to stop. Here are several reasons why.

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Power Dressing: How To Properly Do Business Casual For Men

As part of our series on power dressing, here’s your everyday guide to doing business casual for men.

In the Philippines, more often than not, offices adopt a business casual dress code for their employees. In this article, we’re giving you guidelines on how to do business casual properly without looking, on the one end, too casual, and on the other, too stuffy and pretentious.

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Twenty Things I Love About Manila

A portion of this article was published in The Manila Bulletin as part of a larger list of things people love about Manila. You can view the edited version here

When I was first asked to write about the things I love about Manila, I was a little apprehensive. I love this city, there’s no doubt about that, but it isn’t because of any one thing (or any twenty things for that matter). If Manila was a person, it would be a 100 year old veteran of several wars, a romantic, cultured but slightly off kilter, and broke. It would have a ton of character, would be a little seedy, would probably refuse to take a bath every day, and might stab you at the slightest provocation. But it would also be very charming and lovable, if you knew where to look.

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Online Shopping

Top Four Online Retail Stores In The Philippines

I’m not an online shopper. I prefer going to an actual store or mall, and seeing for myself the items I want to buy. But I do get the appeal of shopping online: there’s no need to dress up, or travel and brave the traffic, or worry about parking. Basically, the convenience is its biggest come-on, and for those who like the idea of doing their shopping in the comfort of their own homes, online shopping appears to be the way to go. For those people, we’re giving you the top four online retail stores in the Philippines.

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