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The ladies of the government in their chosen Filipiniana outfits   The Duterte administration is known for its simplicity, which follows through the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), shunning the usual pageantry and grandiose of the event’s red carpet. This year, politicians and guests were told to keep a...

The model and Snapchat CEO in their backyard wedding, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier [IMAGE/Vogue]Miranda Kerr, 34, has revealed wedding details and photos to Vogue Magazine, two months after tying the knot to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, 26. The former Victoria’s Secret model looked every inch of a fairy-tale...

At 12, Hannah Sun is already an accomplished painter in the Chinese traditional style—and an authority on hard work and passion. She is 12, but thinks more maturely than most—and she’s creating traditional Chinese artworks one can only expect from a hundred-year-old art sifu (master). Yueran Hannah Sun, or Hannah, as...

President-elect Rody Duterte and Pastor Apollo Quiboloy go a long way back. The pastor always had his back, supported him throughout the campaign and even lent Mayor Duterte his private jet and helicopter. Will we see more of Pastor Quiboloy now that Pres. Rody Duterte is getting ready for the iron throne? Asian...

At Philexcel Business Park‘s newly opened Art Center, art literally meets art. The very native and grounded Mabini art pieces from Jack Nasser’s Mabini art collection stand beside the vibrant and happy pop art pieces by renowned Brazilian artist Romero Britto. What do they have in common? Why does it make sense to place...

When I assess kids of primary school age and older taking up Chinese in school, I don’t only check their vocabulary bank, but ask them if they’ve heard, say, the story of the Chinese Zodiac or the Nian Monster.  How about The Moon Lady? The Jade Rabbit? The Monkey King? The two weird tigers, because one has no ear and...

Asian Dragon Magazine, Makati Shangri-La, and Chinatown TV opened the Year of the Fire Monkey with an exhibit of hand-made lanterns made by students from different Filipino-Chinese schools in the metro last February 1, 2016. Lanterns have been long part of the Chinese New Year celebrations dating back to Ancient...

His parents knew exactly what they wanted from their son: they called him Famiao, or “produce descendants”. Yet when their first grandchild arrived, they refused to step across the courtyard of the family home to see the new baby. Qiaoyue was a girl. When finally obliged to meet her, “they didn’t even wash her face or...