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110 international companies and 31 countries participated in IFEX Philippines The Philippines’ biggest international trade exhibition on food and food-related products rounds up the leading companies, manufacturers, distributors all over Southeast Asia as one of the official events of the 30th Association of Southeast...

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...

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