The Festival of Lights is Back at the Ayala Triangle Gardens!

One of my favorite places in Metro Manila is the Ayala Triangle Gardens, the quiet pocket of green right in the middle of the city. It’s tranquil for the most part except during the holidays, when it transforms into a lights and sound show featuring a million twinkling lights. I got the watch this year’s series of shows and felt the Christmas spirit!

The Ayala Triangle Gardens’ Festival of Lights is a much-awaited event during Christmas, captivating Filipinos for the past eight years. It’s not just Filipinos who love the show: Conde Nast has called it one of the most spectacular lights in the world.

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Here Are My 5 Fool-Proof First Date Tips

For some strange reason, friends always ask me for dating tips. I find it unusual that people would ask for my advice since I’ve been single for so long and I don’t talk about my dating life. But yes, I have gone on quite a few dates and a lot of them have been fun, so I’m going to share my fool-proof first date tips:

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These 9 Families Are Running Successful Advocacies

There aren’t a lot of family-run non-governmental organizations (NGOs), but there are advantages to them: a smaller team makes it easier to mobilize teams and resources, and a team composed of family members makes it more personal and intimate. It’s also a great bonding experience.

I was recently introduced to nine advocacies run by families at the 7th Jollibee Family Values Awards. The award-giving body recognizes families who lead exemplary advocacies, and it was inspiring to see Filipinos giving back to the community.

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I Went Back in Time to See “Dinosaurs Around the World”!

When I watched Jurassic Park for the first time, I thought it would be cool to have a park where we can get up close and personal with dinosaurs. Of course, it’s not possible because we haven’t developed the technology to bring them back to life and it’s a bit dangerous. I somehow got to live my childhood dream because The Mind Museum has set up Dinosaurs Around the World, an impressive exhibition featuring life-sized animatronic dinos!

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9 Questions With Mike Curato, Creator of the “Little Elliott” Series

Recently, author and illustrator Mike Curato visited Manila to discuss Little Elliott, his line of children’s books about the titular polka-dotted elephant. He read Little Elliott Big Family to us and I fell in love with the gorgeous illustration and the sweet yet minimal text about the power of family. I was given the chance to sit down with the illustrator, where we talked about his inspirations, his upcoming works, and his favorite children’s books.

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