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Olive oil: The beginner cook and healthy eater’s best friend

Last Christmas, for our office’s annual Secret Santa, I included on my wishlist — among gadgets, books, and home accessories — premium olive oil. When revelation time came, my Secret Santa wondered why I asked for it. Well, because I couldn’t get enough of it. I just moved in my own ...
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Eva Green is here for the Peculiars

Enigmatic actress Eva Green who starred in blockbuster testosterone-filled movies such as Kingdom of Heaven, 300: Rise of an Empire and Casino Royale, takes lead role in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, based upon the 2011 New York Times bestseller by Ransom Riggs. The book and movie’s heroine, Miss Peregrine is the ...
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WATCH: ‘Ghost in the shell’ teasers released

Heads up, anime fans: the first footage from Ghost in the Shell is now online — and things are looking good so far. Five ten-second "viral teasers" have been released, revealing glimpses of what the live-action adaptation of the original anime promises. Ghost in the Shell follows the Major, a one-of-a-kind human-cyborg ...
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Slay, Kween: Ranking Lady Gaga’s best songs

If one were to glean just a single lesson from the never-ending stream of glorious pop in our music streams, it's this: never underestimate the power of a good bop. And it's a lesson that pop (and, let's admit it, rock and electro and jazz and country) superstar Stefani Joanne Angelina ...
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Watch Mercedes Cabral starrer ‘Rosita’ at the 2nd Danish Film Festival

Share the concept of a mail-order bride to your niece and she may laugh at your face, thinking it’s something straight out of an absurdist fantasy movie — or ancient history. What can truly be mind-boggling, though, is that the practice still remains and begs to be seen in a new ...
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The perfect matte foundation for make-up newbies

Make-up can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. There are days that it can be quite intimidating having to learn which make-up works best for you. To be honest, even finding good basics is hard, and one of the trickiest to finding is a good foundation. For newbies, that means having to


Stay Peculiar: Meet Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

Stay Peculiar. It is this theme of not only accepting our differences but taking pride in them that resonated most with the filmmakers. As embodied in the upcoming visual spectacle by Tim Burton, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children stars an impressive group of multi-generational talents headed by Eva Green, Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson

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WATCH: Dylan O’Brien stars as real-life hero in Deepwater Horizon

Out of the maze, Dylan O’ Brien stars anew in another pulse-stopping thriller in Deepwater Horizon, a true story of survival against all odds in a tragedy now considered as the largest marine oil spill in history. Deepwater Horizon, directed by Peter Berg and also starring actors Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Gina Rodriguez, John Malkovich

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A1 to come back to Philippines for a 2-night show

A1 fell in love with the Philippines upon their very first visit. Four years since, A1 are heading back for their “Here We Come-Back!” Tour, a two-night show scheduled for Manila and Cebu, dedicated for their loyal Pinoy fans, who always remained in close contact with the band via their social media accounts. The British-Norwegian band


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It’s Christmas in September with Digital Walker

Digital Walker welcomes all gadget and tech enthusiasts at SM Megamall ‐ Mega Trade Hall 3 from September 30 to October 2 for their very first Christmas Comes Early Sale. With discounts up to 90% off, it’s definitely an early holiday treat for the tech crazy fans out there. The much‐anticipated sale includes several well‐known

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Making the case for speculative fiction

My mother doesn’t know this, but I actually once landed in detention because of a comic book. Let me explain. If my memory serves me right, I was twelve when Avengers Disassembled first came out. I remember sneaking out during midday break to...


Why cosplay

It’s fun. Playing dress-up, pretending to be someone else and being admired for it is an inarguable source of joy. But when does someone cross the line...

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Man vs. mountain

Text and photos by JUSTIN ONG The Annapurna Circuit trek, estimated to run as long as 230 km — which is, if you ignore the elevation, like walking from...


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Why fliers choose Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has once again proven its unparalleled position in the airline industry as it clinched the top spot in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Survey for Best International Airlines. With an overall score of 90.10, Singapore...

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