He worked his way to the White House kitchen and served many a famous palates like that of Former President George Bush, Sr., First Lady Barbara Bush, Former President Bill Clinton, Armold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, and Nelson Mandela just to name a few. He now shares with Illustrado the culinary journey that took him from cooking spaghetti in his Mom’s kitchen in Alabang to preparing gourmet dishes for dignitaries in the US capital.
If there’s anybody who should be credited for bringing in much-deserved attention to UAE-based Filipino designers within the unforgiving and sharply-taloned fashion industry in the Philippines, it is Michael Cinco. The celebrated designer has undoubtedly ignited megawatt interest with the voracious media, style and celeb circle in the country.
But is there something beyond the drama on Philippine Fashion Week runway, the covers in Manila glossies, TV and red carpet couture moments with the Manila stars du jour?
A closer look reveals that there is more to La Cinco than the hype and the million peso dress.
Awed by the moves of Matt Damon in Bourne Identity? Lapu Lapu, the Datu of Mactan and the First Filipino Hero and his stronghold of Kali warriors, defeated Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 with the same fighting skills which have worked their way into Hollywood movies today.
Spine-chilling ghost stories are fun. Admit it. We Pinoys love the thrill of getting goosebumps from hearing spooky tales. The more haunting it sounds, the better. It’s even best if the storyteller is the one relaying a personal experience. Even doubters would be all ears listening in to these extraordinary, almost urban legends. Here are some strange but true ghost stories recounted by Pinoys in the City of Gold. Want to get spooked just in time for Halloween? Read on…
Virtually everybody that matters in the regional haute couture industry knows what makes this Dubai-based Filipino artist a stand-out in the world of elite style. However, unbeknownst to many, there is so much more that makes him unique, and that truly establishes “The One” (pronounced ‘oh-nay’) as somebody even larger, than “merely” a true fashion maverick well-ahead of the pack.
Sumasakit ang ulo ko. Heto na naman. Fumo-forty degrees na ulit ang weather. Nagsisimula na naming mag-dry ang skin ko, magpawis ang kili-kili ko, kumulot ang buhok ko. Say hello to hagardness again! Taun-taon lalong umiinit ang haring araw. Totoo nga siguro yung mga sinasabi nila about Global Warning – kakatense! Baka next year hindi …
Annie B. chronicles the episode in her life when she experienced being a social butterfly
In my thirtysomething years of existence in this kaleidoscope world of ours, masasabi kong masaya na rin ako sa buhay ko. Oo, hindi man ako lumaking mayaman, eh atleast marunong akong magsaing ng bigas, tumawid sa kalsada, sumakay ng jeep at mag-book ng sarili kong flight. Baket, yung mga mayayaman ba kaya nilang gawin yung …
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