The people of Pampanga in the Philippines have long been inventing dramatic folk traditions that express their festive spirit and fun-loving nature. Today, the star-shaped parol (lantern) of Pampanga is a shining symbol of Christmas and a celebrated local icon.
Words: Beverly Rodrigues Photography: Adam Lee
Romance, more than a mere expression of love, is about making memories together. If the time has come for the grand gesture of a memorable vacation, here are places you should consider. Not necessarily popular, they will certainly leave a romantic mark in your lives together.
Words: Efi Hafizah Hamzah
Be it Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, China or the Philippines, illustrator Pablo Ientile draws inspiration from typical Asian scenes to fill the pages of his sketchbook. Having started his 10-country tour in Kuala Lumpur on September 15 last year, Ientile has camped on couches in the homes of strangers across Asia – all in the name of his Illustration Around The World project. The project, which follows the main character – the bear Pablo – on his journey, also features the work of illustrators from the countries he visits.
Compiled by: Chitra S Illustrations: Pablo Ientile
February’s the month to celebrate love, love, love! Knowing that the best way to someone’s heart is through the stomach, we offer delicious ideas that will ignite sparks of romance in your life, melt your beloved’s heart and lift you up to cloud nine. If all these fail, well at least, you’ll have a full tummy.
Words: Alice Yong
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