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Eating octopus

Eating octopus

By KIM ATIENZA   ATING ALAMIN: Favorite ko po sa Japanese restaurant ang okonomiyaki. Gawa raw po ito sa octopus. Hindi ko po alam na edible pala ito. Alam nyo bang ang isang octopus ay kayang magluwal ng 56,000 eggs at one time? Inaalagaan ng mother octopus ang kanyang mga itlog sa loob ng anim na […]

Pinakamaalat na dagat

By KIM ATIENZA   Ancient Egyptians adored beetles and looked at them as lucky creatures. They believed in their ability to harness the power of the sun. In the Philippines, certain insects feed the stomach. Locally, the most popular insect being consumed by humans is the cricket, known locally, in Pampanga at least, as camaro. It is usually cooked […]

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Saltwater crocodile

By KIM ATIENZA     News struck us when a saltwater crocodile was caught in the Philippines recently. Considered an endangered species, even in the Philippines, they have been victims of habitat depletion, dynamite fishing and hunting. The good news is that they are now a protected species. Their population is said to be bouncing back. […]

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Lucky gifts

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Lucky gifts

  BY KIM ATIENZA     Huwag daw tayo magreregalo ng halaman o bulaklak na may tinik. Kung magbibigay ng rosas, siguraduhing wala itong tinik. Dahil ito ay nagsisimbulo ng pagkasira ng isang relasyon. May mga ilang regalo din naman na sinasabing maswerte. Katulad ng underwear na mainam daw iregalo sa mga single na lalaki […]

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Why fruits are sweet

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Why fruits are sweet

By KIM ATIENZA   May nag-text: Bakit daw ba matamis ang prutas? Bakit ang gulay ay hindi? Google says most fruits with bitter seeds are sweet because they contain a simple sugar called fructose. On the other hand, most vegetables are less sweet because they have much less fructose. The coming Christmas is a season of fruits, grapes included. I’m no doctor, but […]

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Lapides recalls struggles in his journey to top

  BY NOREEN JAZUL   Jomel Garcia Lapides, the topnotcher in the November 2020 Physician Licensure Examinations (PLE), said he almost gave up on his journey to become a doctor. Lapides, who was working as a nurse at the Philippine General Hospital in Manila while studying medicine, said there were times when he was struggling […]

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