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Dazzling x 2

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Dazzling x 2

Raul Sunico. He scaled Mt. Olympus in one night playing all four piano concertos of Rachmaninov and got away with it. No injury to his fingers, no visible signs of fatigue.

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Throwback

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Throwback

AS soon as he walked into the chic and elegant Champagne Salon of Manila Hotel, three people instantly reacted with the same question, “Is that a shirt jac?” If they had had time to elaborate, they would’ve said, “Is that your father’s shirt jac?”

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ON the calendar hanging on the wall on this “first day of spring,” the Little Prince teaches that “it is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”

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Farm to film

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MARICEL Cariaga is a farmer’s daughter. A hard life on the farm. Parents try to make ends meet. Mother leaves farm and family to work abroad. “From harvest to harvest,” says Maricel, it’s a story that leaves children of farmers in tears whenever she has had a chance to share it. And show it, for Maricel is a screenplay writer as she is also a film director. An award-winning one.

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Price points

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MY household budget is small because it’s a small household. I thought I could jump the TRAIN tracks with my few wants and needs until we were told by a labor union that the purchasing power of minimum wage earners has been eroded by 6 percent. Effectively, a (nominal) daily minimum wage of P329.35 is now worth P210.

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Welcome not

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BEFORE he became top honcho of the United Nations, the UN was Kofi Annan’s butt of jokes. Asked how many people worked in the UN, his standard reply would be, “Fifty percent.” And what kind of work did they do? He would say, “On any given day, there are five to six or more cocktail parties going on.”

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