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A rare breed

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A POLICE senior superintendent (in other words, colonel). A Marine colonel. A college professor. What did they have in common?

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Beautiful food

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JEREME Leung, a star among Asia’s most famous chefs, was “painting” 20 white plates with tiny green, purple, and blue leaves, half a slice of a red tomato, a minuscule pair of candied kumquat in a translucent gold-orange, three drops of kumquat sauce, a cone of crispy bean curd jutting out of a cylinder containing black and white sesame seeds, and goodness what other dainty ingredients he was poised to add to the composition.

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Hortons is hot!

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HE walked into his uncle’s formal event dressed in blue jeans and a white shirt. Everyone else was in de rigueur evening wear, but then not everyone had just come from a brewing, steaming, hot product launch. The words Tim Hortons, only somewhat conspicuously embroidered in red on his cotton shirt, right where his heart should be, said it all.

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Cash wash

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WITH thousands of dead bodies moving the conscience of a nation, how explain the sense of relief – felt by your shy and silent neighbors – that greeted General Bato’s announcement that the war on drugs will soon be on again?

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Aguirre’s dilemma

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Saturday to Sunday an “unofficial” rally was held where its name said it should be, EDSA. If that was a “yellow” event, there had to be a Duterte “show of force” at the Luneta. Tit for tat.

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Publicly relating

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THREE in one! Buy one take three! Triple treat! The offer was too good to resist kicking up a three-way conversation. Three p.r.o.’s (public relations officers) of the newsiest personalities in town together at one table and they were sitting in front of me, at a casual dinner that had nothing to do with the hottest news of the week.

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