isabela by kaisa aquino book review

Kaisa Aquino’s debut novel articulates why a woman’s place is in the struggle

“Aquino’s language is at once lush, profound, and intimate, allowing the reader to access as though in close contact the genesis of the wounds troubling her torrent of characters”

 Playing this cute game directly helps local natural conservation efforts

Loving cute games and saving the environment may be two different things, but this game brings both of them together

some thai tomas morato restaurant
This Thai restaurant in Tomas Morato isn’t really Thai yet people line up to eat there. Why?

Jorge Mendez’s Some Thai does not claim to be authentically Thai and yet it’s in that frankness that people find it worth waiting in line for. That or the fact that it serves really good versions of Thai staples and then some

 Playing this cute game directly helps local natural conservation efforts

Loving cute games and saving the environment may be two different things, but this game brings both of them together

some thai tomas morato restaurant
This Thai restaurant in Tomas Morato isn’t really Thai yet people line up to eat there. Why?

Jorge Mendez’s Some Thai does not claim to be authentically Thai and yet it’s in that frankness that people find it worth waiting in line for. That or the fact that it serves really good versions of Thai staples and then some

paraluman flora installation crwn seance
How meditating to Crwn’s music led Paraluman Flora to create an ethereal floral installation

Floral artist and designer Kim Francisco on infusing a kind of liveliness into her masterpieces, the value of community-building and collaboration, and why music will always have a special place in her work

el jardin de zaida casa molave
A family rest house in Batangas transforms into an exclusive garden resort

The 11-hectare El Jardin de Zaida is a picturesque middle ground for those who want to unplug but not be totally off the grid

theater june to august
Happening June to August: 10 theater shows to watch this season

The late Floy Quintos’ swan song, new unstaged one-act plays, reruns of some of the most talked-about productions, and more are on stage this quarter

bar boys musical
‘Bar Boys’ original musical: Remarkable beyond reasonable doubt

Although adapted from a 2017 Cinemalaya film of the same title, “Bar Boys” stands on its own with a balanced production that proves to be one of the best shows running this season

ito kish restaurant makati
Ito Kish’s TikTok-famous cafe is now a restaurant where eyes feast first

At its new Makati outpost, Ito Kish Design Food expands its cafe concept into a restaurant space replete with design treasures and San Pablo delicacies served on covetable tableware

A Boracay barbecue of epic proportions—and portions

Barbecue and the beach have been a perfect match since time immemorial

EDITOR’S PICKS

The unending humanity of Geloy Concepcion photographs

He is a photographer, confidant, and keeper of internet strangers’ dreams, desires, and pains that social media would rather not show you

Home for the holidays and every time in between

For this friend group of creatives, to live in proximity of each other is a way to approximate a shared experience of longing for a physical and proverbial space

Meet Lokalpedia, the food heritage advocate documenting overlooked endemic Filipino ingredients

John Sherwin Felix AKA Lokalpedia’s photo collection documents artisanal salts and edible flowers

Wareco’s Therese Regalado goes beyond the limits of light and lightness

With a new six-piece collection of rattan furniture reinforced with metal and glass, the maker rethinks the material bounds of creativity

Relearning one’s sense of place with filmmaker Shireen Seno

The filmmaker shares her path to self-discovery through learning about the in-betweens of being Filipino.

a hand holding a woven basahan mat

Basahan makers in Payatas hope their P15 mats get same recognition, value as American design

Reacting to the viral Vogue feature of woven creations reminiscent of a basahan, mat makers are actually happy that people recognize their designs. But they also hope it will lead to bigger margins and possible government support

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some thai tomas morato restaurant

This Thai restaurant in Tomas Morato isn’t really Thai yet people line up to eat there. Why?

Jorge Mendez’s Some Thai does not claim to be authentically Thai and yet it’s in that frankness that people find it worth waiting in line for. That or the fact that it serves really good versions of Thai staples and then some

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Where to drink in Quezon City | Nolisoli CITY GUIDE

If you’re looking for cool vibes and great drinks, these three unique bar concepts in Quezon City should be on your list. (A bonus: you can enjoy these spots solo or with friends!)