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‘Frieda, Kankan and Nina Sketches and Paintings’ at Chef Jessie Rockwell Club

Woman Cinched by Freida Colet Lim
Chef Jessie Rockwell Club located at the Ground Floor of Amorsolo Square, Rockwell Center, Makati City presents ‘Frieda, Kankan and Nina Sketches and Paintings’ starting August 8.

This is the first group show of Frieda Colet Lim, KanKan Ramos Lim and Nina Lim Yuson who are connected by marriage and most of all by a shared passion for the arts. Frieda will have 20 pieces of charcoal, watercolor and pastel mostly portraits. Painting for her is a therapeutic tonic and considers her portraits personal. “I have to be inspired by my subject.” Continue reading

Romulo Café at The Maya Kitchen

Alessandra Romulo Squillantini and Enzo Squillantini

A diplomat, a war veteran, a respected statesman, Carlos P. Romulo was a man who left an indelible mark in our country’s history. Romulo Café, the restaurant that now bears his name, gives us a glimpse into another facet of his life, that of a loving father and grandfather who held court over family gatherings overflowing with good food. On July 26, Saturday, 9am-1pm, The Maya Kitchen presents Alessandra Romulo Squillantini and her husband Enzo Squillantini who will share heirloom recipes passed down from their great grandmother, grandmother and uncle.

The dishes include Ginataang Sigarilyas with Tinapa (winged beans cooked in coconut milk and topped with smoked tinapa); Adobong Manok sa Gata (boneless chicken cooked adobo style with coconut milk); Tito Greg’s Kare-Kare (oxtail and tripe stew in a peanut-based sauce served with steamed vegetables and Romulo Café’s house bagoong); and Tropical Turon, pineapple turon served with lemon sauce.

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or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F  Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108.

Photos From The Chinese New Year Celebration In Chinatown


It’s been some months since the celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. I’ve often thought about going after seeing photos of past celebrations, but it wasn’t until this year that I finally got to experience it for myself. Some buddies and I decided to check out the celebration at Manila’s Chinatown in Binondo on New Year’s day. Continue reading