Playing Tourist in Manila on Independence Day

Spoliarium by Juan Luna

Every Independence Day, for the last couple of years, we try to make our way to some historical sites around the city. We’ve been to Manila a couple of times, of course, but we never made it to the National Museum. This time, we made a conscious effort to go. […] Read more »

Global Mala Project: Yoga is Love


One of the things I look forward to every time the -ber months roll around is the annual Global Mala Project. Founded back in 2007 by yoga teacher and energy activist Shiva Rea, this world-wide event brings together yoga and wellness enthusiasts during the Fall Equinox for a whole day […] Read more »

Japanese Design Today 100 at the MET

Don't you love how the Japanese put so much thought into everyday products?Exhibit #9: the simple "G-type" soy sauce bottle allows you to pour sauce without leaving any annoying residue in the spout. OC heaven!

Did you know that July is Japanese-Philippine Friendship Month? How kawaii! To commemorate 60 years of Japanese-Filipino friendship, Japan Foundation Manila has lined up exciting activities, and we’re particularly keen on these two: the Japanese Design Today 100 exhibition, and EIGASAI (the Japan Film Festival). If you’re a fellow fan […] Read more »

Oxygen X Billboard event at TriNoma


What are you doing tomorrow? A little birdie told us that there’s a fab fashion and music event happening at the TriNoma Activity Center at 4 PM!   Urban cool fashion brand Oxygen is teaming up with Billboard Music to bring you an exciting fashion show featuring the latest Oxygen […] Read more »

Free Japanese film screening

Miss Hokusai

Japan and animé fans! Have you heard of the film Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai, featuring the untold story of the daughter of iconic Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai? The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), will feature a free screening of this award-winning animation film tomorrow, February 27 (Saturday) from 3:30p.m. at the Shang […] Read more »

Craft + The Craft of Tarot

One of our card pulls during the reading.

It’s really nice when two things you really like come together unexpectedly—in my case, one of my favorite iced mocha concoctions at Craft Coffee Revolution and my interest in reading tarot. I’ve been studying how to read cards and collecting them too, but it’s been a while since I last fell […] Read more »

Beauty Boot Camp!

Beauty Boot Camp

Attention, beauty junkies! Want to score fab deals on makeup and skincare, get free makeovers, or perhaps take your styling skills to the next level with beauty workshops? Come to the first ever BDJ Beauty Box Bootcamp this Sunday, June 7 at The Blue Leaf Filipinas Aseana! Brought to you […] Read more »

Diving into Chinese Medicine

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About a year ago, I experienced this weird twitching in my right eye. Common sense told me it was a sign of stress but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what was putting me under pressure — work was going well, I was practicing yoga regularly, and […] Read more »