May 18, 2020

"Hungarians don’t know what this is," said Esther, the teenage barista of Barako Kávéház in Budapest, when I asked her for a halo-halo. The menu of the compact cafe — about the size of a studio loft — is otherwise dominated by the top hits of third-wave coffee. There a...

​​​​Chris Adrian T. Concepcion, known to family and friends as Chad, is a bank officer turned ballpoint artist. In 2013, he resigned from banking and braced a new direction in life. At this time, he ventured into a couple of businesses which unfortunately flopped. From...

Roots & Wings Editor in Chief Betsy von Atzigen collected these thoughts on the coronavirus crisis from Filipinos living around the world, from Manila to Europe and beyond. 

I just realized today that only birds are free, they don’t care if that country is in lockd...

Easter 2020 comes at a time when most of us have had the chance to sit in quiet reflection, surviving an unprecedented and excruciating global upheaval. Meanwhile countless people are out of work, learners out of school and get used to isolation. Businesses close down,...

November 3, 2019

 
Many across history have been called "Renaissance Men:" American Statesman Benjamin Franklin, British scientist Isaac Newton, even our very own Jose Rizal. These are men recognized not only for their great intellect but for the broad spectrum of fields they've engage...

September 12, 2019

In the Makati area next week? We've got the perfect date day suggestions on this handy mobile-friendly guide to 12 European Films you can watch FOR FREE!

The European Union in the Philippines brings the Cine Europa 22 to a brand new venue: Ayala Malls Cinemas Greenbelt...

October 26, 2018

Two Filipina-Swedish soccer players pack a punch on the pitch and help their team to a first-place finish in the World Youth Soccer Cup!

There’s something incredible about watching the remarkable change that occurs in children when they play team sports. One moment my d...

September 2, 2017

Thirty-two years ago, the Harvard School of Education sponsored a research on the Nature and realization of Human Potential.

It is an established  fact that an individual possesses varied and different talents, some in greater degree, some in less, and some, none at all...

August 4, 2017

A mirror is not just an ornament we use to check our own image
Because it symbolizes a lot of things to us...
Sometimes it reflects our inner emotions...
Sometimes it conveys how life genuinely is...
Sometimes it even reveals the bitter truth...

Even a relationship is...

The idea of my lifestyle make-over came when I and my husband were in the forest, discussing our future plans while picking chanterelles one autumn day.


“Think if we can be with nature, not only on weekends, but any day of the week that we choose? Think of spending mor...

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