Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Latest Philippine Community News, Blogs, Multimedia Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:14:51 +0800 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:14:51 +0800 Lecithin <p>AFTER a trip to a certain health shop which sells different types of food and vitamin supplements, I came across a certain bottle with the label "Lecithin." And suddenly, if my memory had served me right, a flashback of a TV advertisement endorsing lecithin plus vitamin E was once selling like pancakes with commercial models exposing their sexy skin and bodies.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:14:51 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Dennis shares fitness regimen <p>KAPUSO hunk Dennis Trillo shared some secrets on how he maintains his well-sculpted physique during his visit here for the 78th Araw ng Dabaw. In an interview with the Davao entertainment press last March 15 at Chippens restaurant, the 33-year-old actor revealed that no matter how busy he is, he always makes it a point to find time for fitness.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:31:56 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Home remedies for hair fall (Fifth part) <p>DEAR Selma K. of Nabunturan,</p> <p>Let us now again continue on our quest. Whew! We're still on the other causes of your falling hair problem. But, we have to exhaust all the details because we need them -- so, we can tackle your problem best. Remember if we know what causes it, we can deal with the situation right.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:31:15 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Adding colors to life <p>DAVAO City's steady rise as an economic hub and a gateway city in Mindanao proves the need of international hotels like Park Inn by Radisson to bring global hospitality standard to the city.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:30:49 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online For her <p>SHE is an enigma. She’s intricate, pernicious when provoked. She’s not easily tamed. She’s unpredictable, yet romantic in every detail. She is a woman. She is art—beautiful, precious.</p> <p>With March dubbed Women’s Month, Qube Gallery presents “She Said,” a celebratory exhibit featuring the dynamic, meaningful outputs of local art femmes fatales. A vernissage was opened to select audience including the media on March 19.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:18:10 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Espina: Club doings and celebrations <p>EVENT hopping is not easy. But if you enjoy it, why not?</p> <p>Carlos “Caloy” Co had his 70th grand birthday bash. We Care foundation celebrated the birthdays of Ed Rosello, Gloria Gaisano and Peter Dy. “Forward” commemorated its 25th (28th if preparations / initial activities included) anniversary. Restaurant Parilya at SRP (South Road Properties) hosted a media lunch. </p> <p>This new dining favorite offers Cebuano dishes served in a refreshing setting, where guests can enjoy the scenic ocean and fresh air!</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:16:25 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Quibranza: Guitarist Gonzales releases instrumental rock debut album <p>DAVE Gonzales, one of the younger breed of technical lead guitar players in the city today, recently released his solo debut album, Only a Matter of Time. The album was launched March 20, at Handuraw Pizza, Gorordo Ave., Cebu City.</p> <p>“I finished writing the songs in 2012, then started recording in the studio middle of 2013 but had some financial issues. Then I re-recorded everything middle of 2014 until February 2015,” shares Dave.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:14:39 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online In praise of wine! <p>WHEN I first started visiting Negros in the early 1990s, finding a decent bottle of wine was a tough assignment. A few bottles were available in some stores, but most were barely drinkable.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:45:46 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Davao in 2 days <p>At an expansive 2,443 square kilometers and the gateway and jump-off point to other destinations, Davao City has a myriad of things to offer to those wanting to take a worthwhile summer break.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:33:10 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Happy at the top <p>"WHEN I was a child, I wanted to be a scientist, and then an astronaut! What happened? Reality got in the way.”</p> <p>Top 5 random 'Mishi trivia'</p> <p>1. “I’m a chocoholic… <i>mang-gigil ko mo</i>-hoard but I only eat a little each day. I just love the idea having different choices inside the fridge.”</p> <p>2. “I can get restless when it comes to studying. I can’t stand studying in one place. I feel the need for food and music, or to have </p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:48:14 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Welcoming the season of flip flops <p>SUMMER is here once again and flip flops couldn’t be a more fitting choice for footwear. Interesting to note, the country celebrated National Flip-Flops Day last March 27 and Havaianas, kicked it off by recounting the wonderful stories from lovers of flip-flops and the summer. Check out these stories that are all about the heart and sole.</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:47:00 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Costanilla: Place of prayer, pilgrimage <p>PARK. I was finally able to visit a very beautiful place of prayer, reflection and pilgrimage last week. I am referring to Q-Park, which sits on a 200-hectare area covering Barangays Buluang, Tubigan, Magay and Canamucan in the municipality of Compostela. Charlot Paquinol of the office of Norkis Group of Companies chair Dr. Norberto Quisumbing Jr. facilitated my exclusive tour of the place. To say that Q-Park is so attractive is an understatement.</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:46:02 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Varron: Toasting between the aisles <p>AND I do mean grocery aisles. Thank your Bacchanalian gods, the idea of buying good wine at a supermarket in Cebu is no longer farfetched.</p> <p>Rustan’s Supermarket Ayala invited the Cebu press to the wine festival launch for a pleasant afternoon of wine-tasting. The wine from the supermarket’s distributors was presented in neat, no-nonsense displays with tasting stations for everyone to experience the different featured varieties and opt to either spit or swallow. </p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:42:39 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Match 2015 musings: Put your arms in the air & wave <p>TODAY is Palm Sunday and if you’re a practicing Catholic you must have put your hands in the air and waved it—holding a palm leaf. It’s that Lenten tradition commemorating the entry Jesus into Jerusalem, the onset of the Holy Week.</p> <p>Earlier, Davao had a lot of good reasons to raise their hands up high in the air. It is one of the two big festivals hosted by the Durian city—the Araw ng Davao. It’s the city’s 78th foundation day but the celebration wasn’t confined to a day nor a weekend, but an entire month of activities to highlight the festival.</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:28:31 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online A quiet spot for pizza <p>MANY a Davao resident had gawked in surprise and wondered, since when has this and that building been built? This is because the city is growing by leaps and bounds and brand-new structures that were once empty lots or old dilapidated buildings rise in the period when you have last visited the place.</p> <p>This was the case of Café 52, which Imee described as a Korean coffeeshop with pizza.</p> <p>Café 52 is in that low-slung building with a driveway running through it beside Angel Funeral Homes. It’s at the very end of the driveway, Imee said.</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:27:41 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Bag-ong Metro Supermarket Banilad malipayong moalagad sa kustomer <p>SI Engr. Frank Gaisano, Chairman ug CEO sa Vicsal Develop,emt Corp., malipayong mipadayag sa mga taga dakbayan sa Mandaue nga abli na ang labing bag-ong sanga sa Gaisano Supermarket Banila sa eskina sa mga dalan A.S. Fortuna ug Hernan Cortes, Barangay Banilad niadtong Marso 18, 2015.</p> <p>Kini ang ika-42 nga Gaisano Metro stores sa tibuok nasod nga gipanag-iya sa Metro Retail Group, Inc., nga gunay vision nga mahimong world-class retail store uban sa misyon nga paghatag og kalidad nga kinaiyahan, kalidad nga serbisyo ug nagtubag sa mga batakang panginahanglan sa kustomer.</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:44:30 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Place of retreat, restoration <p>THERE are times one seeks to be “away from it all,” to reflect and figure out where he is going and what to do with the rest of his life. In times like these—particularly like this Lenten season—one looks for a place he can retreat to, whether alone or with others of the same mindset. This is when retreats, offered usually by the religious community, become a welcome break from the daily grind of living.</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:38:22 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Moises and Palmares: Is it time? <p><strong>M:</strong> How do you know if it’s the right time to marry? Gino, who is 28, is asking. He and his girlfriend, who is 23, have been going out for a year now. They both have stable jobs and they are now in a stage of their relationship where they are talking about marriage. But is it too soon, he asks? For me, there is no time too soon or too late because it should be both of them who should determine their readiness to marry.</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:36:30 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Luab: We have lost our ability to trust <p>I WATCHED Nora Aunor on TV last week as she read from a piece of paper, words like “tama na, sobra na,” while she demanded President Aquino to step down. </p> <p>I said to myself, “this is proof that democracy lives in the Philippines.”</p> <p>Nora Aunor can memorize a script, act and win honors as an actress. She also was a good singer. However, how much of the broad spectrum of economics, graft and corruption, government policies, the workings of the three branches of the government, the different working arms of the Philippine government does she fully grasp?</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:35:43 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Garaña: The case of bullying <p>Dear Cindy,</p> <p>It came to my notice that in recent years, there is much talk about “bullying.” A friend of mine shared his experience about being bullied as a child because of his being overweight. This brings to mind similar incidents like the gun-poking at the Colegio de San Agustin, the suicide of an 11-year-old student due to bullying, the hazing deaths of some law freshmen, all just months apart. </p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:34:32 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Sesante: Skin preparation tips for pregnancy <p>Dear Dr. Dana,</p> <p>As an expectant mother for the first time, I feel blessed and excited. My husband is also very happy about the news. But I’m a little bit apprehensive because I’ve heard from my friends who already have babies that pregnancy is a time of rapid changes in a woman’s body.</p> <p>I’m curious as to what these changes would be? How will I keep my stomach from having stretch marks after giving birth? I would like some advice from you regarding pregnancy and how to pamper and care for my skin. Thank you.</p> <p>Marie Pauline</p> <p><br /></p> <p>Dear Marie Pauline,</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:33:16 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Solon: Dietary strategies to lose fat for summer <p>HEY, guys! </p> <p>We talked about Carb Cycling last week, and this week we will end this series up with the newest trend called Intermittent Fasting.</p> <p><strong>What:</strong> Intermittent Fasting</p> <p><strong>Why:</strong> The theory goes like this: our bodies don’t go to the fat-burning state until 12 hours of no food.</p> <p><strong>How:</strong> Eight-hour feeding periods and a 16 hour fast. For most people the schedule would look like the one below.</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:27:40 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Coco Martin, Toni Gonzaga set movie tour in Cebu <p>STAR Cinema’s new movie You’re My Boss, starring Coco Martin and Toni Gonzaga, will hold a movie tour on Monday, March 30 in SM City Cebu and SM City Consolacion. </p> <p>Lead stars Coco Martin and Toni Gonzaga are set to meet and greet the Cebuano fans at the North Covered Parking of SM City Cebu at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Event Centre in SM City Consolacion.</p> <p>Directed by Antoinette Jadaone, the romantic comedy film is Coco and Toni’s first team-up on the big screen. </p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:25:31 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Meet the four little pigs <p>I BRING you good tidings! Julio and Olivia just had two wee ones, a girl and a boy, last March 18. And more good tidings… two days later, Julio and Amor had two boys of their own. Julio has been very frisky and busy with the ladies. Very good, Julio! You just added to the captive population of Visayan warty pigs in Negros.</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:35:02 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Kaua’i, the Garden Isle <p>SAYING goodbye to bustling Honolulu, our next destination was to the oldest geologically of the main Hawaiian Islands, estimated at 6 million years old, known as the Garden Isle, Kaua’i.</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:34:12 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Summer must-dos <p>This year will definitely be a summer like no other for our family.</p> <p>For the first time, my 13-year old daughter will be away from us for a two-month study tour overseas. Although we will surely miss her, I know that this trip will be a significant learning experience for her, just like when I joined a similar program when I was 14.</p> <p>Summer is not just about chillaxin’ and lazing around. It’s also supposed to be a time for growing beyond classroom walls, acquiring new skills and making friends outside your usual circle.</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:30:49 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online PERSONALITY PROFILE: No. 4 of just 18% <p>ALL the hard work and sacrifices has paid off for newly-named lawyer Gil Garcia II after he emerged with the fourth highest rating in the October 2014 Philippine Bar Exams.<br /> Garcia, a graduate of the Ateneo de Davao University (Addu) College of Law, posted an 84.55 rating placing him in a tie with two other fourth placers.</p> <p>In an interview with Sun.Star Davao, Garcia said the news of him emerging as one of the topnotchers has yet to sink in as he did not expect to have a high score, saying the exam was very difficult. </p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:28:54 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Neighboorhood bakery <p>“THERE'S something romantic about baking,” chef Jason Hyatt of The Abaca Group expressed.</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:01:31 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Side Dish: Penance based on the seafood chronicles <p>IT'S that time of the year again when pork retreats to the dark corners of the fridge. While Lent is an opportunity for spiritual reflection through self-denial, the annual tradition also implies gastronomic penance, a reminder to nail to the cross high cholesterol and blood pressure as well.</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:59:48 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online Sira-sira Store: Summer’s four <p>IF you think your summer getaway is hot, you’re right. This is the best time of the year to find great excuses to go off a weekend trip to Bantayan Island, or Moalboal, or Malapascua Island, to buff your tan and play under the sun.</p> <p>If you don’t want to spend too much, there are four things you can do this summer, with some of these ideas not causing damage to your piggy bank. </p> <p>1. <strong>Go fly a kite.</strong> Kites need steady and strong winds. Cebu still has many vacant spaces where the young and the I-think-I-am-young can fly kites. </p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:51:54 +0800 Lifestyle | Sun.Star Online