The 50 Most Famous Actresses

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via CNN | For the last 20 years, David Downton has won the hearts of some of the world’s most glamorous women. The London-based artist is one of the fashion world’s most renowned contemporary portraitists, capturing the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Diane von Furstenberg and Catherine Deneuve for premier magazines (Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar…the list goes on), and London’s ...

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The Medical City Clinics Holiday Schedule

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He Said, She Said | The Medical City announced its Christmas Holiday schedule today on it Facebook Page. It coincides with the holiday feasting that many will be doing so for sure, so it is better to take note of the dates, as follows: The Medical City Clinic @ Antipolo December 25, 2016- Closed January 01, 2017- Closed The Medical City Clinic ...

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Our Body’s Ability to Heal Itself


by Michelle De Vera, M.D., FAAAAI Someone once said, “What is the point in living forever, if it is not with the man (or woman) I love?” Indeed, true love may be immortal. But alas, man is not. Neither are our cells or tissues. Red blood cells have a lifespan of about four months. White blood cells may last up ...

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Buon Giorno! Caffe & Bistro at Twin Lakes, Tagaytay

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With its cool climate and beautiful scenery, Tagaytay remains of the city’s top destinations for families looking for a weekend getaway. And with the opening of Buon Giorno! Caffe & Bistro at Twin Lakes, Tagaytay, those looking for an Italian family feast this holiday season just had their Christmas wish granted! A short drive from the city center, along the ...

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Hong Kong souvenirs even the locals love (and where to find them!)


There are souvenirs aplenty at Hong Kong‘s ubiquitous markets – try Temple Street, the Ladies Market and Stanley for the more predictable tourist tat. But Hong Kong-inspired products are taken up a notch or two elsewhere in the city, and there are plenty of fun and quirky things to take home. For home-grown brands that draw on the city for inspiration, ...

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Who Sleeps with their Phone in Their Hand? Americans are Guilty!

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by Homerun Nievera, | A recent report on an African teenager who died apparently due to eletrocution from a phone charger sparked global interest on the nasty habit of sleeping your phone in your hand. Well, I don’t. Yeah, really. I sleep while my phones are being charged — away from me. Well, let’s put it at not more ...

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My Investing Guide for Dummies Part II

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By Joel Barretto, CFPⓇ | via | In my previous article, I talked about having a delicate balance between “FIXED and EQUITY assets,” in accordance to your individual financial profile, as you create a sound investment portfolio. As a review, FIXED assets are monies invested that rely on interest for growth.  Meanwhile, EQUITY assets rely on supply and demand factors of ...

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My Investing Guide for Dummies Part I

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By Joel Barretto, CFPⓇ | via | In my 25 years as a financial planner, when people find out what I do for a living, the most common question I get is… “where should I invest my money?”  As if I can answer that question without knowing anything about you first. It’s like coming up to a doctor and asking what ...

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Fun in the Sun at the ‘Tuen Ng’ Dragonboat Festival in Hong Kong

Fun at the races: the annual Dragonboat Race 2015 at Discovery Bay in Hong Kong

by Homerun Nievera, | What good timing! A day before our flight back to Manila, we were able to catch the annual Dragonboat Race at the Tai Pak Beach, at the exclusive Hong Kong enclave of Discovery Bay. Discovery Bay residents, corporate professionals and race clubs formed 48 teams to compete in various races — about 8 races with 6 ...

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Estate Planning in the Philippines: Why The BIR Will Not Allow You To RIP


by Joel Barretto, CFPⓇ | This is based on the true story of a couple we will call Mr. & Mrs. Nagulangan who had an only child we will name Sarah.  Sarah married John Mangugulang and together they had two children. Mr. & Mrs. Nagulangan had a huge mansion in Forbes Park, and because they wanted to keep Sarah and ...

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