Body Language
Adventures at the Popcorn Stand

Adventures at the Popcorn Stand

  Recently at a popcorn stand by the cinema, I encountered one of the friendliest order takers in my life.  She was very efficient, but perhaps, she was a tad too friendly.  Read on to see if you agree. She was sincere in complimenting me graciously as she thought I had a nice smile, and...
Much Too Much

Much Too Much

  In the last few years, there has been a boom in Manila’s restaurant scene. While some of the old players have retained their spot in the front of the restaurant races, largely because of customer loyalty, many new players have been jostling to make an impact. How many tapas joints or ramen places can...
Keepers vs. Creepers

Keepers vs. Creepers

You’re in love with your new baby and want to spend every waking moment with him or her.  But in between sterilizing bottles, changing nappies, giving baths and getting rid of colic as you sing lullabies, you are running on empty.  Though coming to terms with the fact that you need help pronto isn’t always easy,...
Hotel Hugging

Hotel Hugging

Last weekend, while having coffee at one of the 5-star hotels in Manila, we noticed a rather large group of male foreigners who seemed like they were waiting for their tour/day’s activities to begin.  They seemed harmless enough and kept to themselves.  When it was time for them to go, two of the men from...