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Playing it safe (Part 1 of 2)

NEW YORK – There are immigrant stories of struggles and triumphs in every community across America where people from all over the world come, in search of the proverbial American dream. What they don’t know, in fact, is that the […]
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Broadway in Glendale, California

After they successfully swung the night away late last year, the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) is now gearing up to go Broadway. The Broadway theater district of New York City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in […]
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Pacquiao vs Mayweather: ‘Fight of the Century’

On the morning after the red carpet press conference that formally announced his upcoming fight against undefeated American champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Filipino boxing pride Manny Pacquiao was business as usual – jogged from his house to the Pan Pacific […]
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Korean mermaids

March is Global Women’s Month. March 8th is International Women’s Day when we celebrate the social, economic and political achievements of women past, present and future. Because of this, we will hear a lot of stories about the proverbial “girl […]
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‘So Goes’

I love to travel. Who doesn’t? Whether it’s domestic, international, or even just local, exploring and discovering new places and things is an experience that definitely enriches one’s life. I have been blessed to have been given the chance to […]
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Traveling and choosing a life partner (Part 2)

Traveling not only enhances an individual’s life. All the things one sees and experiences away from home and outside his/her comfort zones contribute to a richer base of experiences to draw learnings and wisdom from. In relationships, traveling can also […]
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Conquering New York with love and flowers

NEW YORK – “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere…,” goes the song originally sung by Frank Sinatra that has since been sung by many, even in karaoke bars worldwide. But while others can only sing it, […]
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‘New York Pinoy Eat’

New York – There’s a saying that goes, ‘You can take the Filipinos out the Philippines; but never the Philippines out of the Filipinos.’ And I guess that’s why even in the freezing cold, 8,593 miles from the Philippines, Pinoys […]
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Manny Pacquiao: So faithful

All he aspired for when he was starting his boxing career was to be the champion of the Philippines. But after two decades in the sport, Manny Pacquiao has become not only his beloved nation’s champ; but also a well-respected world […]
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“So Beautiful”

It’s only the second week of January 2015 and already, Karen Crespo’s black book is already filled with appointments and engagements; and it’s not a surprise since her 2014 calendar was also pretty busy. “If you told me a few […]