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So La – Graceful in the Big Apple (Part 2 of 2)

Samantha “Grasya” Lopez was a popular dancer/model/actor in the Philippines when she decided to leave everything behind and try her luck in the Big Apple. Fourteen years after the move, and now an accomplished realtor in Manhattan, she shares some […]

Graceful in the Big Apple (Part 1 of 2)

New York – She rose to fame as “Grasya,” the round girl bearing the winning numbers for “Rambulaga,” the successful numbers game segment of “Eat Bulaga,” Philippines’ longest-running noontime variety show. The name was given to her by one of […]

Speculations, hype and strategy around Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

For half a decade, fans all over the world eagerly waited for news and confirmation about this much-anticipated battle between the undefeated American boxer who claims he’s “The best ever,” and  the 8-division Filipino boxing champion and congressman whom supporters […]

The Changing (May)weather

The fighter best known for his unblemished boxing record and best-hated for his arrogance and big talk is seeming likable these days, less haughty in interviews and even talking about things other than money. “The main thing that’s important is […]

Heart of Fashion

She grew her $200 investment into $10,000 in less than a year; and grew her fashion company without any fashion background nor connection. “I have been debunking myths about the fashion business since I started. And I’m proud of that,” […]

History in the making

On May 2, 2015, history will be made when two boxing greats – undefeated American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Philippine fighting congressman Manny Pacquiao – face each other in a fight that fans have been waiting for years. […]

A journey back to life

“What would you do if God gave you a second chance?” This is the question Filipina-American author Karen Henson Jones posts in her book, “Heart of Miracles,” chronicling her near-death experience and the struggles she had to face as she […]

Playing it safe (Part 2)

NEW YORK – He arrived in New York city armed with nothing but $200 pocket money, two suitcases and two tennis rackets; plus a choice between two roads to pursue: play tennis professionally or work on getting a permanent legal […]

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 […]

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 […]