Wednesday, January 26, 2022


Conrad Manila welcomes Year of the Tiger

Conrad Manila ( welcomes the Chinese New Year of the Water Tiger with indulgent offerings such as the traditional Yee Sang Prosperity Toss, colorful Nian Gao Treasures and a well-curated set menu at China Blue by Jereme Leung. “We look forward to ushering in the Lunar New Year and celebrating ‘roaring’ new beginnings with our esteemed…

The mental health risks of retiring


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Microsoft’s Activision buy could shake up gaming

Microsoft stunned the gaming industry when it announced last week it would buy game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo. Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, said the deal would be good for…
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Young Filipinos planned for more holiday shopping in 2021

Filipino Gen Zers were intent on spending more over the recent holiday season than in 2020, displaying the strongest inclination among other age groups, a nationwide study reveals. According to a survey by Synergy Market Research, through its partner UK’s YouGov, an international research…



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Indonesia’s capital is sinking, polluted and now moving

Murphy bed

Pandemic-era design solution from the past: The Murphy bed

volcanic ash covers roof tops and vegetation in an area of Tonga

Despite huge volcano blast, Tonga avoids widespread disaster

Golden Globe Awards carry on, without stars or a telecast

Recalling Jan. 6: A national day of infamy, half remembered

Virus, unrest highlight AP’s pictures of the year in Asia

Another COVID Christmas brings anxiety, but also optimism

Miss Universe is India’s Harnaaz Sandhu, 70th winner

Omicron unravels travel industry’s plans for a comeback