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Spanish-Filipino Catholic Traditions for the Holy Week in the Philippines

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Satinka Naturals Bistro & Café

Business of Pleasure: Satinka Naturals Bistro & Café

Hype comes and goes but we’re glad the wellness revolution has surfaced and is finally gaining ground in this day and age. Personally, we get too excited with matters involving food and alternative knickknacks. Before capping off our short business trip in Makati, we decided to check out a small unassuming café just around the block for a quick nibble. The “organic coffee” sign outside specifically intrigued me being the caffeine nut that I am. Stepping into Satinka Naturals Bistro & Café was an experience for the senses. Visually, its interiors were charming and the place smelled of a mix of coffee in the morning, sweet oils and lingering scents. An “apothecary” - isn’t there something so magical about that word? - stood right by the...
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Philippine Art In Focus: Botong Francisco, The Muralist

We have always considered Philippine art – its feeling, flow and energy - as an inspiration for much of our designs. Today, we needed a particular kind of intensity which we searched close to home for. With this, Botong Francisco comes to mind. Carlos “Botong” Francisco revived the long forgotten art of mural painting and has been proclaimed its most distinguished practitioner in the Philippines. Image Source: The Nose Flute, 1955   Botong Francisco devoted himself to his craft. During earlier years down this path, he dedicated study on graphic art and modernism before taking on large-scale murals which he...
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