Manila

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

Alice | February 28th, 2014

Driven by a mission to prove that not all Liberal Arts graduates are parasites to society, siblings Aina Zulueta-Valencia and Jaton Zulueta launched A-HA! Learning Center.

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Hit the Ground Rolling

Alice | February 9th, 2014

An illogical network of roads densely populated with speed demon bus drivers, VIP convoys, and suicidal pedestrians make it easy to see the need for another means of transport through Metro Manila.

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A Look at Manila’s Style

Asia Scout | February 2nd, 2014

Do you wonder what a 19-year old female student/model/blogger, an 18-year-old male art student/dancer/slacker, a 21-year old female slumber doll and a 22-year old fashion eater/nurse have in common aside from residing in Manila?

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Home Sweet Heima

Alice | January 31st, 2014

“A business venture is like a design piece too,” says Bong Rojales, who runs Manila-based furniture store Heima alongside partner Rossy Yabut.

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One Cabinet of Awesome

Alice | January 20th, 2014


To friends of Filipino filmmakers Shireen Seno and John Torres, visiting 59 Mahabagin Street before February of 2011 would have been called “hanging out at John and Shireen’s place”. Now, John and Shireen’s place is an independent screening room and boutique called As In Shop.

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Be Your Own DJ at Blip.fm

Asia Scout | January 2nd, 2010

“Well it’s really like Twitter — but it’s a micro blog with a tune!”, comments Chico Limjap, a 29-year-old self-professed Blip addict and amateur photographer. “You can also give props to other Blip DJ’s if they played a track you like!” Read More

Fun in the Water with Paddleboards

Asia Scout | December 3rd, 2009

(Ready to test the waters in Boracay! Photo credit: Denise Tolentino via IslaBoheme )

Paddleboarding is a new quirky way to cut through the clear blue sea with the use of a few simple tools: a board and a paddle. Read More

Plurking Your Life

Asia Scout | August 19th, 2009

Plurk is a social networking and micro blogging site that lets you share a timeline of events in your life through updates. Read More

Graphic designers show their work at Behance

Asia Scout | August 11th, 2009

Need to find Manila’s top graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, or art directors? The Behance Network is where they share the best of their portfolios. Read More

Etsy: All things Handmade and Beautiful

Asia Scout | August 11th, 2009

Etsy is a popular online community of sellers and buyers of things handmade and original. Be it headdresses, tops, jewelry, illustrations, paintings, or home ornaments. Read More

Gadget Love

Asia Scout | August 11th, 2009

Gdgt is a new site co-founded by Peter Rojas (founding editor of Endgaget and Gizmodo) and Ryan Block (former editor-in-chief of Engadget). Read More

Manila’s Style Bible

Asia Scout | August 10th, 2009

Preview Magazine, by Summit Media Philippines, is one of the best magazines for the Filipina fashionista. Stylebible.ph is the online counterpart of Preview Magazine. Read More

Manila Design Week

Asia Scout | August 10th, 2009

For the first time in the Philippines, graphic designers and students will come together for Manila Design Week, which begins on August 8 and runs until August 15, 2009. Read More

Pelicola.tv

Asia Scout | August 8th, 2009

When I first heard about Pelicola.tv, I thought it was like a video-sharing website where users can upload videos like they do on YouTube and Vimeo. I was wrong, and I’m glad the site was completely different from what I had imagined it to be. The site features original and quality content shot in high definition. From checking out the site and its channels, you can see how much effort was put into producing the videos. Read More

A Yellow Ribbon for a People Power Icon

Asia Scout | August 8th, 2009

I was only five years old when the peaceful 1986 People’s Power Revolution in the Philippines ended fourteen years of dictatorial rule under Ferdinand Marcos. But here are the details that I remember: tunes of protest songs, campaign buttons, and yellow shirts that bore the graphic image of the slain political rival of Marcos, Ninoy Aquino. Read More