A durian buffet for $4.50? That's less than the price of a Mala Burger meal at Burger King. Even though I'm not a durian lover (we're just friends), it was an offer I couldn't resist. But, of course, there was a catch. The buffet was at Plaza Singapura and you had to spend at least $45 in a single receipt at the mall to get one $4.50 durian buffet ticket for an appointed 45-minute session. Why the recurring number 45? Because it's Plaza Singapura's 45th anniversary. Yes, that's how many years since Singaporeans first heard of Yaohan. Anyway, a week before the durian buffet, my daughter managed to spend over $90 on a hoodie and too many T-shirts at the Uniqlo outlet so that I could get two tickets because I knew I couldn't survive a durian buffet on my own. But my daughter hates durian. My wife hates durian. My son hates spending time with me. So I asked my mother. She is 78. If she dies from eating too many durians, at least she would die happy and full. She even came prepared with her … [Read more...] about I went to $4.50 durian buffet with my mother and survived
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The mother, Plubpueng Butrnoi, said doctors had to amputate the left leg of her daughter Nattaporn, 9, two years ago to save her life. After Nattaporn fell and broke her left leg, doctors diagnosed bone cancer and recommended the amputation to be sure she did not die within two years. The mother said her daughter made her own decision to amputate, did not give up, and has ever since tried to live her life normally. The family lives in Tambon Ban Noi in Phichit’s Pho Thale district, and the girl is now studying in the fourth grade of Ban Noi School. Pranee Puengchai, one of the girl’s teachers, said the girl is good at studying and has remained lively following the amputation. The mother said the girl must see doctors regularly and needs a new crutch. Since the family is poor, the mother said she would welcome help for the medical expense, a new crutch and perhaps a prosthetic leg for the girl. The mother can be contacted at 065-0101825. … [Read more...] about Poor mother begs for prosthetic leg for 9-year-old girl
Gloria Vanderbilt, pictured in 1954, was thrust into the spotlight as the "poor little rich girl" at the center of a sensational custody battle in the 1930s, before finding fame in her own right as a designer NEW YORK - American heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, a designer and artist who became one of the most chronicled socialites of her era, died Monday, her son announced. She was 95 years old.The great-great granddaughter of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, she was thrust into the spotlight as the "poor little rich girl" at the center of a sensational custody battle in the 1930s, before finding fame in her own right for her line of designer blue jeans and it-girl fashion. "Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms," her son, the popular CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, said in a tribute read on air."She was a painter, a writer, and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife, and friend. She was 95 years old, but ask anyone … [Read more...] about Heiress and legendary socialite, Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95
MANILA — A few were left wondering who Arabella de Leon was after the name ranked among the top trends on Twitter on Tuesday night. But many, too, have long been anticipating her "arrival" after nearly four months, and the wait finally bore fruit that evening. Arabella de Leon is the birth name of Angel Locsin's character in the hit action-drama "The General's Daughter." She is the daughter of the titular general Marcial (Albert Martinez) and his wife Corazon (Eula Valdez), but was stolen as a baby and raised to be an assassin by the couple's rivals Tiago (Tirso Cruz III) and Amelia (Janice de Belen). Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv She grew up believing she was Tiago and Amelia's daughter, Diana Guerrero. Trained to become a double agent in the Army under the guise of Rhian Bonifacio, her ultimate goal was to kill Marcial, her actual father. When that opportunity finally presented itself — after a tumultuous journey of blindly following then rebelling against Tiago — … [Read more...] about News Who is Arabella de Leon and why did she trend on Twitter?
For Mother’s Day this year, we’ve asked men to pen a piece about the person who helped shape who they are today. While the truth that these exceptional individuals owe a lot from the woman who raised them might not be entirely earth-shattering, it definitely always bears repeating. When people say “age doesn’t matter,” they probably had the privilege and wonderment of meeting someone like my agile mother. When she was in her 60s, I took her rock climbing, and she did it with grace. Then I took her wakeboarding in her 70s, and she put to shame those who were half her age when she got up on her board on her first try. Just this May, we celebrated her 89th birthday. More amazing mothers: The woman who raised me: Illac Diaz on his mother Silvana Your sanity starts and ends with you (and other tips on traveling with your mother) The Last Good Senator: Eva Estrada Kalaw I was living in a man’s world and was okay with it—until my mother came along I … [Read more...] about The Woman Who Raised Me: Ernie Lopez on his mother Conchita