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Peasant food in the provinces: Pasta and meatballs

Peasant food in the provinces: Bring on the meatballs Here we were last night sitting on the sofa staring at the idiot box and wondering what on earth to make for dinner. My partner, since she met me, has been ruined forever. The Philippine staples, things like the ubiquitous Adobo…


Five most tolerant Southeast Asian countries for gay travellers

Many gay people assume that South East Asia isn’t a friendly destination for travellers of their sexuality, but they couldn’t be more wrong. While some countries, such as Malaysia, Brunei and parts of Indonesia are notorious for their lack of tolerance, most other places are entirely relaxed. Here, avid traveller…






Pacquiao announces “super fight” against Britain’s Amir Khan

Manny Pacquiao has agreed to fight Britain’s Olympic silver medallist Amir Khan on April 23, in what has already been billed as a “super fight”. The 38-year-old Pacquiao, who currently sits in the Philippine Senate, had revealed earlier this week that he was in discussion with Khan’s management for the clash, despite an earlier…