By Dolly Anne Carvajal
I immensely enjoyed bonding with my second mom, Amalia Fuentes, at Thaipan—my fave resto in Quezon City. Every time I look at Mama Nena, I see the kind of woman I want to be. She has aged gracefully. Mama Nena has taught me many things not by words but by example. She is truly a woman of substance and strength.
By Rito P. Asilo
If you want to start the year dancing, Luke Mejares’ must-hear dance recording, “Kasayaw,” is the way to go. None of its songs is new—but, Bimbo Yance’s reconfigured arrangements allow the singer to reintroduce the album’s classic OPM tunes to this generation’s techno- and hip-hop-weaned music lovers. Mejares “youthens” them further with the vocal supervision of Myke Salomon and Jimmy Bondoc.