How internet users can prevent being victimized by doxing

As people spend majority of their time on social media, global cybersecurity company Kaspersky shared tips on how they can protect themselves from an online attack involving their personal information. Called doxing, the practice involves gathering the personal information of an individual with the purpose to publish or use it in some other way to cause harm. Kaspersky defines it …

‘Nugget saga is over’: Among Us-shaped chicken nugget sold for P4.7 million

A chicken nugget from fast food chain McDonald’s shaped like one of the crewmates of popular mobile game Among Us has been sold for almost 100,000 dollars or around 4.8 million pesos. An eBay user named Polizna posted the “used” single chicken nugget, which according to the person, originated from a Korean boy band BTS combo meal for 99 US …

What is compulsive buying?

Finding it hard to resist buying unnecessary items; having financial difficulties due to uncontrolled shopping; and spending much time researching unnecessary products are among the characteristics of compulsive buying, according to Psychology professor James Philip Ray Pinggolio. Some of the compulsive buyers, he said, want to brag to get recognition or approval as they want to improve their image. He …

Hidilyn Diaz on her delayed Olympic quest

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz is already assured a place in the country’s sporting folklore, alongside the likes of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, as the only woman from the Philippines to ever win an Olympic medal — her surprise silver in 2016 in Rio breaking a 20-year medal drought for the Philippines. The stature of the Zamboanga native grew two years later …

Is it ‘splurging’ or ‘treating’ yourself?

Have you ever asked yourself if you are already splurging, or are just treating yourself after years of hard work? Is splurging a bad habit? As online shopping is booming, e-commerce platforms tempt many to “add to cart,” especially as payday approaches. How can one differentiate “splurging” from “rewarding” oneself? Psychology professor James Philip Ray Pinggolio said, “People buy stuff …

Pinay chef named Chef of the Year at World Gourmet Awards in Singapore

Filipino chef Johanne Siy is World Gourmet Awards’ Female Chef of the Year. The Singapore-based chef was recognized for her excellent culinary skills in daily kitchen operations and setting high standards for excellence in her career. World Gourmet Awards honors the efforts of Singapore’s hospitality industry who deliver the best fine dining experiences to their guests. Johanne was a corporate …

Santacruzan in the time of pandemic

Flores de Mayo has always been one of the most anticipated festivals in the Philippines, culminated with a night of grandeur called the Santacruzan every end of May to commemorate Queen Helena’s search for the Holy Cross. Over time, the beloved occasion has evolved into a moving exhibit of Philippine artistry and craftsmanship, with the town belles parading in long …

McDonald’s x BTS collab kicks off with exclusive merch drop

We’re counting down the days until the BTS Meal arrives at McDonald’s! The band’s signature order—featuring a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium World Famous Fries, medium soft drink, and Sweet Chili and Cajun dipping sauces inspired by recipes from McDonald’s South Korea—will be available starting on June 18. But in the meantime, McDonald’s Philippines is offering up yet another way to …

Pinoy artist breaks records at Christie’s auction despite pandemic

A Filipino artist’s work fetched 19.5 million Hong Kong dollars at Christie’s May 24 live auction. Ronald Ventura’s “Party Animal” is potentially record-breaking as it is believed to have the highest price paid for an artwork done by a living Filipino artist. The 2017 acrylic on canvas painting was estimated to fetch up to 1.2 million Hong Kong dollars at …