From picking Oscar winners to frying a tilapia

by Jannelle So They agree on who will and who should win an Oscar award this Sunday; but they disagree (and sometimes argue) on how to fry a tilapia. “Our biggest argument was how to fry a tilapia. Two writers attempting to be chefs bring out the worse in us,” said kababayan...

Manny Pacquiao has two missions in Las Vegas fight

There are two things that 8-division world champion Manny Pacquaio would like to bring with him when he takes to the ring on April 12, 2014 for his rematch against 2-division champion Timothy Bradley. “Nasa kanya kasi ‘yung korona ko e. Gusto ko maibalik ulit,” he said in an...

Enlisting in the military pays off

by Jannelle So This is how the country you serve can serve you back: provide you with skills set that are useful in order to excel in your personal and professional life; put your through college with financial assistance; make excellent health care accessible to you and to your...

Redemption with an exclamation point

Not just with a period; but with an emphatic exclamation point! That’s how undefeated two-division world champion Timothy “Dessert Storm” Bradley would like to punctuate his rematch against eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Admitting that because his...

Created to connect

by Jannelle So We were created to connect. That’s why they say “No man is an island.” So we go through life building and nurturing connections, some bonds stronger than others; but important interactions, nonetheless. We connect with other individual and groups; and for a group...

Time for Marvel in Taiwan

SO LA -by Jannelle So We’re doing it again! A dress for $10; necklace for $5; and another $5 for a makeup kit — (I’m not good in Math, but this is simple enough for me to figure out) — shopping for three items for only $20? In Hollywood, this is only the cost of...

by Jannelle So We were created to connect. That’s why they say “No man is an island.” So we go through life building and nurturing connections, some bonds stronger than others; but important interactions, nonetheless. We connect with other individual and groups; and for a group...

Apl.de.Ap: from Pampanga, to Hollywood and back

Nope, this is not another food story; although the title may suggest otherwise. This is, in fact a fairytale story of a Filipino man’s Cinderella-like rise from his not-so-ideal circumstances, to achieve great things for himself and make kababayans proud. “I bought myself a...

Happy New Year, Happy Eating!

SO LA by Jannelle So It’s the New Year; but please allow me to veer away from the norm. So while everyone is talking about getting in shape and shedding off those unwanted pounds generated by holiday parties and get-togethers, let me tell you about more eating and enjoying it...

Life After the KO

SO LA – by Jannelle So  It was the outcome boxing fans were hoping to see; although not from the man many were expecting it come from. The much-anticipated fourth battle between champions Manny Pacquaio and Juan Manuel Marquez ended in the most convincing way – a...