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The Super starter’s guide to crystals

Crystals can be confusing. Purpose and prices vary, so we asked an expert. Michelle Calasanz is a certified in Theta Healing, Reiki and Millennium Method, and soon in Sacred Activation. She founded The Crystal Rose Room, a crystal shop that evolved into an alternative and holistic health service provider. “My first crystal was an amethyst …

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Big TV for big parties

What we needed was a TV big enough for 120 people. It had to be smart so we could stream finales of the dramas “Melting Me Softly” and “Vagabond.” We got a Samsung 82” Q90R QLED 4K TV. It was the centerpiece of the Super K Viewing Party for Lee Seung-gi Philippines and Ji Chang-wook …

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Never not love this: a JaDine filmography

It is testament to the power and popularity of a Filipino love team that the announcement of their break-up is classified and transmitted as breaking news. When James Reid and Nadine Lustre announced on Jan. 20 that they had gone their separate ways, news outlets breathlessly followed the story, fans stayed up, fellow celebrities weighed …

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Your Super Guide to the Year of the Golden Rat

By Irene C. Perez The Year of the Yang Golden Rat ushers in a new cycle in the 12-year Chinese zodiac, meaning it’s time to stop procrastinating and do what you really want to do. Yin & Yang Shop of Harmony’s feng shui expert Patrick Lim Fernandez shares with Super a practical feng shui guide …

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How Gerry Alanguilan changed Philippine comics

If choices were pages being turned, then Gerry Alanguilan turned the pages of an entire chapter in Philippine comics—komiks. That’s why Alanguilan, who died last week at the age of 51, was the most important Filipino komiks influence in his generation. He changed komiks forever. He did this in three ways: First, Alanguilan fought to …

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‘Skywalker’ is the end of a ‘Star Wars’ era

At one point in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) asks Finn (John Boyega), “Which way?” To which Finn answers, “No idea. Follow me.” That exchange is a very good encapsulation where the Star Wars franchise was after the controversial “Stars Wars: The Last Jedi” polarized fans hopelessly in 2017. The …

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Nothing grander than Komikon Grande

Komikon is about communion. It is the most important weekend on the Philippine komiks calendar—everyone has to be there; they must participate. It was not always this way: Komikon was not always here. The first Komikon was held on Oct. 22, 2005 at the University of the Philippines Bahay ng Alumni in Quezon City, the …

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It’s the endgame for the Filipino Heroes League

It is always an uncanny challenge to create superheroes who represent their countries in an original or authentic fashion. It is easy enough to slap a flag on a hero’s costume and literally call him “Captain (insert name of country here).” But how do you flesh out heroes who are both fresh and also representative …

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#romanceclass makes its first web series

Romance is a kind of story; it is a way of coming together. As its name implies, #romanceclass is a community of writers and readers who have empowered the genre of romance in English in the Philippines. But #romanceclass lives beyond the books they create. Mina V. Esguerra (“My Imaginary Ex” and “The Interim Goddess …

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Gundam Universe gets into the action figure action

Ever since “Mobile Suit Gundam” (Kido Senshi Gundam) first aired in Japan in 1979 and launched the “Real Robots” mecha animé genre, the Gundam franchise has been closely and almost exclusively associated with the hobby of plastic model-making —colloquially called “Plamo” for “plastic model”—to the point that it earned its own hobby subgenre, “Gunpla” for …

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