What to do when your doctor tells you to go easy on the meat, but you don't intend to

So, you’ve been given a very unwanted Holiday gift of a diagnosis by your very concerned family doctor. He or she says your cholesterol is too high, and so is your blood sugar. You’re on the shortlist of those most likely to kick the bucket with a heart attack or a stroke anytime within this government's term.

 

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12 things to expect when you're driving in the Philippines this Holiday season

The article below was first published in the TessDrive column of the April 2017 issue of Carmudi Magazine. It has been re-edited to fit the Holiday season.

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The Huracan gets a halo

                                                                            Photos: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.; GMA 7 Network

 

Suddenly, there's a saintly halo above the Lamborghini bull.

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The court of public opinion

The article below was first published in the August 2017 issue of Carmudi Magazine where TessDrive has a monthly column.

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Of final destinations, last trips

The article below was first published in the May 2017 issue of Carmudi Magazine where TessDrive has a monthly column.

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12 things to expect when you’re driving in the Philippines

The article below was first published in the April 2017 issue of Carmudi Magazine where TessDrive has a monthly column.

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A senseless, and preventable, death in Canada

The article below was first published in the February 2017 issue of Carmudi Magazine where TessDrive has a monthly column.

 

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Ladies, let the Saudi joy ride begin!

The article below was first published in the October 2017 issue of Carmudi Magazine where TessDrive has a monthly column.

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Gadgets as driving distractions? If you can only read our minds

The article below was first published in the June 2017 issue of Carmudi Magazine where TessDrive has a monthly column.

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Mycoprotein at par with conventional protein

The protein found in Quorn meat-free foods may be just as good for muscles as any other protein sources, new research suggests.

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Any takers for these jeepney replacements?

Sentimentality may get you nowhere, literally. True, the iconic, ubiquitous jeepney has been the main intra-city/intra-town form of transport in the Philippines for as long as any living resident can remember.

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Japan is EV haven

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Is the stuff that makes up every Quorn product good for you?

Quorn meat-free Picadillo by Chef Florabel

 

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Mini PH to ship in Countryman Plug-in Hybrids April 2018

Autohub Group President Willy Tee Ten makes his 'shocking' announcement beside a Mini Countryman.

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‘Electro-cute’ BMW i3 is for vegan motorists, too

Is the all-electric BMW i3—one of the greenest cars on the planet—ready for a run in the Philippines? Unfortunately, the answer for now is, nyet. The infrastructure to support electric vehicles (EVs) has not yet been established. But for the rest of you earth-loving motorists out there (yes, we’re looking at you, vegans), the i3 is ripe for the picking, with leather-free options.

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The human refueling station in Makati

After a tiring drive around the congested central business district of Makati, it's around a 30-minute drive to Barangay Tejeros, near Circuit Makati, along the corner of Kalayaan and Pasong Tirad.

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Finally, a 7-seater turbo diesel from Honda Philippines hits prime time

Makati City, Philippines—Here’s a neat numbers game for you to remember this momentous occasion when the all-new diesel-powered CR-V was introduced in the Philippines last August 8 at the Grand Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La. Keep them in mind: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9. Except for 1 and 9, the rest are prime numbers, divisible only by themselves and 1, while 9 is divisible by 3. Uncannily, they all have something to do with the all-new CR-V.

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With Philippine-assembled Mirage in your garage, a smaller carbon footprint, and more local jobs, aren't mere illusions

Manila--There are many ways to lessen humanity's carbon footprint. The really more doable ones, however, involve buying, using, and promoting only those products and services rendered closer to home.

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Future motorsports stars to drive brand-new Mazda2 under AAP stewardship

Premium Japanese brand Mazda Philippines turned over 5 units of the 1.5-liter Mazda2 to the Automobile Association Philippines' Motorsports Development Program (MSD) yesterday.

 

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Drive electric vehicles, lay your eyes upon iconic cars from a carmaker that's 100 years old

Reminisce when you see these classics: The Lancer WRC built by Ralliart, Mitsubishi's motor sports division that made its mark in the World Rally Championship from 2001-2007); the PX33, Japan's first full-time 4WD passenger car; or the Colt F2000 (formula racing car which was the 1971 Japan Grand Prix overall winner). Test drive a Mitsubishi 4WD or fast forward to the future when you enter the cockpit of electric vehicles I-MiEV and PHEV.

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A huge vegan appetite in Cebu onboard a more spacious premium van

The island of Cebu better have room for the newest, and biggest, baby from Nissan Philippines.

 

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Environmental crises call for closer look at golf courses

This article was first published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on February 5, 2011. Six years on, this article calls to our attention the special environmental responsibility golf course developers must shoulder, especially now in the light of the alarming acceleration of global climate change indicators.

 

 

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16 questions about your building you should answer, before another big earthquake does it for you

This article was first published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on March 20, 2010. It bears more relevance now, in view of the several earthquakes reported on April 8, 2017 that shook Luzon: 1) Magnitude 5.7 at Bagalangit (Mabini, Batangas), 2) Magnitude 5.9 at Talaga, Tanauan, Batangas, 3) a third tremor 1 km west northwest of Taysan town, Batangas.

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Before another earthquake strikes, government contractors, architects need to be whistleblowers to save lives

The article—originally titled “Get ready for big one, folks warned”—was first published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on February 28, 2011 on Page A9, a few days after an earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand on February 22 that registered 6.3 on the Richter scale.

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Animal lovers, read this before buying your next car

This article was first published in the Holiday 2016 issue of Carmudi Magazine, where TessDrive has a monthly column. It was originally titled “How to give love on Christmas Day? Buy cruelty-free cars”. It has been tweaked for TessDrive.com’s timeless purposes.

 

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For my brilliant niece who never expected any gift from me on her wedding day, I offered her a ride in a red ‘Love Bug’…

…And became her bridal chauffeur on the most romantic day of her life (so far).

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Nowhere to go but the Earth

The article below was first published in the November 2016 issue of Carmudi Magazine where TessDrive has a monthly column.

 

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Prius and Edamame

 

”Edamame!"

 

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Dear Las Pinas Government

 

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Pre-owned Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Jeep at marked-down prices

 

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