Chinese New Year used to be the only Chinese festival that the Filipinos are aware of. Now, the Ghost Month is equally gaining popularity—or notoriety, depending how you look at it. What is the Ghost Month, anyway? And why does it strike so much fear among the Chinese (and now even with Filipinos!)? For starters, the Ghost Festival, as it is more correctly called, has nothing to do with the…
We bet you've heard it enough from us―Mr. and Ms. Chinatown 2017 really is going to be much bigger and, dare we say, better than its previous versions. With its wider range, going beyond the borders of Metro Manila and reaching as far as Baguio, Dagupan, Cebu, and Davao, there will surely be so much more on the table, not only in terms of the concept it will tackle, but…
I've never met her in person, but our little chat online already made me realize why she is deserving of the title. Sweet, smart, and bold enough to welcome what the world has to offer, our reigning Miss Chinatown is a woman with a vision and has the perseverance to make it come true. Lin Zeng, albeit a beauty pageant newbie, was able to make her grace and personality shine…
In a world of danger and threats, it pays to know how to defend oneself. And at an era when bullying and abuse is slowly becoming a societal norm, one must learn to protect oneself and stand against it. But how and where can one start? This was the question that Sherwin Yao, a Martial Artist and Mr. and Ms. Chinatown 2016 1st Runner-up, tried to answer as he started…
What are the requirements for application? Aspiring candidates must send their accomplished application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., along with a close-up and full-body photo. Click here to download the application form. Are there height requirements? Don't worry about it. There are no height requirements for you to join the pageant. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, anyway. *wink* You must have these qualities, though: 18-25 years old can speak Mandarin…

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