More articles about: Manners and Misdemeanors

 
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It’s never a dull moment with your family, but that doesn’t mean you should succumb to becoming the entertainment.
Kiki Mountenpousse (obviously, not her real name) called me over the weekend to talk about the latest scandal to hit Manila.“Tsih-tsih, did you hear? The Woman of the Old Man made a fool of herself at the funeral of her grandfather.“As per ...
 
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Two years after the Truly Rich Lady divulges the secrets to climbing the social pyramid, she revisits what those rules truly mean.
If we are talking about the bonafide winners of this game we call the Truly Rich Life, then they are the people who have made it to the topmost tier of the annual Richie Rich Rankings.Of course, that leaves you and even ...
 
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Saving the planet is the chicest cause right now.
I am proud to say that, when I was in grade school, I was the vice president of Friends of Mother Earth, the after-school club for young people who were passionate about saving the planet from the iron fist of pollution and ...
 
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She didn’t take a car, of course. She went by plane.
We all need a break from the hamster wheel that is life. After all, there are only so many rooms the Truly Rich Lady can redecorate before she goes absolutely crazy. And so when a group of Truly Rich Friends from long ...
 
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Please stop.
A funny thing happened when I hosted a casual dinner last Monday. We were on our third course of the sumptuous spread I prepared when I noticed that, three places away from my seat, our guest of honor, a China Rich Lady, ...
 
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Master these pronunciations and you'll never think twice again.
Have you ever been engaged in a conversation about beauty products but stop yourself from blurting out a brand name because you're unsure of how it's pronounced? Well, with this guide to the trickiest names, you can gush confidently about that new ...
 
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Should you let your age determine what you can or cannot wear?
To My Dearest Truly Rich Lady,Hi. I am need of advice. Is there clothing that you shouldn’t wear beyond the age of 30, 40, 50, and above? I am in the “above” category. Also, I changed my clothes this morning because I ...
 
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Weekend pursuits are lovely, but sometimes we need to close our eyes for 48 hours. See you on Monday.
During another polite conversation at another polite soiree, a dinner companion asked: “Si-si Coo, how are you going to spend the weekend? I’m sure you have something exciting planned.”“Well, instead of spending the weekend, I think I will save it,” I replied. ...
 
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“This necklace doesn’t fit my neck because I ate bread yesterday.”
Forget the opening of that chi-chi international boutique, the golden anniversary of the ballet, or the super exclusive lunch with Ms. Marda. This weekend, the only place to be was at an artisanal fair filled with handmade sustainable goods from the motherland. The ...
 
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It's time to catch up with the world, says C.C. Coo.
A couple of months ago, I went to my nephew’s school for a private matter. I needed to pee and it was on the way. I asked a kind student where I could relieve myself. He pointed to a corner of one ...
 
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A smile can keep those emotions in check.
The Truly Rich Lady (that’s me!) is just like you. I, too, am not immune to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, the dagger plunged into the heart by a friend, or the toe stubbed on the leg of a table ...
 
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Fancy cocktail? Summer cocktail? T&C experts weigh in on what to wear to your next party.
Cocktail attire, by definition, is fairly straightforward. But we all know it is never that simple. (In full transparency, this is written by someone who gave her wedding guests two different dress codes to ensure that everyone dressed the same—San Francisco guests ...
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