24 Beauties vie for Ms. Makati 2019 crown

As a long-time resident of Makati, the city where I was born and bred - I couldn't think of any other city where I want to spend the rest of my life. Makati City, the country's central business district and a prime location,  is the hub for leisure, entertainment, and commerce. With the leadership of … Continue reading 24 Beauties vie for Ms. Makati 2019 crown

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Why Happiness is something not easily defined in black and white

According to the recent results of the United Nations' annual World Happiness Report, the Philippines is the 69th happiest country in the world - up to two places from its recent ranking of 71st.  Good ol' PH was also ranked third happiest compared to its Asian neighbors, Singapore (at 34th place) and Thailand (at 52nd). … Continue reading Why Happiness is something not easily defined in black and white

Aladdin: I may have gotten older — but it’s still a whole new world

It was 1992, and I was at the brink of adolescent rage - the neighborhood cutie must have thought me as a freak; I have just begun freshman year at an all-girls high school filled with nuns and kids with trapper-keepers and Benetton shirts; and yet, my only cause of worry was saving enough money … Continue reading Aladdin: I may have gotten older — but it’s still a whole new world

F*ck Forty – Realizations as I hit my fourth decade

There is an oft-quoted statement, "Life begins at 40." Well, I turned forty a few weeks ago and if you ask me if I finally have my cataclysmic awakening yet, well -- there's really none. I woke up the same grumpy bitch, had my bitter coffee and rue my lack of carbs in my attempt … Continue reading F*ck Forty – Realizations as I hit my fourth decade

The story of Kagitingan: Looking back to the lessons of History in Corregidor

  For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by war - the heroism, the sacrifice, the toll on the human spirit and the lessons behind it. Often times, I would consume copious amounts of books retelling the various stories of war in the Pacific and even in Europe during the … Continue reading The story of Kagitingan: Looking back to the lessons of History in Corregidor

Change-makers, achievers feted by Lamudi

With the local economy in an upswing, the Philippines' real estate market is currently enjoying continuous growth. In a report posted from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the industry is forecast to maintain its growth and remain resilient in 2019 To further quote the article, "Residential condominium supply grew in 2018 with approximately 35,000 units added … Continue reading Change-makers, achievers feted by Lamudi

Paper Junkie Post: Starbucks Planner vs. CBTL Giving Journal – A Review

If you are one of the thousands of Filipinos who fueled their caffeine addiction in exchange for their annual planner - then, welcome to my world. I have spent a big chunk of November and December 2018 guzzling coffee from one shop to another. First, because that's really how I roll and second, because the … Continue reading Paper Junkie Post: Starbucks Planner vs. CBTL Giving Journal – A Review