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…

Can’t stop Christmas with Shopee’s Big Christmas Sale

Christmas lights everywhere, check. Christmas carols, check. A mild, chill breeze, check. A Gift List that gets longer as the days get shorter, check. Yes – it is officially Christmas in the Philippines. And while I love the Spirit of the Season and the gift giving the goes with it – there’s one thing that…

The Plight of the Pawikans: Aboitiz leads campaign for pawikan sanctuary

Have you seen a mass of Pawikan eggs hatch? It’s a glimpse on the beauty and power of nature — tiny, fragile eggs embedded in the ocean; the sand slowly pulsing with life until little heads poke out, followed by a mass of wriggling bodies, slowly but surely climbing out the hole. Like magic, the tiny hatch-lings…

Finding Reprieve Right in the Middle of Summer

If you are from the Philippines, chances are you are one of the many individuals who are bemoaning everyday the intense heat of the Summer afternoon sun. Recent reports from local TV channels and as vetted by the local weather bureau, the heat index is expected to reach to as high as 40 degrees on Friday,…

A Speck in the Vast Universe

Today is not a good day for us. There are things that are still not perfect in this life, and while we are okay with it — today is the kind of day when depression decides to pay us a visit. It’s there, like a spectre sitting on my shoulder, it’s claws digging deep, slowly…

Of Love and Ashes

I. Of Ashes For us Catholics, yesterday marked the beginning of Lent through the celebration of Ash Wednesday. It’s a big deal here in my country, where majority of the population are practicing Catholics, steeped in tradition and reverence. It marks the beginning of this 40-day liturgical period of prayer and fasting or abstinence, leading…

Happy Chinese New Year!

It’s two day’s late but I still want to greet all of you, GO XING FA CAI! Like last year, our family decided to watch the New Year’s count down on TV while also celebrating at home. Quite ironic considering that there nary was any trace of being Chinese in our family. Our eyes are…