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 ofContinue reading “24 Beauties vie for Ms. Makati 2019 crown”

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 thatContinue reading “Can’t stop Christmas with Shopee’s Big Christmas Sale”

PR: Ali Mall celebrates its fourth decade, honors the “Greatest of All Time” 

June 30, 1976 will forever be known as the day of the “Thrilla in Manila” where two of boxing’s greatest, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, battled it out for boxing supremacy in a sold-out, highly awaited slugfest held inside the The Araneta Center.  With Ali’s deciding win against Joe Frazier comes the birth of AliContinue reading “PR: Ali Mall celebrates its fourth decade, honors the “Greatest of All Time” “

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-lingsContinue reading “The Plight of the Pawikans: Aboitiz leads campaign for pawikan sanctuary”

Get 88% off when you shop at Lazada’s Chinese New Year Kick Off Sale 

   The country’s top online shopping website sets to embark on another successful year as they launch the Chinese New Year Sale, the first big sale for 2016. A wide assortment of unique finds for the year of the fire monkey and discounts as high as 88% across 15 categories will be up for grabsContinue reading “Get 88% off when you shop at Lazada’s Chinese New Year Kick Off Sale “

Health care should be for all: PhilCare’s prepaid emergency health cards fill a gap.

The nature of my job and the industry I am in allows me to see a face of health care in the Philippines that is not visible to common Filipinos. Because of my job, I am aware that only 4% of Filipinos have access to efficient health care in the country. This usually means theContinue reading “Health care should be for all: PhilCare’s prepaid emergency health cards fill a gap.”

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,Continue reading “Finding Reprieve Right in the Middle of Summer”

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, slowlyContinue reading “A Speck in the Vast Universe”

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, leadingContinue reading “Of Love and Ashes”

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 areContinue reading “Happy Chinese New Year!”