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…

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)….

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…

Capsule Hotel 101: Hacks & Etiquette

Thanks to the relaxed visa requirements enforced by Japan about two years ago, it has become easier and more convenient for Filipinos to enjoy Japan. The upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo, slated for next year, has also seen a boom in new AirBnB’s, new hostels and new hotels being built — in fact, one thing…

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…

Outgrowing KamikazeeGirl

What do you when you seem to outgrow your blog identity?  I first started blogging close to thirteen years ago. Back then, my very first blog was hosted in LiveJournal. I was probably in my late twenties, I was sullen most of the time, a rebel-without-a-cause and a devil-may-care attitude. I was obsessed with Japanese…

A different kind of refresh with Sinalco

So, here’s the thing – I am taking a break from soda. I haven’t drank cola (the one that came in that iconic bottle) for more than eight years already; and I just recently decided to take a break from the clear one that rhymes with Sbrite.  However, there are certain moments in one’s life…