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Why I Started To Become More Loving And Comfortable Of My Own Skin

Growing up, I was never really fond of my skin color. The harder pill to swallow was that I wasn't bullied in school about it but I remember being present in family gatherings where titos and titas teased me for my dark complexion. As an asthmatic kid, my mom made me take swimming lessons the entire summer. I remember begging...

Pole Dancing: Improving Fitness and Building Confidence

Pole dancing used to be something people only associated with strip clubs or sexy films. Today, it’s become a great form of exercise that not only helps you achieve your fitness goals but also empowers you by building your self-confidence. It may seem daunting to get up on the pole during your first day but many pole dance enthusiasts...

Navigating Through The Rain

The rainy season. A time where travel will be the most difficult because of the wet roads and the worry of sickness due to the rain above. Now imagine if the person struggles, what more the vehicle that will have to pass through potentially flooded areas. The floors are too high, the roads are too slippery, and the paths...

Philosophising The Meaning Of Narratives In Life

In Philosophy’s undying pursuit of meaning, another variable in need of evaluation and probing is placed forward, and this is in the form of the question as to what the narrative is and its significant relation to life. While there is no singular definition of what life truly is, at best one is able to provide peculiar details of...

Rigged Baggage Scales At Philippine Airlines?

In a video posted last Saturday, June 29, American musician David DiMuzio discovered that the baggage scale at Philippine Airlines (PAL) Terminal 2 appeared to be broken: he was told that his luggage was 14 kilograms overweight, even after he unloaded several items from it. DiMuzio was shocked, as he had been traveling with the same luggage for a...

The Fear Of Being Seen Alone

Walking through hallways, going to the bathroom, having lunch, or even just waiting for someone to arrive; there’s an ever-present need for kasama when doing short and simple tasks. My dad, for example, would rather eat at home than eat by himself at a restaurant, even if it means braving the three-hour traffic. Most of my friends clamor for company...

Why Cong. Mocha Uson Did Not Happen

In 2014 before her bid to the presidency, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago proclaimed that social media and not money would influence the results of the 2016 elections. Two years later, she lost to Rodrigo Duterte. She was both right and wrong. Santiago was right. Social media influenced the results, but money did too. In 2017, the University of Oxford published...

Is Being “Just Friends” Really Possible?

Bieber said it in 2010: we’re just friends, what are you sayin’? Then his first love broke his heart for the first time. Liking your buddy inevitably complicates the friendship, and the unforgettable pain of the friendzone is more or less a universal experience. With this in mind, is there really such a thing as being “just friends” between one person...

The Importance Of Taking A Break On Purpose

Every day brings its own unique bundle of joy and pain, and people rarely think that they have the time to take a step back and breathe, even for five minutes. With that, it’s all too easy to slip into a mindless routine where you just get through each day by going through the motions. Instead of doing things because...

Online Auditions For 2019 Pinoy K-pop Star Starts

The online auditions for the 2019 Pinoy K-pop star have begun, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) announced Friday. This is “the biggest annual talent search competition for Filipino K-pop performers and cover groups,” KCC said in an e-mail to the Philippine News Agency (PNA). The finalists will be selected on July 10. The grand finals will be held...

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