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Fashion & Beauty

GET YOUR CURLS ON

Having dry, curly hair is frustrating. If you’re like me, then you’ve spent a long period of your life relying on getting your hair straightened or rebonded. It was always too dry or looked like a big lion’s mane and that was my only go-to at the time. After going with it for almost 10 […]

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Arts & Culture

SAAN GALING ‘YON: THE ORIGIN OF KARAOKE

Zero. Two. One. Three. One. Zero. If you’re a Filipino, you would be familiar with a sequence like that, said in a robotic voice. This number sequence leads to a song when entered into a karaoke machine. Karaoke is a big part of Filipino culture. A lot of our celebrations have music and singing. Machines […]

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Food, Health & Fitness

POTATO PARK: FOOD VS CLIMATE

The potato is one of the most versatile ingredients.  It can be prepared through different methods of cooking. For example, you can have it fried, mashed, or mashed then fried. The potato can be served as a pie crust or covering, or prepared as a side dish, or can even be the main ingredient of […]

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Hobbies & Advocacies

2ND LIFE: REPURPOSING PLASTIC FOR THE EARTH

Pollution is considered a global crisis. Around 22,000 tons of mismanaged waste makes its way into the ocean daily, with the Philippines contributing 7,400 tons. It was also reported by the World Wide Fund (WWF) in 2018 that most of the plastic waste from the Philippines end up in the ocean and that it comes […]

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Food, Health & Fitness

ROOTED: HEALING THROUGH THE EARTH

In the past, our ancestors were closer to the Earth. They walked barefoot and slept on the ground.  As we developed into the society we are now, with more concrete spaces than parks. Our connection, and interaction, with the Earth have decreased significantly.  Coincidentally, as our lives have gotten more comfortable, immune disorders, chronic diseases, […]

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Hobbies & Advocacies

PRIDE: FREEDOM TO BE

The most important day is the day you decide you’re good enough for you. It’s the day you set yourself free. Brittany Josephine As social beings, we put so much gravity and importance into how society views us. We want to be accepted. We want to feel that we belong, and that’s normal. This is […]

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Hobbies & Advocacies

THIS OR THAT: WHICH PET IS PERFECT FOR MY KIDS?

Growing up, I always wanted a pet for myself. I always thought that pets are so cute and fluffy and that it would be nice to have something to care for that would return my affection – something I wouldn’t be able to do with my toys or plants. With kids, most of them are […]

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Food, Health & Fitness

SURVIVAL KIT: COPING IN THE TIME OF COVID

Iba talaga ang panahon ngayon ‘no? Because of the pandemic, even just being exposed to someone who might have COVID-19 requires us to self-quarantine or isolate to prevent the further spread of the virus.  For some of us, isolation may be difficult. “Bakit? Uuwi ka lang naman ah. Wala ka lang namang makitang iba. Sandali […]

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Arts & Culture

TINIKLING: TENSION TO TREASURE

Tinikling is one of the best-known folk dances in the Philippines. It originated in Leyte during the Spanish occupation of the country. Tinikling was born out of the need of local Filipinos to survive the punishment of standing between two bamboo poles, which were then clapped together.  The word tinikling came from the name of […]

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Fashion & Beauty

HUMID HIGH HORRORS: KEEPING YOUR SKIN HEALTHY IN ERRATIC WEATHER

We’re steadily inching towards the rainy season, which means we get scorching and humid weather. We see a drastic change in the temperature during this change of seasons, especially when it’s sunny for a few hours and rainy for the next. This sudden temperature change can trigger a hot and humid environment.  High temperatures aren’t […]