First Filipina Wins Asia’s Next Top Model – Maureen Wroblewitz – A Warrior

Maureen Wroblewitz did it. After having been mocked and criticized over and over again for not being good enough to be a model and by just having a "pretty face"  by her fellow candidates; this girl redeemed herself by proving them all wrong by taking home the title. Maureen is 5'6",  half-german who decided to move to the Philippines at 15 outlasted two other Pinays Angelica Santillab and Jessica Sanchez during the regional reality competition.  Maureen was the last Pinay standing during the final three which she claimed to have put so much pressure on her. "So I have a...

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To The Guy Who Has Been Broken – I won’t Promise You Anything Less But My Best

I understand that the past was pretty bad on you. And although I have been there, I won't be able to understand what and how it was like for you. Yes, I empathize and sympathize for you but believe me, I know that every heartbreak anyone goes thru is theirs and theirs alone.  You have told me glimpses and pieces of it, although you don't need to, I happily listened. I know you are guarding yourself from trusting people, I am too. You may not have gotten to trusting me yet. But everytime you question love and your purpose or...

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RM Champagne Salon – This Chicago Hotspot Has Reinvented Wining and Dining

Are you a sucker for cocktails, champagne and seafood?  I am, and if you are - RM Champagne Salon, is definitely the place for you. I have been living in Chicago for almost a year now and have never really ventured the different restaurants and bars in the City as much and man, have I been missing out! Last Tuesday, I went to check out RM Champagne Salon, and boy, it was amazing.  Well, the Uber experience was not that great as the driver took a while to take me to my destination and we even had to go around...

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8 To Die For Pinoy Food and Fruits That Can Only Be Found In The Philippines

  Are you a lover of pinoy food?  I am, and it has been three years and a half since I have left the Philippines, and boy, I am missing out.  I am missing out on the greatest foods and fruits that can only be found in the Philippines. If you have plans of going to the Philippines, you can't miss out on these things.  Here are some to die for pinoy foods and fruits that can only be found in the Philippines:   SANTOL - oh my gosh! I remember having to buy pounds and pounds of this fruit and...

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5 Solid Reasons Why We Use Dating Apps

Dating Apps, why do we use them?  I started using dating apps back in 2013 when my brother signed me up for POF - yep - not the best app there is, but it was the first dating app that I was ever on.  Little did I know that I was signed up for OKC and something else too.  But that's not even important.  Anyway, I really wasn't on it most of the time.  But when I did, it made me learn so many things about the different reasons why people are even on dating apps.  So let me tell...

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5 Things You Should Know About Hostel Living

On my previous article, I stated to not have tried Hostels ever.  I was hesitant and afraid.  Not that I am a stuck up b*tch or anything.  I just was not prepared for what was to come and privacy for me is essential.  But during my stay in Nashville, I learned things about Hostels that I plan to stay in hostels on my future travels - alone.  If you have never stayed in one before, here are 5 things you should know about hostel living.   Hostels are cheap.  If you are on a budget and are backpacking and you don't...

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My Great Hostel Experience

Three weeks ago, I flew to Nashville without really expecting anything grand to happen.  My flight was booked in June and I wanted to go to have my me time away from the chaos of being a single mom and do work at the same time. The day before I flew, I was informed by my partner - Ruby Famous - that since most of the hotels were booked, she was only able to book me a hostel room - unsure if it was a private room or not. I called the hostel and was informed I will be sharing...

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Why Numb Is Better Than Vulnerable

I was asked the other day by someone if I would rather be vulnerable and feel and get hurt or shut off my emotions and not feel.  I answered that time, I would rather feel and get hurt.  But the question lingered on for a couple of days and I kept thinking about it over and over again.  And I think, numb is better than vulnerable. Love is a great feeling, don't get me wrong.  It's amazing.  Especially when the attention you give is reciprocated.  But then again, it is a process.   I have been vulnerable several times, allowing...

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If You Are Dating Any Of These Types Of Filipinas, You Got The Wrong One

I was just reading some articles online when I found this ridiculously stupid article about "How to bang Filipinas" - I mean, who needs instructions on how to get laid anyway?  But well, I guess we are pretty special like that - you all need a step by step instruction so you can take us back to your bed.  Thank you, but it seems to me you don't even have a clue on how to go about it. Pffft. And so, as I was reading, I encountered some stupid stereotype connotations about Filipinas.  I must admit, some have created this...

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Annulment – How To Go About It When Your Ex Is Overseas

There are several reasons why a marriage can be annulled.  Normally, annulment happens when a decision is made by a judge that a legal marriage did not happen.  Most of the time, a marriage is considered void when a judge grants an annulment.   Annulment - How To Go About It When Your Ex Is Overseas. Marriage is not a game and it should be consensual for both parties getting married.  No tricks, no pressure or it happened not because of force. The reasons for having an annulment are: The other person who got married was under 18 You have...

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The Fear Of Falling – What Is Yours?

We all have fears.  Some fears we have are due to something that may have happened in our lives along the way.  Some fear the water, some fear heights, some fear being in enclosed places, some even fear little things or big things.  I, on the other hand, fear falling.  Falling in love that is.     A lot of times we fear something to happen because of experiences.  Because of change.  Because we do not want to get hurt again. But why is this?  Why is it so hard to have a relationship these days?  How is it that...

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9 Rules in Dating. No Exceptions.

Yes, most of the issues that we have nowadays in dating are mostly to be blamed on guys, but women have got to admit, we do the same thing sometimes too.  At least I have. Most of the time, when we like someone and they don't feel the same connection, we expect them to at least be courteous about it.  But have we ever thought of the time when we were not so into the person that we had our first date with and they wanted to have another date with us and we ignored that message just because? When...

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