The Founders

A Taste Of The Exquisite Bohemian House Chicago

It's a Thursday night, a good friend's birthday, and was wondering where I can take her for a new restaurant experience. So I looked up a restaurant that will both suffice our starving tummies. And since I have a thing for some bohemian, I decided to try out Bohemian House - aka BOHO for dinner.  We got there and were welcomed by their manager; Daniel Bautista and their very nice host.   We made reservations for 7pm so we were able to get a table right away, which was awesome by the way. The interior design was pretty awesome. I...

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Discovering a Gem in Paranaque: Here’s Why You Should Visit The Common Space

In our Space, we support these core values: COMMUNITY. COWORK. CREATE. and COLLABORATE.   Most Filipinos who decide to work from home usually would need a fast Internet connection and a quiet and comfortable environment to work productively. But one thing that I'm sure we miss about working in a company is the day-to-day interaction with other people. As the saying goes, no man is an island. This is where coworking comes in. Coworking is defined by Google as the use of an office or other working environments by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas,...

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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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Almost Falling For the Forbidden

#TCFNoteToSelf He was dorky and smart, awkward but well-meaning, and he made me laugh even at the most severely inopportune moments. He was seven years older, mature and ruggedly appealing. Later, he confessed that he’s also very much married. I never expected I’d find myself attracted to someone I just met, much less to a married man. However, if there was ever something that was consistent with life, it is this: there will always be unexpected turns, and they’re not always the good kind. What you choose to do during these turns determine exactly just what kind of person you...

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Aspiring Bloggers, Vloggers Discover the Secrets to Monetizing Blogs, Vlogs

Twenty-six aspiring bloggers and vloggers were in for a treat last weekend, June 3, 2017, as they gathered at Mactan Newtown Beach eager to learn from three speakers the secrets of earning money through blogging and vlogging. The event was made successful through the support of TCF Media, Mactan Newtown which sponsored the venue, and The Detox Bar which gave out free samples of their healthy juice drinks and gift certificates for lucky participants. [caption id="attachment_26468" align="aligncenter" width="478"] The Detox Bar's three-day program[/caption] The four-hour-long workshop dubbed as Blog for Money is part of a series of workshops conducted in several...

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A Message to the Next Person I Will Love

  #TCFNoteToSelf Hi. I have absolutely no idea if I have yet to meet you, or if I’ve already met you but have been blind all these time. No worries, I don’t intend to dwell on the what-ifs and what-could-have-beens. I hope you think this way, too. I want you to know that I’m looking forward to our love story, and to the time we’ll be spending together in the future, but that I am in no hurry. I believe that everything will fall into place when the time is right, so I choose to be patient. In the meantime,...

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She Knew It Was Over Before It Even Ended

#TCFNoteToSelf She knew. She could tell by the way you no longer held her hand the way you used to. She could tell by the kisses that used to be sweet expressions of affection, but had become routine and obligatory. She could tell by the miniscule details that you took for granted, but she kept her eyes on. She knew. She dreaded it, but she knew. She knew she no longer held your rapt attention as she once had. She knew she no longer topped your priorities like before. She knew that you would no longer take that hour’s drive...

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If You Want To Know Her, Read What She Writes

#TCFNoteToSelf Small talks and idle chats were never her thing. She would usually be polite but reserved, and never really initiated what she considers as a pointless social etiquette. When backed in an inescapable social setting, she’ll say all the appropriate responses and all the superficial comments, but these will never amount to anything more than a tiny scratch on her surface. She reserves her words for the people who matter dearly to her. You’ll only ever get her fully-engaged if you really talk to her -- if you spend some time with her to dig in deep and pick...

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To Her Silly Crush with the Silly Jokes

#TCFNoteToSelf She may appear carefree, outgoing and perfectly happy. I’ll have you know that she just got over a devastating heartbreak, and beneath the surface, she’s still nursing her heart. She may appear as if smiles and laughs come easy to her. I’ll have you know that these are all for show, because smiling is way easier than dredging up painful memories for an explanation. She may appear as if she’ll never run out of quips and jokes. Although a little awkward at times, she’s naturally witty once she becomes comfortable. I’ll have you know that the jokes are likewise...

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Bridging the Gap: #DadsWhoPlayBarbie Challenge

Let's face it, Barbie has had big impact to kids since 1959. The iconic character has been kids' number one toy on their to-buy list. The company Mattel has expanded from the dolls to the dolls' clothes, accessories and even houses and cars. Mattel created a campaign called #DadsWhoPlayBarbie to bridge the gap between genders. Allowing how a father and child relationship can make positive effect. In the videos, the dads play with the Barbie dolls together with their kids to uphold the creativity and imagination. Three dads were interviewed on how they think instilling a little Barbie time and playing with their...

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Inflatable Island : Are You Ready For Summer?

Sunny days are here. Summertime is starting and everyone either in front of their airconditioners, electric fans, fanning themselves of eat ice cream to cure the heat that the weather is causing. Being a beach bum myself, I would usually opt to be in the water during times like this. So, when I discovered that the Inflatable Island is now in Olongapo, Philippines, I can't help but be ecstatic!   The Inflatable Island is the biggest floating playground in Asia. At 3,400 sqm, it's as big as 8 basketball courts put together side by side. It contains inflatables slides, towers, bridges,...

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Muy Bien Bonita : Your Next Shoe Addiction

I usually hesitate when buying expensive shoes even though they look drool-worthy because of fear that durable. For most of us, quality is very important.  We would be able to use our shoes to our daily walks to and from work. Now, a new filipino-made shoe brand that is being talked about not only because of it's quality, but also because of its classy styles and comfortability -- Muy Bien Bonita. According to their website, MBB believes journeys are best taken in style and comfort. Their founder personally fits and test drives each finished pair prior to mass production to ensure that your soles are...

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