Browsing Category : Culture

A New Celebrity Book Club You Should Be Joining


If you’ve been thinking of joining a book club such as that of Oprah’s or Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf, then you can add one more celebrity who started a book club — Emma Roberts. She extended an e-invite to all her social media friends to join her very own book club called Belletrist. The actress who is a  self-professed avid reader, banded together…

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Youth In Revolt, Stand Your Ground


It’s been a harrowing past few weeks. Luckily, I was occupied with arranging for a Christmas bazaar I joined with a few friends, but I knew ignorance couldn’t be such bliss. While I was waiting for people to buy our merchandise, my brother was protesting with his fellow Ateneans against Marcos’ burial in LNMB. While I was watching people buy…

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Top 5 Pinoy Recipes for Noche Buena


Holiday season is just around the corner and the celebration won’t be complete without some sumptuous Filipino cuisine. We searched the web to look for the best and most popular Pinoy recipes that you can try this holiday season. Top 5 Lechon Kawali Lechon Kawali is different from the popular Lechon. This recipe fries the pork meat instead of roasting…

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Why The ‘Don’t Forget Me’ Culture Needs To Stop


A few months ago on my currently defunct YouTube channel (I’ll be active again soon, I promise), I discussed ‘wag mo ‘kong kalimutan’ culture, a common norm in Filipino society that speaks more bad than good about us than it seems. As an aspiring DIY pop artist in a third world country whose entertainment industry prioritizes looks and physical attributes…

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Is Your Neighbor An Aswang? Watch Out For These 9 Signs!


Halloween is upon us, and with it comes the thrill of ghost stories and folklore. Philippine folklore is as unique as it is eclectic, which makes it one of the more interesting branches of crypto-zoology to explore and discuss. Arguably the most popular Philippine mythological figure would be the aswang. Most Filipinos are familiar with the terror of the aswang,…

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