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 with her pal Karah Preiss to bring the e-book club to life. Emma excitedly announced the news herself : “Good morning [sunshines] I’m so excited to finally share @belletrist with you!” [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BR8LROlDNOI/[/embed] The social media book club has launched its...

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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 gifts for their relatives and friends, pictures of young women protesting have been subject to gang rape threats and slut shaming. When I was going to my cousin’s house after a long day of trying to sell, my dad called...

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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 it.  To make sure every inch of the meat is cooked properly be sure to boil it in water before frying. If you want to consider this recipe on your celebration, here’s the ingredients you will need:     2...

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4 Reasons Why Filipino Women Make the Best Mothers

Filipino women are not just known for world class beauty but also being good mothers. Why is that? There are a lot of wonderful reasons to support this and I am sure that you also have your own reasons that hold truth in your heart.   Photo Credit Being a mother is a huge blessing from above and one of the noblest jobs that a woman can ever have. Being a Filipino mother is great pride because we handle the responsibility aligned with our Filipino values which are passed from one generation to another. When I became a mom, I...

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One Amazing Craft Box that will Transform Your Kids

As adults, there will come a point when we will realize that the future is in the hands of our children and grandchildren. Therefore, we should see to it that they are prepared as early as possible. Children nowadays are preoccupied with all the latest technology, they have the latest iPhone model or the most recent tablet. They watch foreign shows in YouTube, movies, or play games. Honestly, as to what I have observed, it is the parent's easiest way to contain a child. This made children appreciate  the Filipino culture less since they do not get to enjoy what...

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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 more than it does talent, declaring my ambitions to myself and those around me was my only way of really setting my goals in stone. It seems arrogant, but who wouldn't be confident in their capability and potential? Especially when...

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9 Haunted Places In The Philippines That Will Scare the Living Hell Out Of You

The scare season is almost just a few days ahead. Most of us can't really wait to scare people off or maybe ourselves. Yes, this is the season where spooking everyone is allowed. From creepy ghost stories to houses haunted by evil, everyone has a story or two to tell. But some of us may not be as creeped out as the rest. In fact, they look for these places. To each his own. If you are one of those who are planning to do just that for the coming Halloween, allow me to give you a list of 9...

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17 Things You Should Never Tell Your Filipina Girlfriend

Girlfriends are not always the fragile kind of people that most movies, TV shows make us think they are. However, saying the wrong thing to your Filipina girlfriend may set them off and will make you regret for the rest of your life. Even if you know in your soul that your intentions are pure, if you say it the wrong way, then you are in trouble. If you have said anything on this list, you most probably realized it immediately that you made a mistake. And you most likely have uttered a silent prayer for yourself and wished that...

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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, but due to its nativity to various regions in the Philippines, nobody can really say what they truly look like. Most people just know they are ghouls, somewhere between the line of vampires or lycanthropes. They have shapeshifting powers, and...

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10 Things That I Would Often Hear From My Filipina Mom

Growing up with a Filipino Mom was never easy. When she starts counting down "Isa...dalawa...", even before it would reach "tatlo", I would panic and fear for my life. Most of us would probably have the same experience if you are Filpino. The scary countdowns are all about just making us listen and obey. But here's a few expressions I decoded which means so much different from the actual phrase our Filipino moms would tell us. Pssssst! What nanay really means: Please come here. “Naasan ka na?” What nanay really means: “I don’t really care where you are. Come home now.”...

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Pinoy Childhood Memories in the 80’s and 90’s

What are your Pinoy childhood memories? I am a proud batang pinoy who grew up in the 80's and 90's. Whenever I remember my childhood, it would always put a smile in my face. No wifi. No gadgets. No social media. But it still created unforgettable memories. I remember my colleagues and I would have this childhood memories topic every week and we would end up having a good laugh. Read on as I take you on a trip down to memory lane. Plastic Balloon - My playmates and I would buy this during our recess period and this made our...

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