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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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,...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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,...

Read More

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...

Read More

This Is Why I Let Go

#TCFNoteToSelf When I love, I love deeply. I make no time for games, casual hook-ups, and flings. When I love, I love but only one, with singular tenacity, unequivocal loyalty and with no fear of showing my vulnerability. I never really have the patience for sham human connections, which serve only as poor substitutes for intimacy and meaningful relationships. Flirting is not my strong suit, and so, I have very little tolerance for people who arbitrarily break hearts without regard for their fragile nature. But you see, though I love deeply, I am also imperfect. So is my love. My...

Read More

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...

Read More

Top 5 Cities in the Philippines You Would Want to Retire In

The Philippines is one of the world’s favorite destinations. It’s tropical climate and amazing beaches attracts travelers from different countries. There is a tourist attraction in every corner of the country so travelers always have their hands full. Filipinos are known for their hospitality and friendliness which is why a lot of different nationalities often visit the Philippines to enjoy and mingle. Its fast growing economy and reliable government make Filipino lives easier and more fulfilled. There are investors from all over the world bringing their investments in. This is due to the fact that workforce is efficient and cheaper....

Read More

Letting Go of Bad Friendships

You would notice that as you grow older, your circle of friends grows smaller. Why is this so? It is because you tend to understand people more. Losing bad people in your life becomes better than having them around. I am the type of person who is never picky when it comes to choosing friends. I have friends from different walks of life, religion, political views, and status quo. But I only have a few that I consider as close. Here's something that would wake you up: people leave and grow apart. The older you grow, the more people slowly...

Read More

6 Things You’ll Get When You’re NOT A Morning Person

I’ve never ever been a morning person. Growing up, I’ve mastered the art of going downstairs for breakfast with my eyes half open. When I was still in school, going in early meant more time to sleep before class… but even then I still felt tired afterwards. For those of you who know what this is like, read on. Let’s share our hatred of early mornings.   10 am appointments are the earliest ones you set up. Any earlier than that and you’re sure that there is a chance you’d either fall asleep on the way there, or not even...

Read More