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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Hey, You, Please Give Yourself the Gift of Peace, Like Right Now

#TCFNoteToSelf If there’s anything I’ve learned at all in being a reserved observer in the daily commune of people, it is this: people always react. And more often than not, people speak before thinking, or in this digital age of social media, they post first without verifying. Oh, that female senator has a sex tape? She should be ashamed of herself! This woman on Facebook promiscuously displays her prominent chest, what a whore! When someone posts an intellectually stimulating message on social media, chances are, there will always be that one comment which will say, ‘O, eh di, sige na, ikaw...

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5 Types of Guys You Encounter on Tinder

Dating apps such as Tinder, Grindr, Skout, have been really popular in our generation today, and there are different types of people on these apps! I've been on Tinder for 2 years, and I could say that it hasn't worked well for me. Maybe because I'm a socially awkward person who hates texting, or maybe because some guys are just really creepy on these apps. I'm not an expert on this, I've actually uninstalled it many times and I have deleted my account twice now, but with those 2 years I have encountered kinds of guys. You'll meet the newly...

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Practice Kindness on Social Media, Yeah?

#TCFNoteToSelf Last month, a friend of mine on Facebook posted about her struggles in writing. This friend of mine, let’s call her “Star”, I don’t know her personally, but we’ve had countless interactions online through social media. Star is a smart, well-traveled, and highly educated woman. I stalk her blog every once in a while, because I think she’s a very interesting person (not that I make a habit of stalking people online). She’s currently earning her Ph.D, and is a published author. If this is still not the definition of success, well, hell, I don’t know what is. On her...

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Life as a Millenial in the Philippines is so Good. Find Out Why!

The Philippine Association of National Advertisers (PANA) defines millenials as “born at the dawn of a new age, between 1980 and 2000.”  If you are between the ages of 20 and 35, you are a millennial. In the Philippines, there are an estimated 26 million ‘Fillenials’, or Filipino millenials. They roughly make up 25% of the population. They are called as the “selfie generation”, being generally characterized as social media dependent. They are massive multi-taskers, and are constantly connected to their handheld devices. So, why is life being a millennial in the Philippines good? Let me give you three reasons. 1. The...

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Are You An Online Personality Test Addict (Like I Am)?

Are you a Batman or a Robin? An introvert or an extrovert? What number are you on the Kinsey Scale? These are the things an online personality test addict NEEDS to know. I suppose it all started with a guidance counselling MBTI test that I had to take in highschool. No, you know what, it started with (the now gone) Quizilla. That user-generated quiz site was filled with the most addicting selection of personality quizzes that ranged from really stupid and predictable to almost-convincing, almost-clever tests that you came across every 20 posts at least. But for whatever reason, I...

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Picture of Kid Studying Under Streetlights Go Viral

[caption id="attachment_23749" align="aligncenter" width="730"] Luxury Lumabong studying under the streetlights. Photo credit: Brian Parantar[/caption] The picture of a child studying under the streetlights has currently been circulating social media, and has gone viral. Most children these days would prefer playing and gaming with their handheld devices and computers. Not this one kid from Davao. The child in the picture circulating social media is 8-year old Luxury Lumabong. Nagsikap mag-aral yung bata at gumawa nang kanyang assignment sa gilid nang daan na may poste dahil sa kapos at sa hirap niya di rin siya maka bili ng sarili niyang ilaw. May sinabi...

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Jaywalking Students Recite “Panatang Makabayan” or Sing National Anthem as Punishment

Jaywalking is a violation of crossing or walking in an expressway or in the street illegally. Crossing in pedestrian lanes would not just prevent one from being hit by passing vehicles but also avoiding being penalized. Jaywalking could cost you P500. Would you rather sing Lupang Hinirang or recite Panatang Makabayan?Just recently, a traffic enforcer disciplined jaywalking students in Pampanga by making them choose to either sing the Philippine national anthem, Lupang Hinirang or recite the Panatang Makabayan. Do you think you can do that if it were you? Well, we are Filipinos, we should be ashamed if we know the lyrics to Zayn Malik's latest song but...

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This Teen’s Viral Comment Against Duterte’s War On Drugs Is Why We Don’t Deserve Nice Things

This comment posted by Nuke GSM garnered so much attention that it became viral, and not because of any good reasons. This is another controversial statement in a sea of opinions regarding Duterte's war on drugs, especially in light of the recent buy-bust operation which resulted in the arrest of Karen Bordador and Emilio Lim. More about said comment here. Given that there are unverified reports as to this being a case of a poser account and all, still doesn’t change the fact that this is already out there. And again, the Filipino youth are in danger of being labeled...

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This Gorgeous Girl Has Gone Viral – But For All The Wrong Reasons

This picture of Louis Santos, a soft-spoken, fair-skinned, unassuming girl riding a jeepney, went viral on Facebook earlier this week. One might assume it was because of how gorgeous she looks, but that's sadly not the case. Louis's picture has been making internet rounds because she is - apparently - designated male at birth. As such, most Filipino netizens had a hard time stomaching this. The original post by Louis dates August 15th, 2016, which Facebook page 'Pinoy Musically' reposted later on. The post gained popularity when it was captioned 'she'd be beautiful if she were a girl'. Many websites and...

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I Don’t Miss You Anymore, but I Still Need You

First of all, I need you to know that I don't miss you anymore, but know that I still need you. You were the one who made me feel relationships are worth giving a try, again. We didn't date so long but the time that we have spent trying to know each other has made me realize that it is someone like you I'd like to be with. It actually surprised me how ready I was to take the risks for you. I didn't know you well and we weren't really compatible but who was I to conclude that when I was...

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The Avengers To Make Sure Pokémon GO Players Follow Rules When In MMDA “Pokémon Gym”!

I'm sure everyone knows  about  the game Pokémon Go, the latest game craze among smartphone and tablet users. The game's objective is to "capture" Pokémon in the real world by using mobile digital cameras. The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has expressed their concern a month ago, before the game was released in the Philippines regarding what the game may bring. You've seen videos of  people stampede into Central Park because of a Vaporeon, right? Since the game is meant to be played while walking, players would surely be fiddling on their phones as they walk or drive around. In their Facebook page, the MMDA  issued a warning addressed to the players...

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