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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You Can Now Avail of Salon Services While Your Car is Being Fixed

Who run the world? GIRLS! Founded by engineer and mechanic Patrice Banks, Girls Auto Clinic doesn't only offer to fix your car but also salon services that we girls understandably need at the end of a long, tiring day. According to Patrice, the shop resulted from the frustration and mistreatment of female customers when dealing with mechanics. With this venture, she wants to empower women to become #sheCANics, a hashtag Patrice even uses to describe herself. The shop has been open from 2013 and now, they thought of a genius new addition -- Clutch Beauty Bar. Clutch offers customers salon services such as manicures,...

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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...

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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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TMI: Having PCOS Sucks, But I Have To Live With It (Like How So Many Other Women Do)

I was 17 years old when I was first told I had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS for short. Periods were my absolute nightmare when they came, and the anxiety of not having a period for months was just as bad. Puberty was the absolute worst, with pimples and weird combination skin, and when my period would come, my breakouts only intensified. It’s tough being a girl in general. My parents didn’t really take me seriously when I started having cramps, and thought I was exaggerating about the pain. Understandably, my dad wouldn’t be able to get how bad it could...

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Cheers to Inter-Country Friendship!

#TCFNoteToSelf Going on your separate ways is an unavoidable incident in the lives of a group of friends. It’s bittersweet, yes, but more often than not, it’s necessary. Maybe it’s for a job, maybe it’s because of moving into another house, or maybe it’s because of migrating into another country altogether. Whatever the reason may be, the good-bye between friends, especially ones who have been together for years, is probably one of the hardest things to do. However, physical separation does not mean friendship-over. It’s just one of those things you need to adjust to. In my case, my closest...

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Women in Surfing: Bikinis and Beyond

When people talk about women surfing, most of us automatically visualize a lady in a bikini with her surfboard and her body curves. But bikinis and surfboards are not all that make women who are into surfing. These women are strong, their instincts are sharp, and they are in love with the ocean. Surfing is not about looking good in bikinis, it’s about being able to do what you love. It is about getting out into the ocean and being one with it. Exhaustion after dancing with the waves is the motivation for these women to surf again . How...

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5 Reasons Why It’s Amazing to have a Big Sister

Do you feel lucky to have a big sister? If you have an older sister, we could agree that sometimes they drive us crrrazzyyy! But we also know that having an older sister is like finding your buddy, bestie, paragon, hero, and a second mom, in one unbelievably awesome person. When I was young, I did not think of my sister that way. We were ten years apart, a lot of issues have come and gone. We grew up, things changed and I am glad it did. Here are some reasons why having a sister is a great blessing:   1. You...

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Don’t Throw That Away: 15 Awesome Things That You Can Do With Light Bulbs

When the lights are out probably it's your light bulb not working anymore. Don't hurry to throw it away you might need to save those light bulbs. With just a little bit of work you can bring new life to your old light bulbs and recreating as a home decoration to make you house more creatively beautiful. From vases and candy containers to terrariums and ornaments, the lightbulb's form lends itself to plenty of functional and aesthetic projects. So here's 15 awesome thing you can do with your used light bulbs. #1 Air Plant Terrarium #2 Hanging Flowerpots #3 Hot...

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Don’t Teach Your Daughter To Dumb Herself Down

#TCFNoteToSelf Earlier this week, I overheard a mother tell her twenty-something daughter this: ‘Men do not like their women smarter than them. They don’t like being outwitted, so you have to adjust. You have to compromise and understand.’ I don’t personally know the mother and daughter, only that I passed by them in a crowded café. I was ordering coffee to-go, and they were sitting in one of the tables near where I was lining up to place my order. The daughter frowned at what her mother said. I don’t know if it was because of the unsolicited relationship advice,...

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TMI: 3 Eco-Friendly Period Products That May Turn Your Life Around

So I’ve noticed that in the Philippines, using anything other than a sanitary napkin for your period is a form of taboo, as well as talking about the possible alternatives. People give you this judgmental look if you tell them you prefer tampons (it is convenient, and if you put it in the right way, you don’t feel it), because sticking anything up in there is “unladylike”. Girls are usually warned against using tampons because they may lose their virginity because of it. That is ludicrous because firstly, “virginity” is some manmade concept that makes women feel like they’re lesser...

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Filipina Leaders Gather in Cebu for Leadership Summit

Filipina leaders from the U.S. and the Philippines have gathered in Cebu since August 21st, for the 13th Filipina Leadership Global Summit. The global initiative was spearheaded by the Filipino Women’s Network (FWN), and was launched 13 years ago. It is a commune of Filipino women leaders, influencers, thinkers, and public figured. FWN started as a small group of concerned women with a goal to identify and support Filipina leaders in the U.S. It started in San Francisco as a non-profit professional association for women of Philippine ancestry. It aimed to promote social welfare for Filipino women worldwide. FWN members...

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