Category Archives: Beauty & Fashion Commentaries

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Panget ba ako?

Monday, 25 May 2015 | Written by
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I grew up thinking there was something wrong with my nose. Photo booths were the worst. There was something in how that booth took my grade school and high school pictures that seemed to magnify my already big nose. I was about 11, already feeling awkward having gotten my period for the first time, and wondering why my hips were…Read More »

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Why I can’t wear a skirt to work

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 | Written by
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There was a time when I could afford to whip up something girly from my closet. I was particularly fond of a short dress, a pair of strappy sandals and chandelier earrings. I’d put on a pink lipstick and pout at the mirror, satisfied that I wear who I am—an adventurous, kalog, fun-loving girl. But then, something happened. It’s not…Read More »

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Boot Review: Lucy Wellies by the John and Frankie Store

Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Written by
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A late but nonetheless nifty addition to my rainy day shoe closet arrived this September, care of the John and Frankie store’s Frankie herself. Within three days’ time (and in the midst of a storm, no less) I received the big blue bag that contained my brand new wellies. The package was bulky and surprisingly heavy and I took it…Read More »

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Top Filipino fashion bloggers, idols to teenagers

Sunday, 22 June 2014 | Written by
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There are all kinds of blogs these days. There’s food, health and wellness, entertainment, news, arts, niche interests like motoring and toys and a whole lot more. But do you know that fashion blogs are one of the highest ranked blogs in the Philippines? Filipino fashion bloggers are known to be the fashion gurus these days, not only because they express themselves…Read More »

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Why “Glam moms” is an elitist, misleading concept

Monday, 12 May 2014 | Written by
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A little over two years ago, I shot a promotional video where the TV host/glam mom was telling us all about her new TV show. But what she said sort of disturbed me. She said, “I want moms to know they can have it all.” By saying “having it all”, she meant that moms can do everything: care for your…Read More »

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Diet another day

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | Written by
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You know how they say always keep your promises? In general, I do keep 90 percent of mine. But there’s one promise I’ve managed to break over and over again. I have been trying to diet all my life. However, with all the temptations out there (fast food and foodie havens), how can I be content with a dull leafy…Read More »

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“Ikinaganda ko ba yan?”: how women can handle stress better

Sunday, 23 February 2014 | Written by
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For all ye women, we have the brave women of the women’s liberation movement to thank. Especially for the educated, middle class or upper-class femme, the image of the weak and submissive housewife is a thing of the past. We get to assert ourselves: we celebrate our femininity – the way we dress, the way we uphold our beauty and…Read More »

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