La Femme Filipina

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The recent speech of Gawad Kalinga’s Tony Meloto reveals so much about the racial inferiority complex and machismo culture that are still deeply entrenched in the Filipino psyche. It reveals how even someone pro-Philippines, pro-poor, and pro-women can succumb to such things. But more importantly, it reveals how we as a people see ourselves today.

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Sobering Somber

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There’s something to be said about letting our internal monologue take a hold of our senses once in a while to shake us into action.

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Treat Yourself

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Making your day a little brighter is as easy as indulging in life’s simple pleasures: a shiny new mani, spa day, and good old comfort food.  My favorite nail joint Beauty & Butter has an #endlesssummer campaign highlighting two new big brands in their roster of nail polish, Gelish and Morgan Taylor Lacquer. I tried the latter since I’ve been doing gel a lot lately. Look how shiny these shades of purple are! Rings, Me&U and SM Accessories.

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Ten Thousand Spoons

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The more engrossed we are with our social media lives, the less social our lives are.

There’s got to be a name for that phenomenon where you have something that’s been lying around forever and is suddenly nowhere to be found when you look for it. It could be a school textbook, or an old flash drive, or the old camera that takes brighter color pictures, or a borrowed shirt you’ve been meaning to return. Or it could be a relationship.

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Dare to Defy

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Some rules are meant to be broken. Black with brown, animal print with animal print, a frilly top with a flowy skirt… who says you can’t?

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