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Life Changes When TV Producer Meets Little Girl

Nov. 7, 2014 | 2

Ten years ago, I was about to quit my dream job. Everybody thought I was a failure. I thought I was a failure.

Ever since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to write. I always wanted to be on top of everything I did. I always dreamt of making a difference. When I landed a job as a researcher in one of the Philippines’ leading networks, I thought it was the start of all my […]Read More

Blog Count: (8) Meet Sampaguita Girl

Nov. 3, 2014 |

We love working with passionate people. Sampaguita Girl or M.T. Vallarta or Maria is one of them. At 22, she is not afraid to take on big topics; her stage is the Internet; and her community are all of us Pinays who sometimes forget to celebrate who we are and where we came from.

M.T. Vallarta, who is taking her Ph.D. at the University of California, Riverside, started writing for last May. She has since delved […]Read More

Nurse Breastfeeds Babies Not Her Own

Oct. 29, 2014 | 1

Filipina nurse Maria Belen Moron, 27, usually breastfeeds two babies a day or at least 20 in a month at South Cotabato Provincial Hospital, in the Philippines.

However, Moron is not paid as a “wet nurse” but she is doing it voluntarily as a mother who understands the struggles of first time moms who are not producing enough milk for their newborn babies. Because for Moron she is more than willing to share these golden drops inside her swollen […]Read More

On Stage Ate Reg Acts and Looks Like Regine

Oct. 24, 2014 |

Known as a tribute artist to Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, 32-year old transgender stand-up comedian Ate Reg (Marvin Cleofas in real life) is rising to fame because of her uncanny likeness to the Pinay diva. She has become such a great impersonator that even Regine’s husband, singer Ogie Alcasid, at times mistakes her for his wife.

After her musical show “Raging Divas” became a success,  Ate Reg now aspires to show the world that there is more to […]Read More

Pinay Power Talk |

Oct. 20, 2014 |

Pinay Power Anthology of Essays, by Melinda Luisa de Jesus

As of this Fall 2014, a call for proposals will be going out for the Pinay Power II book, an anthology of essays, edited by Melinda Luisa de Jesus.

10 years ago, almost to this date, I was invited to contribute to the first one, Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory.

It was exciting and an honor to be among Filipina poets, activists, feminists, scholars and professors such as Delia Aguilar, […]Read More

Great Discounts for Fashion Savvy Shoppers

Oct. 17, 2014 | 1

Attention financially-savvy, fashion forward shoppers! Nordstrom is pleased to announce the latest Nordstrom Promo Code and promotions available to date. Click now and get the code to take advantage of additional savings. Available for a limited time.

We know that discounts are always nice and for Nordstrom discounts are especially nice, because they sell luxury items with higher value and quality. So, here’s a chance for you to get prices that won’t break your bank.

Nordstrom understands the lifecycle of […]Read More

Save Valuable Money with Sears Coupon Savings!

Oct. 17, 2014 |

Shop your way at Sears online with Sears Coupons—Great deals and savings for you and your family! No matter if it’s for your home, work, projects, or for your garden—Sears coupons have got you covered with savings on all types of purchases.

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Up to 35% Off Kenmore Appliances + […]Read More

Pinay Voice: Watch 5 Amazing Musical Talents

Oct. 17, 2014 | 3

From rap, hip-hop, acoustic, and rock, countless Pinays have illustrated their musical talents and skills and have become incredible figures in America’s entertainment industry. By creating music that highlights Pinay expression, Filipino culture, and even political struggle, these five musicians demonstrate the beauty, diversity, and tenacity of Pinay voices and experiences.

Rocky Rivera, political empowerment in her raps

An accomplished journalist-turned-emcee, Rocky Rivera was known for winning a Contributing Editor position on MTV’s “I’m From Rolling Stone” in […]Read More

7 Sparkling Tips to Travel With a Toddler

Oct. 15, 2014 |

It’s bad enough that you have to endure a long-haul flight with a crick in your neck, seated next to an overweight smelly passenger. Factor in a screaming toddler in the other seat next to you and you have yourself a 14-hour long nightmare. Oh, and the toddler belongs to you.

Because I am a Filipina living abroad, flying back to the Philippines—without the hubby who has to work—is a reality that I deal with often. And […]Read More

My Health Story: Yoga in a Hot Box

Oct. 10, 2014 | 1

Imagine yourself in a heated room of up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, sweltering while doing 26 yoga postures with all your might. Would you stand the heat and the humidity with about maybe 10 or more students taking the same class with you?

When my daughter first told me to join her yoga class I was like, “ hmmm, that is so boring and I don’t think I could do all the bending and stretching beyond what […]Read More

Blog Count: (7) Meet Pinay Traveller

Oct. 8, 2014 |

I guess travelers do find fellow travelers. Our feature blogger, Pinay Traveller, found’s Blog Count series “informative and inspiring” and has reached out to us about what she does. Of course, we found her travel blog fascinating.

Pauline, a media practitioner based in Manila, has been chronicling her travels in the Philippines and abroad for the past six years. Along with her travel stories are tips and guides about visiting a place or country. Her blog’s […]Read More

Proud Pinay Contest

Oct. 7, 2014 | 8

Pinays, join our Proud Pinay Contest now! All you have to do is post below in the comments. Post why you’re proud to be a Pinay, what you love about being Filipina. You could then be our next winner.

So read and share our article “gift of being born Filipina.” Read and feel confident of who you are, Pinay! Take a look at the past posts of the winners below.

Summer Placencia, Proud Pinay, Oct 2014

Pinays are unique […]Read More

5 Reasons Why Nordstrom Can Be Your Personal Shopper

Oct. 3, 2014 |

Because we Filipinas generally have dark hair, brown eyes, and olive fair to brown skin then retail shopping takes personalization to resonate with our particular shapes, styles, and shades.

And when it comes to wanting your personal vogue, American upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom comes in. Take advantage of Nordstrom’s personal shopper, blog, lookbooks and their international online store.

Nordstrom personal stylists

Before Nordstrom, where could one go for a personal shopper to custom pick clothes for YOU? Well, now you […]Read More

Filipina Teacher Gives Inmates Second Chance

Oct. 1, 2014 | 2

Anecia Zapata, a Filipina elementary teacher for almost two decades, never thought she would be teaching in an unlikely classroom like the provincial jail with students in trying circumstances.

That was in 2009 when Ma’am Amy, as she is fondly called at the South Cotabato Rehabilitation and Detention Center, became a mobile teacher. Unlike the traditional teaching job, the Alternative Learning System (ALS) mobile teacher moves from place to place.

Zapata’s direct supervisor offered her the district […]Read More