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Filipinas living a positive life

A Filipina Firewalks. Part 2 of 2

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[continued from A Filipina Firewalks, Part 1] Evening, December 20, 2014: The three times I attended Heather Ashes TOCI firewalk events, she began with saying: “Come to the fire without expectations of yourself. If you’ve come thinking you’re going to walk the fire—put that away. If you’ve come thinking you’re (more…)Read More

A Filipina Firewalks. Part 1 of 2

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I’ve firewalked three times. I’ll tell you how I did it and why. I relate my experience of the two most recent ones in reverse chronology: Photo courtesy of: TOCI Austin, Heather Ash. January 2, 2014: It’s morning, I wake up and start walking around. I notice nothing.  I do (more…)Read More

Blog Count: (12) Meet Two Monkeys Travel

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You can decide to quit your job and just travel. Seriously? Well, the monkeys did it—that’s our Pinay, Kach Mu, and her sweetheart, Jonathan Howe. They call themselves “The Little Brown Monkey” and “The Old White Monkey,” the latter was born in England but spent much of his childhood in Kenya and (more…)Read More

Art Gallery: Khristina Reed Manansala

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Khristina Reed Manansala, granddaughter of Filipino legend Vicente Manansala, demonstrated a natural artistic ability since she was a child, but she was never encouraged to pursue art professionally. She remembers watching her grandfather from the spiral staircase, sitting on leather-swivel stool, whisking away his brush below his studio that richly (more…)Read More

Kickboxing: I Say Yes to Pain and Gain

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“This is not Lala land.” These are words that reverberate in my head whenever I walk alone. My boyfriend used to tell me this almost every day—a constant reminder that I need to be extra careful all the time. I get it and I dare not to argue about it. I’m (more…)Read More

Blog Count: (11) Meet Bride and Breakfast

Janna Simpao is perpetually in love. She is in love with her husband, Ian, and her three-year-old boy Matti. She is in love with bridal gowns and just about anything on weddings. So, it is no coincidence that she started two blogs, Bride and Breakfast in 2010 and Baby and (more…)Read More

Traditions I Keep on Christmas Holidays

I live in Bronx, New York. This is now my home and where I will spend my Christmas holiday. This time of the year, I get homesick. As I get older, I get more nostalgic. I left California when I was 22 years old, and this year I’ll be 28 years (more…)Read More

Check It Out: Christmas Gifts We’d Like to Give

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In the Philippines and elsewhere, buying Christmas gifts can be as stressful as preparing the family holiday gathering. What should I give mom, dad, or hubby? Will he like it or not? What about those toys for the kids? What’s hot? So, we, at Pinay.com, thought we would move the conversation forward and (more…)Read More

Blog Count: (10) Meet Dessert Comes First

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Our featured blogger Lori Baltazar, 40, has been baking and blogging her way to fame. Her blog, Dessert Comes First, was born on May 2005 after she decided she wanted to tell sweet tooth stories. Close to a decade later, the tooth is still leading the way to exciting ventures. Last (more…)Read More

Pinay Cook Book: Lori’s Apple Crisp

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This recipe is part of the conversation we had with Lori Baltazar, author and blogger, of “Dessert Comes First.” Read about her in our Blog Count series. Lori’s Apple Crisp Apple Crisp, crumbly with streusel, sour cream tang Yield: one 11 x 2 oval ceramic baking dish, one 9½ x 2 (more…)Read More

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