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Filipina Explores Identity in Theatre Production

I sit encircled by my students reading an excerpt of the most recent incarnation of “The Journey of a Brown Girl (JoBG).”  I posed the question to them: “what is the voice that resonates through this piece?” Their responses filled the space. One student said, “It is the voice of (more…)Read More

Blog Count: (8) Meet Sampaguita Girl

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 (more…)Read More

On Stage Ate Reg Acts and Looks Like Regine

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 (more…)Read More

Pinay Voice: Watch 5 Amazing Musical Talents

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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 (more…)Read More

7 Healthy Sparkling Tips From Breakfast to Dinner

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Being healthy shouldn’t be hard, it’s pretty simple, just think whole, fresh, and natural—unprocessed! Plant-based and vegan of course should also be on the list. I’m sure you’ve heard the popular phrase “You are what you eat” and it’s quite true.  Every 21 days our skin renews and the nutrients (more…)Read More

Blog Count: (5) Meet Czech the Flip

The last time we checked Czech the Flip was visiting Czech Republic’s North Bohemia with her family. A few months ago, she was camping with family and friends at Vltava. Our featured blogger is Grace, a Filipina in her late 30s. She describes her blog as “musings of a Flipino (more…)Read More

Blog Count: (4) Meet the Healthy Pinay

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At 22, Mirabai Sebastian, the Healthy Pinay, knows what she wants. She wants to be healthy, definitely, and only way she wants to do it is the vegan way. “I’m 100% vegan and highly advocate this lifestyle as I believe in animal rights, equality and living cruelty-free. Finding this path was (more…)Read More

New Pageant Bets on Deaf Mute Beauty Queen

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Three beauty pageants were in the news recently. Two of them—Queen of the Philippines and Miss Global Philippines—are new and defy conventions because they open their doors to deaf mute and single mother beauty queen aspirants. The new pageants are an addition to the oldest running mainstream pageant in the country. Mutya ng (more…)Read More

She’s in Love With a Frenchman and France

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Lately, the New York Times is on a roll with articles that are extremely critical of the French culture. There was Roger Cohen’s recent article titled “France Decapitated” that criticized the French economy and another by Mark Bittman called “French Food Goes Down” that details the demise of French cuisine. (more…)Read More

Blog Count: (2) Meet Pinay Jubu in Korea

Have you wondered what it’s like to live in Korea? Twenty-nine years old Jeremy Gascon, or Jem as she prefers to be called, is a  Jubu(주부). That means housewife or homemaker. She moved to Korea in 2011 from her Philippine home province of Laguna. We were drawn by her blog, Pinay (more…)Read More

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