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Feeling Down? Essayist Says Rewrite Your Story

I’ve been thinking a lot about stories. The stories that we tell each other and the stories we tell ourselves. I remember one of the stories I used to tell myself was that I was damaged, unable to be repaired.  Because I believed this story for so many years, I (more…)Read More

Maid in Manila or Maid in America?

Imagine a typical Pinay housewife’s day. She wakes up early to prepare breakfast and gets the kids ready for school before her usual chores: supervise the cleaning, go to the market, and plan the meal for the night. Another day accomplished with a lot of help: a kasambahay, a driver, (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

Pinay’s Real Life Drama on the High Seas

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In 2003, Rebecca Catedrilla, in her 40s, left the Philippine island of Mindanao to work abroad—not for greener pastures but to hide herself from the shame she brought to her family. “I am not proud of what I did but I am proud of the lessons I learned,” she said. (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

Pinay Opens Up on Raising Multicultural Son

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Cultural Identity has always fascinated me, particularly because I am a Filipina by birth, though raised by a white American family. As much as I have become Americanized, I have always strived to have a sense of cultural pride. I was born in the Philippines and adopted at the age (more…)Read More

In Dubai, I Met God in the Desert!

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I find myself tracing my path to the plane that brought me somewhere I never wanted to be. Six years ago I was working in a good company in the Philippines as an engineer, but for some reasons that were not a matter of life or death, my destiny brought (more…)Read More

When Passion Takes Flight Later in Life

Back in high school, I thought I was going to be a fashion designer. Every day I drew models and different outfits that I fancied in my head, putting together a collection that never made it to the runway. Many years later, my imagination kept running, this time sketching stories. (more…)Read More

Drag Queen Manila Luzon Rocks Music World

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New York-based Manila Luzon rose to fame upon joining cross-dressing gay reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 3) in 2010, where she finished first runner-up. The American reality show is hosted by Hollywood drag personality RuPaul who is in search for America’s drag superstar. Luzon, 32,  Karl Philip Michael Rodriguez (more…)Read More

Travel: Love Story in a Caribbean Island

I once met a Spanish dreamer who said that “travel is a love story.” My husband and I had just arrived at her little rustic inn hidden by trees from the rest of Little Corn Island, and she had asked me what I did for a living.  I told her I (more…)Read More

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