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Embrace yourself.

Accept, Embrace and Love yourself. You will shine. A post from the series Pinay, Shine! 15 Ways to Connect to Liwanag and Shine, at Pinay.com.   Embrace yourself. Accept and love yourself and you will shine. And accept and love others more deeply. Begin by accepting yourself as you are, blemishes and all. Take (more…)Read More

Being Filipina is a gift.

A post from the series Pinay, Shine! 15 Ways to Connect to Liwanag and Shine. Available exclusively to Pinay.com. “This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.” —Hafiz Para sa mga kauturan ko nga mga Pinay/ for my sister Pinays:  You were born a Filipina for a (more…)Read More

10 Sparkling Tips for More Confidence from Pinay.com

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Do you have good looks but can’t win people over? Are you smart but can’t get people to notice you or your work? Do you know your stuff but can’t get people to care? What ingredient is it that you’re missing then? Many people mistakingly think that they need to be the (more…)Read More

Be grateful.

“Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life.” — Jack Canfield.    A post from the series Pinay, Shine! 15 Ways to Connect to Liwanag and Shine available exclusively at Pinay.com. To be able to stand in sunlight and look up at the sky and acknowledge how thankful you (more…)Read More

Confidence Visualization Tip

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This is an exercise that goes with 10 Sparkling Tips For More Confidence. Bonus confidence visualization exercise: Do this exercise for a few minutes when you’re not going to be disturbed. Close your eyes and relax by taking 3 cleansing breaths. Say a prayer of yours and/or an intention of (more…)Read More

Filipina Teacher Gives Inmates Second Chance

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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 (more…)Read More

Golfer Annyka Cayabyab: Young Star on the Rise

Pampanga-native golf champion Annyka Chanel Pineda-Cayabyab has been hugging the news following her successes in international tournaments in the United States. She is just 10 years old. Cayabyab started in the sport professionally three years earlier and she amazes with her foray into major cups. She has collected several trophies and (more…)Read More

So What If I’m Queer? I Am Proud of It

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I first encountered the identity of “queer” as a first year in college. I attended a meeting for one of the Filipino organizations on campus, and one of the coordinators introduced his program as a “space for queer Filipinos.” I was surprised to hear that term. In high school, the (more…)Read More

Having a Bad Day? Watch What You Tweet

It could be anybody’s typical day. Like someone woke up 30 minutes late for a very important appointment or somebody woke up with a stiff neck just before a big cheering competition. Status: “Bad trip! This is definitely not my day and it sucks!” It could be like anybody tripping (more…)Read More

5 Pinay Stellar Novels You Need to Read

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The Filipino novels Noli Me Tangere, Urbana at Feliza, America is in the Heart and Rolling the R’s  have been regarded as examples of the best Filipino/American literature. These works contain stories of political struggle, of kinship, of migration, and of Filipino/American community formation. However, they were all written by men. (more…)Read More

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