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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

Beatriz Founder Shows Path to Success

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Carissa Cruz-Evangelista was a public servant before she launched a successful business in Manila. As a fashion and jewelry designer, she works closely with local Philippine craftsmen, designers and artists to make beautiful accessories and bags. Her Beatriz label is classic, elegant, edgy and worn by fashion aficionados. Her other business, Bella (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

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

Life Lessons I Learned From Mountain Climbing

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I first thought of mountain climbing as just a sport but veteran mountain climber Louwel Dejesica who introduced me to it has made me think otherwise. After my experience climbing mountains I see mountains now as wonderful playgrounds. Their silence gives me back my focus in life. “It is a (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

Mabuhay! Your Light Shines on Us

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When you hear the word Pinay, what comes to mind? “Resilience. Resistance. Strength. Struggle. Beautiful narratives.”— Malaya, 20 “My mother. My aunts.”—J.N., 31 “…a long line of strong courageous women.”—Alyssa, 24 “…the amazing perseverance of Filipinos that I continue to see in the community today.”—Justine, 23 A Pinay is a (more…)Read More

Pinay Finds Success as Nurse and Singer

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Marielle Castro, a Filipina nurse by profession and based in Dubai, is passionate, persevering and inspiring people through her music. “I started singing when I was young. I remember singing during my Kindergarten years,” says Castro. Now, at 25, she is making a name for herself, less than a year (more…)Read More

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