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The Annie B Chronicles: When it Rains It’s Flood!
Sep06

The Annie B Chronicles: When it Rains It’s Flood!

  One thing na miss na miss ko na when I moved here sa Dubai is the rain. Sure it rains not once, but twice, even thrice a year here in the Middle East but it’s nothing like what we experience back home. Growing up in the province, the rain brought good luck to us – it’s a blessing in the sky – sureball na masagana ang ani and business in the farming industry will be fruitful. Winner!   I love the rain. It is so much fond...

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Power to the Pinoy: Lessons Filipinos need to master to get ahead
Aug29

Power to the Pinoy: Lessons Filipinos need to master to get ahead

By Lalaine Chu-Benitez     Ninety eight percent literacy rate, English proficiency that’s praised the world over, commendable work ethics and a sunny disposition that can’t be beat – do we Pinoys need anything more to succeed in work and life?   As a matter of fact, yes.  Most of the time, we are so hooked on getting diplomas and criticizing our other kababayans’ English grammar, that we miss the value of other softer...

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Illustragrammers: Hannah Magsayo, Benj Ramos, Gelo Santos and Michael Emlano
Aug24

Illustragrammers: Hannah Magsayo, Benj Ramos, Gelo Santos and Michael Emlano

Itching to book a ticket somewhere but don’t know exactly where to go? Here are some photos from our favorite travelers that can help unleash the wanderlust in you.   When it comes to vacations and trips, this rule applies: “If it’s not on social media, it didn’t happen.” You’re going to be taking pictures of the places and yourself, so of course, the framing has to be good.  And if you’re putting the images online, they...

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The New Oppressor: Pinoy versus Pinoy
Jul02

The New Oppressor: Pinoy versus Pinoy

By Lalaine Chu Benitez     119 years of Independence on the 12th of June 2017.  When we think about independence, freedom and liberation, what always comes to mind is breaking free from major forces that subjugate us – from the Spanish conquistadores who took our country as their own for over 400 years, to martial law and oppressive past regimes that curtailed the freedom and growth of our nation.   Liberation...

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Filipinos on Instagram: Ida Anduyan, Melissa Gatchalian, Jay Jackson, Francis William Cagayat
May27

Filipinos on Instagram: Ida Anduyan, Melissa Gatchalian, Jay Jackson, Francis William Cagayat

ILLUSTAGRAMMERS:  Filipinos on Instagram we love!     There are photos of you that go to Facebook and there are some that fail to meet the standard so they stay in your camera roll for “remembrance” purposes. Then you have your “ugly-pretty” selfies that has a shelf life of 24 hours on Snapchat; and let us not forget the photos of you in your group chat that was taken from a night when you got tipsy and looked like a...

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