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JR Bustamante: Raising Kids Long Distance
Apr10

JR Bustamante: Raising Kids Long Distance

By JR Bustamante Congratulations, you got the job! Now, you can’t wait to start on your new occupation abroad.  Excitedly, you prepare for your trip: pack your bags, fix your papers, and finalize all the government requirements. When all the nitty gritty of endorsements and arrangements are done, you prepare your big despedida with family and close friends. The next day, you pick up your tickets and go.     During the...

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Love thy Kabayan?
Apr04

Love thy Kabayan?

By Lalaine Chu-Benitez In the harsh glare of rampant barrio politics, crab mentality and unnervingly presumptuous behavior within the Filipino expat community, do we still have enough reason to love our kabayan? There is nothing like being abroad to strengthen one’s “Filipino-ness.”  It is out here, where we exist in contrast with other cultures, that we really get to see, appreciate and sometimes even hate, the nuances that make us...

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Pinoy+
Feb24

Pinoy+

By  Nicholo Jallores  The Global Pinoy. The New Mestizo. The Half Filipino, Half something-something. Illustrado examines the new generation of mixed-race Filipinos and finds that the colonial rules no longer apply. Ode to the New Yorker in Tondo, this is not. Perish the thought of adding to the tiresome and laborious Purebloods vs. Half-Breeds debate. Far be it from a media entity named Illustrado to dig a deeper divide between the...

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It’s What I do
Aug21

It’s What I do

VEN JUNAS MANAYAN Graphic Designer for a Fashion Retail Company I’m a graphic designer for a fashion retail company. I work in the Marketing Department and I design materials like magazine ads, newspaper ads, and the like. Occasionally, I also do photography. A typical creative day My day starts with creative brief from my manager. From there, I start doing my research and creating ideas for the artwork I have to design. I create...

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Filipino USA: My Pinoy Life in Houston, Texas
May26

Filipino USA: My Pinoy Life in Houston, Texas

Filipino USA: My Pinoy Life in Houston, Texas SOCORRO PASCO I have been living here in Houston since 1983. We moved here from Silay City, Negros to join my mother who was working as a nurse here. I love Houston; it’s a beautiful city, the fourth largest city in the US and covers an area of over 50 miles. There are over 4 million people living here. It is also known for having the largest medical center in the world, thus, the...

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