Hello, I’m a Freelancer: The Ups and Downs of Being Self-Employed
Jul22

Hello, I’m a Freelancer: The Ups and Downs of Being Self-Employed

By: Kristine Abante     My freelance career took off at around the same time I pursued a full time career, simply because I wanted to write. For more than a decade, I had a bit of both worlds, I was an employee on the daily grind receiving a reliable pay check every month, and I was a part-time freelancer pursuing my other passions on my free time. All was well and good until one day, you realize you just want to be able to...

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Illustrado Scrapbook: Travel Photos – A Different Take
Jul09

Illustrado Scrapbook: Travel Photos – A Different Take

For the intrepid wanderluster who seeks to leave no stone unturned. We’ve rounded up a truly breathtaking selection of photographs that gives typical travel photos a further layer of sheer amazingness.  Check them out!   Patrick Caldito @thatguynamedpatrick       Debbie Fortes @debbiefortes     Geny Baluyot @genyvb     Gelo Santos @iamdocgelo     Jay Jackson @jonathanjackson...

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From OF to Entrepreneur in the Philippines: Adjusting Your Mindset To Get Closer To Your Dream
Jul08

From OF to Entrepreneur in the Philippines: Adjusting Your Mindset To Get Closer To Your Dream

By Bel Ramirez   For most Overseas Filipinos, apart from owning a home, having a sustainable business back home that will support the family is the ultimate dream – an aspiration our kababayans want to achieve before they eventually settle back home for good in the Philippines. But there are so many questions and fears that linger in our heads that seem to make the journey from OF to entrepreneur a daunting one.  “Will I be able...

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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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Illuminati: Creativity and the Awesome Pinoy
Feb28

Illuminati: Creativity and the Awesome Pinoy

  Creativity and the Awesome Pinoy By: Krip Yuson    I wake up daily to an education in art. Honest, that’s what happens from the first moment I open my eyes. While still in bed, I have a view of wall parts around me, where hang some works from artist-friends. On the corner to my right, framing a pendent lamp are two beloved collectibles, if a rather immodest acquiescence to vanity. One’s a sketch by Rock Drilon of the...

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