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The Annie B. Chronicles: “Pitness Preak”
Mar14

The Annie B. Chronicles: “Pitness Preak”

“Pitness Preak” The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles The adventures and misadventures of a ‘not so average’ Pinay trying to make it in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai   Summer is here na talaga! Time to put my purr coat and velvet knee high boots to rest and increase my lotion’s SPF – 15 may not be enough for my bukid-bred skin – so the higher the fairier! But since I got here in Dubai, I noticed that I’ve added a lot of pounds...

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POWER TO THE PINOY: Tapping Into Your Inner Crazy
Feb27

POWER TO THE PINOY: Tapping Into Your Inner Crazy

  Tapping into Your Inner Crazy By Lalaine Chu-Benitez   Admit it. A lot of us Pinoys are guilty of looking at artists in a very biased way, especially at the budding ones who are within our midst.  To us, they exist in a strange world all their own; they talk in what seems like alien language, sometimes gibberish; they are very absorbed, or even tortured, with their ideas and concepts. Most of the time, we don’t understand...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Nathaniel Alapide – Trailblazer
Feb21

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Nathaniel Alapide – Trailblazer

Nathaniel Alapide Artist   We live in an age of digitized aesthetics, where art can be churned out quickly, and online platforms can ensure that it lives forever. Hence, it’s rare to find artists like Nathaniel Alapide who are still willing to utilize a medium as difficult and fleeting as sand. Working for the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Nathaniel uses his unique talent and resourcefulness to create breathtaking sand-drawn art and...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Kristine Abante – Tastemaker
Feb20

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Kristine Abante – Tastemaker

  Kristine Abante Writer, Social Advocate   Backed with over 10 years of entertainment industry know-how, Kristine Abante heads the Sales and Marketing Department of Rhythm Records, a major distributor of music in the Middle East. And when she’s not busy marketing records, she works as a Freelance PR and contributing writer to various publications, including Illustrado and Illustrado Go. Kristine elaborates: “Steve Jobs once...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Milo Torres – Thoughtleader
Feb20

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Milo Torres – Thoughtleader

Engineer Milo Torres Photographer   There is no deficit in talented Filipino photographers and visual artists in the Gulf, but few have reached the level of success and relevance that Eng. Milo Torres currently has. As a digital media creative, he has had over 13 years of success in designing various material for an impressive lineup of clients, including Dubai Duty Free, Sharjah Duty Free, Air France, Turkish Airline, MAERSK,...

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