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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Top 10 Under-The-Radar Destinations Filipinos Should Visit – Vienna, Berlin, New York
Jul12

Top 10 Under-The-Radar Destinations Filipinos Should Visit – Vienna, Berlin, New York

While hot spots like the Maldives and Thailand may have blown up your Instagram feed in 2017, this feature will be all about discovering amazing places off-the-beaten track.  And trust us, there are plenty of incredible things and adventures awaiting the eager traveler in these cities and countries. From reinvented capitals to secluded island getaways, here are the top under-the-radar destinations according to these certified Filipino...

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Filipino – founded startups that are making a difference: Impact
Jul11

Filipino – founded startups that are making a difference: Impact

The startups sector in the Philippines is still very much in its infancy stage, especially in comparison to our Southeast Asian neighbors, especially in China and Singapore where the field is bolstered by government support, advanced technology, as well as available venture capital.      As of 2017, The Trade and Industry Department estimates that there were over 300 of these innovative and potentially scalable businesses...

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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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Here’s to Work and Play
Jul08

Here’s to Work and Play

  It’s mid-year travel time in the emirates, as we downshift to a slower pace with the incoming summer hiatus.  For those who are not in a holiday mood, especially entrepreneurs like me, the quieter season is a welcome respite giving us time to review and plan for the busy months ahead.   So, just like our month of contrast where one foot’s into rest and recreation, and the other one’s on staying put and continuing the...

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