Editor’s Blog – What the hell are we complaining about?

Sometimes we complain much too much about life… About our aches and pains, Our angst and challenges. We moan that we don’t have enough, can’t get enough. We wail about our imperfections and how we are not where we want to be, Or how the walls sometimes feel like they’re closing in on us   And then something like this happens and it makes you feel entirely foolish, shallow and self-absorbed.   What the hell are we...

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Balingkinita–NOT: The Plump AND Proud Pinay
Mar03

Balingkinita–NOT: The Plump AND Proud Pinay

By Aby Yap Main Photo by Rae Miranda; Model: Leslie Fiestan She’s far from the 33-25-35 slim and dainty physique typically perceived of Asian women. No biggie actually. But in a society which defines beauty with perfectly sculpted cheekbones, a tiny waist and bony limbs, measurements become a biggie – a burden for the full-figured Filipina. She becomes invisible, if not the target of unwanted attention. She’s “napabayaan sa...

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