Viva La Revolucion
Apr11

Viva La Revolucion

Viva La Revolucion By Kristine Abante The last time I went home was June last year, I think a few days after Independence day and just before our new president was sworn in. Prior to the elections, I never really thought there was any way out for the Philippines. I’m one of those who have given up, who have accepted our fate that we will always and forever be owned by the elite who controls the real power in our government 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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A Non-Fashionista ’s Take on Fashion
Nov28

A Non-Fashionista ’s Take on Fashion

A Non-Fashionista ’s Take on Fashion By Kristine Abante For someone who grew up in the 90’s grunge era, my fashion sense will probably never go beyond ripped jeans and a clean white shirt. Okay, maybe you can include wedge shoes, sneakers, a boho blouse, a black dress, Ray-Ban’s and the staple plaid, but that’s pretty much my standard range. Think Winona Ryder in Reality Bites and I won’t even have to show you my closet.   In...

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Solo Travel: On my Own
Apr27

Solo Travel: On my Own

By Kristine Abante   There are many reasons why solo travel for women, especially for pint-sized Pinays like me, can be less popular or a bit more of a challenge for those wanting to spread her wings and explore the great beyond. Raised in a country that values community over independence, with most parents usually overprotective of their girls (And for a good reason, particularly if you lived in Manila where there is always that...

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Being Single During the Holidays
Dec22

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Being Single During the Holidays

Dealing with Being Single During the Holidays By Kristine Abante     “Single. There’s a certain dignity to it”, goes a line from an old 90’s cult movie favorite, but this quote is especially challenged during the holidays, when the temperature starts to drop, love is in the air again and you start to notice that snuggling in bed with your comforter watching silly rom-com movies just doesn’t seem to be enough to compensate...

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