“I want to share the stories of Filipinos and non-EU citizens to inspire passionate educators who want to start their vocation here” (Spain)

Carlo Velasco shows the world beyond  our islands what Filipinos have to offer.   Having dreamed all his life of cultivating a career overseas, Velasco, now a founder of marketing company Nomads Global Studios, made it a point to pounce on opportunity as it came. “My goal was to find the right time to do so, and the key was patience,” says Velasco, a graduate … Continue reading “I want to share the stories of Filipinos and non-EU citizens to inspire passionate educators who want to start their vocation here” (Spain)

After moving to the US, this young woman fights for love and faith every day

There are so many voices that need to be heard around the world. Experiences are personal essays written by our kababayan as they—or their loved ones—navigate a different life in a different country.  —   July 14, 2017. That was the day I first stepped foot in the U.S. The first thing that ran through my mind was “my butt hurts. That was a long … Continue reading After moving to the US, this young woman fights for love and faith every day

West Elm x Heart Evangelista Escudero Limited Edition Tote

The Philippines is full of wonderfully creative people that bring a distinctly Filipino style to everything they do. Gifts From Home are one-of-a-kind items from here that you can back with you to wherever you are.  —   To celebrate West Elm’s newest shop in Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, the Brooklyn-born furniture shop teamed up with Heart Evangelist-Escudero to come up with special edition … Continue reading West Elm x Heart Evangelista Escudero Limited Edition Tote

Live out your TV fantasies in ABS-CBN Studio XP

Whenever you are home, you’d want to spend as many moments as you can with loved ones. Itinerary are our suggestions for great bonding time with family and friends while you are in the country. Enjoy! —   High on the bucket list of many overseas filipinos for when they come back home is getting to be an audience members for ABS-CBN shows. But the reservation … Continue reading Live out your TV fantasies in ABS-CBN Studio XP

“We only have one life… It’s a waste to experience doing just one thing” (South Korea)

Earl Burgos is a young Filipino professional based in South Korea. A Business Management graduate from the Ateneo de Manila University, Burgos earns a living by developing “smart cities.” This isn’t a case of lifelong ambition; think more along the lines of brainpower working hand-in-hand with good fortune. Belying his sterling credentials, Burgos also eked out a name for himself in showbusiness; in a brief … Continue reading “We only have one life… It’s a waste to experience doing just one thing” (South Korea)

“There’s not enough books for young Filipino-Americans, so it’s important to bring that to the landscape” (USA)

Imagine living in a community where you feel like you don’t really belong. Award-winning author of children’s books Erin Entrada Kelly went through that hardship as she shares her journey of growing up as a half-Filipina in an all-white community. Kelly had a challenging childhood. She felt out of place because there weren’t many Asians in the Louisiana community she grew up in, much less … Continue reading “There’s not enough books for young Filipino-Americans, so it’s important to bring that to the landscape” (USA)

After heartbreak, this Filipina shared a London flat with five gay men and got back on her feet

There are so many voices that need to be heard around the world. Experiences are personal essays written by our kababayan as they—or their loved ones—navigate a different life in a different country.  —   I had just come out from a failed relationship, desperate for a fresh start. I was alone, and had no family to fall back on. In notoriously expensive London where … Continue reading After heartbreak, this Filipina shared a London flat with five gay men and got back on her feet

New Balance x 0917 Lifestyle’s The Next Move

The Philippines is full of wonderfully creative people that bring a distinctly Filipino style to everything they do. Gifts From Home are one-of-a-kind items from here that you can back with you to wherever you are.  —     Want something to bring back something street subtly Pinoy from your next trip here? Well, 0917 Lifestyle, the merch brand of Filipino telco company Globe teamed … Continue reading New Balance x 0917 Lifestyle’s The Next Move

A day in Luneta Park

Whenever you are home, you’d want to spend as many moments as you can with loved ones. Itinerary are our suggestions for great bonding time with family and friends while you are in the country. Enjoy! —   Luneta Park is easily one of the most famous spots in Metro Manila—if not for its historical importance, then for the fact that it’s always been a favorite … Continue reading A day in Luneta Park

“My parents bought a Voltron toy for me when I was a child, and I have been hooked ever since” (Malaysia)

Leandro “Lendy” Tayag left the Philippines almost two decades ago. A software engineer, Tayag had been assigned to work in Malaysia after graduating from college. In 2000, Tayag moved to Singapore, but the company he had transferred to shut down and was absorbed by a Malaysian company. Although he had already been stationed in the country in 1997, this was when his life in Malaysia … Continue reading “My parents bought a Voltron toy for me when I was a child, and I have been hooked ever since” (Malaysia)