Marnigo, Moira to dazzle Filipinos in Abu Dhabi

Filipinos based in the United Arab Emirates have home-cooked entertainment coming their way. ABS-CBN talents Maris Racal, Inigo Pascual, Moira Dela Torre, KZ Tandingan, as well as rock band Aegis, will be performing at the Mubadala, Zayed Sports City for “One Music X Abu Dhabi 2018.” Festivities will begin on November 9, 2018. One Music X is considered as a premier Filipino-produced musical festival in the … Continue reading Marnigo, Moira to dazzle Filipinos in Abu Dhabi

SuperStar Virgo Themed December Cruises

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! —   Thinking of unique ways to enjoy your time with your loved ones this holiday season? Star Cruises recently announced their December lineup, which checks a lot of boxes … Continue reading SuperStar Virgo Themed December Cruises

A mother lists down the challenges and advantages of raising her family in Australia

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.  —   Having kids in Australia is a different experience than raising them in the Philippines. My husband and I migrated to Australia in 2010, and settled in Brisbane primarily because he … Continue reading A mother lists down the challenges and advantages of raising her family in Australia

Separated by miles, three sisters keep connected through beautifully typewritten letters

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.  —     In the age of text messaging, email, and free WIFI calls, who still sends typewritten letters? We do. It has been more than a year since we started our … Continue reading Separated by miles, three sisters keep connected through beautifully typewritten letters

“I was ready to leave Manila. I was looking forward to a new beginning in a different country” (USA)

Through photography, Stella Kalaw saw the world. Through her impeccable eye, this Filipina’s work has been exhibited at the Singapore International Photography Festival, The Ayala Museum, and the Silverlens Gallery in Manila, among a host of others. But while the accolades set her apart from a distance, the beginning of Kalaw’s journey is not unlike scores of other creatives’; it was one that began with … Continue reading “I was ready to leave Manila. I was looking forward to a new beginning in a different country” (USA)

For this filmmaker, cataloguing Pinoy mythology enriches his Fil-Can daughter

When Jordan Clark began studying Philippine folklore, there was, he says, a dearth in information. Clark, a Canadian filmmaker, laments that the literature then—this was 2004—were “recycled” from Maximo Ramos, an author renowned for his books on Philippine mythology. Galvanized, Clark began production of a documentary that sought to answer an age-old Filipino question: what is an aswang? His The Aswang Phenomenon had a short … Continue reading For this filmmaker, cataloguing Pinoy mythology enriches his Fil-Can daughter

As this woman realized, finding an apartment in HK is like winning the lotto

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.  —   Finding a good apartment in Hong Kong is equal parts hard work and blind luck. Every flat you like will be inevitably out of your budget, or two train lines … Continue reading As this woman realized, finding an apartment in HK is like winning the lotto

Discovering the new Boracay

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! —   Boracay, the Philippines’ renowned vacation-haven, reopens this week on October 26. The idyllic tourist spot was closed for rehabilitation in April 26, 2018; this, after being ordered shut … Continue reading Discovering the new Boracay

Rafe Totengco’s Manhattan

You call a place home not just because of your house, but of the nearby places that give you joy and warm familiarity. In Neighborhoods, we ask our fellow Filipinos their favorite corners and places of interests of the city they are in. — Despite developing his own growing cult brand Schizo here in Manila, Rafe Totengco moved to the Big Apple nearly 30 years … Continue reading Rafe Totengco’s Manhattan

“I believe that we Filipinos are built to perform in front of an audience” (USA)

Michael Martinez first put on a pair skating shoes at eight-years-old. An effort had been made to find where his real talents lie; the Paranaque-born figure-skater recalls having tried ramp modeling, hip-hop, and voice lessons as a kid. Eventually, the young Martinez settled on ice-skating after a coach commended his prowess on the ice. The rest, as they say, belongs to the ages. “Apparently figure … Continue reading “I believe that we Filipinos are built to perform in front of an audience” (USA)