An Open Letter to all the strong but broken women of the world

Dear strong beautiful person, This is for you, the strong woman who struggle everyday to hide the fact that you are broken. You are beautiful. If you’re going through a terrible heart break right now, know that you are not alone. I know that feeling, the feeling of darkness all around you threatening to drown […]

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Siquijor Birthday Trip

Finally done editing my birthday trip. Much love to my #birthdaycrew, Mikki, Shirley, and Carel, for making this trip extra special. Please enjoy the best moments from the best birthday trip yet. Videos and editing by me. Music by Imagine Dragons. xx  

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The Big Blow of 2016

My daddy suffered a stroke last Sept. 1, 2016. They were having breakfast when my sister-in-law, Ella, noticed him. The right side of his face was drooping and his speech was starting to become slurry. He drove to the ER in the morning with my mom. When they checked his blood pressure, it was 200/120, […]

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Valentine’s Day with the AUB Chorale

A Special Valentine’s Show By the AUB CHORALE February 14, 12 o’clock noon 33F Training Room, Joy-Nostalg Center Choir Master: Mr. Jon Lumba Hosts: Nina Garcia & Carlos Manansala Song 1 You by The Carpenters Song 2 A Very Special Love Song 3 OPM Mash-up Pangarap Ko Kailangan Kita Tuwing Umuulan Song 4 Foreign Artists […]

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The Struggle Within

I will never forget this moment with our Kalinga guide, Kuya Weber. We shared stories while we were climbing towards the village where Apo Whang Od lives. There were boys from the village traversing down like ants on a mission, they were fast on their feet even though one wrong step could cost them their […]

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Five Ways to Win my Heart

I was sifting through my files and I found some of my old writings (from 3 years ago?). I think this was when I was practising my writing skills by blogging about a certain topic each day for 30 days. The list was from Pinterest, and from what i found in my files, I made […]

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Untitled – Short Story

Michelle picked up her cell phone to check if she has a message, none. She sighed and put the phone down. “You stupid girl” she says, when are you going to wake up. She turned her laptop off and collected her stuff, it’s only 5pm but she has to go. She’s the boss anyway, she […]

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Top 10 of 2016

Admittedly, 2016 was not the best year for my family (or to the whole world apparently). Both my parents had their moments in the hospital, Baby Kingkong had a few trips as well. It was quite a difficult 4th quarter of the year for us. BUT (it’s a big but) we are not swayed, we […]

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HO/JN Team Performance

AUB Christmas Party 2016 Head Office/JN Branch Team Performance MetroTent, Pasig City Choreographer: RJ Pastrana Video Credits: Mr. William Augusto

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The AUB Chorale

I was a dancer in high school and I danced in college. I danced occasionally in clubs after college (haha!), and I was a part of the 2011 AUB Christmas Party Champions – Team HO. I’ve been dancing all my life, but I have a secret dream of joining a choir ever since my high […]

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