It was a lot of mental prepping more than physical.
It was a hot Sunday afternoon in March when I found myself doing basketball drills at the Nike Hypercourt in BGC. There I was: Suited and laced up in head-to-toe Nike, nervously dribbling a ball with some of the country'
I used to be a notorious latecomer. I was that person who would come to class late even when she lived in a dorm just a few blocks away, that person who would sprint through the airport because her name was already
If you got it (love, affection, an overwhelming desire to smooch), flaunt it.
I grew up in one of those places where teachers raise their eyebrows and tell you to "leave room for Jesus." Suffice it to say, my teen years were painfully bereft of dance floor make-outs and all other forms of PDA.
Some may call you a late bloomer, but as a confident grown-ass woman, you know you’re never not blooming.
My story is technically not the typical NBSB tale, though with my previous "relationships" way back in high school or about 15 years ago (!), it may as well be. I call them "relationships" because they lasted for an average of three months-
And we must call out these bullies for the damage they are causing.
In the wake of Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers' insensitive remarks about her fellow Miss Universe contestants' inability to speak English, the Internet is engaged in a hot debate about whether Miss USA is just another victim of false outrage or whether
Sometimes, usually when I'm bored, I find myself thinking about the men from my friends' pasts. These dudes will just randomly pop into my mind, prompting me to give their Instagrams a quick scroll so I can seethe with
I've been listening to "thank u, next" on repeat for over 48 hours. Ever since Ariana Grande released the breakup track to end all breakup tracks, I've been pulling it apart and finding a new thing to love
'I knew I was willing to go through treatments or procedures to look better.'
With Breast Cancer Awareness Month prompting us to look chestward, it's only natural that we take this chance to evaluate our bond with our breasts. While you may not spare a second thought for your twins, for some women, their breasts
'People called me 'blessed' and would often ask me to 'give them some.''
How do you really feel about your breasts?October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in addition to ramping up awareness of the disease that makes up almost 30 percent of cancers among women in the Philippines, this time of the year
A year ago, I went on a week-long bra-free mission and reported back with tips for anyone willing to try the same. I just loathed the persistent pressure bras put on my chest so much and thought, since my boobs
The highs and lows of joining one of the country's most demanding industries.
No, this isn't a sob story. No, this isn't a scathing indictment of the call center industry, nor is it a how-to-survive-working-in-a-BPO guide. It's a reflection on an unprecedented but dramatic career change
Erwin* and I met while I was studying abroad, and we stayed in touch when I moved back to the Philippines. After a few years of sprawling email conversations, and lots of hints about his feelings for me, he told me he
When I was four, I met my first best friend. In our pre-school class, she and I gravitated towards each other as if naturally, the way kids seek each other out with no reason nor agenda. We acknowledged each other as "
What is necessary and what is simply out of convenience?
Back in high school, I participated in a mangrove cleanup as part of a school requirement, and most of the trash collected were plastic straws. This was in 2008. I became more conscious of my use of plastic straws, and tried to
What she wore seemed to play a much more important role than it should have.
If you've been living under a rock at least this past weekend (like I have), Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married in what has been touted as the biggest television event of the year, with more than 2 billion
The short version of my heartbreak is: I got engaged, left my job for a freelance career, and moved abroad to be with my fiance. Months later, we broke it off, and then, of course, I flew back home to the Philippines