'The only limits we have are the ones we set on ourselves.'
10 years ago, I was working as a volunteer nurse at a government hospital in Baguio. I was very active-always moving around, always traveling, was totally into sports. On a free day, I could go from swimming to kickboxing to playing
And it's one of the best things I've ever done for myself.
I wish there was a less cheesy reason for why I decided to travel solo, but my story starts like the plot of every rom-com cliché: I had my heart broken.I know how eye-roll inducing that is, but originally,
'I felt like my face was ruined.'
My great-grandmother had vitiligo-that condition which causes white patches to spread on the skin. I remember other kids I used to play with would stare at her whenever she walked by because of how her vitiligo was spread from head
She is a medical genetics resident based in Manhattan.
Christine Umandap, originally from Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, had long set her sights on New York-not just because of the countless opportunities the city offered a young doctor like her, but also because of the rich culture that colored its every
How expensive is it to live, work, and study in New York City?
Occupation: Registered Nurse in New York CityIn New York City, full time RNs are required to work 40 hours per week, and any more than that would be considered paid overtime (although I rarely have to go on OT). That said, my
He told her to wait patiently until the right car came to her—and come it did.
Zy-za Mayato lives in Panabo City, Davao del Norte but works an hour away in Davao City, which is why a car has been on her wish list since 2013."I used to borrow my dad's car to [go to]
PSA: Living alone is not that easy!
While it's common practice for young adults in other countries to move out immediately after high school or college, that's not the case in the Philippines. I'm sure that most of us, who are well in
'Everybody loved how simple and heartfelt the wedding was...'
For Pinay bride Erika Dizon, the perfect wedding venue wasn't at a grand, formal ballroom or another far-flung destination-it was right at her family home's backyard in Antipolo. Because, yes, there truly is no place like
These women got it from their mamas!
It's always a treat to see moms and daughters who look alike-it's proof that no matter how old they get or where they end up, they will always have that undeniable bond.In celebration of Mother's Day, we
Get to know the girls who'll star in Cosmopolitan's photos, videos, and events!
Introducing this year's roster of Cosmo Cam Crew! Meet the fun, fearless, and forward twentysomething Pinays who will be part of our photos, videos, and events. Before we introduce this year's lineup, here's a throwback of
No doubt about it: Livestreaming has changed their lives!
When we think of the term "livestream," some of the things that come to mind are: watching the latest Miss Universe competition in real time or streaming Coachella performances as if we were there ourselves.But did you know that there are
'I just don’t think marriage is for everyone.'
Many women today are bucking tradition by not taking the conventional wife-then-mother path. We've featured women who don't want kids and women who don't want marriage; now, we talk to women who do want kids-even if
She is an architect who is now chasing her childhood dream.
Proof that you don't always have to take the path that seems to stretch out in front of you: This 27-year-old architect and real estate broker who, upon moving to Finland, finally got to chase her childhood dream.Kimberly
She has bought two cars before hitting 30!
Marketing professional Tin Rementilla has bought herself two cars before hitting 30: a Hyundai i10 she got at 24 after she had finished sending one of her brothers to school, and a Ford EcoSport she treated herself to just this year at
Rachel Valenzuela is a genome engineer and chemical biologist.
Your dose of inspiration today: Meet a Pinay who, as a teenager growing up in San Pedro, Laguna, wanted to become a genome engineer. Fifteen years later, what then seemed like a pipe dream came true.Dr. Rachel Valenzuela, 34, calls herself
Seychelle Pagatpatan Wilmouth runs Silviyana, an eco-indie bridal gown shop.
She may have spent most of her life away from Philippine soil, but in the work she does on the other side of the globe, she has stayed true to her roots.Seychelle Pagatpatan Wilmouth, 30, is a Pinay currently living in
These women are chasing their dreams and changing the world at the same time.
For Women's Month, Cosmopolitan invited 14 uncontested queens to celebrate their milestones, businesses, and advocacies. But in a society so hell-bent on making everything glam, glossy, and essentially, all about the 'gram, we wanted to switch things up by talking
Cherrie D. Atilano is the founder and CEO of AGREA.
For Cherrie D. Atilano, 32, farming has always been a part of her life. Her passion first took root during her years growing up in-and working on-a sugarcane farm in Negros Occidental.A scholar and working student, Cherrie went on
She studies at the prestigious London Business School.
There's no stopping this Pinay: She's a lawyer, computer science graduate, and now, grad student taking up her masters in business administration at no less than the London Business School.Having earned her computer science degree from the Ateneo de
'I’ve never felt better in my life.'
Ah, nothing like a new year to make us aim to be better-or at the very least, make us reject all the partying, binge-drinking, and hangover-having of the holiday season. It's no surprise that "drinking less" is one
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