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Redefining what perfect is today

You just never who is going to send you an email. And it was a surprise to get an email from Dutch-based fashion designer Angelle Chang. 350 more words

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Philippine election: getting the right politicians elected

Last month, I interviewed senatorial aspirant Neri Colmenares. He’s a human rights lawyer and a current congressman in the Philippines.

This interviewed opened my eyes about my parents’ homeland: how the country’s political system works, its candidates, platforms and the vicious messages that some constituents will do to make sure that their politician(s) get elected. 386 more words

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A Second Chance?

I looked at the blood pressure machine twice, not quite believing what I was seeing – 200 over 110.

“That’s not good.” I thought to myself. 913 more words


OFWs becoming more than just breadwinners

A workshop on remittances and how to manage debts may not be new for most Filipinos. Yet the vicious cycle continues.

The breadwinner – in most cases in Hong Kong – is a Filipina who sends a percentage of her earnings to the Philippines because so-and-so needs financial help. 388 more words

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It’s time to start the ferry fight again

Ocracoke may rest a little easier these next five years on the offshore oil drilling front, but islanders may have another fight on their hands soon as the specter of a toll on the Hatteras Ferry rises once again. 476 more words

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Hatton Studios: contemporary jewelry hub of Hong Kong

Shine bright like a diamond.

Is it or isn’t it more than just a piece of metal? The power to create something unique in the world for you or for your loved ones or if you’re in that business, you’re providing craftsmanship to flourish. 240 more words

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