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Piquadro New Collect...

Piquadro – an Italian brand of travel bags and accessories, recently had its first major event at the Kirov showroom at Rockwell. This event was to launch their latest collection that best fits travelers, or anyone who just loves beautiful soft leather bags, wallets and accessories. The...

This year’s Cr...

It’s been a really crazy month for me. In between tapings for my new soap, Hawak Kamay, I was also organizing the most Epic Party of the Century – the DandTLove20. DandTLove20 is the celebration of 20 blissfully wedded years of Dennis and Tessa Valdes. I have never been more proud...

Sorry

You and I are apparently gluttons for punishment, never needing a reason but aching for it; feeling like you’re missing a limb when we’re not feeling pain.   It’s a freaking cycle, a perpetual circle of inflicting and taking; trading blows and punches. I call you in the...

Love, Respect and (m...

You know those quotes na madalas pino-post ng mga taong “inlab” pero medyo nawawala na ang “lab”? Yung tipong mga quotes na feeling nila eh inaaffirm ang mga kagagahan, ma-martiran at ka-ululan ng mga tao sa lovelife nilang medyo on the rocks? Eto ang isang example:...

Of dragons and demon...

We all have our own dragons to slay – dragons that haunt, terrorize and make our hearts beat out of our chests for fear that one day, they may just actually come out from their lairs and consume us whole. We also have our demons to contend with. The dark vessels of evil that whisper...

No to the next best ...

How often do you find yourself in a situation where your expectations weren’t met and you “settled”? I often found myself in these situations before where I’d just shut up, eat what was served and think to myself “andyan na yan eh” Don’t get me wrong,...

Gender, shmender

My ten year old daughter has painted toenails. Dark velvet blue for one foot and a stark bright yellow on the other. She got the inspiration from me when I had contrasting colors on my toenails as well. Toenails that were lovingly painted by my youngest son. This same daughter who pours all...

Fun, fearless and fi...

So, what does a 38 year old single mom do everyday? Same thing that she does every single day: She takes care of business, her family and does it while she is looking absolutely fierce and fabulous. Just this weekend, I organized and coordinated a birthday party for a really good college...

Hello 2014!

This is the start – another year for each one of us to make new changes and hope that this time we won’t screw up as badly as last year. I had my fair share of troubles and despair last year and though it was really tough, I’m still grateful that everything happened when...

Devirginized! My fir...

For those who know me from way way back, they know that I have always loved writing poems and prose. I’ve been a writer more than an actor or a singer. However, I never really publicly showcased any of my poems. It’s an unnerving feeling when my poems get out there – like...

The Ocean

I was three when I first saw the ocean and remembered it. It was a beautiful day and there were families all along the beach, kids playing on the sand, trying to build castles and other kids wading on the shore, letting the waves lap at their feet while they happily scream and run away from...

The other B word

As far back as I can remember, the one thing that defined you as a woman were breasts. Real women have boobs. BOOBS. In Tagalog, suso. These two bags of fat defined who I was and how attractive I should be. Boobs. The definition of my attractiveness lay in that one hilarious word –...

Miley did what??

In showbusiness, the whole ethos of the game is to stay current, fresh and in the news. Most people think it’s about relevance but let’s be honest, most of the time the most irrelevant actions are the ones that get the most publicity. There are some artists who are lauded for...

Positivity works!

If you’ve been following me on Twitter and on Facebook, you may have noticed that lately I’ve been posting a lot about positivity. Truth is, I was a skeptic. It was hard for me to be positive when I was at the lowest point in my life – no job, no love life and my health was...

What I know

The man said write about what you know So, I write this Because it is what I know. I know that you can make me stop mid-sentence with just a memory of you and your eyes and your smile and your hands. I know that I’d like to drown in the bright fluid sound of your laughter; fumble and...