Finding the right balance

Do you work to live, or live to work? Working long hours takes a toll on our health, but there are ways to fight it and live a happier, healthier life. If you’re like most people who are married to their jobs, chances are, you’re spending most of your time in the office, giving youContinue reading “Finding the right balance”

Should you tell your kids about Santa?

When we were kids, we were made to believe that there’s this white-bearded man called Santa Claus, wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, black leather belt and boots, riding in a reindeer sleigh, who brings gifts during Christmas Eve. As we get older, we will learn that Santa Claus does not reallyContinue reading “Should you tell your kids about Santa?”

8 must-try products for dry skin

Product shots by Ramir G. Cambiado Chapped lips, sore red patches, and flaky skin are becoming a daily thing. Did you know that the colder the season, the drier the skin? According to Elizabeth McBurney, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane University, “Skin gets dry because the wind and cold weather irritate it, andContinue reading “8 must-try products for dry skin”

The dengue dilemma

Health experts, advocates, and civil society groups express concern over the continuation of the dengue vaccination program. They support the decision of the Department of Health to withhold implementation of the program until safety signals are cleared; but will our legislators listen? Some members of the House of Representatives have motioned to defer the passageContinue reading “The dengue dilemma”

How I ran my first 21K half marathon

I know. Running my first 21-km half marathon doesn’t make an expert on running. But at least I finally mustered all the guts to finally run one, my very first 21-km half marathon in my 36 years of existence. So allow me to share with you my experience at least for some people who haveContinue reading “How I ran my first 21K half marathon”

5 reasons why I love being single, traveling

Six years ago, I promised myself to celebrate my birthday every single year by rewarding myself an out of the country/town trip. But it has to be not just a trip, but a meaningful one. And a meaningful travel for me is traveling with my loved ones or special someone, exploring new places, trying out deliciousContinue reading “5 reasons why I love being single, traveling”

A change for health (is coming)

Health Secretary Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial articulates President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s healthcare agenda which targets better health outcomes so one can live longer, free from the worries of high cost of medical care, and edified by the respect and high-quality service one gets from government healthcare facilities Non-communicable diseases remain the health bane especiallyContinue reading “A change for health (is coming)”

Why I write

Why I write is one of the questions I often ask myself. I could be an accountant like my parents or a nurse like my relatives and friends so I can easily migrate to Australia or Europe, but here I am, a struggling writer without even a writing career to make me proud of. WhenContinue reading “Why I write”

Virginia Close: The passionate novelist

It’s never too late to follow your dreams even when you’re 50 years old. Take it from Virginia Close, a writer and poet of Filipino descent living in Cairns, Australia who published her very first book at the age of 53. She was living comfortably and happily in Cairns, Australia with her Australian partner. SheContinue reading “Virginia Close: The passionate novelist”

Serenade Hall: Refining Filipino classic

Filipino dishes have never tasted this good! Chef Fernan Punzalan of Serenade Hall tells his journey towards refining Filipino cuisine, putting in a new dimension and twist One wouldn’t believe there was such a place like this within the Makati Central Business District area. “Home away from home” is how Chef Fernan Punzalan, executive chefContinue reading “Serenade Hall: Refining Filipino classic”