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From Gong to Mandalay

A reckless comment on social media can quickly lead to anger, contempt, and hatred. This little story is about the opposite. It is about how maturity and kindness take the sting out of criticism and create good vibes.  It was a great relief when restaurants started to open again after the most severe Corona measures […]

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Fashion: Like a Play

I love clothes. I see fashion as an art. I tried getting into personal styling, but it is something that I just now enjoy on the side. Writing about it based on my experiences will feed my longing to marry two of my interests: writing and clothing. We are living in a difficult time trying […]

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Neutral Colors Challenge for a Month

It was of course way too early to pack my clothes in late June for our move back to mainland Spain on the first of August. But I had an idea for a self-challenge lurking at the back of my mind and the month of July seemed apt to execute it. I decided to pack my colorful clothes first […]

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Stepping into Personal Styling

All of us are born with a strong need to be appreciated, accepted, and included. But as we grow older, we tend to get stuck in daily toil and routines that drain us of confidence and self-worth. It amazes me how easy it is to forget our need to be seen as we deserve. I […]

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A Small Reflection on Beauty and Personal Style

I have always been fascinated by fashion and personal stylists. I am now learning more about the profession and it is nice to discover that there are a lot of possibilities to create a better version of myself 🙂  Beauty and style can be good tools in building confidence for most of us. But it […]

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So What if Your Classmates are More Successful than You?

I have just learned that there will be a reunion among my former classmates later this year. I will not be able to attend, but for sure I would be there if I had been home in Davao. For me, it’s fun to meet old classmates, to talk about the past, and to learn more about what they are […]