How to be a "Rebel"
Photo courtesy of @ayepaolo Photography Lately, I have had a difficult time finding a cute shoe that works for any season. However, I stumbled across Rebels Footwear a while ago and fell madly in love with their Rally Black Boot! It is super comfortable and fits just right with no blistering or chafing of my heel. The boot itself goes with literally anything I wear in absolutely any season! It is super versatile and works with a warm winter outfit. Pictured above, I styled th
"What Kind of Asian are You?"
Pictured above: Pinay Magazine logo ...I get this question all the time. "What kind of Asian are you?" they ask me. And when I proudly say I am Filipino, they are confused and say, "what is that?!" Last year, I began my research project on the role of Filipino Americans in society and why refined cultural training is necessary. As one of the largest immigrant groups in the nation, Filipino Americans suffer from a lack of representation, often taking on media roles as other As
The Falsehoods of the American Dream
The dynamic of American neighborhoods is shaped by numerous different things. The people who live there, the homes they keep, each city’s culture, location, and more. Most of us realize that our towns come with their own history and inhabitants that make up what we see on a daily basis, however, what we may fail to recognize is the nasty history that set many of our beloved American cities into a cyclical segregation that has kept neighborhoods from advancing. For years, mort
Taking my Mom on Vacation + My Cruise Trip Budget
I’m not rich, and the money I spend, I make. I haven’t been handed any funds to satiate my thirst for traveling, or given a stipend to put towards my adventure plans. I have, however, been given knowledge and ideas about the world- which drive my passion to explore it. One of my biggest goals in life is to travel the whole world, following my ultimate goal which is to make my family proud. My parents have worked hard to provide for me, and I’m always striving to see them happ
This art piece, “Love?” is about love, but not true love, it’s about the misconceptions of love. At least from my experience with ‘love’ or watching others fall ‘in love’ in my millennial generation, “love” isn’t really love at all. Yes, sometimes people seem to get lucky and find the one, but overall, our generation's view of love has been skewed out of proportion. Of course, receiving material gifts are nice, things like flowers and jewelry show sentiment. However, I know s
Doodling in class is one of the most interesting parts of my day. I know paying attention is key in school, however, more times than not, my teachers do not teach much. With all this time on my hands, I end up doodling on my notes pages or my planner. One day, I decided to bring a nice, thick sheet of paper and told myself I'd fill it by the end of the year. It took me a week in class. It was then I realized how many times our teachers just seemed to give up on us. They will