Recommended Videos

more articles about: beauty peg

Are we the only ones having a hard time telling these two apart?
There's no doubt that Liza Soberano and Maureen Wroblewitz are such talented beauties. But don't tell us we're the only ones having a hard time telling who's who. Plus, it doesn't help that their beauty game is so much alike, too! Scroll ...
Can we all agree that Klea is slaying it in the beauty department?
Klea Pineda may be new to the whole showbiz game, but one thing's for sure: She is definitely one to watch. Whether she's killing it as Muyak in Encantadia, showing her fun and goofy side on her Instagram feed, or working it ...
Her makeup artist Mickey See reveals everything you need to know.
Teen star Liza Soberano toughened up for Preview's October cover like you've never seen her before. Her rocking short 'do and statement dark lip definitely gave the typical princess-y look a run for its money.IMAGE Paolo Pineda, Preview October 2016Want to know how ...
You can count on Liza to always #MakeItHappen
Liza Soberano is the epitome of any girl's girl crush. She's talented, she's beautiful, but more importantly, she's remained humble despite all her successes. Apart from her strong fashion game, Liza always kills it in the beauty department, too! After all, she ...
She isn't just stylish, she's a beauty peg, too!
A lot of girls look up to Nadine Lustre, and we totally get why! She's got great acting chops which launched her into superstardom, yet she's remained humble about it. She's got a gorgeous Instagram feed (#FeedGoals), a great sense of style, ...
She definitely knows what she's doing at just 16 years old!
Meet Lorde's sister, India Yelich-O'Connor. At just 16 years old, India is slowly making a mark for herself with her cool sense of style and knowledge for beauty, which seems to definitely run in their family. When we first got to know ...
Whose look are you copping this Christmas?
"My hair is finally long enough for highlights again—yay! I love Neon Blush's Jenny Ong's subtle, California-cool ones." —Marla, Editor in Chief"My beauty peg for the holiday season is Lauren Conrad. :) I always love her look, it's always so glam but ...
A community page where you can share your feels and show your skills! Learn more here
Katherine Go 2 days ago

Cold Food

The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.

Baon plays a significant role in a Filipino childhood. Almost every Filipino child comes to school with baon made especially for them by their parents or household helpers. Even Filipinos in the labor force continue to bring baon for varying reasons: to save money, recycle leftovers, cater to personal taste, or attend to special needs. Nonetheless, eating your baon is a heart-warming experience that allows Filipinos to bring a piece of home along with them wherever they go.

Even other cultures practice making packed lunch. In Japan, mothers create bento--Japanese meals in partitioned boxes. Because of the popularity of bento, trends have emerged, such as the Kyaraben, or character-themed bento. Naturally, Japanese parents and students began competing for who had the cutest and tastiest bento, and this is similar to what I have witnessed in my own childhood. I remember seeing my classmates sharing their snacks and lunches. They would compare and boast about their parents' or yayas’ cooking. In my case, I never had the chance to join in the competition or indulge in homemade cooking. Up until this day, I have never brought any baon to school.

For a long time, I envied others. As trivial or petty as it may seem, not having baon became a problem for my grade school self. During that time, I had to sit in a separate cafeteria away from my friends because the kids who bought food were assigned to sit elsewhere. You could consider me spoiled, but I wanted to experience something most kids did. I had food at home, so what made it so hard to bring some with me to school?

Now that I am on my final year in high school I have come to realize the benefits of purchasing my own food. Since I spent on food everyday, I learned to budget my allowance at a young age. Over the years, I learned to practice self-control whenever I wanted to eat more greasy fries and drink sweetened beverages. I have tasted the strangest viands at the school cafeterias, and I have repeatedly satiated myself over my latest delicious discoveries. Despite the struggles, I am thankful that I have never had baon because of what I have learned. Not to mention, I never had to experience eating cold food.

Pick a sticker to view stories by reaction!