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We need EVERYTHING.
Of all the shoes in our collection, none is as versatile as our ~*white sneakers*~. They really go well with anything in our closet! But if you're not a fan of its all-white, plain design, you can try white kicks with minimal ...
 
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These days, fashion and beauty as forms of self-expression are starting to break away from outdated gender-based rules.
As kids, we were always taught that blue was for boys and pink was for girls, among other preconceived notions about what you can and cannot wear based on your sex.These days, fashion and beauty as forms of self-expression are starting to ...
 
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Clad in designer frocks, these stars were all dressed to impress!
The 56th Baeksang Arts Awards is here, and in case you’re not aware, it’s basically the Oscars of South Korea that annually honors outstanding achievements in their entertainment industry. That said, we waited with bated breath as to who will bag the ...
 
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It comes in four colors!
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Some don't even need sewing!
If you love digging through piles of clothes in ukay-ukay shops in search of hidden gems, then you're probably also familiar with thrift flipping. ICYDK, it's the process of altering pieces to make them fit better or create a new article of ...
 
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As expected, her looks are to die for!
Korean singer and Hotel Del Luna star IU has finally dropped the music video for her new song Eight, which features Suga of K-pop group BTS (who also produced the song, btw!). And as expected, it's absolutely filled with stylish moments. Keep scrolling to see what we ...
 
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Here’s a breakdown of each member’s personal sartorial taste.
The world of K-pop is truly a colorful one, from the music, stage concepts, down to the outfits the idols wear. Off-duty fashion is something many idols are into as well, and many fans can admit to copping their idols’ OOTDs once ...
 
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There are certain trends we can incorporate into our looks here in the PH!
The Hallyu wave is real. Everyone and their moms have watched popular K-dramas like CLOY, K-pop finds a considerably large portion of fans right here in the country, and plenty of foodies have incorporated samgyeopsal and ramyeon into their regular diets. But it's ...
 
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Make the most out of your time in self-quarantine!
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She turned a 15-peso top into cute coordinates!
Ukay-ukay is having a moment right now, and for all the right reasons. Secondhand clothing is a sustainable alternative to purchasing fast fashion, and it’s also so much cheaper than your go-to brands. The only thing is, thrifting requires a very special ...
 
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We’ve heard about pineapple barongs before, now it’s time for coconut husk bags to hit the market.
Raphaella Mae Sanchez, known by her friends as Yaelle, is currently taking up Marketing Management & Behavioral Sciences Major in Organizational and Social Systems Development at De La Salle University Manila and is the Human Resources Executive Vice President of Terra. She ...
 
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Put your overused white sneakers to rest!
It’s a known fact that cute outfits make going to school so much more bearable. But lately, all you’ve been wearing are your overused and abused white sneakers (which are not even white anymore) and you’ve finally decided to let them take ...
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Katherine Go A day 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.

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