January 6: ·       1812 – Filipina Revolutionary Melchora Aquino de Ramos, aka Tandang Sora, is born in Caloocan City, Metro Manila. She is best known for her contributions in the Philippine Revolution in 1896. ·       1966 – Television host, singer and actress Sharon Cuneta is born in Manila.Read More →

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Living in America, I tend to notice each Filipino or who I think may be Filipino. Some are harder to spot than others, as our facial features often resemble other groups such Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian… You name the person, we likely have a Filipino who looks just like them! My father reminds me of Charles Barkley, the retired basketball player. A few other people have remarked on the resemblance, as well. There is one thing I notice that reminds me 100% of the time of Filipinos. If I’m driving by a house and they have certain vegetables growing in their front yard, my brain quicklyRead More →

From Zumba to yoga to ditching junk food, these simple lifestyle changes will help you lose 10, 30, even 50 pounds! Source: 16 Ways to Lose Weight Fast – Health.comRead More →

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· 1977 – Celebrity Piolo Jose Nonato Pascual is born, aka Piolo Pascual, to parents Amelia Nonato and Philip (Herzig) Pascual. Piolo Pascual is an actor, singer, producer and model.Read More →

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Have you read the Vanity Fair article in the January 2017 issue on American actor Chris Pratt? He was the cover story and discussed the crucial events that lead him to where he is today. Pratt discussed how he was living on a beach in Maui, Hawaii. He was barely 20, living with friends in a van and tent, basically broke and miserable. One day, he was outside a grocery store waiting for a person to buy beer for him and his friends. However, an Asian guy in his 40s, a stranger at the time named Henry, came up and asked if he was goingRead More →

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· 2016 – Television host and talent manager German Molina Moreno died at the age of 82 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City, Metro Manila.Read More →

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After migrating to California from the Philippines, I decided to immerse myself on the rental laws regarding renting a place to live. I have found out that the law that was once a paragraph has grown to several pages throughout the years. The particular California Civil Code that explains this law is Code 1950.5 – Security Deposits. It defines security deposits as money that the landlord holds to protect his or her property in case the tenant breaks the rental agreement by not paying rent, causing damage to the property or leaving the place dirtier than when the tenant received it. If the property isRead More →