My Teeth Makeover with Swiss Dental Clinic : How I Got My Confident Smile :)

My Teeth Makeover with Swiss Dental Clinic : How I Got My Confident Smile :)

I have always been so insecure about my teeth. Everyone always asked me why I never smiled with my teeth out, I just told them that it makes my face look weird. But the truth is that I was too shy to show my teeth. Which is also why I cover my mouth everytime I [...]

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Photoshoot Behind the Scenes!

Photoshoot Behind the Scenes!

Sometimes I get asked about what goes on during my shoots. Let me try to show you by reading this blog entry! 🙂 This shoot was a fun collaboration with my friend and great photographer Jericho Cruz (@cruz.jerichojoseph) This was a studio shoot, which is a lot different from shoots I do on location. In [...]

On Ending the Stigma Attached to Getting Tattoos – Let Me Convince You

On Ending the Stigma Attached to Getting Tattoos – Let Me Convince You

Having a tattoo in the Philippines means that you are already subject to discrimination. As someone who has five tattoos, I've been there. Many jobs require that you do not have any tattoos, or visible tattoos, no matter how competent you are for the job, you will not be accepted solely because of having a tattoo. [...]

One of My Worst Experiences with Clinical Depression: Temporary Mutism

One of My Worst Experiences with Clinical Depression: Temporary Mutism

I am Marlina Carlos, 22, diagnosed with Mixed Anxiety Depressive Disorder (MADD). When they say that mental illnesses aren’t debilitating like other illnesses, I have always disagreed. Having a mental illness is physically and mentally exhausting. Your brain takes over your body, and your mind prevents you from living a normal life; My recent experience [...]