Personal

The Better Breakup Playlist

It is so wonderful to feel through music. I have had my fair share of listening to the saddest songs about heartbreaks similar to mine, until one day I decided to take a different route. When you're done mourning and grieving the relationship you lost, and you still keep listening to heartbreak songs, you'll get… Continue reading The Better Breakup Playlist

Personal · Political/Social Issue

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… Continue reading One of My Worst Experiences with Clinical Depression: Temporary Mutism

Political/Social Issue

On Activism in the Philippines vis-à-vis The Standing Rock Protests

Shailene Woodley Most known for being an actress on Divergent, The Fault in our Stars, etc., recently got arrested at a protest against the construction of the dakota access pipeline. She's an activist. She's strong, passionate, principled and brave. I think everyone would agree to that. We look up to her. She's fighting against the… Continue reading On Activism in the Philippines vis-à-vis The Standing Rock Protests

Fashion

5 Date Night Essentials You’d Want To Know ;)

When going out on a date with a special someone or someone you just recently met, you want to be as comfortable as possible so that you aren't distracted or so you don't run into some unexpected "datesasters" (that term just came up in my head don't judge :))). Here are a few date night… Continue reading 5 Date Night Essentials You’d Want To Know 😉

Fashion

On Wearing Winter Pieces in the PH, DO NOT be Afraid to Wear ’em!

Let the judgers judge. At some point we all would want to wear winter pieces simply because, they're great. Boots, leather jackets, coats, sweaters, etc. they are GREAT FASHION PIECES. What usually stops us? The judgement we might have to endure; And I admit, I was once that person who gets discouraged at the fear of getting… Continue reading On Wearing Winter Pieces in the PH, DO NOT be Afraid to Wear ’em!

Fashion · Political/Social Issue

Pink Is Just A Color: On Underlying Gender Role Stereotypes

From the moment a baby girl is born, we put her in a pink onesie, in a pink room and dress her in what we think are feminine colors like pink and purple. From the moment a baby boy is born, we put him in a blue onesie, in a blue room and dress him… Continue reading Pink Is Just A Color: On Underlying Gender Role Stereotypes