Multimedia Journalist, English Teacher

BEHIND-THE-SCENES: A ‘Born to be Wild’ journey in Batanes

Batanes is a province known for its captivating beauty and people, both evolved to withstand even the deadliest typhoons. Located in the northernmost part of the country, it lies in the path of most of the 20 or so tropical cyclones that enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility every year.Here, there is no shortage of scenic limestone hills, continuously bashed and formed by raging waves.Here’s the view when you look down from one of the hills’ steep cliffs.In an area called “Blue Lagoon” in

The Ultimate Hairstyle Trends of 2018

2018 in three words. Bold. Creative. Beautiful. It’s the start of the year, and the pressure is on to begin things right. Whatever happened in 2017 is history, and we’re starting on a clean slate. Time to break a sweat to lose all the holiday food-munching, time to quit that job you hate to pursue your passion, time to spend quality time with the people you love, time to save money and cut on expenses. These are all bold steps, and we all have one or two that we want to accomplish this year. But

HAIR PSYCHOLOGY: What Your Hairstyle Says About Your Personality

Hair has played an important role in people’s confidence and self-image even during the ancient times. As long ago as the Greek and Roman empires, detailed wigs were symbols of wealth and stature in society. Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, was famous for her thick, black hair. The Bible’s Samson had long hair that symbolized divine strength. Political figures and judges also wore wigs as a sign of wisdom, neutrality, and fairness. Our ancestors thought taking care of our hair is essential and we s