Photos: Mano Amiga’s New Campus

Finally paid a visit to the new campus of Mano Amiga Academy 🙌 It’s so amazing too see them grow. More photos after the jump…

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Attend: Global Mala Manila 2015

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Manila, Philippines

Another year goes by, and the Global Mala Project grows bigger and bigger in Manila. People always ask me if there’s a yoga community in the Philippines, and this event is something I tell them to check out.

This year’s event is lined up for September 26, 2015 at Whitespace. It’s going to be a full day of amazing yoga sessions and talks. I was so thrilled to see this come together last year and am really looking forward to being home for this. ❤

Tickets go on sale Aug 26. (P650 pesos for early bird rate, P750 pesos for regular tickets). 100% of the proceeds will go to this year’s beneficiary, Children’s International.

More details on @globalmalamanila

Watch: CalCarries Philippines

My mother agency (in Manila) launched their Instagram account.

CalCarries Philippines is like my second family. I don’t get to see the other girls/guys so much because we are all bouncing around right now and evolving into new careers, but when we do catch up, it’s always filled with huge hugs and jumping screams of excitement.

I love these people so much and am grateful to have a strong home base that taught me a lot. Shoutout to Joey Espino, Audie Espino, Allan, Rose, and the rest of the fam.

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Meet: Sofia Cope, Graphic Designer, Blogger, & Founder of Queencult and Viva La Manika

For some people, women who hold down a multitude of jobs at the same time (while killing it) is such a crazy concept. Gee, thanks. But from what I’ve seen the past couple of years, the limited perspectives of what one “can do” are currently being shattered. There is a surge of creative energy, and amazing next-gen tools, within the new generation that enables them to pursue whatever their hearts desire.

Sofia Cope is one of these women. The way she creates multiple platforms for her many voices renders me speechless. While I have never met her personally, we have so many mutual friends back home that it feels like she’s just that one girlfriend I’ve known forever but we never get to hang. I remember stumbling upon her Instagram feed and saying, “Damn she’s dope. I wanna work with her.” A few months later, I ended up doing a short Q&A on Sofia, and have decided to re-post it on my blog-with a few more Qs that never made it to the final cut.

Not into that Queen Bee nonsense, but more of creating with the power of a Queen… I’d like you to meet Sofia. Continue reading “Meet: Sofia Cope, Graphic Designer, Blogger, & Founder of Queencult and Viva La Manika”

Reflect: Women Who Wow | Sarah Meier

SWhen I was back in Manila a few weeks ago, one of my favorite editors Liza Ilarde, asked me to write about one of my closest girl friends, Sarah Meier, for the “Women Who Wow” issue of Style Weekend.

I met Sarah when I was around 9 years old, and have always looked up to her growing up. Not only are we in the same agency in Manila, CalCarries, but she is also incredibly close to all my siblings as well.

Sarah is the reason why I became a host because she pulled me to co-host a radio show called “The Dollhouse.” Above is a photo I took of her when we were prepping for our morning stint at 6 am. Beautiful vibes already when the sun came up.

Read what I had to say about Sarah below…

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Explore: The Wholesome Table

The Wholesome TableInterior ShotA quick trip to Manila last week led me to a new restaurant at the Fort called The Wholesome Table. A concept by health advocate and author Bianca Elizalde, this restaurant serves “comfort food” with an organic twist.

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