Author: Marjolyn Ostani

Marj is a Filipina culture & entertainment writer currently based in Manille. Former INFJ-turned-INTJ, and a gemini rising feminista!
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These Are Your Favourite Comfort Food This Season!

What will we be doing this next half of the year besides wearing our jackets and layers, snuggling up in bed and binge-watching movies? Okay, that’s too farfetched because while we may enjoy those over weekends, on the other hand, we are mostly stuck in traffic and find it too hectic outside during weekdays at […]

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This Is What Pride Looks Like In The Philippines: 70,000 LGBTQ+ Marched!

Headline Photo by Jes Aznar/Getty Images On the 50th anniversary of StoneWall, this year’s Pride March all over the world became more special, louder and thousands went out and showed resistance hand in hand with each one of the LGBTQ+ community. In the Philippines, more than 70,000 people participated in the Metro Manila Pride March, […]

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Travel Expo: The Ultimate Holiday Deals In Palawan!

Attention all travelers! The biggest annual Travel Madness Expo is back for its 8th installment this year! This is the best time to fulfill your upcoming holiday plans to travel more by hunting out the best deals at this huge fair. With plenty of big names in the event, we make sure you’ll be spoilt […]

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Bridging Gaps: Manila Symphony Orchestra Visits And Performs In China

“None of the MSO musicians can understand or speak Chinese, and many of the Chinese musicians we are working with can’t understand Filipino or even English. But through music, we can communicate and make something beautiful together. With our common humanity, we can build a harmonious relationship based on the universal language of music that […]

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It’s On: AirAsia’s BIG SALE Travel Deal Frenzy!

We are halfway through the year and AirAsia has the perfect news for all airfare sale tightass travelers out there. Taking its promo to new heights, AirAsia just launched one of their massive deals bringing a BIG SALE of 5 million promotional seats. Isn’t this what we all gleefully look forward to? If you’re prepared […]

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Subtle Asian Dating Is The Modern Day Cupid: Would You Auction Yourself?

I’ve witnessed the changing trends in online dating in recent years. Unlike before, this topic isn’t a sneaky little secret anymore to table discussion among friends. Suddenly the craze on Tinder, Bumble, OkCupid and others sky-rocketed and a lot of people started using it. With the rise of online dating culture perhaps came the downfall […]

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Black Mirror Season 5 Stuns Us Once Again With New Episodes: Striking Vipers, Smithereens & Ashley Too!

Aren’t we already living in a Black Mirror episode every single day? Its earlier seasons did such an excellent job of predicting what could be the future society and culture for us but its recent releases from the interactive movie Bandersnatch to their new 5th season have been more obvious and closer to our realities […]

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Different Types of Dads We Know and You’ll Meet

Father’s Day is quickly approaching and there are various ways we choose to celebrate our dads. This time, to honor their special day, we’re taking a closer look at them and acknowledge their differences and similarities. Sure, they come in all shapes and sizes. They’re all so unique and with so many kinds of fathers […]

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Starbucks’ New Watermelon & Lychee Aloe Is A Pastel Pink Instagram Worthy Pic

Here in the Philippines, it’s almost an all year ’round summer heat and if you’re still craving new summer drinks and don’t really feel like getting your same old usual refreshments order, well this one might be a great news for you since Starbucks just launched a pastel pink “Watermelon & Lychee Aloe” frappuccino drink! […]

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Hey, Jill: Finding Stories and Friendships in the Most Unlikely of Places

When I met Jill, I was in my mid-30s, a digital nomad living between the towering buildings and sea of cars in the metro. I had come to this small city packed with bodies and establishments not knowing anyone. Leaving my home state, I was here to finish a book. Originally, the plan was taking […]

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