Saving Manila

  Early this week, news about the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) teaming up with the Office of the Ombudsman to file charges against barangay officials who would allow the waterways to be polluted again after their Estero Blitz clean-up operation came out. I would say this must definitely be out of frustration on the part of the MMDA after…

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Reusable Menstrual Pads, Anyone?

Fact: I am old enough to remember the days when my older relatives would use a pasador whenever they have their period. A pasador is a piece of white cloth women would fold and line their panties with when its the time of the month, which they would wash and dry after every use. Fast forward to a few years…

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Hiking Basics for the Clueless

  First, I just want to say that I am not a hiking expert. I have been hiking for a few years now though, and have been doing more the past year.  This makes me feel that I am no longer as clueless as I used to be. For the ladies out there who would want to explore and try…

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Urban Hiking in Oakland

  Tucked in the middle of urban Oakland are hiking trails. To start our year, we went off and explored these hidden gems. We have always wanted to check the hiking scene here, and got the push that we need after catching Trailhead, a documentary about Oakland’s wild land parks and trails. Producer Stan Dodson was there at the screening,…

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Nature Tripping in Los Angeles, California

A lot of people visit Los Angeles for the many bright things it offers — Hollywood and all its grandeur, the beaches, beautiful people, museums, food, culture, Rose Bowl — but if you happen to get the chance to go there for a quick trip, don’t forget to take your hiking shoes with you as the city has so many…

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