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FOOD FOR TAUT (SKIN): ​Thank Green Beans

Thank Green Beans In case I haven’t mentioned it, I live in Baguio City, the Summer Capital of the Philippines. Now that I come to think of it, it’s actually ironic to name our city as the “Summer Capital” when it gets pretty cold here, especially during January and February. It only goes to show how we, Filipinos, [...]

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CHECK THE LABEL: ​Beauty That’s Skin Deep

Beauty That’s Skin Deep When Michael Jackson’s hit, “Black or White,” was released in 1991, it made such a big impact because, for one, its music video used what was then state-of-the-art computer graphics where each face seamlessly morphed into another belonging to a different race or color. This was made even more controversial because of the rumors surrounding MJ [...]

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WORKOUT FOR THE WEEK: ​Yoga for Zombies

Yoga for Zombies We just finished watched the second episode of the second season of Stranger Things last night, and we realized how Halloween is such a big thing in the States. While going door-to-door at night asking for bucket loads of candy sounds like a very exciting (albeit unhealthy) thing to do, our culture simply does not practice trick-or-treating here [...]

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FOOD FOR TAUT (SKIN): Taho

TahoAlmost every Filipino born in the ‘80s (or earlier) can relate to childhood memories of waking up in the early weekend hours to the voice of the magtataho or taho vendor making his daily rounds along the streets of his own local town. To many Filipino kids, this marks the start of yet another weekend bliss where the days are [...]

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ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS: ​Essential Oils: Lemon

Essential Oils: Lemon The first time I heard that lemons were actually alkaline when ingested despite its acidic pH level, I could not believe it. When I did a little more digging about lemon, here are some more trivia that I found.Did you know that:Sprinkling lemon juice on sliced apples, avocados, and bananas will keep them from oxidizing [...]

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CHECK THE LABEL: ​“Coal Tar Ogar!”

“Coal Tar Ogar!”“Dabu.” “Lok-Tar.” Zug-zug.” If any of these phrases mean anything to you (or even seem remotely familiar), then you are a true brother or sister of The Horde.In case it wasn’t obvious from my Warcraft reference, I am a gamer. Not exactly a hardcore gamer, but a gamer nonetheless. I have been [...]

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WORKOUT FOR THE WEEK: ​Just Keep Swimming

Just Keep Swimming I love fish. I didn’t love it that much growing up, I admit. But now that I am older (and have become more diet conscious), I can say that I can eat fish all day any day. (I can’t say the same for my wife, though.)In last month’s Workout for the Week [...]

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FOOD FOR TAUT (SKIN): ​Olive Oil Olé

Olive Oil OléWARNING: What follows is a green joke that I got from a friend who got it from a priest who was his Theology professor back in college. (I kid you not. Why some of the best green jokes mostly come from religious people I know is beyond me!) You have been warned. [...]

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ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS: Sweet Prune

Sweet Prune Many people I know still have a hard time pronouncing “almond,” and I would be lying if I said I am not among those people. Aside from pronouncing its name, I also have a hard time appreciating almond as a snack. Unlike my mom who devours almonds the way I consume Lays or Ruffles, I am not [...]

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CHECK THE LABEL: P.E.G. (Penetration Enhancing Gamble)

P.E.G. (Penetration Enhancing Gamble)Ley, a common friend of ours, used to say that there are runny lotions, and there are thick lotions. While some prefer the former, our friend, Ley, prefers the latter. And this is just one of the many things we have in common—that’s why we’re friends.What makes some lotions thick is the chemical [...]

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