Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Learning to Love Your Body

I never considered myself athletic in high school, although I used to play for our volleyball varsity team. Not that I have a choice, really. I only did it for the extra curricular points. I absolutely had zero interest to run or catch a ball. I was this skinny girl with only an efficient metabolism to thank for. I couldn't care less what I looked like but I know one thing — I was not healthy. Did I mention I was a picky eater too? I may have been underweight back then.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Why Women Should Always Empower Each Other

It's common to see how women are constantly pitted against each other by the media. The notion of woman vs. woman is not particularly new.

"Who wore it best?"

"She's way thinner than her."

We often read fabricated rivalries between women. How about stop trying to make Taylor Swift vs. Katy Perry happen? Enough with the Team Aniston and Team Jolie feud. All these ridiculous tabloid headlines will only initiate a fury strike among women. This destructive behavior perpetuates the worst aspect of our society — bullying.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Travel: Mahé Island

"There's a mountain right next to the airport!" Gushed and amazed from the moment I stepped off the plane. With 115 islands scattered like jewels in the Indian Ocean, Mahé being the largest is considered as the gateway to Seychelles. Almost half of their total land area is preserved, still untouched by time. Driving around Mahé is probably one of the most leisurely activities you can do. Passing by houses perched on the side of a cliff and coastal scenery just beg you to take photos. Even at its busiest when most of the tourists converge, Mahé Island remains laid-back, a perfect tropical dream destination. No wonder Prince William and Kate Middleton chose Seychelles as their honeymoon hideaway.
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