Rizal’s Pinto Art Museum

MANILA — Located in the residential neighborhood of Grand Heights in  Antipolo City is Pinto Art Museum, you may have read it from someone’s post on Facebook or Instagram but a visit to this art haven will surely make you fall in love to Filipino contemporary creativity again. Filipino Contemporary Art in its core The museum…

Classic bridges of Manila that we wish we have today

By Gillian Gacuma | Resources: Rafael Minuesa and Robert S. Gardner MANILA– Flyovers, bridges and soon, double-deck elevated highways are ordinary sights in today’s metropolis. Crisscrossing our roads and connecting districts with its pale grey cement and metal railing look, passing through it will be at the cost of just cutting travel time.  However, back in the day, bridges are…

TRENDING: Video show 100 years of beauty in the Philippines

MANILA– Filipinas are beautiful, that’s undebatable. The round dark brown eyes and charming smile has been capturing the heart of the world through the years–testified by their dominance in various international beauty pageants.  In a 4 minute presentation posted by Watchut Video, anthropologist Chris Santo Domingo Chan explained the progression of definition of Filipina beauty in the…

Fast facts: The Philippine flag

MANILA–Celebrated every 28th of May, the Philippine flag was first unfurled on that day in 1898 after the Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated Spanish forces in a battle in Cavite and was formally presented to the people on June 12, 1898. And here’s what you need to know before flying high the stunning flag of the Filipinos….

How gay men will likely lose their Poreber in Modern Dating culture?

MANILA–Are you one of those who dreamt of a Ryan and Seb kind of relationship? or just in love with the idea of being with someone who meets your own standards? Like many others in dating apps? Modern dating is complicated at its finest, and many gay men falls wrongfully for it. And no, this is different from…

A testament to an invincible spirit of a traveler

By Gillian Gacuma | Photo by STAR’s Fernan Nebres MANILA– A year ago, I was able to interview an inspiring woman for an article at The Philippine STAR. Until now, it’s still one of my favorite stories that I’ve written on the magic of discovering new places and self healing. “For me, life didn’t end when they told me…

15 reasons why you should travel with your best friend

By Gillian Gacuma MANILA– Our best friend is one of the greatest gifts God has ever awarded to us from taking the courage of revealing ourselves to other people.  They make the most of the times we spend together with them, no wonder we share most of the amazing and memorable times of our life with them. …

#GetTested: Why do you need to know your status?

By Gillian Gacuma MANILA– As far as I can remember, I had my first glance on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) when it was portrayed by the young Carlo Aquino in one of the episodes of MMK back when I was in grade school. During the glorious days of student life, I’m always asked by…

Five reasons you only need to date a hiker

By Gillian Gacuma MANILA–Valentine’s day is just a month away and if you’re tired of looking for a possible match in dating apps, I suggest you look around and consider a date with a hiker. I have only written five of the best traits of an hiker and I leave more for you to discover….

The #Panagbenga2015 Experience

By Gillian Gacuma | Photo by Philippine STAR’s Andy Zapata Jr. Baguio City, Philippines– Two decades of blossoming together, the city welcomed a large number of tourists from all over the country to celebrate the annual flower festival that is Panagbenga last February this year. While most of us are aware that it’s a display of…

Sorry girls, we run the world; Top 3 dating apps dominated by gay men

By Gillian Gacuma Manila, Philippines–The modern age changed our way of communicating, everything seem to be redirected to our virtual world called the internet. And dating is one of them. One lazy night, I stayed in my friend’s house (she’s straight) where we had a small contest of who will get the first match and…