Product Review | Ivy's Bakeshop's Cinnamon Rolls are to die for!
Cinnamon rolls are generally made out of five fundamental ingredients: dough, margarine, cinnamon, brown sugar, and icing. Despite the fact that most cinnamon roll recipes use the same fundamental ingredients, none come close to competing with the perfection that is Ivy's Bakeshop.
Myra Aquino and Her Pursuit for Her Passion
Myra Aquino, a filmmaker, was born in Guam, grew up in the Philippines, and now resides in Los Angeles, California. Myra is the prime example of someone following her calling and pursuing what you love. She is the doctor turned filmmaker who won the "Best Film" award in the Cinemalaya 2021 with her short film "Beauty Queen." She graduated from the UCLA MFA directing program in 2020. Aquino received an MD and her Master's in Public Health from the University of Miami. She also obtained accolades and recognitions, including the Streisand Sony Fellowship, the Motion Picture Association of America Award, and the Norris Foundation Fellowship. Her other films include "The Gray," which was selected for the 2021 Etheria Film Festival. The said festival features films that are directed by women, especially in the genres of horror, fantasy, action, thriller, and science fiction. Aquino is also passionate about exploring the impacts of globalization and multiculturalism in communities like Southeast Asia, Pacific Islanders, etc. Currently, she is writing a coming-of-age set in 1990s Guam alongside a high school set in post 9/11 Philippines.
Promoting Consent One Brushstroke At A Time
It was in the early Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Greek eras that the symbolic naked art of female deities represented fertility and love. As time goes by, not only the art itself evolves, but also the perception of those who view it. This is what makes Christa Vega, a fine arts graduate at the University of the Philippines - Diliman, more committed to promoting consensual nude arts she calls #SecretNudes.
Christa Vega, Inha Arceo, AJ Bacar, Elijah Alonzo, Jewelle Villarisco, and Rio Sumalinog on the Art of Pursuing Your Passion
Filipinos love to consume art. Paintings, comics, drawings, crafts, and other art forms have always been a part of Filipino culture. However, when it comes to pursuing art, people will most likely frown and doubt your decision to pursue your passion. How do we get over these kinds of challenges? This is what Indie-Co tackled in The Art of Pursuing Your Passion: A Roundtable Discussion with Filipino Artists, which was held on Zoom and streamed on Indie-Co’s YouTube channel last April 30, 2022.
More Than Words: Natalie Barbu, Grace David, and Athena Abe on Amplifying the Narrative of Women Leaders
“You have to start with at least one small step to even go forward,” Natalie Barbu said during her opening remarks during Indie-Co’s March event, More Than Words: Amplifying the Narrative of Women Leaders. Held via Zoom last March 26, CEO and Co-founder of Rella Natalie Barbu, CEO of Edukasyon.ph Grace David, and tech content creator Athena Abe Atcha joined us to talk about being a woman in the tech industry, how to get started, and the challenges they faced during their journey.
The Indiependent Collective Presents: You Had Me at Hello
Romance, heartbreak, and drama—this is what You Had Me at Hello has to offer. The story focuses on Thomas, an aspiring young writer, who is given a second chance at love after seeing Eve, the girl he ghosted during the pandemic. Reconnected through Professor Dela Cruz, the two are forced to talk about their past and confront their feelings.