Blissful Blooming: Marivi Soliven, Amanda Cua of Backscoop, and Myra Aquino on Their Discovery Through Self-Awareness
Times are tough, but Marivi Soliven, Amanda Cua, and Myra Aquino sure know how to push through despite these uncertain times. The Indiependent Collective proudly held Blissful Blooming: Discovery Through Self-Awareness via Zoom on May 28, 2022, which is a roundtable discussion in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month. Panelists Marivi Soliven, Amanda Cua, and Myra Aquino openly shared their experiences during the pandemic: how they discovered and re-discovered themselves, what mental health means for them, and how they faced the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Product Review | Introducing the Perfect Snack, Colin's Hamdesal!
Colin's Manila was right in describing itself as a “crafter of artisanal, quality, and delicious homemade ham”. Although I am not a big fan of ham, I truly enjoyed Colin's hamdesal. In a box of 4s, there are four different flavors - creamy, cheezy, special, and classic. Each hamdesal was soft, warm, and had the perfect blend of sweet, savory, and salty. Even though I embarrassingly ate four different types of hamdesal in one sitting, there was no “umay” factor and it's amazing when paired with coffee.
Are Menstrual Cups Better and Safer Than Pads and Tampons?
Menstrual cups are becoming more popular lately because people claim that it is more cost-effective, convenient, and environmentally friendly than pads and tampons. However, are they really better and even safer than other disposable menstrual products? A new study tries to provide some answers for us.
Are you a 'Maskfisher'? A New Phenomenon in the Dating World
Mask fishing is a type of catfishing. It occurs when someone appears to look "better" or "more attractive" while wearing a mask than they would without it. Some users would ask their followers on Tiktok whether their masks cover up any undesirable features. Others have posted videos in which they claim that their masks cover a lot of their acne or that the upper part of their face does not match the bottom.
On the Joan Didion: Her Legacy, Her Power
Joan was a unique child; she wrote her first take at fiction when she was five years old: a story about how a woman felt like she was going to die in the freezing cold only to wake up in a desert. She typed down Ernest Hemingway’s writings word for word, analyzed how they worked, and retyped them from memory. When her husband and only daughter died, she wrote about their lives and their deaths as a coping mechanism through the lens of a reliable narrator.