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GLASSHOUSES: Essentials

NEW YORK (MindaNews / 15 September) — Many watch soap operas for a variety of reasons, sometimes to escape reality. For a little while, the mind is taken away from daily problems. Many swoon over love stories, cry over situations characters undergo and wish for happy endings. I watched the documentary of Faith Hill and […]

I Joined A Sex and the City Tour in New York

“And there, in the same city where they met as girls, four New York women entered the next phase of their lives…dressed head to toe in love. And that’s the one label that never goes out of style.” – Carrie Bradshaw Does this sound familiar? I actually used that in…

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Mindanaoan.com lands on Top 30 New York Blogs list

I’m very excited to share with all of you that this humble blog, Mindanaoan.com, has landed on the number 6 spot in a coveted “Top New York Blogs To Follow” list. Mindanaoan.com was declared among The Big Apple’s best when my travel and lifestyle blog nabbed the number 6 spot in…

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Explore Islands Philippines tourism expo to be held at Grand Central Terminal New York

New York’s iconic Grand Central Terminal will provide the backdrop to showcase the 7,641 islands that make up the Philippines, which is promoting its vacation destinations. With a launch by the Philippine Tourism Secretary, the Explore Islands Philippines expo will run from May 9, through May 12, 2018. On May…

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Club Clio Korean Beauty Brand New York USA opening

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Hello from New York! I actually vlogged about the Club Clio Union Square New York reopening first so apologies if this blog is a tad late 😀 Anyhoo, I was invited to check out the grand reopening of the Club Clio USA Union Square New York branch late last year….

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Meeting Huck / Guillermo Diaz of Scandal

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Fellow “Scandal” fans – I’m here to make you jealous 😛 I met someone pretty awesome recently – Guillermo Diaz, the actor who plays “Huck” on the American political thriller TV series “Scandal.” Yes, THAT Huck. The controversial, dark (most of the time) but sweet (at times) Huck we have…

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Meeting a Hollywood celebrity crush: Jesse Metcalfe @jessemetcalfe

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I got pretty lucky a few days ago. I MET JESSE METCALFE!!! That’s right – I met one of my Hollywood celebrity crushes, Jesse Metcalfe, on a beautiful, sunshiny day {insert googly eyes with, like, a million hearts haha} here in New York! I’m sure you know how this feels…

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At the Carrie Bradshaw of Sex And The City apartment New York

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“And there, in the same city where they met as girls, four New York women entered the next phase of their lives, dressed head to toe in love. And that’s the one label that…

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Visiting that “Friends” apartment building in New York City

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If you’re not a fan of the TV series “Friends,” then you’d think this is just an ordinary building. However, for certified “Friends” fans like me, my Mama and my three younger brothers (we…

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Raising $35 Million In An Hour | Red Nose Day New York 2017

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I had the honor of witnessing the Red Nose Day 2017 live show here in New York City, USA. If you’re as uninitiated like I was, Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run…

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Cheap eats New York: Where I found the BEST, super affordable roast pork, BBQ

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Hello again from New York! All right – here’s the lowdown. Living here in New York can be expensive (especially for folks like us who want to discover a lot of things here in…

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Times Square New York tour and the crazy things you see

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This blog post about Times Square New York is actually several days in the making. I thought I could come up with content for this Times Square NY tour post after just one visit…

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US Embassy now asks for your social media accounts

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The US government has now approved plans to ask US visa applicants for their social media accounts. Just recently, the Trump administration has started conducting background checks on the social media usage of visa…

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San Isidro Labrador Fiesta, New York style

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Five creatively decorated booths, contests on “best turon/biko/torta,” amateur and impromptu singing contests, lechon and a whole lotta dancing. These were just some of the highlights of the fiesta celebration in honor of patron…

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3 Things Millenials Should Learn To Do Right Now

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Hello again from New York City! Winter’s over and it’s technically spring but the weather’s still biting cold! Interestingly (or odd, depending on how you look at it) enough, I like this kind of…

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Pinoy ‘Aquaman’ conquers icy cold waters of New York’s Hudson River

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Endurance swimmer and environmental lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine did another first in New York state, as the first Filipino to swim in Hudson River’s icy waters. He swam nonstop Sunday night (Philippine time) from Newburgh-Beacon Bridge up to 8.4 kilometers downstream in 1 hour and 49 minutes. […]

Pinoy Aquaman to do marathon swim in icy cold waters in New York

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) —  Endurance swimmer and environmental lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will be gunning a 10-kilometer swim in the icy waters of Hudson River in New York Sunday evening (Philippine time). Charity Swim will start at the New Beacon Bridge swimming downstream. “This is a wetsuit assisted swim because the water temperature […]

Top of the Rock New York (plus a tip on how to save on your ticket)

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No New York City visit is ever complete without seeing it from the top! And one of the popular places to do that is to go to the Top of the Rock – top…

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GLASSHOUSES: Of Men and Giants

NEW YORK (MindaNews / 16 April) —  The Philippines was featured in a documentary shown on a US television network. As a Filipino living in the USA, this brought a sense of pride. Scientists visit our country to study the largest fish species  — the whale sharks otherwise known as the gentle giants of the […]

Hello from New York!

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Hello! I finally have the time to just sit down and blog! It’s true – this surely is the city that never sleeps. I’m talking about New York City, USA! Yup, I’M BACKKK!!! Can…

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4 Meaningful Ways to Give Back to Your Community

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From monetary donations to social media awareness campaigns, there are many ways that you can help charities without even leaving your chair. But what if you’re interested in something a little more substantial than…

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How to plan your New York City trip

The great recession that started in 2008 affected tourism industries across the country. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, New York, was especially impacted by reduced travel and spending. Good news came in 2012 when an Oxford Economics study showed that tourism rose 6.2 percent over …