Spotlight

Of blushes and brushes: Czari Domingo

It’s easy to see why so many people love working with Czari Domingo. Her eyes sparkle and, as she chatters on, it feels like passion in its most genuine form. Domingo began her beauty blog (www.legenczari.com) to help women with makeup, as...

Halo-halo: A Filipino Christmas

As much as Christmas is a commercial holiday that pervades Filipino culture through media and society, it is primarily a deeply spiritual time when more than half of its festivities are religious celebrations of feast days, masses, and festivals....

A beer and a conversation: Ryan Rems

There are those comics that exude a loudness within them, an impulsive, raucous confidence that seems to override everything about them—a confidence that is as infectious as it is inviting. Ryan Rems was not that. He walked in, head slightly...

Crowdfunding for a cause

When it comes to social media, when one comes across a “Pls share” post either asking for donations for a cause or spreading awareness about a stray cockroach that somehow found its way inside the packaging of a food item, there are people who...

Model student: Meet Kelsey Merritt

Kelsey Merritt was working on a paper in Pampanga when she got an email from New York-based agency Wilhelmina Models. “Alam mo na nasa Pampanga ako, na gumagawa ako ng paper, tas biglang… SUBJECT: Wilhelmina Models (You know, I was in Pampanga...

Fifty shades of gay

Three years ago, I marched alongside a hundred or so members of the local LGBTQIA—that is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or Questioning), Intersex, and Asexual (or Ally)—community in the Metro Manila Pride March. Back then, I saw it...

Firsts of firsts

OrSem kicks off your first year in the Ateneo in its own special way. The signs plastered all around campus best describe the entire experience, “No one does it the way we do, ADMU.” That, along with the flurry of colors, sweaty volunteers, and...


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