Why Finding Ninong and Ninang is a Toxic Filipino Trait

A commentary on the social tradition of gift- and money-giving in the Philippine society and how it may have been perverted in modern times.

Because It’s Christmas

Noel Milan’s cover of ‘Because It’s Christmas’ originally sung by Barry Manilow reminds us to never lose the sense of childlike wonder in us.

No, Christmas is Not Merry to Everyone

To some, the festive Christmas season can be the saddest part of the year. Shorter daylight, colder temperatures, and gloomy weather trigger the blues: a phenomenon scientifically known as major depressive disorder with seasonal pattern, or seasonal affective disorder. Additionally, trying to keep up with the holiday rush, and the pressure to live up to…