Common Stereotypes on Filipino Family Reunions During Christmas

Let’s be honest, we may have all dreaded some or many things about the celebrations during the holidays. Aaaaah, ’tis the time for the December holidays: the season of giving, sharing and talking with your relatives about almost anything going on in your life. After all, your whole extended family will be there – your parents, siblings, grandparents, titos, titas, cousins, in-laws, the […]

LIFESTYLE: It’s okay to cut off toxic family members

Having toxic family members in your life shouldn’t be something you just accept. Cutting them off is okay, and here’s why. Growing up in the Philippines, we are taught to always pay respect to our elders. To say po and opo, to mano, and to never talk back. And essentially, there’s nothing wrong with that. But what do you […]