An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Made a Racist Joke

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Made a Racist Joke

  Last week, we Egyptians went head to head with Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations’ finale and lost. Shortly after our defeat, disgusting, racist posts from Egyptians that targeted Cameroonians took over the Internet. Needless to say, it struck a cord with me.   To the people who have “joked” that, as I’m Filipino, […]

Miss Universe Final Just Put All Eyes on This Dubai-Based Designer

Miss Universe Final Just Put All Eyes on This Dubai-Based Designer

Something big just happened for this Dubai designer! A new Miss Universe was crowned – France’s Iris Mittenaere walked away with the galactic crown, ending Filipina Pia Wurtzbach’s reign as the queen of the universe.   Couture IMPALPABLE DREAM moment…the Impalpable PIA Blue ball gown is inspired and my personal tribute to my best friend Albert Andrada who […]

Why Southeast Asia Should Be Every Arab’s Destination for the Next 4 Years (at Least)

Why Southeast Asia Should Be Every Arab’s Destination for the Next 4 Years (at Least)

by Rania Mekki

  If you’re looking to travel on a budget, beautiful nature, delicious food and diversity then Southeast Asia should be your on your to-go list. A year ago, I put my Indiana Jones shoes on and headed to that part of the world, and I’ve returned with a few reasons why you really, really, really […]

Dubai Finally Gets Its Very First Female Uber Driver

Dubai Finally Gets Its Very First Female Uber Driver

Uber UAE just has hired its first female driver… and it’s about time, too. Fritzie Castro, 43, a Filipina that has been a Dubai resident for seven years. According to Khaleeji Times, she works the 4 am-4 pm shift, waking up six days a week at 2 am, then setting out and waiting in the […]

11 Filipino Restaurants in Dubai That You Need to Try

11 Filipino Restaurants in Dubai That You Need to Try

Filipino food truly offers something for everyone. You can enjoy crunchy lumpia, hearty lechon, sweet banana turon, and freshly prepared fish all in the same meal — and often on the same plate. There are ube-laced sweets and morning diners that showcase the Filipino love of the fried egg. From high-minded modern Filipino restaurants to […]

Maadi’s Little Manila Offers a Taste of Home for Filipinos in Cairo

Maadi’s Little Manila Offers a Taste of Home for Filipinos in Cairo

Her modest apartment stands a few steps away from the bustling Arab Street in Maadi. In a dire need to secure the financial stability of her son back home, she had given up her sheltered life in the Philippines 11 years ago then moved to Cairo a year after. “I was a certified accountant back […]

5 Things that Will Make You Book a Trip to the Philippines Right Now!

5 Things that Will Make You Book a Trip to the Philippines Right Now!

My husband and I went to the Philippines to celebrate our birthdays at one of the most beautiful islands, Boracay. We wanted nothing more than to lie in the sun and swim in the ocean. Well, Mother Nature had other plans and we spent most of our time indoors thanks to a typhoon. STILL, we […]

Viral Visual: Talal El Tambouly’s ‘We Are the World’

Viral Visual: Talal El Tambouly’s ‘We Are the World’

When the devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last fall, Talal El Tambouly decided to embark on a musical project to raise donations for its victims. Calling it “the biggest and hardest song I’ve ever worked on”, Tambouly has finally released his tribute version of “We Are the World”, based on the original by Michael […]

Earthquake in the Philippines, Tsunami Warnings Issued

An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale rocked the coast of Philippines today. Following the earthquake, tsunami warnings were issued for Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan. Tsunami alerts were also issued for Papua New Guinea and other islands in the Pacific, including the US state of Hawaii. The quake was centered off the east […]