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The ‘Hood You Need in Motherhood

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. I may not like to admit it but much like a quintessential millennial mother, I can easily lose track of time and my surroundings […]

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Entertainment

Why Do Some Aid Workers Look at Sex with Locals as Privilege?

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. God helps those who help themselves, the saying goes. And aid workers, one might add, help themselves quite liberally on those who can’t. The current prostitution scandal involving Oxfam seems […]

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Entertainment

My Toughest Long Distance Relationship Ever

Here at Preen, we’re fully aware that adult life doesn’t always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal in Singapore, who’s about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. […]

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Entertainment

What My Cat Has Taught Me About People

  Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. I don’t consider myself a “people person.” I like pleasant, smart, funny, and genuine people and I thoroughly […]

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Entertainment

Mutual Attraction in the Time of Bad Dates and Encounters

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. As Valentine’s Day looms—and this being the first Valentine’s Day of the #MeToo era, as Bill Maher pointed out on his show last Friday—it seems appropriate to wonder whether there’s still room in […]

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Entertainment

My Thoughts on Apologizing For My Child

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. “Just don’t,” commented a friend during dinner as my husband and I retell stories from our recent trip abroad with our toddler. I was […]

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Entertainment

How Do We Define Womanhood and Manhood These Days?

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. What might have seemed an innocuous moment between two wealthy Russian women coming to Paris for the couture presentations swirled into a vortex of race, entitlement, homophobia, and astonishing cluelessness, […]

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Entertainment

Five Life Lessons I Learned in Japan

Here at Preen, we’re fully aware that adult life doesn’t always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal in Singapore, who’s about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. […]

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Entertainment

Why It Took 156 Women to Bring Down Larry Nassar

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. The #MeToo movement has been alternately praised, reviled, lauded, ridiculed, dismissed, and hailed as necessary. Whatever one might think of #MeToo, there’s no doubt that it’s given women everywhere a […]

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Entertainment

The Happiest Day of My Life

Here at Preen, we’re fully aware that adult life doesn’t always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal in Singapore, who’s about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. […]

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Entertainment

Change Yourself, Change the World

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. Whenever the going gets tough, admit that we almost always play the victim. We use the blame game and point our fingers at everything […]

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Entertainment

Aziz Ansari and the Dynamics of Sex Between Men and Women

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. It started out as a familiar scenario. Boy meets girl, they flirt, they go out, they make out. So far so ho-hum. Then girl decides she feels violated, goes home, […]

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Entertainment

Let’s Try This: No Shopping for a Year

Here at Preen, we’re fully aware that adult life doesn’t always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal in Singapore, who’s about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. […]

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Entertainment

French Actress Catherine Deneuve Has a Problem with the #MeToo Campaign

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. A few years ago, walking along the streets of New York City, my mother was apparently running a mental tally of men who walked past us with a compliment or […]

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Entertainment

A Toast to Gender Equality in 2017

Over the past year, we’ve experienced several highs and lows. Be it in our personal lives, work, or whatever’s happening in our surroundings. While we’re ready to move on to the 2018 chapter, we also want to propose a toast—actual and virtual—to one of the most notable events in 2017: improvements in gender equality. You […]

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Fashion

Julie Anne San Jose’s Personal Style Is All About Comfort

Singer and actress Julie Anne San Jose is one to watch. While interviewing her one early morning in Escolta, I got a glimpse of her fashion sense and work ethic. If you follow her on social media, you’ll know that her personal style tiptoes between classic pieces and more edgy, comfortable looks. Whether she’s traveling […]

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Does Comfortable Numbness Prevent Us from Facing Our Truths?

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. “How will you know when it’s time?” Throughout my divorce and even to this day, countless people have asked me just how I managed to figure out it was time […]

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Entertainment

What Scorpio Season and Spirit Animals Mean for You and Your Family

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. We have entered the month of Scorpio. One of my favorite and most trusted astrologers, Gahl Sasson said to become more like a Scorpio […]

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