Obrano: Hand-Stitched Wallets from Marikina

Obrano, a local leather goods and weave brand, launched their first product; a minimalist wallet designed to carry your essential cards and cash. “Obrano creates hand stitched products with function, durability and style in mind,” says Justin Bereber, co-founder of Obrano. “We also want to showcase the rich tradition of our local weaves by incorporating […] Read more…

5 Ways Joining WhenInManila.com Changed My Life

Right after my stint in Candy CoC ’12, I had what I jokingly called the quarter-life crisis. I was 18 years old and unfulfilled, so I tried filling my schedule with co-curricular activities, While I did get to meet great friends and efficient co-workers, I felt busy but bored. I still didn’t find the fulfillment I needed. I then tried joining […] Read more…

West Palm’s UP JMA

I have a confession to make. While heading to West Palm, I was not in a mood to party. It was the month where there was so much to do for school and for school. I barely had enough to time to finish all of them. Going to a pool party—no matter how fun that party is—didn’t […] Read more…

Anthill Fabric Gallery

Ever since the conception of this blog, I identified a major threat: if I commit to focusing on writing about social enterprises or locally made products, wouldn’t I run out of things to write about? I know there are many bags, accessories, shoes, and school supplies that are designed and produced locally. But prior to hearing about […] Read more…

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Greed and Go-Getters: A Confession

“Opportunity” is one of my favorite words. I associate it with other positive words like “go-getter” and “career woman.” Only recently did I realize how it could also be related to greed. In a surprising series of self-examination and (pa)deep conversations with others, I realized that opportunities make me greedy. I fall prey to inviting words […] Read more…

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