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About morenabeachbum

i love the beach--sand--sun--waves--tan lines--the sound of the waves--the feeling of sand slipping through my toes--i love the OCEAN!--i am an island girl through and through--i LOVE the PHILIPPINES--i am a FILIPINA--i love the smell of fresh cut grass--i love being outdoors--sitting or lying down on the grass is fun--soaking up the sun is even better--i love FOOTBALL--best sport in the world!--i like to think about the good times and smile about them--i wonder a lot about the could have beens in my life but i DONT REGRET--im secure with myself--i say what i wanna say--i'm liberated--i hate people who are "fake"--i'm very straight forward--i am vain--i love taking pictures of myself #selfie--im MORENA (Spanish for tanned/dark (dark hair, eyes, skin)) & i love my skin color! #notowhhiteningproducts #blech--i love love LOVE to shop--i'm actually an impulsive buyer *cringe*--i love learning about other people's cultures--i love traveling--wanderlust--i love learning new languages--im thirsty for adventure--i also love gummy bears, almond snickers and gushers--cheerios is the best breakfast cereal ever--i love green apples dipped in peanut butter or cookie butter from Trader Joe's--i also love peanut butter sandwiches with slices of banana in them--random... very random I am--i love looking for the best bargain places--i never hold back when it comes to love--i love with both my heart & my soul (take it, just take it all! LOL)--im a hopeless romantic--i can be pretty moody at times so i suggest you steer clear of me when i'm at that point (just sayin... you have been warned)--i miss playing football (aka soccer) regularly--i miss my college football team and my teammates (hey guys!)--i am enjoying my life--i'm crazy--hyper--im short--im talkative--i'm real--i'm a bit of a neat freak--bossy, too at times (oh well, just keepin' it real)--i am ME-- xoxo, morenabeachbum

Dreamed It, Then Real Lifed It

So here I am, sitting on my bed in shorts and a baggy t-shirt, all nice and comfy in my air-conditioned room with a VERY cold Milo dinosaur in my hand. I’m escaping the extreme heat (36c, feels like 39) … Continue reading

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Being Dark-Skinned in the Philippines (Or Asia For That Matter…)

Being dark-skinned in the Philippines (or even Asia for that matter) hasn’t always been that easy. Not only do I get judged a lot, ESPECIALLY since I have a foreign boyfriend, but everyday choices are made even more challenging. Really! #thestruggleisreal … Continue reading

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The Best Kind of Friendships

The best kind of friendships are the ones that… Can withstand the test of time and picks up exactly where you left off; as if no time had gone by. And despite the years that have passed, you’re still very … Continue reading

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Sending a Little Love Your Way: Military Care Package

Care packages! If there’s one thing I enjoy about this deployment, it’s definitely this — decorating, shopping for and sending out care packages. Not only does it unleash the Martha Stewart in me, but USPS has also made it a … Continue reading

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East Meets West: Top 5 Perks of Living in the USA 🇺🇸

…and no, snow is not on this list.

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I Did It!

Passing the bar exam. Finishing your first-ever marathon. Becoming a registered nurse. Giving birth and finally starting a family. Each and everyone of us trudging on through life,  all have our different “I did it!” moments. And naturally so, since … Continue reading

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Making Extra Buck$: How To Manage Your Airbnb Space

Whether it’s doing a bit of freelance writing, selling handmade jewelry or renting your space out on vacation home rental sites; bottom line is, we’re all trying to make a few extra buckeroos. And why wouldn’t we be? If it … Continue reading

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Manila, Manila, I keep coming back to Manila…

…simply no place like Manila. Manila, I am HOME. For those of you who don’t know, it’s been 1 month, 16 days and well, give or take a few hours since I’ve been back home, here in Manila, after my … Continue reading

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Eat Like The Locals: Lalapan

Traveling to other countries is always fun. Exploring new places, experiencing different cultures, meeting new people, and of course, trying out local cuisines. While you can read about highly recommended, must-try food in travel magazines or guide books, I still prefer … Continue reading

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Freelancing: How To Make Working From Home Work For You

Digital Nomads. Freelancers. Bloggers. Travel Writers. Love us, hate us, or simply join us! After all, in this day and (digital) age,  we ain’t going nowhere! So, for those of you who brave enough to tread a new path and … Continue reading

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