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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, ESPECIALLYΒ 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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Hit The Ground Running: 7 Do’s and Don’ts for (new) Military GFs/SOs

New to the world of dating a military man (or woman)? Well, welcome to the club! And, if you’re like me who never in a million years thought would be in a relationship with a man in uniform, then you’ve … Continue reading

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East Meets West: Top 5 Perks of Living in the USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

…and no, snow is not on this list.

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Where In The World Is ~morenabeachbum~

*type* *delete* *type* *delete* Oh where oh where shall I begin? Perhaps a “hello!”…? Right, yes, HELLO! Aaahh… it’s so good to be back. *smile* Although I must admit, I’m a bit rusty (as you can probably see). I’ve been … Continue reading

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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, Β 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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