Kadenang Ginto: My Complicated Relationship with Philippine Telenovelas

Regardless of the lessons that we can glean from Kadenang Ginto and other telenovelas, I think that we should level up, raise our standards, and keep up with the giants in the entertainment industry.

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Bubbly Bookworms: the Social Side of Reading

As a hobby, reading can cause isolation because it’s always fun to read alone. However, you can strike a balance between your reading and social lives. Because of book blogging, reading socially is possible.

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Because the Odds Were in Her Favor

The Hunger Games holds a special place in my heart. It taught me the basics of what constitutes a dystopian novel, and it set the standards for empowered YA heroines.

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Please Give Me More of Hermione (and Crookshanks)

This is my favorite Harry Potter book so far, and I won’t be surprised if the next books throw me off my feet as well.

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Don’t Let Stereotypes Control Your Fate

Our Wayward Fate is like Frankly in Love minus the fake-dating trope. It explores one’s dilemma of being too Asian to be American (and vice versa).

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Do Arranged Relationships Stick Like Mehendi?

I gave A Match Made in Mehendi 3.5 stars because of its fresh take on traditional matchmaking. I don’t necessarily encourage arranged marriages, but I acknowledge their usefulness to people who are too shy and reserved to look for a romantic partner.

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Mulan Might Love This Cleverly Spun Tale

Spin the Dawn is a diverse story with many layers. You’ll enjoy it more if you don’t expect a Mulan retelling. But the Project Runway comparison is a bit accurate. Look forward to reading about men sabotaging each other’s fashion projects.

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I Almost Fell in Love with This Novel

Frankly in Love deserves 3.75 stars because of its educational content. You should read it if you want to read an #OwnVoices (authentic) book that explores the good and bad aspects of Korean culture.

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As Many Complaints as I Can Share

As Many Nows as I Can Get is predominantly for Liberal readers. If you’re looking for a love story with progressive ideologies, you might enjoy this daring debut.

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This Sequel Broke My Not-so-fierce Heart

I probably would’ve given this a higher rating if the first book hadn’t been such a masterpiece. Still, I’m sure that the finale will be much better.

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