I just turned 25. Is it really that big of a milestone? Sure, why not.

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To many cultures, recent and past, by the age of 25 women are supposed to be married, responsible for a set of children (or at least have a child) and potentially bringing home the dough…


An homage to the thoughts running in my head, but don’t actually say. Am I scared to offend people, or is it because hearing the truth is hard to swallow? Perhaps a little bit of both.

  1. I liked you more when you didn’t have money.
  2. You were always good enough…

At 24 years young, I’ve invested about $41, 000 on three things. That’s right, 41k on 3 items, and it all came out of my pocket.

In retrospect, I actually think that 41k was a steal given that the returns are, well, priceless. So what did I invest on?

1. Education

To…


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If you asked me whether or not I wanted to get married 10 years ago, I would have vehemently refused. There are so many things I wanted to accomplish, so many places I wanted to explore, and people to meet. Settling down and getting married seemed like an unnecessary barrier…


On my way to an appointment, I sat beside a lovely pregnant woman on the subway. The delectable aroma of the dark chocolate pieces she was munching on were enough for me to put my book down and remove my headphones. …


Admittedly, somewhere in between months of receiving rejection letters from different agencies and companies I started to lose my fighting spirit. It was a difficult time to say the least. Reading and listening to motivational talks didn’t help much either. …


In 5 years, I finished my undergrad degree after changing my majors 4 times, had 3 failed relationships, gone on a research project, 2 of my family members died, published a creative writing piece, lost a few friends, gained new ones and finally, I actually figured out what I want…


Casually walking around the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) with my sister and her family, we noticed a dimly lit purple booth with glass showcase cabinets and two women sitting across from each other. Above our heads hung the word, “PSYCHIC,” in bold gold letters. Contrary to my expectations, the psychic’s…


We had a dance social with a few other dancers as it continued to rain. It made me feel like a kid again!

It was my second Forró dance class when my fellow beginner dance partner and I learned how to spin. After practicing the basics a few more times, it suddenly occurred to me that learning how to dance is closely similar to learning how to be in a harmonious relationship. You…


Over the past month or so I’ve been thinking about what it means to want, need or deserve [something/someone]. I started to see a difference between these terms, yet somehow they were connected. …

Kaye Caronongan

Motivated young pro in social media & digital marketing, aspiring inspirational writer

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