Dinner with the POC Girls

As a beauty and fashion editor, my main job is to shape our section in The Philippine Online Chronicles. What do I want it to be? What do I want it to talk about? What image should it have? Well, I want the channel to be a source of valuable information on beauty and fashion for Filipinas. I want it to talk about our pressing concerns. I want it to empower women to be more confident about themselves, and try new things now that they know how. Basically, I want the section to be intelligent and encouraging, a useful tool for being a better version of ourselves.

I've been at this job for the past five months, and I'd like to believe that I have achieved the goals I set above. Of course, that wouldn't be possible without the team of writers who pour their experiences and hours of research on the channel: Lauren, Mara, Kira, Tanya, Gela, Gem, Lyn, Rizel, and Alex. I thought it would be fun to get all the girls under one roof, and I was totally right!

L-R: Tita Noemi, our boss; Lauren, me, Mara, Lyn, Alex, Kira, Tanya

We held the dinner at the Mile Hi Dinner in Burgos Circle, The Fort. I love the food and the ambiance! The pics are really grainy and yellow because of the bad lighting, but I think it fits the theme of the restaurant, which is a set up like an 50's diner. 

Lyn is on the news beat. She writes features once in a while too.

Tita Mara, who writes awesome features

Gem, the youngest and still in college

Alex, our resident fashion adviser and professional stylist

Tanya, Ateneo law student slash kikay

We all know who Lauren is!

Kira, energetic and thin as always. One of the best writers.


I enjoyed hanging out with them. They're a smart, opinionated, and friendly bunch. It's a pleasure working with them day in and day out! I hope to get them together in one place again.

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