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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Asther Bascuña Creo

From IT to entrepreneurship

For this edition of #PinoysDownUnder, we talked to ANTHONY HERRERA, owner of New Life Cycles Bike Shop and Enelssie Café and Grill.  At only 36 years old, Anthony has done a big career shift from IT to establishing a growing...

Telling stories

Filipinos account for the fifth largest ethnic group here in Australia. So it’s inevitable to bump into a kababayan anywhere you go. During my weekly trip to my local shops during the hard lockdown in Victoria, I would cross...

Everyone ready to go?: A look at the future

Everyone ready to go? Victorians would be familiar with this line, as many of us tune in to Dan Andrews’ daily press conference about the effects of COVID-19 in our state. We tune in to news about the rise and...

Getting through to a post-COVID world together

As I write this, the state number of new cases for COVID-19 has just ticked over 500, and a baby has been reported to be infected with the virus. A growing number of clusters around aged care facilities and...

Pivoting back from a global pandemic

As I am writing this, I am sitting here in the quiet space of the kitchen. The birds have not yet begun to make noise. The garbage truck has not yet arrived for its usual 7am Tuesday collection schedule...

Finding the sacred in isolation

I am writing this towards my tenth week in isolation, brought on by the coronavirus. This amount of time varies for many of us, some who are immuno compromised have very wisely gone into lockdown within their homes very...

Thoughts in isolation

Is it really true we are approaching our seventh week in isolation? From a crisis that created so much concern about global health and effects of the novel coronavirus on health systems, the discussions have shifted from adequate supply...

To be Small is to be Radical

By Asther Bascuna Creo For those who know me or even those who have the misfortune to follow me on social media, you would be familiar with a personal tradition I follow at the end of the year. A few years ago, after...

Being enough

By Asther Bascuna Creo Just recently the world was shocked to learn of the death of two celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. One, an icon in the fashion world whose clothing line has become almost synonymous to the good...

Leaving the Edges

By Asther Bascuna Creo There’s something to be said about being an edge dweller or a boundary seeker. Many of us have this experience – coming to Australia from another country, we arrive taking the unstable steps of a migrant,...
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