• #DefendPressFreedom: Bloggers for Freedom

    Early this week, news broke that the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) made a decision to revoke Rappler’s license. This attack on the free press— and on Duterte’s critics— is alarming, though not…

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  • TVP Vegan Tacos with Watermelon Salsa | helgagabrielle.com

    Vegan TVP Tacos with Watermelon Salsa

    Two months before I transitioned, I attempted my first vegan dish: Quinoa and Red Lentil Burgers. I failed. They were completely inedible and I took a few hateful bites before chucking all…

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  • Eating Out Vegan: Guam | helgabrielle.com

    Eating Out Vegan: Guam, USA

    I don’t know about you, but travel tends to bring out the worst eating, drinking, and spending habits in me. I figure that since I’m on a break from my regular life,…

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  • My US Tourist Visa Interview

    I was in Malaysia last August for a bloggers trip when my mom started bugging me on Viber, asking me questions about my job and my monthly salary (something I keep secret…

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  • Snaps From Mt Batur Bali | helgagabrielle.com

    Snaps From Mt. Batur, Bali

    Following personal adversity, we do great (though not necessarily good) and sometimes funny things. In Wild, Cheryl Strayed set out to rebuild herself by walking 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail…

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  • Snaps From Sanur Bali | helgagabrielle.com

    Snaps From Sanur, Bali

    In January, I was having lunch at Italianni’s when I looked up to see the phrase “Eat Pray Love” written on the wall, staring down at me. It had been two months…

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  • Snaps from Buscalan

    I was told the trail to Buscalan was paved. In my mind, I imagined hiking up a wide cemented road flanked by trees and no cliffs in sight, like Forestry in Los…

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