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Self- re­liance

As we ven­ture into the ter­ri­tory of Leo, we take a look at ex­pec­ta­tions which the star sign is no­to­ri­ous for hav­ing. As a Leo my­self, I ad­mit that it’s in­her­ent to set high ex­pec­ta­tions, not only for my­self but for oth­ers as well. Yet Leos are also hit hard­est by re­al­ity, most of­ten find­ing them­selves sorely dis­ap­pointed when things don’t go their way. While man­ag­ing ex­pec­ta­tions is a process that still needs to be learned by most, the Liv­ing team got more than they ex­pected with this is­sue’s cover fea­ture. De­spite last minute re­cal­cu­la­tions and un­fa­vor­able weather, cover girl Carla Humphries was a de­light to shoot. From quick changes for guer­rilla pho­to­shoots en route to the beach to keep­ing her ground against the force­ful winds by the sea, she was ea­ger to pose, and even more so, pro­vide us with her per­spec­tive of the lo­cal en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try.

This month, we re­visit the con­cept of “Adopt, don’t shop” at a lo­cal sanc­tu­ary up in the moun­tains of Rizal. We in­ter­view its founder, who tells us how she’s man­aged her own ex­pec­ta­tions on prom­ises of do­na­tions from vol­un­teers and would-be spon­sors (a lot of which aren’t kept). We hope to use this is­sue as a plat­form for fur­ther aware­ness on adop­tion and vol­un­teerism in small­time shel­ters like this.

And as a trib­ute to the Buwan ng Wika, we asked the opin­ion of an ex­pert in Filipino stud­ies on why and how Ta­ga­log made its way to be­come the na­tional lan­guage, de­spite the slew of di­alects preva­lent in the coun­try. An even more cu­ri­ous tra­jec­tory: English mak­ing its way as the sec­ond. North­ern Liv­ing is pub­lished by Hinge In­quirer Publi­ca­tions. 4F Me­dia Re­source Plaza, Mola cor­ner Pa­song Ti­rad Streets, Barangay La Paz, Makati City. Visit www.face­book.com/ no­lisoli.ph now. Fol­low us on In­sta­gram at @no­lisoli.ph and Twit­ter at @no­lisoliph. We’d love to hear from you. Email us at no­lisoli@hip.ph. For ad­ver­tis­ing, email sales@hip.ph. This magazine was printed re­spon­si­bly us­ing re­cy­cled pa­pers with biodegrad­able inks.

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