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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For advertising, email email@example.com. This magazine was printed responsibly using recycled papers with biodegradable inks.