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A writer for CLM Magazine and CLM Social Pages, Achelle is also an independent blogger, giving her two cents on personal and social issues from an educated Filipina's point of view, especially those relating to love and relationships. She has a knack for tackling issues from unique angles that are often left unexplored, posing questions that move and challenge readers to view a certain issue from a wholly different perspective. Achelle is happily engaged to her childhood sweetheart and is currently based in the Philippines. Achelle's writing is a delight to read and highly enlightening, entertaining and thought provoking. You're going to see lots of her on our Emagazine, Blogs, Social Pages and Hubs. Enjoy
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Not A Stereotypical Filipina Story

2588 Views | 3 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/7/2013 3:01:17 PM
There is this Filipina I know who had been illegally staying in a particular Asian country for a number of years, during which she got involved with a Filipino who had legal status in the said country and with whom she had three kids. The relationship ended badly. Read more…

Reflections Upon An Ugly Reality: Breaking Stereotypes

2335 Views | 4 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/2/2013 3:58:28 PM
The ugly and sad reality is, this so-called cultural prostitution does exist in the country and has become such a pervasive social custom that it has evolved into a cultural signifier for the country and marked Filipinas with a social stigma in the international community, particularly in the online dating industry. Another reality, however, is that it is but a sub-culture among many other sub-cultures in the country. The fact that Filipinas who belong in this sub-culture display very aggressive behaviors to attain their goals, combined with the fact that other Filipinas in other sub-cultures try to avoid being grouped together with their ill-behaved sisters, only solidify their characterization of the Filipina stereotype. Read more…

Reflections Upon An Ugly Reality: Of Online Dating Scams and Filipina Frauds Part 2

6449 Views | 15 Comments | 0 Articles | 2/19/2013 2:30:14 PM
They say desperate times call for desperate measures. I have always understood this to mean that one is left no other choice but to engage in acts that are uncharacteristic of the person and that go against his/her morals and principles, sometimes even against society's norms and laws. When it is the former, the person often does not cause hurt to anybody else but himself/herself; when it is the latter, it is also often marked by complete disrespect and a lack of consideration for other people. Read more…

Reflections Upon An Ugly Reality: Of Online Dating Scams and Filipina Frauds Part 1

14391 Views | 22 Comments | 0 Articles | 2/11/2013 11:06:48 PM
We take a lot of pride here on CLM/ALM in introducing Achelle Vinzons to the blogs. To have such an intelligent and educated Filipina here blogging for us is a real coupe in our opinion. What Achelle has to offer us all, our members especially, is a chance to learn about the real majority of Filipinas, not the minority who have overwhelmed many Asian dating sites and given Filipinas generally an undeserved bad name. Achelle has been given as free a reign as any of our bloggers, and her opinions as expressed in her blogs are her own, not dictated by us. Here then is Achelle Verzons, a great new blogger: Read more…
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