16 of the Best and Exceptional Cebuana Bloggers

It is often said that a woman is an ultimate strength and support behind the success of every man. It doesn’t apply to all and most would even prefer the other way around. Men and women have different characteristics. Both are special and unique in its own way. There are things men can’t do and there are things that a woman can’t. It’s just fascinating to know that women are exemplary on what they do.

The Suffragettes, who fought vehemently for women’s rights and the right to vote. Malala Yousafza, a young Pakistani who fought for access to education in her country. Amelia Earhart, the first woman who flew across the Atlantic Ocean. Mother Theresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, Queen Elizabeth, and Hellen Keller. They are just among the few of the greatest women who fearlessly face their adversaries. Taunted and underestimated yet proved that women, like men, can succeed and do the impossible.

Blogging, a world dominated mostly by men. Little did we know that there are remarkable women who are making noise and making a name for themselves. This empowered women bloggers choose to be different and pursue excellence in what they do.

In observance of the National Women’s Month Celebration, we handpicked 16 of the finest Cebuana bloggers who have established a name for themselves in the blogosphere. These Cebuana bloggers are advocates of change and social good. We may not know most of them but these talented women have done exceptional things that will surely inspire you to do great things yourself.

Jona Branzuela Bering / Backpacking With A Book

Jona Branzuela Bering

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

An exceptional woman, for me, has no single definition, no singular face. It varies from one woman to the next.

But perhaps, open-mindedness is a key character of an exceptional woman. She lives life on her terms. She is independent but knows how to compromise, when needed. She respects other women’s choices and womanness. And definitely, she is not a macho woman. 😉

Quote she lived by

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.

―Arundhati Roy, “The Cost of Living”

Nancy Cudis / She Who Scrivens Got A Swamper

Nancy Cudis

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

I love my family. I believe in what I can do and I let my work speak for myself. I am aware that I do not know all things and so I strive to learn as much as I can and pass what I have learned to others in any way. I believe in hard work and fun, in calculated risks and leaps of faith. I strive to be honest with myself and for myself. I am persistent in my goal to become a flexible writer.

Quote she lived by

…whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata”

Doi Domasian / The Travelling Feet

Doi Domasian

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

She has to blend the right amount of courage, strength, perseverance and humility to nurture a winning attitude in life. She should not be afraid to speak her mind and should always be ready to defend those who can’t speak for themselves. She’s someone who’s fearless and won’t be easily dictated to conform with the norms of society. An exceptional woman knows her self-worth and stands by her principles.

Quote she lived by

Find out what makes you happy and work your way to achieve it.

Mimi Gonzales / Chasing Bleu

Mimi Gonzales

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

An exceptional woman, for me, is one who knows how to stand up for herself while still carrying herself with grace; one who is intelligent, kind, honest, and fearless. She’s one whom others could look up to and draw inspiration from.

Quote she lived by

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough!”

Pam Baroro /Hey Mis(s)Adventures

Pam Baroro

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

An exceptional woman is someone who chooses to live life on her own terms and does not give into the dictate of society (whether it’s choosing family over career or vice versa, breastfeeding in public, becoming head of the family, etc).  She does not conform to standards because she is her own unique self. She is one who does not need a man in her life but treats him with utmost respect and admiration when he does come into her life. She is one who puts her family ahead, even before she thinks of herself.

Quote she lived by

Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and at some point, you will.

~Venus Williams

Jhanis Vincentté Villadolid / Third World Kitchen

Vanilla Housewife

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

An exceptional woman is someone who is confident in her own skin, knows what she wants and works hard to get them. She also knows her worth and doesn’t rely on other people’s validation. Lastly, she strives for self-development without competing with anyone but herself.

Quote she lived by

You do YOU.

Rea Alducente / Blissful Snapshots

Rea Alducente

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

I believe that being an exceptional woman can mean differently in different occasions but for me to be exceptional means to be confident in who you are and what you can do as an individual. An exceptional woman uses her strengths to succeed in whatever field she’s in but still embraces her flaws as her identity. Most importantly, even though she has a significant other or a bunch of friends, she already feels complete and whole on her own and doesn’t rely on anyone to validate her individuality. And even with all the strengths she has, she still recognizes that she’s also vulnerable at times and is not afraid to seek help when needed. She loves, cares, and forgives.

Quote she lived by

People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.

– Maya Angelou

Geezelle Mae Tapangan / Geemiz

Geemiz

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

“A lady who stays with poise and grace even at the hardest moment.
A mother who live by as the light of the family.
A wife, whom through thick and thin stays beside her husband.
An exceptional woman means a woman of good example. ”

Quote she lived by

Sometimes finding a small excuse is helpful when you can’t bring up the courage.

Sheilamei Abellanoza / Adrenaline Romance

Sheila Mei

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

An exceptional woman is someone who relentlessly pursues her passion. She is not afraid to explore new possibilities and get outside her comfort zone.

Quote she lived by

Find out who you are and do it on purpose.

– Dolly Parton

Mary Glyth Loie Lamprea / Glitterz Escapades

Glyth

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

Exceptional woman for me means you are not a mediocre

Quote she lived by

If you follow your heart and mind, stick to the values where you were brought up to and you can never go wrong.

Johanna Marie Frejoles / Bean in Transit

Bean in Transit

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

An exceptional woman is someone who does not conform to the pattern of this world. She is self-sufficient, and does not depend on anyone to make her life complete. The world may tell her to look, walk, act, or talk like this or that, but she is pretty confident of herself, she will just shine naturally.

Quote she lived by

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

– George Bernard Shaw

Jewel Delgado / Jewel Clicks

Jewel Clicks

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

An exceptional woman knows what she wants and works hard to achieve her goals knowing full well that she has what it takes to achieve them.

Quote she lived by

Being both soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered.

Glister del Socorro / Chasing Potatoes

Glister del Socorro

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

To be an exceptional woman one has to  embrace her own imperfections, comfortable with her own features and appreciates her individuality. She’s happy with herself and her own abilities. She’s determined, driven and able to accomplish great feats. She’s proud to be a woman.

Quote she lived by

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

–  Steve Jobs

Channel Marie Imperial / Channel Marie PH

16 of the Best and  Exceptional Cebuana Bloggers

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

Society has a lot of definition of an exceptional woman; it could be a career-oriented mother who still finds quality time to spend with her family, a woman dominating the corporate world, a student who initiates a rally for a righful cause, an actress who supports a charity institution, or a beauty pageant winner who wants world peace. For me, it only means one thing; becoming the best possible version of myself and helping this world change for the better.

Quote she lived by

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”

Joseph Campbell

Hazel C. M. Galdo / Little Hazee

Hazel Galdo

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

An exceptional woman is someone who knows she can write her own story. Who grabs the bull by the horns and believes she can be whoever she wants to be.

Quote she lived by

Define success on your own terms. Achieve it by your own rules. And build a life you are proud to live.

Diana Jane Fortugaliza / Inday Adventurista

Inday Adventurista

When asked, What it means to be an exceptional woman

To be able to inspire people through my works (writings/blog features) is enough reason to continue doing what I do and try to be better every time. For me, a woman fueled with passion, positivity and confidence will excel in whatever she puts her heart into, although I believe that there is really no specific formula to becoming exceptional. Being a blogger also entails responsibility. People read my articles and follow my blog therefore I should be able to project a fairness and truth to my readers every time.

Quote she lived by

Be human, avoid perfection. Life is a beautiful mess.

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