What Not To Say After Meeting Her Parents

Once you get to the point that you meet her parents… for the love of God, DON’T SCREW IT UP.

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The G-Spot Positioning System

Ahhh. The wonders of technology.

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What Women Want: The Hair They Don’t Have

We women are never satisfied. My hair is a long, shiny, sleek black. The kind that always looks lush and freshly shampooed. Strangers have stopped me in the street asking how I get… Continue reading

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The Perfect Time To Run Into Your Ex

I never EVER want to run into my ex-boyfriend(s). Ever. Not unless…. I look SUPER HOT (hence, Mother dearest’s advice On Why A Girl’s Always Gotta Look Good) My hair is PERFECT (the reason… Continue reading

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When Rapunzel Refused To Let Down Her Hair

I imagine it would take ages for Rapunzel to shampoo and blow dry. Given the length of her golden tresses, probably about 4-5 cans of hairspray, too. Our dear prince will just have to… Continue reading

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On How We Let Social Media Kill Our Relationships [Before They've Even Begun]

Social media says a lot about someone. Or does it…? Or should it..?? Or should we just get off our computers, leave our iPads at home, pocket our iPhones and actually go try… Continue reading

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NYC Celebrity Sightings: Jake Gyllenhaal

The First Sighting: I had dinner with Jake Gyllenhaal at Cafe Gitane last summer. Well, okay. Not with him, exactly. My friend Cel and I were seated in the table next to his.… Continue reading

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The Boyfriend Application

This cartoon is based on a real encounter on the downtown-bound 6 train. I remember it was very early; I had practically sleepwalked my way down East 82nd street… He was a college… Continue reading

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Cougar Talk: The 25-year old Boyfriend

Life lessons from my aunt. According to Urban Dictionary (yes, I know, such a credible source…), a cougar is defined as: “An ‘older’, experienced woman who happens to find herself in a sexual… Continue reading

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On The Birthday Text from the Ex

Dedicated to today’s generation of women who analyze, reanalyze and overanalyze text messages. We are clearly delusional. And technology will be the death of us. Enjoy! More from Saranovela:  

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On Why A Girl’s Always Gotta Look Good

One of the best pieces of advice from my mother… next to the one making sure I am always wearing fantastic underwear, in case of an emergency involving paramedics having to cut open… Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH! Saranovela Gets Some Lovin’

Saranovela’s On Crossing That Damn Brooklyn Bridge and On Bad Market Strategy and Why He Didn’t Get Your Phone Number were recently featured on digital marketing expert Camille Regalado’s AnEnspirationaday. To read the review,… Continue reading

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How To Lose A Guy In 3 Magic Words

Need I say more?   Any other favorite lines that make him break out in hives and head for the hills? Share, share!

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On Crossing That Damn Brooklyn Bridge

Sara, the Manhattanite Once upon a time, I was completely and utterly anti-Brooklyn. Sure, I loved exploring the vintage shops and off-the-beaten-track restaurants that lay across the bridge. Once, I even dated a… Continue reading

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If You Can’t Tell if She’s Asian or Latina, Then She Must Be Filipina!

There’s a joke that goes: if you can’t figure out if a person is Latin or Asian, then that person must be Filipino. I’ve heard countless stories of Filipino friends having been mistaken… Continue reading

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On Bad Market Strategy and Why He Didn’t Get Your Phone Number

Mad Men‘s Peggy Olsen once told a hopeful lover, “I’m in the persuasion business, and frankly I’m disappointed by your presentation.” You see, when a man hits on a woman, it is all about… Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Fabulous Gay Friends

On My Gay Neighbors I grew up next door to a gay, bi-cultural couple. As the Philippines is a very homogenous, conservative, Catholic environment, this is not a situation most Filipinos could say… Continue reading

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Awkward Sex Conversations with Mom

Conversations with Dad I believe that sex education should start at home. It is crucial that parents discuss the birds and the bees with their children. Kids are smart. They figure out early… Continue reading

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The Single Girl in New York City: Her Perfect Not-So-Perfect Life

To celebrate La Saranovela’s one month birthday, I dug up an old comic strip that I had created in high school. Before La Saranovela launched with The Secret Art of Sex Goddess Hair,… Continue reading

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A Love Letter to Generation Text

  Dear Generation Text, Love letters are a dying medium, if not already dead. We live in an age where ardor is abbreviated into a single emoticon, where declarations of love are tweeted, where… Continue reading

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First Date: The His and Her Story

Because men are from Mars and women are from Venus… I present to you two sides of the post-first date discussion. Oh, you KNOW you can relate! And great news: La Saranovela is… Continue reading

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The Contents of a Woman’s Purse Revealed

Because it is, of course, absolutely impossible to do without any of these. Women like to be prepared for every occasion. What else do YOU keep in your purse?   More Saranovelas:

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On the Absolute Necessity of an Orgasm

This is based on a true story. It took place at a trendy little Italian restaurant on West Broadway, around the time I first got to New York City. And in case you… Continue reading

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The Joys of Stalking Your Ex-Boyfriend(s) on Facebook

You know you’re guilty. Enough said.   More Saranovelas:

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On The Reasons for [Un]Planned Parenthood

Hence, the need for proper sex education. Pass the Reproductive Health bill in the Philippines!!! It is downright ridiculous that you need a prescription to get a condom. Also, I recently met Antón… Continue reading

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One of The (Many) Reasons He Didn’t Get a Chance at a Second Date

But then again…dating can be likened to getting a job. Let us say you are his dream company. He scores an interview with his impressive resume. There you have the first date. Sometimes, a… Continue reading

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The Secret Art of Sex Goddess Hair

Dear world, Behold! My first artistic offering in over 10 years. Once upon a time, little Sara used to draw. She drew morning, noon and night. She drew on fancy paper, cheap table… Continue reading

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