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About The Tala

In Philippine mythology, ‘Tala’ is the goddess of the morning star.

I hope this online journal, like a star, can guide you in your life’s journey…

I’m Franz.

I live within the Cotswolds; a lovely part of England. I was born in Manila, the wonderful capital city of the Philippines. I have lived more than half my life in the United Kingdom. I’m British-Filipino so I have two countries I call ‘Home’.

I started this blog to connect and create an online space where we can share our life stories with each other so that we may learn from our experiences and grow together. From our personal journeys and stories, travel tips, artistic and fashion choices, health and beauty discoveries to anything that makes us feel joyful and blessed. 

In this website, you will also find  ‘ANG TALA’ where you will find articles I have written in Tagalog. 

I don’t currently work with commercial brands so every article you will find in my website are all non-sponsored content. I’m not going to start putting labels on me at this moment in time. Some may call me a blogger, a writer or an influencer like many people call the bloggers nowadays. I started to write to share all the lessons I am learning about life with the world in the hopes that somewhere out there, some people can learn from the experiences I have. I guess, like every single person on this earth, I’m a ‘work in progress’ right now and we’ll see what happens in the future. If I do end up working with brands in the future, then I will fully disclose the work I will do with them and I will always be transparent. All the content you will find on this website are things and products I am truly passionate about and I really want to share these all with you and I hope you enjoy reading my articles!

I dedicate The Tala…

To those who don’t believe they are a star… know that you are. As William Shakespeare once wrote ‘All the worlds a stage and men and women merely players…’ Don’t let the bad things that happen to you bring you down. See them as plot twists in this great movie of your life which you direct and play the lead in. You are not a supporting actress or an extra. You are the ‘Tala’ in this play called ‘Life’ so believe that your story will have a very happy ending.