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From Our Readers: Prized Copies of Real Living Magazine

In celebration of our 12th anniversary, our readers share the copies they've kept through the years


While reviewing our inbox for questions from readers, we were surprised to see a message from Real Living reader Mary Flor Cardenas-Sabordo. She sent a photo of her December 2009 issue of RL with the sweet caption: "This magazine is old but I took care of it a lot!"

It warms our hearts to know that you have been keeping old copies of the magazine! True to what our EIC Rachelle Medina shared, reading RL every month is like "having a designer on retainer for only P140." We called for more photos of the magazines that you have at home and we're sharing it here. If you also have a copy that you want to share, feel free to send it to us!

"These are my RL Magazines."— Cecile Reyes

Ed's note: Cecile still kept her copies even if some were damaged by flood.

"I'm a fanatic collector of Real Living Magazine."— Cherry Jose-Dela Cruz

"An old issue yet it's worth keeping!"— Gemma Cruz Navarro

"I love you Real Living Magazine!"— Hannah Rueras Guinao-wa

"These are mine, truly helpful. Thank you for your helpful tips."— Ditas Aguado-Rivera

"My collection of special editions."— Maricar Rodriguez

Ed's note: Maricar also has copies of Real Home Ideas 4 and Real Living's Room by Room Makeovers.

"This magazine is old but I took care of it a lot!"— Mary Flor Cardenas-Sabordo

"Still have my copies of Real Living's first few issues!"— Ocha Coronel

From Rose Quilang Tagala

"This is my very first Real Living Magazine issue, year 2006. I've been collecting it since then. I love checking out the DIY and tips on how to make some improvements in the house without spending so it!"— Zoila Rivera-Soriao

Don't miss Real Living's Anniversary issue this July! You may also download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.


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