Living life to the fullest

It's true that yourself is your greatest enemy yet the best one you can have. Why did I append that one? It's because life is said to be full of suffering in which way ourselves would be possibly battling with. There will be times that we will feel empty,...

Crusade Against Corruption

My experience as a former government employee has allowed me to witness some corrupt practices that are very traumatizing. It did make me sad for my hometown, because I saw directly and peripherally how it was being fooled and milked, and I was not able to do anything about...
Standing in lines with hands on their chests, basked beneath the scorching sun students stood. Everyone else seemed bored during the flag-raising ceremonies but we, the scouts of our school, proudly stood beside the pole with the snappy salutes as the blue-red-white-yellow banner of our country climbs to the...

Be yourself

In your lifetime, how many times have you heard the phrase “be yourself”? it must be a lot since it’s apparently everyone’s go-to advice. We couldn’t exactly blame them since “be yourself” is just so versatile you could use it in basically any situation wherein someone is asking for...

Motherly Call

Feet covered with sand, basked beneath the hot summer sun, feeling the warm sea breeze and enjoying the scenery of the pristine beach far from the busy streets of the city, I’m walking by the shore taking pictures of anything that catches my attention. Filling my heart with the...
I can still remember the day I tried applying for a position on one of the special programs of a local government unit. My only purpose then (not to mention I was a fresh graduate) was to experience how it feels to look for a job and to be...

MOTHER AND HOME

The cold, early dawn found me shivering and crouching down the roadside, looking intently at the only sari-sari store in our place, as if by doing so, the store would open at its own accord. I wanted so much to own that big (to a child’s eyes), black ,...

Beached with an empty stomach

Imagine yourself on a beach, exposed to the sun, dehydrated, and with an empty stomach. How long can you last? For the likes of me, who needs at least five liters of water per day, two hours and I’d be a goner. For these two symbolic marine animals, the...
The new society brings us to a wider, higher level social media experience. Almost everyone can access these sites. It is where we virtually meet people we rarely see physically, and it is also where we find new connections. Exchange of all kinds of information is also infinite in...

In a relationship with nature

Summertime! Everybody is going here and there, in and out of the country, taking pictures with family or friends, breaking away from the stressful world of deadlines and heavy workloads. Our news feeds are flooded with summer getaway pictures and vacation stories. But you know what? Going for hikes,...
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