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5 Reasons Why Small Farmers Can’t Implement Organic Farming Fully

My father is a retired agriculturist. He had served the Department of Agriculture for more than three decades if I’m not mistaken.  Even today in his 90’s, his passion for anything agriculture never ceases. He still reads and collects agriculture magazines, writes short articles about farming, and distributes them to his audience.  A few days Read more about 5 Reasons Why Small Farmers Can’t Implement Organic Farming Fully[…]

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What Am I Doing Lately

 You might have noticed that my last entry was  dated late January. I haven’t written anything since then. Aside from doing some projects for clients, I have other personal affairs to look after. To give you an update, here are what I’ve been doing lately: My father’s cataract operation My father had been complaining about Read more about What Am I Doing Lately[…]

Xun Kuang quote

Why Are We Hooked To True Crime Stories?

 Most of the time, the headline news is about crime. Shocking and sometimes gory, we are hooked (whether we admit it or not). And we just can’t get enough of it everyday. Why are we hooked to these kind of stories? Despite of it’s dark and gloomy, we have different reasons why we pay attention Read more about Why Are We Hooked To True Crime Stories?[…]

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Banned Books Week

 This week, starting 24 September, the world celebrates Banned Books Week. It is an annual event every last week of September that celebrates the freedom to read. It brings the whole book community, librarians, booksellers, publishers, teachers, writers, and readers together in shared support of this freedom. There are books that are unorthodox, controversial, or Read more about Banned Books Week[…]

Ferdinand Marcos and the Julio Nalundasan case

The Julio Nalundasan Case

After 82 years, it’s not certain until today who really pulled the trigger that shot Assemblyman-elect Julio Nalundasan on 20 September 1935. Remember Viola Davis’ entrance on the first episode of How To Get Away With Murder? It seems that we had a bar topnotcher who really got away with it. BACKGROUND After the creation Read more about The Julio Nalundasan Case[…]

Ninoy Aquino

Sunday, Bloody Sunday: The Ninoy Aquino Assassination

Sunday, Bloody Sunday. That was one of the hit songs of U2 in 1983. It was also in 21 August 1983 a single news about the assassination of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. shook the country. I was second year high school then, reviewing for our first quarterly exams in school. I heard the news over the Read more about Sunday, Bloody Sunday: The Ninoy Aquino Assassination[…]

Audrie & Daisy

Audrie & Daisy (2016)

Audrie & Daisy is a 2016 American documentary film that tells about two stories of teenage rape cases whose victims were under the influence of alcohol. This film received an Award of Merit from the Peabody Awards recently. AUDRIE POTT, 15 Audrie Pott was 15 when she attended a party with other teenagers. After a Read more about Audrie & Daisy (2016)[…]

Be inspired. Brew plots. Fix it later.

Be Inspired. Brew Plots. Fix It Later.

You might have noticed some changes on my website — from the big title section down to the footer. I knew and I felt the need for change. Everything in me is a work in progress. You might think I’m fickle minded because I keep on changing. I used to be a perfectionist and every Read more about Be Inspired. Brew Plots. Fix It Later.[…]

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Celebrate World Book Day. Read!

23 April is World Book Day. Since 1995, countries around the world celebrate this day to promote not just reading but also publishing and copyright. It is also the death anniversary of Shakespeare and Cervantes. Some countries celebrate World Book Day by reading their literary works. These days, reading is not much as it used Read more about Celebrate World Book Day. Read![…]

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Columbine High School Massacre

18 years ago, on 20 April 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold stormed Columbine High School with pipe bombs and gunshots. They killed 12 students, a teacher, injured 21 people, and committed suicide after. The day coincided with Hitler’s birthday and the release of KMFDM’s album, “Adios“. No one saw it coming. The massacre became Read more about Columbine High School Massacre[…]

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Happy Easter and Happy 48th Birthday!

Happy Easter! Today, I feel blessed to be 48. Yes, today is also my birthday. I just feel happy about it. It’s the year of the Fire Rooster and it’s my Chinese zodiac, too. Lucky year for me, I wish. Years ago, I wrote down on my old blog that age is just a number and listed Read more about Happy Easter and Happy 48th Birthday![…]

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6 Good Reasons Why You Should Give Crime Fiction A Chance

There are those people who rarely read crime fiction and have good reasons to do so. But, if they give crime fiction a chance, they will understand why there is such a genre. Here are the reasons why: 1. Non-fiction provides you the facts. The fiction about it provides you the feelings. Most of us Read more about 6 Good Reasons Why You Should Give Crime Fiction A Chance[…]

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