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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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A Successful Coup d’Etat Known As The 1986 EDSA Revolution

I was in 4th year high school then when a successful coup d’etat known as the 1986 EDSA Revolution happened. It was a weekend of late February, I was watching Discorama hosted by the APO Hiking Society past 6:00 pm, when Jim Paredes announced that there will be a flash report coming in that would change Read more about A Successful Coup d’Etat Known As The 1986 EDSA Revolution[…]

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10 Things I’m Thankful For This 2016

Only a few days left before we say goodbye to 2016 and the Year of the Rooster comes in. As usual, many will make their list of resolutions however, I decided to deviate. Instead, I’ll be listing down the 10 things I’m thankful for this 2016. 1. Working at Home It was in the middle Read more about 10 Things I’m Thankful For This 2016[…]

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Thoughts On Mothers’ Day

By the time I finish this article, Mother’s Day has just started. Expect everybody greeting every mom a “Happy Mother’s Day!”. Thanks to those who greet me this day. However, for me, everyday is a Mother’s Day. And while I was thinking of what to write, I remembered the blog I wrote earlier this year. Come to think of Read more about Thoughts On Mothers’ Day[…]

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Binge-Watching: Was It Me Time or Lost Time?

It’s been almost three weeks since I’ve written my last blog. Three weeks and I haven’t written a single blog since then. I’m shaking my head here. For a writer, that is something pathetic, I admit. What happened to me? Where did the last three weeks go? Okay, I’m going to make a confession. I’m Read more about Binge-Watching: Was It Me Time or Lost Time?[…]

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Writing The First Part of My Life

On my old website, the menu consisted of: Life, Works, and Writings. Life, as a blog category, was about me. Narcissistic as it may sound, but as a writer, narrating one’s life is a major step towards openness to all writing possibilities. If I don’t know myself, how could I write about someone or some things Read more about Writing The First Part of My Life[…]

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35 Things I Remember About Martial Law and the ’70s

Today we remember the declaration of Martial Law 43 years ago. And with the coming national and local elections, almost everyone keeps on comparing today’s political and economic situations with that era. I don’t dwell on matters of politics and religion as I prefer to avoid those in conversations as much as possible. Not that Read more about 35 Things I Remember About Martial Law and the ’70s[…]

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Reactionary Solution to Keep Up With the Trend

Proponents of the human capital theory, Harbison and Myer, stated that “human beings are the active agents who carry forward national development.” So the keywords here are “human beings”, “human resource”, or “human capital”. Thinking about it now, our country survived financial crises during the ‘80s and ‘90s because of the proliferation of the OCWs Read more about Reactionary Solution to Keep Up With the Trend[…]

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