Photo taken during the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution

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[…]

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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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[…]

Book cover of If You Want To Write by Brenda Ueland

If You Want To Write

IF YOU WANT TO WRITE (A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit) by Brenda Ueland (1987, Graywolf Press) One of the rare finds I found in Booksale years ago, this copy is the 1987 version from Graywolf Press, printed four years after Brenda Ueland’s death. Most writers say that this is “the best book ever Read more about If You Want To Write[…]

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Education As Legacy

Does education improve the people’s way of life? Most of us would answer “Yes” to this question. Why? Because most of us belong to a generation where we had heard our parents or guardians say “Edukasyon lang ang kaya naming ipamana sa iyo.” And it might have come to the point that parents (or even Read more about Education As Legacy[…]

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