The Art of Being a Sponge in a World Full of Snowflakes: Why Criticism is Important

Credits: Margo Cruz We all have dreams and aspirations. Even though we are in the middle of a worldwide quarantine, I can assure myself that it is not enough to deter us from doing the things we want to do in life. Sure, some of these dreams may be put “on hold” for a little [...]


Salvaging 2020 & Surviving Social Media Slander

Ctto: Photo not mine Whew. It’s been a rough week. Heck, that’s an understatement. It’s been a rough year. To this day, our world has dealt with riots, uprisings and so much division among the people. It’s heartbreaking to see how polarizing this world has become in a time where we all need to be [...]

My “Commencement Speech” to the Graduating Class of 2020

To the Class of 2020, its respective parents, teachers and online guests, CONGRATULATIONS!! After 15+ years at your classrooms and hallways, you are now a full-fledged graduate and alumni of your university. I have to say, I am really proud of how far you have come. All the “hell weeks”, terror professors, failed quizzes and [...]

I Do Need Help After All

Ctto: Photo Not Mine Lately, I’ve been thinking about the “could’ve beens” and “what ifs” in my life. One missed job opportunity here, one failed attempt at love there. These demons have been eating me up at 2 in the morning to the point that I always ask myself, “Do nice guys finish last?” To [...]

Do Nice Guys Really Finish Last?

Quarantine has basically got all of us “trapped”. This is true in the sense that there is this inability to move around. Going outside, which was once a simple routine back then, has now become a superpower. Heck, it is even an early Christmas gift we all hope to receive way before December 25 comes [...]

To the person who is afraid to let go

There are no two words in the English language more harmful than “Let Go”. Let’s face it, ayaw natin bitawan yung mga tao’t bagay na mahahalaga sa ating buhay (We never wanna let go of the significant people and things in our lives). But, as my brother would say, “It be like that sometimes”. I’m [...]

IN STEPH I TRUST: Why I will never stop stanning my ultimate life hero

Sigh, it’s been a few hours since Canada won their first NBA championship ever, and to be honest, I’ve been having a really bad day ever since. For starters, kudos to the Raptors for a hard fought series. I won’t be like the rest of the NBA world who likes to discredit and put asterisks [...]