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Straight from the Heart

Debunking Stereotypes Experience (Susan Quimpo and Martial Law in Philippines)

Susan Quimpo was just a young girl when Ferdinand Marcos, the president of the Philippines during the 1970's-1980's, declared martial law. That event was life changing for everyone. Today, she is an author of one of the best selling family memoir Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years. She used her experiences and… Continue reading Debunking Stereotypes Experience (Susan Quimpo and Martial Law in Philippines)

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Hidden Figures (2016) Film Review: A Must-watch Movie to Start the Year

Everyday, people go on with their lives, read and make history. However, few of them understand the elements it takes to leave a significant mark in human history and at the same time, see beyond the possible and ordinary as well as the movie, Hidden Figures. The 2016 film shows that the extraordinary in the… Continue reading Hidden Figures (2016) Film Review: A Must-watch Movie to Start the Year

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How do you know you know?

This was the question asked during my first social science class in the year 2018 by Mr. Egg (Yes, he asked us to call him that). I was baffled (by the question of course and not the teacher's name). Even though I spent ten years in school and I'm about to move up from junior… Continue reading How do you know you know?

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Are English and Grammar Still Relevant to Learn and Teach in Our Time and Age?

We live in a time and age when nations interact and integrate with one another with the aide of technology. In fact, globalization, the Internet, computers, social media, and robots revolve in our world. Sending information and communication around the world is so easy that it is just one click or press away. That is… Continue reading Are English and Grammar Still Relevant to Learn and Teach in Our Time and Age?

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Things I learned from ‘The Mystery of the Empty Stomach’ chapter 1

It's this time of the year when we gather to celebrate the year and anticipate the year that is to come. It's also the time when we write what we’re thankful for the past year and set new goals to mark off in the coming year. Furthermore, fasting may be a word we've heard and… Continue reading Things I learned from ‘The Mystery of the Empty Stomach’ chapter 1