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I Lost My Grandmother During The Quarantine

Written by Jenna Wang Related: Further delay of school opening proposed due to COVID-19 fears It had only taken twenty minutes. Twenty minutes for the ambulance to come by and take my grandmother to the place where she would breathe her last. If...

A Letter to my Daughter this Mother’s Day

I have to be honest, it’s been challenging to raise you. At a time of a global pandemic, I am limited to give you the world. All I can do is try my best to keep you safe. Since you were born, all I wanted to do is to show you how wonderful the...

Dear Dad, Money Can’t Buy Everything

“Okay, I’m tired, so let’s stop here. Go buy yourself something.” Dad, you are a good man. But, I really really loathe the fact that you think money can solve everything. Look—arguments and misunderstandings are common...

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This is the Year to Stop Looking for Love

I get it, you know. I truly get it. I get what it feels like to have been alone for so long. To constantly, repeatedly, frustratingly being hurt by love—by the absence of it. I get what it feels like to be surrounded by people who seem lucky in...

What My Dad Leaving Taught Me

Research estimates that 41 percent of all first marriages end in divorce around the world. That is the harsh reality that we live in right now. And though the end of a marriage is always a difficult thing to deal with between a husband and wife,...

It took a while, but I can say that I love me

Words by Marielle Balmores Photos from Giphy, Weheartit and Pinterest Gaining self-love is a long journey one embarks on in order to improve their outlook on life and themselves. Especially having these societal standards that prey on those who...

5 Reasons Why Grandmas are the Best

Words by Krizia Joy Rivera Our grandmas are one of the happiest people when they see us. Every time we come to visit them, it’s always like a fiesta or a birthday because of all the food. What makes them cooler is that many of them are game to...

What Was Your 2019 Plot Twist?

Words and graphics by Zoie Sy 2019 was one big year for all of us. New challenges were faced, new friendships were made, and new opportunities came knocking on our doors. Here, we asked 12 people what or who they considered as their plot twist for...

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No, Don’t Do It—Don’t Check Up On Your Ex

As someone who’s been in quite a few failed relationships (both the one to break it up and be broken up with) and has experienced checking up on their ex(es) – several times huhu – I have a message for all of you. Do yourself a favor and JUST....

To The Woman Who Taught Me How To Be Afraid

First of all, mom… I’m not blaming you that I turned out to be like this. I’m not blaming you that whenever I go out of the house I need to remind myself ten times that I can do it on my own, that I’ll be fine and I’ll...

I’m Not Lazy, I’m Just Dealing with Anxiety

“Ang tamad mo, gawin mo na lang kasi ‘yung mga dapat mong gawin” “Last month pa binigay ‘yan, bakit ngayon mo lang ginagawa?” “’Di ka nanaman natulog kagabi tapos late ka.” I’m a procrastinator, but not without a reason. I admit,...

Soulmates Aren’t Always Lovers

Words by Gianna Sibal When we hear the word ‘soulmates’, one common idea enters our head: happy ever afters with a lover, romantic partner, boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife. Your significant other. (ALSO READ: All I Need in Life are My...