Opinion & Commentary

Why I Have Given Up on Finding Myself

Why I’ve Given Up on “Finding Myself”

via GIPHY After so many years of trying to “find myself,” I’ve come to realize that it’s never going to happen. I can answer as many year-end reflections prompts and workbooks from various online counselors as I can, but if I’ve repeatedly...

I Grew Up Without a Best Friend and It Is Okay

I Grew Up Without a Best Friend, and It’s Okay

I’ve never had a best friend growing up. To admit that speaks volumes about how much I’ve grown. It had always been a touchy subject to me for many reasons — the worst of which was that I couldn’t bear to admit to myself that I...

Being Religious Doesn’t Make You A Better Person

With Holy Week upon us, now is as good a time as any to reflect on our spirituality — or even the perfect time. For Catholics, Lent asks that we abstain from certain foods and sacrifice personal pleasures as a show of devotion. But to what end?...

I Recently Discovered My Datu Heritage

Article by: Rocky Andal Brito de Contreras I did not always know that I was descended from the datus of Mindoro. It’s quite fascinating and at the same time, humbling, to read about some of my kin. Through my mother, I am a member of the...

Confessions of a Pulp Summer Slam First Timer

The Pulp Summer Slam XIX was the first time I ever attended a hard metal rock concert in my entire life. While I had a great time at Rakrakan Festival and Dutdutan Festival’s annual convention, this is the first time I was brought together with...

Confessions of a Faux Instagram Influencer

“Social Media Influencer” is such a fancy title. Well, at least that’s how it presented itself to me in early 2017 when I was trying to grow my follower count. I noticed that some “Instagram bloggers”, as they preferred to be called, were...

Why mercury retrograde isnt really bad

Is Mercury Retrograde really as bad as we think?

Mercury is finally out of Retrograde, and many of you are thinking “FINALLY!” But is it really as bad as many of us believe it to be? via GIPHY Mercury Retrograde has gotten such a bad rep for supposedly messing everything in our lives...

The Amateur’s Guide to Auditions

Words by: Miko Insame I’ve always been taught that the job of the actor/performer when it comes to auditions is to just show up and do the audition, all that comes after that will be up to the casting director. While this is true, I’d...