By Stanley Baldwin O. See
My normal eight-hour workday involves writing with languages that I am sure the majority on the planet do not understand. Yes, I am a computer programmer, and I am proud of it. I code, but documenting customer requirements, design specifications and user manuals also come with the job. But at the end of the day, to take my mind off solving business and analytical problems, I resort to writing—sportswriting to be exact.
By Khriscielle Yalao
I am ashamed of many things in my life, but admitting I’ve been suffering from anxiety and depression disorders is not one of them.
By Maria Selena Remulla-Fortun
Grief is a confusing thing. Especially when you’re in another country and you wake up, blearily check the messages on your computer, and read the news that makes you bolt straight out of bed. You have no choice but to fast-forward through the stages—from denial to depression and straight to acceptance. Well, with a little bit of anger thrown in. It’s frustrating to be away from your loved ones, and you’re expected to forget about how everyone’s coping with the tragedy that has just occurred back home—and to enjoy yourself. It’s strange and it’s selfish, and the timing cannot be any worse.
By Jade Mark B. Capiñanes
I can still remember how my childhood friends and I would go swimming without permission from our parents.
By Ma. Francesca Santiago
I am a kid who is wrapped up in typical teenager things, and as such, I am not fond of keeping with the trends in politics. To be frank, I see politics as not a race or competition, as most people do, but as a downward spiral that leads to nothing but graft, corruption, and our favorite, controversy. At least, that’s what it looks like in the Philippines. But recently, it has been sparking my interest.