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Never too late

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I was in second grade when I first discovered the power of self-assertion.

That year, my school joined an inter-school storytelling contest. Because competitions were a big deal to the teachers (the results somehow established a school’s reputation), they carefully chose their representatives. In my class, three students were initially chosen to train. Each was given a copy of the piece to memorize, and whoever would emerge as the best would be the final choice. I wasn’t among them.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Tibak’

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Activists are not antigovernment. If other people would take a second to listen to what activists are saying, they’d understand that if there is a group that still believes in the government, or, at the very least, to the ideal of how the government should be, it’s the “tibak.”

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Atoms & other dreams

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Basically, my story is like this: I woke up one morning and announced to the other people in the house that from that day forth, I won’t be living there anymore. They were bewildered.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Making the difference

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It was in second grade when we were taught to multiply numbers. Memorizing the multiplication table was like being forced to swallow a spoonful of bitter paracetamol syrup that our parents forced into our mouth: excruciating, stomach-churning.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

What words can do

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“I wish I took up less space in the universe.”

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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