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By Carmina Giezzelle G. Mones
I’ve been staring at this hole in the ceiling for hours now. I can’t sleep. I think my body clock was ruined by the long holiday vacation, when all I did was watch television until 3 a.m.
By Mark Anthony Pascual
I wish I can tell a story of how I took someone to dinner and had the best Valentine’s Day ever. But no. I had an elaborate plan: Go home, eat pizza and doughnuts (probably with a couple of beers) while watching my favorite Friday-evening TV show, until I weather the “Day of Hearts.” I made sure to steer clear of what I call “love nests”: shopping malls, restaurants, night-out strips, any public space where there’s a high chance of spotting canoodling couples. Of course, the plan was doomed to fail.
By Maricris G. Malabana
Life is full of surprises. Many things elude my understanding. Many things happen without us knowing why. Therefore, it is not necessary to understand all things; acceptance is the only thing required.
By Glory May Asahan
So you want to be happy, eh? Piece of cake, youngster. Just get good grades and finish school, land a high-paying job, find Mr./Ms. Right, settle down, and have a wonderful family.
By Kala Pasamba
I learned in my psychology class that the more you love someone, the more you distance yourself from him. It’s probably because you are afraid to show your true colors, my psychology teacher said.
By Shiela Rabaya
I don’t think I’ve experienced something sufficiently cathartic to warrant this precious space. That fact, however, was what propelled me to write about every wrong thing about myself and to finally come up with the answer to the biggest question of all: Why? Why have I reached the ripe age of 18 and still have nothing particularly worth telling in my life? My life is a flat line, so to speak.
By Rina Jimenez-David
The context is different. One case involved a petition at the US Supreme Court by two employers who wished to be exempted from a provision in the Healthcare Act (aka “Obamacare”) because providing contraception to their employees offended their religious beliefs. The other concerns the Philippine Supreme Court which is due to release—soon, it is hoped—its ruling determining whether the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law is constitutional or, as some petitioners contend, violates the Constitution for, among other things, offending the religious sensibilities of some.
By Danielle Dy
Small. Weak. Vulnerable. Naive. I’ve heard it said before. Not once, not twice, but a thousand times more. “You’re only a child! What would you know? Just play! Do something! Leave me be and go!”
By Richard Laggui Suyu
I come from a province in the north. It was my ultimate dream to study at the University of the Philippines, and I almost saw the fulfillment of that dream when I passed the UP College Admission Test.
By John Patrick F. Solano
“What punctuation marks would constitute your life if it were written down?”
By Fatima Avila
Hot, tropical air gushed through the doors as we disembarked from our plane in Manila. After a brief sojourn with my friend in Singapore, I was no stranger to intense heat anymore. But the air here is different for it was also a welcoming kind. It’s a breath of fresh air, Manila’s hot air, because after three years studying and working in Europe and enduring December’s frost, this time I am finally home for good to begin anew. Humidity signals a fresh start.
By Joyce Crystel Manrique
It is kind of hard to understand people. I am not sure what they want for me. Is the physical state just the first thing they notice, so they immediately comment on it, or I just have ounces of insecurity in my body to actually admit that there has been a huge change?