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The upset of puberty

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I guess it’s tougher for our generation today, Father,” the young fellow concluded. “In what sense?” I shifted on the mono-block chair. “The onset of puberty is earlier for us,” he explained. “On what grounds?” “Maybe our generation is different from yours?” he said. “I think, as regards entering puberty, generations aren’t very different. Biological, […]

Posted: May 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Home sick home

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Kevin sat alone despite being surrounded by many of his noisy co-campers, and he was trying his best to hide his tears and sobbing jerks by simply looking down. “Yo, Kevin! Wazzup! You okay?” I sat down beside him. “No, Father!” he swayed his head, still looking downwards. “You don’t look so fine, dude!” “’Cause […]

Posted: May 12th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Creating Good Problems

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Father?” Diego asked, “There’s a fellow I’m helping out, but he says he has no problems in life!” “That’s coool! I wish I also had none,” I jokingly replied. “But what advice can I give him?” Diego was very concerned. * * * Diego is one of the youth staffers of a camp called FORGE. […]

Posted: May 5th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

The ungraduates

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In these months, there will be another generation of students marching to graduate. The long years of hard work rendered with successes and failures, camaraderie and much more have hopefully coalesced into an identity creating career for the graduates. Parents too will cherish a sense of accomplishment and relief now that their sons or daughters […]

Posted: April 28th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Souvenirs of grace

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Why dont you get a basket, Wilson?” He was a towering Christmas tree in April! He had Rosaries, scapulars and other religious articles hanging on both arms. His left hand tried to grasp on two miniature-sized Colosseum, two of St. Peter’s Square, and another of Trevi Fountain. “You know what, I could easily get a […]

Posted: April 21st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

New version you

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People strongly gravitate and get attached to anything new! This is especially true of gadgets, cars and fashion. The attraction is more pronounced with electronic tools and other technological accessories because technology progresses in giant steps that rapidly deliver more advanced features. What was number one of some must-have list a few months ago humbly […]

Posted: April 7th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Spot the diparents

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Clyde and his dad were bonding over a “Spot the Difference” puzzle book. Some twenty minutes had passed and the two had managed to spy only three different things. “Hey guys, wuzzup?” His mother suddenly came out of the kitchen. “We’re trying to finish at least two sets this evening,” her husband said, greeting her […]

Posted: March 31st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Boy shadow blue

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You mean you don’t remember, Steven?” Krishelle frowned with disbelief. “I can’t really say, Kris. Maybe the tests and medications in the facility made me forget,” Steven squinted, trying to force himself to remember what Krishelle was trying to remind him about. “’Sides, what can a three-year-old remember, Kris?” “I don’t know why I remember […]

Posted: March 28th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Boy shadow blue

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I am going to be eighteen tomorrow?” the teenager’s unbelieving voice trembled with anxiety. “Yes,” a man wearing a laboratory gown sighed deeply with unquestionable regret. “Still, all our investigations have been inconclusive!” “What will turning eighteen be like?” The boy seemed not to share the man’s disappointment. “I can’t tell,” the doctor shrugged. “More […]

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Summary executions

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The method of summarizing aims to make a complicated story, a hard lesson or a multi-layered event simpler and more understandable. Summarizing helps us to extract main ideas and integrate concepts to package for sharing with others. As a method, summarizing is useful for resolving problems related to things, but it cannot be applied to […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »