AghamBayan: A DOST & UP Technology and Innovation Festival

Are you a science nerd, an aspiring scientist and inventor, or just a fan of all things scientific? In a joint collaboration, the Department of Science and Technology and the University of the Philippines present to you, AghamBayan: A DOST and UP Technology and Innovation Festival! Here, they will be celebrating technological advances and innovations contributed by the University of the Philippines that have impacted … Continue reading AghamBayan: A DOST & UP Technology and Innovation Festival

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Looking Through the Other Side of the Lens

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), more commonly known as North Korea, may as well be one of the most mysterious countries in the world today. Mr. Takashi Castillo (Shiki), CEO of Miraxma – Miraiima, is on a mission to spread world peace. Aside from his Tokyo Tsukiji Cebu project, he also aims to help improve the relations of DPRK to the rest of … Continue reading The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Looking Through the Other Side of the Lens

MIRAXMA: Taking Hold of The Future Today One Step at a Time

Do you still remember the viral Japanese tourist who was helping out the homeless in Cebu last May of 2017? If not, then meet Takashi Castillo (Shiki). Last year, in an article that went viral in June 2017, he was featured because he was helping out homeless people amidst the beautiful scenery of Cebu. Mr. Takashi Castillo (credit: Takashi Castillo) Mr. Castillo is a Japanese national who came … Continue reading MIRAXMA: Taking Hold of The Future Today One Step at a Time

Teach for the Philippines Recruitment Open Day 2018

Teach for the Philippines is looking for people who will join their Recruitment Open Day! Teach for the Philippines is a “ for-purpose, non-profit organization that works to provide all Filipino children with an inclusive, relevant, and excellent education. We enlist some of the country’s most promising young leaders to teach for two years in public schools throughout the Philippines. Through training and their experience … Continue reading Teach for the Philippines Recruitment Open Day 2018

National Achievers Congress “The Pursuit of Wealth and Happyness”

CHRIS GARDNER is coming to Manila to speak at the National Achievers Congress on Nov 4 – together with five (5) other Powerhouse International Speakers : Mr. Peng Joon (Authority in creating wealth online), Mr. Kevin Green (UK’s largest property landlord), Mr. Gerry Roberts (International Best-selling Author), Mr. Andrew Matthews(International Best-selling Author) and Mr. Sean Seah (Master in Value Investing)! Call Ms. Joana Lazaro at … Continue reading National Achievers Congress “The Pursuit of Wealth and Happyness”

Why I Gave some of my Books Away

 

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Rule 16. Write What You Read. 

After reading “Robert’s Rules of Writing,” I decided not to follow most of the rules presented by the author since  I wanted to make my own way around them; my personal plan of action, perhaps.  Quite interestingly, the rule which caught my attention was something untypical yet paradoxical (Rule 16), and more often than not, we attempt to present our beliefs, or whatever it is we are vouching for, through contradictions and intellectual discussions. Sadly, it is through these methods that we have forgotten the need to actually do something about the predicaments that our vulnerable counterparts are facing.

Write what you read…what does it really mean?  I decided to take this into action instead of just formulating what could be a fallacious reaction.

Meet May (pseudonym).

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At some point of this term,  I was given the opportunity to be a student-teacher in my university’s alternative  learning  system. I thought I knew what I was getting myself into; however, the turnout of events proved me otherwise.

I was tasked to teach business ethics and proper etiquette. Right after the first discussion, we grouped the students and asked them to prepare a skit wherein they would portray the different manners that were taught to them.

Since we wanted to the activity to be more interactive, my colleagues and I decided to help them in their preparations.

As a strategy, I tried to make them think of modern and unconventional ways on how they can re-enact the lessons–puns and all that. Despite my efforts, their ideas still clashed.  When we had about 5 minutes left before the session ends, I heard May whispering her ideas for the skit, I then told her to say them louder for the rest of the group to hear, and surprisingly enough, her idea was chosen. For some unknown reason, I felt a curve motioning on my cheek.

I have to admit that the execution of the plan did not go as expected, but, at the very least,  the members of the group had the initiative to identify their mistakes and scan their notes  again. While everybody else  was busy contemplating on the activity, May was showing optimism to everyone, especially to her group mates; telling them that there would always be a next time, there would still be  other chances.

That definitely warmed my heart.

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His Voice Sounded Like a robot’s and His Story Will Inspire You

Many were surprised as a man whose voice sounded like a robot’s went up the altar during ABS-CBN’s Seven Last Words last March 25, 2016. The said man introduced himself as Engr. Emer Rojas, Global Cancer Ambassador and founder of New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP). Engr. Rojas soon explained why he had such a voice. He confessed that lost his vocal cords due … Continue reading His Voice Sounded Like a robot’s and His Story Will Inspire You

JUST DO IT! (Or How to Pursue Your Dreams ft. Shia LaBeouf)

Shia LaBeouf is the last person you’d expect to star in an internet meme, but he was making people crack and inspired with his extremely motivational video. He was standing in front of a green screen, in all his bearded and braided glory, flexing his muscles, and telling people to just do whatever it takes to make their dreams come true. It has become quite … Continue reading JUST DO IT! (Or How to Pursue Your Dreams ft. Shia LaBeouf)

5 Things Youth Volunteers Will Surely Understand

The world is such an awesome place because of volunteerism. Because of volunteers, there are people who are willing to do things without expecting for anything in return. Despite the increase of crime rates in some areas, we can be assured that there are still people who never get tired of serving others genuinely and selflessly. Sure, among these kind-hearted people are actually youngsters. Now, here … Continue reading 5 Things Youth Volunteers Will Surely Understand

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Your Dad’s Everyday Life is just a Routine

He usually wakes up around five in the morning and gets up to grab his favorite mug to sip his black coffee. He sits and starts to read the newspaper. After a few minutes, he eats breakfast with you, prepare for work, and drive you to school. He works in the office until six in the evening and heads straight home to have dinner. After … Continue reading Your Dad’s Everyday Life is just a Routine

Are you a modern-day Rizal?

Are you a modern-day Rizal? Pocholo Gonzales – The Present Day Rizal To answer that question, we must know who Rizal is. How often does the memory of Rizal cross our mind? And when it does, how many of us would remember him as more than our “national hero”? Perhaps we need to ask: why is he our national hero in the first place? Rizal … Continue reading Are you a modern-day Rizal?