Play It Forward

A few things in life scare me more than being in a production. I’ve avoided productions like a plague, which is ironic because I’m a Broadcast Communication student. For so long, it’s been my biggest fear and frustration. It was so frustrating to have shots and visions stuck in my head that I can’t make come to […] Read more…

Gouache Waxed Canvas Bag

Gouache Waxed Canvas Bags

They launched a crowdfunding campaign towards the end of 2013. Roughly two years later, this young start-up now sells a variety of Philippine-made products worldwide. They take their loyal customers and craftsmen along with them as they continue their ascent to start-up success. Meet the people and products behind Gouache Waxed Canvas Bags. Their words and their works are a testament […] Read more…

James Clear on Procrastination: Why We Don’t Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do (And What to Do About It)

The Text: James Clear’s The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don’t Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do (And What to Do About It) Read the full text here. The Text in Three Sentences (Or Less) We procrastinate because there is a disjunct between our present and future selves. The present self finds it difficult to […] Read more…

New Year

10 Life-Changing Experiences I Had In 2015 (And what I learned from them)

What’s worse than staying stagnant? I think it’s moving towards the wrong direction. As you work harder and slowly deplete your resources, you become farther and farther from where you really want to be. This happened to me when I glorified busyness and lived a very unexamined life. I was tired, stressed, sad—all for a cause I […] Read more…

Postcards and Paradoxes: Stories and Snapshots from Baler

Life in the city is overwhelming: it’s busy, polluted, and cramped. Everything and everyone intrusively grabs our time and attention. Sometimes, I can’t even hear myself think. When it plagues me with sudden bursts of panic and claustrophobia, I dream of escaping. This kind of escapism is what I had in mind when my classmates and I headed to […] Read more…

#McDoCokeGlasses: Coke’s Signature Collection Glasses at McDonald’s

Because of my 7 am classes this semester, I’ve become more grateful for McDo’s drive-thru services. McDo is one of the very few restaurants open at 5:00 am, so it’s convenient to grab breakfast or lunch on the way to school. This Christmas, McDo is giving away their signature collection glasses again. This year’s collection has a […] Read more…

Ruth Chang’s How to Make Hard Choices

The Text: Ruth Chang’s How to Make Hard Choices The Text in Three Sentences (Or Less) When faced with difficult choices, we often ask ourselves what the better choice is. We adopt the values we learned in science such as weight and height, and therefore assume that in comparing choices, there are only three possible answers: >, =, […] Read more…

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