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15 Life Lessons from the DLSU Lady Spikers and UAAP Season 79 Women's Volleyball

15 Life Lessons from the DLSU Lady Spikers and UAAP Season 79 Women's Volleyball

(Photo taken from/courtesy of The LaSallian) The hangover of the UAAP Season 79 Women’s Volleyball championship is soon to be over. This season has created a different atmosphere and audience reception for volleyball. It is now one of the most loved sports in the country. More than a sport, it serves as an inspiration to aspiring stars and athletes. Here are some of the most valuable lessons we can learn from this whole exciting season of volleyball. Sometimes, we need…

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#Passion to #PassI+On

#Passion to #PassI+On

Two weeks have passed since Lent season. We have already returned to our normal lives in our offices and schools while waiting for another year for a long weekend. Lent will be always remembered for the vacations spent out of town, the churches visited, and the company of people dear to us. But honestly, it seems that we have forgotten the true essence of Holy Week: the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Have we ever wondered why Lent…

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Order vs. clutter, or can it be both?

Order vs. clutter, or can it be both?

Situation: Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious and cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over? Studies and Experiments According to the study conducted by psychological scientist Kathleen Vohs and her fellow researchers of University of Minnesota in Psychological Science (2013), a journal of the Association for the Psychological Science,  there are benefits working both with a clean and messy environment. In their experiment, they had participants placed in an orderly setting and…

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Five a Day: Top 5 Healthy Food Choices for Survival

Five a Day: Top 5 Healthy Food Choices for Survival

Situation: You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick? As a lover of food, I want to enjoy eating and at the same time, get the right amount of nutrition. Of course, the situation has a one in a million chance, but this list is applicable in any situation. Banana – I call it an all-around food. I know I cannot live a day without bananas. It…

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Christmas Test

Christmas Test

Ngayon siguro, inaantay mo na ang Noche Buena ninyo. Excited ka nang buksan ang mga regalo mamayang 12. Pero ako, hindi ko alam kung matatawag bang Pasko ang araw ko. Para magkasakit ka ng dalawang beses ngayong December, at ngayon ay nagpapagaling pa din ako, ang dami kong na-miss out na activities. Sasabihin ninyo sigurong malungkot, pero may mga na-realize ako na hindi ko mare-realize kung hindi ko ito naranasan. Pwede naman palang mag-Pasko ng walang regalong binabalot at tinatanggap….

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Christmas for All Seasons

Christmas for All Seasons

August 31 signals that each year is about to end, even if there are four more remaining months. As Filipinos, we always anticipate the start of Christmas during -ber months, namely, September, October, November, and December. We get excited as we decor our homes with Christmas decors, change our playlists to Christmas songs, and make a list of our wishes and gifts to give. It is the time to give, but we find it difficult to extend help to people…

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Kinain ka na ba ng sistema?

Kinain ka na ba ng sistema?

Kinain ka na ba ng sistema mo? O kaya nagpalamon ka na dito? Lagi nating iniisip na baliw or wirdo lang ang nakakain ng sistema, iyon pala, tayo rin. Sa tuwing maririnig natin ang tanong, alam natin sa sarili natin na hindi, dahil ayaw nating aminin. Ayaw nating mapahiya. Kaso nga lang, kanya-kanya tayo ng sistemang kinabibilangan na hindi natin alam, unti-unti na din pala tayong kinakain. Sa sistema ng sobrang pag-aaral, nakalimutan na nating gamitin ang mga pinag-aralan natin…

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Are you really safe? (Originally posted on August 25, 2013)

Are you really safe? (Originally posted on August 25, 2013)

A seven year-old child would probably have a harder time understanding exorcism than an eighteen year-old person. Yes, a seven year-old can understand “The Conjuring”, can see people being possessed and can have an idea that there are evil spirits existing today. Or it can sense spirits and be frightened and worse, be possessed by them. These things are natural, but rare. How about a seven-year old child who can understand heaven and earth and hell? Many children know that…

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Training for Real

Training for Real

No, you won’t be seeing my before and after photos. I just want to share an experience. It is unforgettable that my health teacher was dedicated to repeat to us that “health is the state of complete physical, mental, social and emotional well being, not merely the absence of disease and infirmity”. These words make sense right now. Last April, I went through a series of challenges, which greatly affected my health physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. After three months,…

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