Three Valuable Skills to Master Right Now

What skills do you want to learn right now? Is cooking included in your list? How about photography? Well, if you’d ask me, I’d love to learn self-defense, master another musical instrument (piano!), and speak another language (probably Chinese?). Here’s why. Learning self-defense Stories about murder, rape, kidnapping, burglary, and other evil acts have been…

A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear younger me, When your parents scold you and give you pieces of advice, don’t get angry. Don’t ever do that. Instead, listen to them. They are right most of the time. Don’t cut your hair; you’ll regret it. Pay attention to your Science and Math classes. Don’t become too close to anyone. Don’t consider them…

My House Is on Fire! What Shall I Save?

What if my own house catches a fire (God forbid) and I have time to save only five items from it? Below are the things I’d like to grab immediately: Documents (identification cards, birth certificates, diplomas, and other certificates) – It’s good that we keep our personal records and other important documents in one plastic…

A Plot of Earth: How Much Land Do I Need?

If given a plot of land and the financial resources to do whatever I please, what would I do? My initial idea is to get a small portion to build a decent house for my family. But I had a second thought—obtain a big part to help me build a school and a training center…

Five Easy Steps to Achieve Your Dream

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens What’s your dream? Each of us has that one dream we’ve always held close to our hearts. While some want to start their own business, others wish to…

Our bodies in space: Zero gravity weighs heavy on your health

Author: Ashley Strickland, Rachel Crane, and Claudia Morales Published: May 20, 2016 Abstract: Experts ensured that astronauts could walk on the moon and live for more than a year in the International Space Station (ISS), 220 miles above the Earth’s surface. With the goal, however, to lessen the effects of space on man’s health and…

What to Add in Your Bucket List: 101 Things to Try This 2016

Want to change your monotonous life starting next year? Create your own bucket list and feel free to add some of the activities listed below that you found challenging. Learn a new language. Achieve your ideal weight. Run a marathon. Take part in a triathlon. Take up a new sport. Go scuba diving. Go horseback…

Byaheng Supremo: 8 Best Places to Visit on Bonifacio Day

Planning for a road trip on November 30? Why not visit the following prominent sights to honor the heroism of The Great Plebian? 1. Bonifacio Monument National Artist Guillermo Tolentino designed this to honor Andres Bonifacio, the founder and Supremo of the Katipunan. The shrine is on a junction in Grace Park, Caloocan.   Photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org 2….

Four Lessons Filipinos Can Learn from 10 Dreadful Typhoons

Of the many countries in the world, Philippines is the most exposed to typhoons. This is because of its location in the Pacific region, where many tropical cyclones develop and move westward towards the Pearl of the Orient. While Filipinos have a mindset to experience up to 20 typhoons each year, it always comes as…

Typhoon Season Essential: Keeping Survival Kit at Home

It’s typhoon season in the Philippines once again and it’s time to take extra precaution and be prepared every single second. Knowing what’s happening in your surrounding really matters. Are you safe enough at home when a typhoon lashes in your area? What if torrential rains and massive flooding hit and force you and your…