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Five Reasons to Love Cycling

Since last year when I bought my own bicycle, I began loving the game. It has brought me fun and excitement like never before. I was depressed, cycling was my drug; I was cynical, cycling gave me hope; I was boring, cycling made me better; I was lonely, cycling helped me forget. This activity has made me a different person, and I love the change it gave me. So what exactly does biking do? Here are my lists on top five.
#5. Cycling brings you to the most unexpected places. I am not an adventurous type of person; I wasn’t so appreciative of nature and sceneries. But after engaging into cycling, my perspective changed. I started to notice the little details around me: the blueness of the sky, the greenness of trees and rice plantations, the freshness of the air, the wideness of the highways I traverse, the roughness of the road, the beauty of the places I never have seen. Traveling into places I’ve never been has brought me euphoria and calmness. It’s a good way to relax and enjoy.
#4. Cyc…

Why Teach?

I graduated in a Pharmacy school and decided to teach. I am currently an Assistant Instructor where most of my roles include motivating students to be engage in the learning process. I teach Pharmacy courses to aspiring pharmacist—which is a noble thing to do minus the meager salary (relative to government employees such as Elem or High School teachers).
Teaching is one of those atypical jobs. It is not a regular 8 to 5 work. You won’t find yourself confine in an office space doing clerical work alone but rather more complex than that. After tiring yourself in the four walls of the classroom, you still have to extend your work even at home. You have papers to check, lessons to prepare, readings to make, presentations to beat, exams and quizzes to construct, professional development to attend, regular meetings and school functions to engage and a whole lot more.
Teaching is not only teaching. You don’t end up talking on stage alone. Instead you become a manager, counsellor, father, mot…

Unofficially Heartbroken, Confused and Waiting

I have suffered enough heart breaks despite not having any relationship with someone. I have been single all my life for around 26 years of existence. I do not have a good concept on what love really feels. I never had any experience of intimate contact and constant communication with someone. I am isolated, loss and barred.
When I was 8 I have had so many crushes; immature and unsolicited. It was a childhood memory that is treasured, nonetheless forgotten. It was in my college years when I started feeling a little uncomfortable. I was confused and loss again, trying to fit in with the mainstream. Society has its own way of punishing minority groups, even labeling absurd things that ought not to be. I felt alienated and depressed, unable to express how truly I feel. Imagine having none on your family to back you up, with close to none friends as source of encouragement. Crazy as it felt.
There was this special girl in my Pharmacy schooling. She was a shifter from another course, simila…

Tuguegarao: A Burning Place of Love

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The smiling sun traverse the city every day. With the warm welcome of locals and the love they spread to one another, a tremendous amount of heat energy is released adding to the total heat index TuguegaraoeƱos normally feel. The hot place is totally burning with passion and with so much fun. Did you know that studies has confirm that the sun can dramatically increase the level of happy chemicals and hormones into our brain making us feel less depressed? No wonder people here in the City are always smiling despite everything else. 
Being the economic, regional and educational center of Region 2, Tuguegarao stands high in her honor. It boasts diversity in language and people where a good mixture of Ilocanos, Ibanag, Itawes, Kalinga, Apayao, Tagalog reside. The culture is rich in folk dances, songs, stories and history. Cathedrals built in the Spanish times were preserved; artifacts and archaeological materials were also found in the place. 
Besides linguistic and cultural differences, ma…

An Agent of Change; God is Watching Infinitely

People are unique given their individual experience, hereditary material, trait and talent. Each has its own strength and imperfection. Nobody can do all things by himself at all cost. We are interdependent to one another. Given our freedom and rights, we are autonomous but the irony remain-- we need one another to advance. Progress has been associated with teamwork and the ability to help one another for a common target. Being able to connect and cooperate then is a power that each of us has to learn.
We live in an ever-increasing complex world where our needs and wants have revolutionized to a great extent. We have created solutions to problems but have created problems as by-products. Take for instance, robotics and artificial intelligence. AIs are more efficient and less emotional making production line skyrocket to a large degree. It has intensified the amount of products produced in a single manufacture. It has made safer workplace and eased the burden of men. But on the one si…

Millennial Opinion: Duterte is the best Philippine President

I could not agree more with the fact that we have in our generation the best president to ever live in our country. A person, although imperfect, has done countless glories for the country. A strong leader who is firm on his principles; a fighter who defends what may not be necessarily acceptable to the crowd yet essential for nation's growth. I have come to love the presidential style of Mr. Duterte. In fact, I consider myself lucky for living in today's generation-- for witnessing how he handles the issues our "Inang Bayan" faces. 
His zero-tolerance for corruption, drugs and criminality is truly admirable. He is a just individual who lives within us, common Filipinos. He rubs shoulder with the common citizen, dines with his police officers, and even drive in motorcycle himself to check whether the streets are clean. He has made radical changes for our country; changes that are worth more than the previous' administration. He has helped poor students like us unb…

Hindi Ikaw si Darna, Nahihibang ka ba?

Marami sa atin ang dumaranas ng hinagpis at kahirapan. Mga pagsubok na kailanma'y di natin malilimutan dahil sa pait nitong iniwan sa ating kalooban. Gayunpaman, hindi ba't pruweba na malakas ka at nalagpasan mo ang matinding pagsubok sapagkat ika'y humihinga pa? Isa itong sinyales na mahal ka ng Diyos, dahil ikaw ay nabubuhay pa dito sa planeta. Na kahit gaano kalakas na bagyo ang dumaan minsan o madalas sa iyong buhay, nakakaya mong bumangon. Nanliliit ka sa iyong sarili dahil sa tingin mo walang nangyayari? Pero huwag ka lang panghinaan ng puso, at tatagan mo ang iyong pananampalataya sapagkat darating din ang araw na nakalaan para sa iyo.
Hindi ikaw si Darna na kaya mong iligtas ang buhay ng lahat ng tao. Hindi ikaw si Darna na magbibigay kasagutan para sa lahat. Hindi ikaw si Darna para hindi humingi ng tulong kung ikaw ay labis nang nahihirapan. Bagkus, ikaw ay may limitasyon, sapagkat tao ka tulad ng iba. Kung sa tingin mo hindi mo na kaya, sabihin mo at humanap ka n…