Monthly Archives: August 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Frozen in Action?

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Frozen in Action?

Despite the insane number of videos flooding my News Feed, I haven’t succumbed to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. (The physical-getting-drenched-with-freezing-cold-liquid part, at l ...

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MY PETS ARE MADE OF PIXELS

MY PETS ARE MADE OF PIXELS

A few days back, I was poking around a couple of the virtual pet sites I’ve previously registered in to see if they were still up and running. I’m one of those kids who went throu ...

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Ibang Klaseng CAMPamilya: CAMP Study Abroad Conference 2014

Ibang Klaseng CAMPamilya: CAMP Study Abroad Conference 2014

If you’re an ambitious high school student drawn to the idea of studying abroad but have absolutely no idea where to start, then CAMP Philippines is for you. About CAMP (College A ...

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Thankful Thinking: What are you thankful for?

Thankful Thinking: What are you thankful for?

Thankful Thinking A lot of us are no strangers to long waking nights- being kept up by wandering minds and watering eyes. For a while, tiring myself out during the day left me wit ...

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Explaining the phenomenon known as the “Matthew Effect”

Explaining the phenomenon known as the “Matthew Effect”

In one of the small towns surrounding Lake Tiberias, there was once a man who was deeply reviled by everyone in his community. He was considered to be a traitor, supporting the “e ...

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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer: Better than the movies

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer: Better than the movies

It’s like the movies; maybe a little better I was given the privilege to experience being at a world-renowned university for 3 weeks.  I ate at the dining hall, slept at the resid ...

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Rejection: How to Overcome this Evil

Rejection: How to Overcome this Evil

As any other Ivy-dreamers, my eyes were fixated to a 5.5-inch screen displaying a kind of the most important letters I had ever received since 1997. My hands were vibrating. My li ...

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College: Not for a profession, but for life.

College: Not for a profession, but for life.

“How was summer?”  The teacher asked. “Short.” The students replied. Common, expected and no-brainer q&a’s that teachers never fail to ask and students always make clear. With ...

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Lessons to Begin and End With

Lessons to Begin and End With

August 1, 2014- the first day of a month, but it's not just any day and not just any month. Today I attended an official tour for freshmen- the first official university freshmen ...

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Takeaways from the Greatest Filipino in Silicon Valley, Dado Banatao

Takeaways from the Greatest Filipino in Silicon Valley, Dado Banatao

Last week, at the Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship (ASES) Manila Summit, I was very fortunate to hear from one of the greatest entrepreneurs not only in the Philippines, not ...

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