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Last Minute College Application Reminders

Two more days before the common application deadline—you’re panicking, thinking about how you can further improve y ...

The Melancholic Smile

If you've played enough video games or watched enough TV shows or read enough books, then I'm sure you're familiar ...

Study of Humans #2: Two Quotes to Start Your New Day

“It’s like a cow’s opinion. It just doesn’t matter. It’s moo.” – Friends (TV Series 1994-2004) It’s obscure, isn’t ...

International Bacca-what?

How were my first few months of the IB program? Hmm, that’s hard to answer. On one hand, I’m stressed and ready to ...

Why I’m Still Suffering From PSBD (Post Summer at Brown Disorder)

After spending a full three weeks at Brown University’s Pre-College Program from July 23rd to July 12th, I’m still ...

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Notes, Insights and Takeaways of an aspiring college entrepreneur from CS 183: How to start a Startup by Sam Altman

Notes, Insights and Takeaways of an aspiring college entrepreneur from CS 183: How to start a Startup by Sam Altman

This was originally posted in my personal blog: http://doitchoco.wordpress.com/ Everything that you’ll be reading in this document are notes taken down from CS183 which is a Stanford course being taught by the President of YCombinator Sam Altman. Mor ...

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Walking on Thin Ice: A Closer Look at Promoting ALS Through the Ice Bucket Challenge

Walking on Thin Ice: A Closer Look at Promoting ALS Through the Ice Bucket Challenge

For the past month, millions people have been pouring buckets of ice-cold water on themselves in the interest of raising awareness for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.) With the ALS Association receiving over $100 million in donations this year, t ...

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My Greatest Failure Actually Wasn’t

My Greatest Failure Actually Wasn’t

Wobbly but still on my feet, I suited up as I selected the most stylish clothes in my limited wardrobe. "Today is a big day," I reassured myself. Today was going to be the day that I finally step up and give myself a chance to be someone greater. No ...

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The Success in Failure

The Success in Failure

Failure is often seen in a negative light – “the lack of success” according to Google. If you look at it at a different perspective though, you’ll see it’s nothing to mope and whine about. Six out of twenty, that was the score I got from a Mathematic ...

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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 least.) That puts me in a minority, what with laypeople and celebrities ...

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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 through that “Neopets phase”, and my roughly 8-year on/off relationship with ...

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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 Admission Mentors for Peers in the Philippines) CAMP Philippines is an o ...

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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 with no energy to keep me going on like this into the night. Since I gradu ...

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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 “enemy” through his occupation. Everybody hated him – he was considered c ...

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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 residence, was lectured by the university’s professor, and even did some act ...

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