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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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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 lips and tongue were muttering and murmuring unpleasant words. The letter ...

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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 the first ever 5 month long summer, what seemed to have been every stu ...

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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 event in a line of many planned throughout the 'university freshie mont ...

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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 only in Silicon Valley but in the entire world. Dado Banatao has succes ...

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ASES Manila Summit 2014: What You Won’t Find On A Resume

ASES Manila Summit 2014: What You Won’t Find On A Resume

I’d fallen in. The trap that swallowed millions of college students whole had somehow managed to find me, and I fell straight into it. I had succumb to the lethargic notion that my whole college experience, the whole four years of self-discovery and ...

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5 Quotes To Kickstart Your August

5 Quotes To Kickstart Your August

1. "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsch Have you always wanted to get involved with a certain organization, learn how to cook, play an instrument, learn a new language or try out a new sport? What’s stopping you?? Just ...

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The STORY of FEET

The STORY of FEET

The STORY of FEET I’ve been thinking a lot about what advice to give my brother who will be going to the States in a few weeks.  This story is for him.  This is about the story our feet tell. At the risk of ending up in a gross discussion about feet, ...

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My Little-Big Problem: “Should I Make A Move?”

My Little-Big Problem: “Should I Make A Move?”

I've heard from many people that having a crush on someone is just a superficial thing, and that feeling of affection will certainly and easily fade without leaving a trace of burden or worry. Unfortunately, it's the opposite. Truth is, I'm having a ...

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Lessons and Analogies from the Tokyo Skyline

Lessons and Analogies from the Tokyo Skyline

LESSONS & ANALOGIES FROM THE SKYLINE Skylines are easily my favorite things in the world even if I’m afraid of heights. Skylines just give you this sense of independence and power, especially to those with the fear of heights. Don’t get me wrong, ...

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The Katamari Effect

The Katamari Effect

Life is made of small decisions; one man does not make an army, but an army is made of men. I definitely learned this golden nugget from Katamari Damacy. For those who aren’t familiar with this wonderful game, Katamari Damacy is simply about rolling ...

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