Wannabe

If there was one adjective to describe the world it’s infinite. Every millisecond is lived in uncertainty of what w ...

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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Breaking Boundaries with Teach for Philippines

Breaking Boundaries with Teach for Philippines

As members of the next generation, it's our responsibility to take action for situations, where we can make a difference. Even the smallest of actions can make the biggest impact in someone else's life. This is the time to create opportunities, leave ...

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Wheels of the Bus

Wheels of the Bus

I had just got on the bus when I read my brother’s message, asking me to write something for the Global Youth Journal. I had been meaning to, but I just had not found the inspiration. I felt like I hadn’t been doing much, that I was just setting thin ...

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Ten Things I Know To Be True

Ten Things I Know To Be True

I'm a dork. For most of my high school life, I was a nobody and it saved me. See, I have no illusions about my greatness as a writer, or as a person or anything, but all my student life, I felt as if I was built slightly different from those around m ...

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The Prime Goal: To graduate University as fast as possible

The Prime Goal: To graduate University as fast as possible

Check out the first post of Cynthia's Life Aspirations' Series here: http://www.globalyouthjournal.com/the-pursuit-of-happiness/ The Prime Goal: To graduate University as fast as possible Many years passed by and I entered Grade 9, a different and a ...

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The Melancholic Smile

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 with the trope, “Hidden Depths”. If you’re not, Hidden Depths means that there’s something very important or startling hidden deep with ...

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Extraordinarily Ordinary: BlueSEAL 2014

Extraordinarily Ordinary: BlueSEAL 2014

It’s not everyday that we encounter extraordinary people. Out of the approximately seven billion people who currently exist in this world, how many of them do we know? How many of these people do we like? How many of these people are we friends with? ...

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What Teachers Make

What Teachers Make

Back in eighth grade, when I had just started learning that not all poems came in rhyming four-line stanzas, I came across a slam poem by Taylor Mali entitled “What Teachers Make”. With my laptop speakers on full blast, I recall playing the sound bit ...

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Being afraid….”How much of a difference can we really make?”

Being afraid….”How much of a difference can we really make?”

In an attempt to stay somewhat up-to-date with what’s happening in my country, I follow a handful of news accounts on Twitter. I find this to be a fast, simple, and efficient way to keep track of the never-ending reality show that is Philippine polit ...

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The Anatomy of Perfect

The Anatomy of Perfect

A year ago, I believed in the need to find that “perfect” girl who would fit my every standard of “perfect” to the dot. She would be tall with brunette hair and a slim built similar to that of the actress Gal Gadot. Her eyes would be the color of aut ...

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The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

  Everyone is born for a purpose, while there are spiritual reasons there are also ‘human’ or worldly reasons. A simple worldly reason is to fulfill your life aspiration, or as I like to call it, the “intangible goal”. It is an intangible goal b ...

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