Word War: Unlike vs Dislike

When a friend posts something on Facebook and you find it annoying or—for the lack of better wor—stupid, do you unlike it or do you dislike it? Both words are used interchangeably by most people on the Internet, but not by grammarians who are in the know. Do you know the difference between the two?

Word War: Celebrant vs Celebrator

When you celebrate your birthday, are you the celebrant or the celebrator? For some people, the words may seem synonymous and interchangeable, while some may not have even heard the word celebrator. Most people use the phrase “birthday celebrant” to refer to people who celebrate their birthday. Now, is this correct or is this only... Continue Reading →

We Live Our Lives Stigmatized

The people who know me are aware that I swore to myself that I would never work in a call center. Ironically, this month marks the fifth anniversary of me working in one. I now have a lot of friends in this industry, and I admire them for that—for working graveyard shifts and being patient... Continue Reading →

The Origin of Christmas

How many Christians are aware that Christmas actually has  pagan origins and that Christ’s birth was not referenced in the Bible to have taken place on December 25? Then, when was Jesus born? How did Christmas come to be an accepted holiday of Christ’s birth?

Beware of Sigbin

Everyone who grew up in the rural areas might have heard of sigbin, a mythological creature from our local folklore. They are said to come out at night to suck the blood of victims from their shadows. They are also described to walk backwards with their heads lowered between their hind legs and to have... Continue Reading →

Abnoy x Bidli: A Review

Earlier today, I was given the opportunity to watch Abnoy and Bidli to support our local theatre here in Cebu city. It is a twin-bill advocacy against bullying. The play was held in Siddhartha Theatre of Guang Ming Institute of Performing Arts along V. Rama Street, Cebu City. It is a two-part play that tackles how bullying happens... Continue Reading →

Why I Refused Therapy

In one of my previous posts, I shared my battle against general anxiety and major depressive disorder and what I have done to start my journey toward wellness. One step I have taken is to seek professional help. Doing so was both relieving and frightening at the same time: I was ready to become better,... Continue Reading →

i always had a song for you

I always had a song for you. I never sang them, but they rung in my mind and they echoed in my heart. They told of the words that I couldn't say, the thoughts I was always too scared to share. They painted the picture of stories I couldn't narrate, the emotions I never wanted... Continue Reading →

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