Life isn’t like a fantasy story, after all

Life isn’t like a fantasy story, after all

Tana MelgarJul 19, 20245 min read

My adventures as a kid were a kaleidoscope of boundless imagination and dreams. My days were filled with stories inside kingdoms made of pillows and imaginary fights against the daunting dragons outside my garden. These are the sensory whispers of…

Angkong would like this

Angkong would like this

Gilliane LuyJul 17, 20245 min read

Sometime in July 2022, I decided to make a playlist for my grandfather to surprise him when he comes to Manila for his annual medical check-up. I named it “Angkong would like this” so that I could easily associate it…

Straight people are intolerable

Straight people are intolerable

Kim BalasabasJul 15, 20245 min read

This year’s Pride PH Festival tragically morphed into the antithesis of its original purpose—a celebration of progress turned into a stark reminder that the fight is far from over. Since its inception in 2022, thousands upon thousands have flocked to…

No one celebrates genocide like Israel

No one celebrates genocide like Israel

The LaSallianJul 12, 20244 min read

Advocates of Israel have marked October 7 as the day Hamas launched “unprovoked” attacks against Israel. But how could we forget that May 14, the day Israel celebrates its independence, foreshadows Nakba Day, or the catastrophe, for Palestinians? As Israelis…

E-bikes aren’t the problem, and neither are you

E-bikes aren’t the problem, and neither are you

Aaron GomezApr 12, 20245 min read

まもなく、本駒込、本駒込。 お出口は、左側です Mamonaku, Honkomagome, Honkomagome. O deguchi wa, hidari-gawadesu. (The next station is Honkomagome, Honkomagome. The doors on the left side will open.) Amid freezing four degrees Celsius temperatures and hastily shifting winds, the comfort—and excitement—left 21-year-old me stupefied as…

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