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Scenic Route: It is that time of the year again

Filipinos have one of the longest Christmas celebrations in the world, spanning from the start of the Ber-months, until early January, right after the celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany. During this time, families gather in countless reunions, leaving one unable to fit in his or her new clothes, which ironically were bought especially…

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Art: The naked truth

It is easier to do art than clarify what it is. Encyclopedia Britannica defines it as “the use of imagination in the creation of aesthetics”, yet this puts it mildly. Art is flawless; it revolves around the freest of the free. Perceive it in ways only you can imagine, and you will be perfectly fine.…

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Paying the price of consumerism

The trend today is that you get your gadgets and devices quicker than ever, probably not in a flash (not yet anyway), but faster than anyone could have possibly imagined in the last 100 years. From cellular phones to computers, appliances to accessories, and furniture to jewelry, it seems like almost every product we know…

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Down the drain, but still dreaming

Stepping out of South Gate and on to Taft Ave. is like stumbling onto a different planet. The lights die down, the noise, though just as loud – transitions from the laughter of the youth typing on their white, hundred-dollar laptops to the slurs and curses and cries of the countless have-nots rummaging through trash.…

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“The Year Is…”

The year is 2011, and the headline reads, “Steve Jobs is dead.” Half the world cries, and the other, apathetic. Eventually, the first half stops crying, realizing that the world has lost an innovator, and not an inventor. The year is 2050, and the world is a fantastic place to live in.  Inventions are difficult…

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Ideation: DLSU

Innovation – a word that is common to all ears; its meaning differs depending on the person you are talking to. To a businessman, innovation is bringing a paradigm shift in the way commerce is. To an engineer, it is the discipline and process of applying techniques for analysis, and the practice of methods to…

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Rant and Rave: ‘The Son of Neptune’

The curtain yet again opens and unleashes the dimension of Greek gods, demigods and monsters, alike. Rick Riordan’s second instalment to The Heroes of Olympus series picks up where its prequel left off. Whereas we were introduced to Jason Grace in The Lost Hero, we again see our all-time favourite missing hero, Percy Jackson, fighting…

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Rant and Rave: ‘Stomp’

Last October 18 to 23, Stomp graced the Philippine stage at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abellardo at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Unlike most international stage performances, Stomp does not make use of dramatic storylines, song numbers, or even words; it combines the most essential elements of a performance through various creative and unconventional ways.…

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Rant and Rave: ‘Silence’ by Becca Fitzpatrick

Almost every novel gracing the Young Adult section of bookstores everywhere fall into the same generic love story trap. “Silence” by Becca Fitzpatrick, among the gushy little novels, offers a welcome change from all the predictable fluff. Silence is the third installment in the Hush, Hush series; the storyline revolves around two lovers whose romance…

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Rant and Rave: ‘Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies’ by Matt Mogk

People are more and more fascinated by the various creatures of the whimsical fictional world with every new release of some fantasy movie or novel. A creature that has been gaining some attention lately is the zombie. There are not many movies or books that explain what a zombie really is. Thankfully, that problem has…