Monthly Archives: February 2018

Ang sapat na landas

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We call them eureka moments, days where you have incredible clarity, the turning points of our youth. It was another lifetime ago, in grade school. I was dominating language class, where I produced a short story, numerous Filipino poems, and … Continue reading

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The Winter Games

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Making news this fortnight, the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang is turning heads the world over. I’ve never been a fan of snow sports or the X Games, and I’ve ignored past Olympiads. This edition is the first one I’ve (kinda) … Continue reading

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A new, branded $2 shoe

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Yes, you read that right: I got a brand new black G Star pair, in my size, for $2. Of course, it’s a wee bit more complicated than that, as it came down to two bucks AFTER all savings and … Continue reading

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Letter to my sixteen-year-old self

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Dear 16-y.o. Topher,   You are in a different country, in a very different situation. You are idealistic, ambitious, and have time to play basketball. You’ve met hundreds of people so far, from your family and beyond, from high school … Continue reading

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