6 Make-or-Break Questions I Should’ve Asked Myself as a Student

"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." Socrates Schools will never be the same after COVID-19. For the first time, many educational institutions have to radically rethink the process of learning from the ground up. As we struggle with possibly extended periods of physical distancing and the inequalities in … Continue reading 6 Make-or-Break Questions I Should’ve Asked Myself as a Student

Meditating with Marcus: Lessons from Stoicism

I've made a very good friend in the past year or so. Through my ups and downs, he's become a companion, a mentor. I consult him when I fail. When I succeed, he gives his input to show me what could be next. He's taught me the practical value of philosophy and, now, a big … Continue reading Meditating with Marcus: Lessons from Stoicism

A Guide to Mastery for the Average Human Being

"Genius too does nothing but learn first how to lay bricks then how to build, and continually seek for material and continually form itself around it. Every activity of man is amazingly complicated, not only that of the genius: but none is a 'miracle'." Friedrich Nietzsche Albert Einstein, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leonardo da Vinci. We've … Continue reading A Guide to Mastery for the Average Human Being

Unmasking (and learning from) Heneral Goyo

(This was originally posted on my Facebook account and had so unexpectedly gone viral, with currently 34,000 likes, 15,000 shares and a surprising feature on Rappler. Sharing it here to spark more conversations on quality Philippine movies.) Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral was frustrating. But you HAVE to watch it and be frustrated too. Let me explain. … Continue reading Unmasking (and learning from) Heneral Goyo

15 Really Helpful Quotes in Really Difficult Situations

Life is no joke. Whether it's work, school, or personal, certain situations and problems can seem so insurmountable that we seem powerless against them. On a particularly challenging day, charging ahead, getting things done - and even getting up from bed - can be difficult. Nowadays, the daily news, politics, and even social media can … Continue reading 15 Really Helpful Quotes in Really Difficult Situations