The 5th Philippine BIVOUAC MiliSim


“The only easy day… Was yesterday” – Hours before the game officially started, a quick groupie with the participants of Bivouac 5. © Mox Cadiz

Body pain, muddy shoes, and an itchy skin. That’s what I got from my very first Bivouac. Yet, I still enjoyed it.

Last June 5, 2018, the 5th Philippine Bivouac Mili-Sim (Military Simulations) Assembly happened in Camp Malauac 3, Angono, Rizal. This isn’t your average social gathering. In this Event, Hundreds of Airsoft enthusiasts come together, group themselves into 3 teams and spends 24 hours in an area to outplay, outsmart, and defeat each other. Think of it as a normal game competition and outdoor camping but in real war situations. Sounds fun? We’ll get to the best part.


Before we go any further, let us first understand what is BIVOUAC. It is not a French word nor an acronym of a very long sentence which we all know most military forces worldwide is often obsessed with. Bivouac is actually a type of temporary shelter or camp used by hikers, mountaineers, and (you’ve guessed it) soldiers. It’s not a common tent since it’s uncovered and often disregards the rule of safety. Today, The term Bivouac is now used in some countries as an Airsoft Outdoor Mili-Sim Activity.

Bivouac 5 is a result of collective ideas of the biggest Airsoft enthusiast groups and hobby shops in the Philippines. Joining the event requires some real military equipment like vests, combat uniforms, army shoes, and a working airsoft firearm. Heavy Military-grade hardware is not included so don’t expect tanks and para-drop bombs. After paying 800PHP and signing some waivers, I finally get the chance to join the 5th Bivouac Mili-Sim. The game is open for everyone but it is not for faint of heart. The firearms may not be lethal but the danger within the game site is no joke.

The bivouac 5 was held in a remote mountainous area of Angono. There are snakes in there, wild rodents, poisonous insects, and mosquitoes which may harm the player. The weather is unstable, sometimes it rains, sometimes it’s so hot. The slopes are slippery when dry and muddy when it rains. The bushes have pointy spikes and infested with bugs and caterpillars. The only water and food you packed are the only things you’ve got. And you can’t pack too much because it will be too heavy to carry. Anybody up for the 6th Bivouac?

“Who’s got the biggest stick” – Airsoft firearms laid down beside the road. © Eddie Miranda

The main equipment used in this game is a firearm known as “Airsoft”. It resembles a real firearm but only shoots small plastic projectile called “BB(s)”. Although considered “non-lethal”, these firearms can still harm an individual. They can only be operated in an airsoft permitted areas, game sites, official airsoft conventions, and indoors, given that the user is properly protected.

The mechanics are simple; Each member is given a package that includes a whistle, pieces of white cloths, hydrating powder, and blinker light. Members are then divided into 3 groups (Blue, Red, and Green) led by their commanding generals and color flags. The first team who capture’s the other teams’ flag wins. When you receive a hit, you simply turn on your blinker (with a color according to your team color) and a nearby teammate must come to you, tie a white cloth on your arm symbolizing you’re healed, and then ready to fight again. The whistle can only be used during emergency situations like if one of the players gets seriously injured. Other mechanics such as ransack, team alliances, and Prisoners of War (POWs) are within the game.

“Briefing” – © Eddie Miranda

Does this mean the Bivouac is just like a common boy scout camping? Well, not actually. Coz like I said, participants will undergo a Military Simulation (Mili-Sim); Meaning, campfires which are best done with your favorite campfire songs and marshmallows is like declaring defeat since you will be attracting enemy attention. Unless it’s your strategy to set a campfire as a decoy. Hmm, why didn’t we thought of that?

Although our team lost the fight, I’m proud that I have fulfilled my part defending my ground as one of my team’s sniper. My job is to lay down and watch the perimeter from enemy scouts that roam around the camp. I’m actually thinking about joining the next Bivouac. I’m dying for some payback.


By SnowWight



Mythical Woofs and Mews

“Cats are good. Half in, half out.”
-John Constantine, Movie


We thought cats and dogs are just mere adorable pets that ruin our sleep and Instagram-worthy subjects. Did you know that back when slavery is a mainstream, your ancestors used to worship them?

Cats and Dogs and their relationship to man have a deeper root than you think. Cats and Dogs are domestic animals which we happily accept indoors like goldfish and lovebirds although it is always best advised to separate the cats (They’re real @s$#0%&$). Today, we just treat them as best friends or home companion but if you learn about these animals’ past, you might find the resemblance regarding who really owns the house.


Fenrir (Norse) – or Fenrisulfr is the giant wolf in Norse mythology. He is the offspring of Loki god of mischief and Giantess Angora. Imagine your neighbor’s husky twenty times its normal size and more scary-looking than its owner after a long day. In mythology, Fenrir was growing too big that the gods’ chains were ineffective and devoured Odin for lunch in Ragnarok (Norse’s end of times).

Great Sphynx (Egyptian) – Commonly referred to as The Great Sphynx of Giza holds the record as the Biggest Cat in the World. Dated back to 2532 BC and is measured 240 ft. long, 66 ft. high and made out of bedrocks weighing 100 tons each. These giants, according to mythology, are the guardians of doorways and passages that gives riddles to anyone who wishes to enter. You know what they say; “If you can’t understand someone, you might be talking to a sphynx.”

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Cerberus (Greek) – Is another enormous dog but looks more horrifying than Fenrir, thanks to its heads. If you think, a pit bull is not scary enough, imagine a giant pit bull with three heads. Unlike the Sphynx, this three-headed dog would bite now, bark questions later. It guards the underworld and was owned by Hades. I’m not really sure how he pats a three-headed canine but dogs tend to be more jealous. Yikes!

Manticore (Persian) – Manticore is another huge feline that’s a cousin to the Sphynx. They look similar to the sphynx for having a head of a man and a body of a lion but with a flight advantage for having wings and even more terrifying due to its scorpion tail and spiky spine similar to porcupine quills (Gosh, why do these creatures have to look like straight out of a nightmare?).


Anubis (Egyptian) – Is believed to be the god of embalming and the guardian of the dead since they’re always seen in cemeteries, particularly pyramids. Because the Egyptian Pharaohs were too rich before, they built gigantic tombstones which we called now as pyramids. Anubis has a body of a man with a head of a jackal. His long snout and pointy ears will tell you that you’re currently walking into somebody’s graveyard. He guides spirits on their long journey to the other side. Good doggy 🙂


Bastet (Egyptian) – (Why do Egyptians love cats and dogs too much?) Bastet is like Anubis except with a more feminine body and head of a cat. Maybe having a dog-head for a woman certainly isn’t pleasing if you are a goddess. Despite her skinny appearance, she’s the goddess of warfare in the Lower Egypt before the unification of the cultures of ancient Egypt.

Raiju (Japanese) – You thought it was Doge? How could you! Raiju is a legendary Japanese wolf with a body consists of lightning. It is believed that it is Raiju that’s howling during thunderstorms. Raiju is the companion of Raijin, the Shinto Japanese God of lightning. Like its master that looks like a grumpy old man, Raiju is depicted as an angry looking dog with unusual bluish white fur on its body. Surely, you can’t pet him but you can power up an entire house…that’s if you can catch him.

Maneki Neko (Japanese) – Another famous feline that originated in Japan, the Maneki Neko or commonly known as The Beckoning Cat is a smiling cat that waves its paw and commonly used as a wealth charm. These figurine of traditionally Calico Japanese Bobtail Cats are pretty popular in almost every business establishments across the globe and come in many shapes and sizes. Its cold glare and shiny gold coin on its tummy attract customers.

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Fox Spirit (Chinese) – Or the Nine-tailed Fox that are regularly heard in Asian countries is a popular legendary dog with mystical powers. It has many names like Kumiho in Korea and Kitsune in Japan, but it originated in China and was actually named Huli Jing. This fox has the ability to shape-shift, meaning it can transform its appearance into a young woman to seduce men only to play with them or consume their spirits. So next time you meet a woman that’s too easy to get, think again or you might just lose your spirit. Or maybe you don’t. YOLO!


Cheshire Cat (English) – Last but not the least, we have Cheshire Cat of the fairytale Alice in Wonderland. This grinning cat of the popular children’s book originated in the country of Cheshire, England where historians believed the author Lewis Carroll, got the idea. While the other cats on today’s list are basically powerful gods, Cheshire Cat came from a simple, and rather milky history. The Cheshire’s abundant dairy farms are great in producing milk. Every cat’s dream place. I’m sure you’d grin too if you’re gonna live in a house full of your favorite dessert.

And that’s the most famous Woofs and Mews in the history. Now if you still think delaying your pet’s meal is funny, you’re basically making your former god wait. You’re lucky they’re not as big as they were before. Because if they still do, I wonder if you can still make fun of them. Who’s the meal now, hooman? WHOOO??!!


By Cinderella



Top 5 worst action movie sequels

Hollywood films are often the best at what they do than that of its Asian counterparts. But sometimes, they seem to either overdo an element or rather disappoint us from what we’re expecting with their movie sequels. So much so, that we sometimes wish they didn’t make the sequel at all. Today, we would talk about great Hollywood action films that disappointed us with their sequels.


How do we measure sequels? We measure them by their connections to the first film. By that alone, we can tell whether the sequel is worthy enough for you to watch or they shouldn’t have released the film because it will make us cry.


Unlike the Matrix Trilogy, we didn’t get disappointed by its sequel because the movie is supplying us the info we need to understand the whole story. As a result, each sequel (and even it’s anime series) connect to each other, thus resulting in a satisfying franchise.

#1 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Ahh, the epitome of a failed sequel. Resident Evil franchise almost made it through the taste of the RE fans when they released its fourth installment – Resident Evil: Retribution introducing the popular Resident Evil characters Hollywood versions in one film. In the sequel, fans are pretty hyped as they saw the lead character Alice and the other Resident Evil characters: Leon, Jill, Ada, and, the bad turned good Albert Wesker as they do the humanity’s last stand to fight the forces of the dead. Seeing that pose will send you chills and will make you expect what the last chapter would be. But then, we got disappointed on its final sequel where we learn that the no.1 enemy Wesker just lured them all in the White House just to kill every remaining force in one blow! What an A-hole.


#2 Transformers: Age of Extinction
On their first movie, Transformers sky-rocketed, winning the hearts of every fan around the world. Seeing their favorite anime Optimus Prime in the flesh (or metal) is a special kind of Jaw-dropping feeling. Then its first sequel Revenge of the Fallen came, and we learned that the Autobots are in a great fight again. Then, Dark of the Moon where we got introduced to more Transformers and more history and honestly speaking, in this chapter I felt this kind of plot is getting old. And then, the Age of Extinction where we finally realized this has to stop. And in the end, despite all bad criticisms, they still made another sequel Transformers: The Last Knight and now…okay…we gotta get out of here and just watch 47 Meters Down in the next Cinema Room.

#3 A Good Day to Die Hard
Bruce Willis should’ve ended it in 4.0 Live Free or Die Hard. Seeing our favorite bald actions star hero doing deadly stunts on Die Hard 4.0 is amazing. Age hasn’t slowed him down a bit. The story is awesome, the action is breathtaking, and the concept is unique. Until of course, A Good Day to Die Hard sequel came. It’s this America versus Russia conflict all over again where a Russian enemy (why not?) will do something that will spark a war between the two nations again and John McClane, an American operative is there to make sure it won’t happen. Sure, the place is somewhere different than its prequel but what else is missing in action movie about a hard-to-kill American besides the Russians, right? Yeah, if the Nazi is still alive, that would be Die Hard’s sixth installment until somebody actually killed McClane hard enough.


#4 The Transporter 2, 3, and…
Transporter – hand’s down. Very impressive movie, very impressive driving, very unique story, very good in almost everything. At first, I hate it when he had to do the job without his car but I remembered, it’s not about the car, but it’s about the man driving the car. Then a sequel came and I’m already asking myself why does trouble always finds this guy? I mean really, how many times does he have to get in trouble by just transporting a package in a day? No matter what he’s transporting: be it a kid, an emo girl, or a Chinese pornstar, he’s always getting involved in something bigger. But yeah, that’s where the story is all about, right? But that doesn’t make it a sequel anymore. Although fans are still getting the same jaw-dropping action (which gave them the idea what would happen if we put that fancy driving to the Fast and Furious franchise… which we all got in Furious 7) we still embraced the 2nd and 3rd installment. And then they made a remake. Ugh! Unbelievable.

#5 Terminator Genesys
Terminator 4 for me is a disappointment for showing a CGI Arnold Schwarzenegger. I still prefer the real Arnold. But it’s not about the cast that made us think the franchise should have ended there. It’s the fact that no matter how we twist the story, we all know that Humans will win against machines. So the installments are only to support how would John Conor win the war. And then Terminator Genesys. I know you’d say “Oh no, that’s not a sequel. it’s a prequel because it only brings us to the first film about Sarah Conor and Kyle Reese.” Well, lady’s and gentlemen, you’re right and you’re also wrong. Like the judgment day where the war against the machine is unstoppable, John Connor winning it is also determined. They should have created the final chapter as to how John Connor fought hard with the resistance and won the battle. That’s it! But then, what is this sudden turn of events in Terminator Genesys? Skynet suddenly changing plans? A delay of Judgement Day? And the worst part, John Connor as the enemy? I’m so done.


I could’ve added Fast and Furious but so far, but the more sequel they make, the better it gets. Their sequel always has the connection to its prequels. They even managed to put a scene in Tokyo Drift as a teaser to the next sequel, and you already know the next FF would still fit for a good rated sequel.


By Cinderella


Ang Peste-8 sa Opisina mo


Introducing, ang mga taong bumubuo sa opisina mo araw-araw. Mga taong pe-peste sa umaga mo at mag-iiwan ng dahilan ng pananakit ng batok mo sa gabi.

Alam ko’ng ngayon palang ay kumukunot na ang iyong kilay dahil hindi ka pa umaabot sa main part, ay naaalala mo na kaagad kung pa’no nasira ang araw mo dahil sa mga ka-trabaho mo. Parang si Jollibee lang iyan na hindi nagsasawang magpa-bibo na kulang nalang ay tumambling siya sa harapan mo, mai-bida lang niya ang suot niyang sandals.

Ngunit alam nating lahat na hindi lang si Jollibee ang maaaring maging ugat ng init ng ulo mo sa iyong trabaho – at hindi trabaho ang tinutukoy ko kundi ang mga katrabaho mo mismo. Upang mas makilala mo sila, iisa-isahin ko na para sa’yo – Ang mga miyembrong bumubo ng Peste-8 sa Opisina Mo:

#1. Jollibee – Kung hindi mo kilala si Jollibee at hindi mo napansin yung nakaraang blog ko tungkol sa kanya, ipapakilala ko ulit siya sa’yo. Siya ay ang iyong pabibong officemate. Siya yung hindi nauubusan ng maipagmamayabang mai-bida niya lang ang sarili niya sa lahong lahat ng kaugalian ng mga miyembro ng Peste-8 ay kaya niya rin gawin.

#2. Taong Linta – Mas makapit pa sa tuko itong si Linta-Man kung maka sipsip sa taong may mataas na katungkulan sa opisina niyo. Alindog at nakalalasong bulong ang kanyang pangunahing armas upang mapaikot ang boss niyo. At kung di ka nabiyayaan ng magandang kaanyuan, ay siguradong pupulutin ka sa kangkungan pag kinalaban mo si LintaMan/Woman.

#3. Song Bird – Ito naman yung ka-officemate mong daig pa si regine vilasquez sa galing nitong kumanta ng mga kalokohang ginagawa at hindi mo ginagawa sa opisina. Siya yung willing makinig sa mga saloobin at hinanakit mo tungkol sa kunpanya, na willing din naman niya i-kanta sa boss mo. Kasasabi mo lang sa kanya kanina na huwag sasabihin sa iba, biglang magugulat ka nalang alam na kagad ng boss mo. Chismax to the max. Ang galing, sana isinigaw mo nalang.

#4. Mr.Krabs – ang kaopisina mo namang hihilahin ka pababa, huwag lang maunahan. Siya yung kaopisina mong hindi natutuwa pag napupuri ang iba. Maaaring inggit o sadyang nasa dugo na niya ang pagiging isang atleta – pinanganak upang makipag kumpetensya. Marunong rin tumira ng pailalim itong si Mr. Krabs na handa siyang isabotahe ang pag-unlad mo upang hindi ka maka-ahon sa putik na kinalulubugan mo.

#5. Master Buraot – Tinamaan ng matinding kahirapan ang kaopisinang mong ito dahil sa tuwing may isusubo ka, ay hihingin niya ang kalahati. OO KALAHATI. Dahil ayaw niyang sumobra, nakakahiya nga naman. Ngunit kapag mas kaunti naman ay hindi na siya nakakatulog sa gabi. Kung may tatlong siomai ka, tag-isa’t kalahati kayo. Hindi pwedeng isa lang ang sa kanya, sayang naman yung kalahati. Malakas din ang pandinig ni Master Buraot. Naririnig niya ang kaluskos ng binubuksang chipy across the office floor at gagamit siya ng hypersonic teleportation. Magugulat ka nalang, nakapasok na ang kamay niya sa sitsirya mo.

#6. Utang Lord – Parang si Linta-Man lang din, malagkit kumapit pag may kailangan, ngunit Madulas pag araw na ng bayaran. Nakakaawa ang kaniyang mga tingin at talaga namang ikaw ang lalabas na masamang tao pag hindi mo siya napautang. Ngunit pag araw na ng singilan, nagiging ninja ang kaopisina mong ito, biglang nawawala.

#7. Swiper – Mas mabilis pa sa alas-kwatro kung pumitik ng bolpen ang mga makakating kamay nitong kaopisinang mo na si Swiper. Hindi mo madadaan sa written report, dahil wala ka nang ballpen bago ka pa makahanap ng papel. At dahil kakampi niya ang taong Linta, hindi mo rin magawang magsumbong dahil alam mong ikaw ang talo. Siya ang pangunahing salarin sa nawawala mong kagamitan sa locker na hindi mo mai-lock kasi may kumuha ng padlock. At bukod sa mga nawawalang personal na kagamitan, siya din ang nasa likod ng mga nawawalang office supplies gaya ng isang rim ng bond paper, markers at ballpens, station mouse, pakete ng kape, tissue, atbp. magbubukas ata siya g office supplies sa bahay nila.

#8. Beastmode – Madalas siya ang boss mo o supervisor mo. Pag may nagawa ka, pagagalitan ka niya. Pag wala ka naman ginawa, pagagalitan ka parin niya. “Bakit hindi? eh wala ka ngang ginagawa diba?!” pagagalitan ka nanaman niyan. Para bang pinaglihi siya sa sama ng loob at araw-araw siya naglilihi. Kagaya mo, maaring nasira lang din ang araw niya dahil sa mga kapwa niya peste sa opnisina ninyo. Ang pinagkaiba niya lang sayo, mas pinili niyang ipamahagi ang nasirang araw niya sa iba. Shampoo nalang ang dalhin mo, sagot na niya ang pag sabon sa’yo.


By SnowWhite


Sampung Senyales na isa kang Taong Pa-BIBO

Pabibo ka ba?

Kung hindi mo alam kung nagiging Pabibo ka na, malamang ay dahil hindi mo alam ang ibig-sabihin pag tawag ka’ng pabibo.

Ano nga ba ang pabibo?

Ang Pabibo (o Pabida) ay nagmula sa salitang tagalog na bibo na ang ibig sabihin ay batang kapansin-pansin dahil sa kaugalian nitong pagiging cute, makulit, masigla, at masiyahin na ikinatutuwa ng mga matatanda. Bidang-bida sa paningin dahil talaga namang nakaka-kuha ng pansin.


Ngunit pag tinawag kang Pabibo o Pabida, ay iba nang usapan iyan. Mayroon kang ginagawa na akala mo’y wasto, yoon pala’y labis nang kinaiinis ng iba. Ngunit sa halip na idaan nila ito sa marahas at madugong paraan, sa halip ay tinatawag ka nalang nila na isang taong Pabibo.

Pabibo ka. Hindi ka nakakatuwa.

Sandali lang. Bitawan mo muna yang lubid. Maaaring nararanasan mong matawag na pabibo dahil hindi mo alam ang ginagawa mo. Heto, sasabihin ko sayo ang sampung bagay na ginagawa mo na kung hindi mo titigilan ay sila na mismo ang sasakal sayo:

1. Mahilig kang Magpasikat

Ito marahil ang pinaka-unang dahilan upang mapaaway ka sa kanto. Lahat ng taong pabibo ay mayroon nito. Mahilig kang magpasikat. Ang hilig mong ipakita sa lahat ang mga bagay na mayroon ka. Hindi buo ang araw mo pag hindi mo nai-bida ang bagay na akala mo’ng ikaw lang ang mayroon. Kaya’t pag nalaman mong mayroon din yung taong pinagmamayabangan mo, nananahimik ka bigla.


2. Kulang ka sa Pansin

Hindi mo mapigilan ang sarili mo na mangalabit at manghingi ng pansin. Gusto mo nasayo ang atensyon ng lahat. Gustong gusto mo pag pinupuri ka ng mga tao sa paligid mo at proud ka rin kapag pinaguusapan ka nila. Ngunit naiinis ka naman kapag masama ang mga naririnig mo tungkol sayo. Wag ganon, friend.

3. Laging ikaw yung Magaling

Hindi mo maiwasang makialam sa gawain o kasuotan ng iba. Para ba’ng kaylangan mo laging magbigay ng Advise kahit hindi naman hinihingi. Sinisimulan mo ito sa pag sabi ng “Dapat kase-“. Ibibida mo sa kanila na mas magaling ka sa mga bagay na ginagawa nila. Hindi naman nila kailangan yung opinyon mo pero sasabihin mo parin syempre. Bakit nga naman hindi? Pabibo ka e.

4. Mali ang Timing mo

Mali ang tiyempo mo sa lahat ng bagay. Mali ang timing mo ng biro, mali ang timing mo ng pangungulit, at mali ang timing mo magpa-pabida. Hindi mo iniisip kung ano ang kasalukuyang nararamdaman o iniisip ng taong mabibiktima mo. May pagkakataong sasabog ang taong ito sa galit ngunit dahil mas propesyonal siya kaysa sayo, mananahimik nalang siya kaysa makulong sa pagsakal sayo.

5. Akala mo ikaw lang ang Tao sa Mundo

Alam mo naman talagang hindi mo kailangang tumawa ng malakas o mag-react ng sobra ngunit dahil gusto mo rin malaman kung lilingunin ka nila, mag o-overreact ka. Tuwang-tuwa ka naman dahil sa muli ay napalalunan mo nanaman ang pansin nila. Wag mong gawin yan parati dahil pag nagkaroon ng araw na biglang walang pumansin sa’yo, promise magmumukha kang t@#6a.


6. Sayo ang Huling Salita

EDI IKAW NA! Hindi mo maiwasang ibida ang kwento mo sa kwento ng iba. At syempre umaasa kang makatanggap din iyon ng parehas na dami ng atensyon. Sisimulan mo ito sa pagsabi ng “Ako nga e-” na sinusundan ng kwento mong mas kamangha-mangha kaysa kwento nya. At bago matapos ang isang kwento, gusto mo opinion mo ang tatapos. Oras nila yun para magpa-bida, wag kang ano.

7. Hindi ka nagpapahuli

Hindi mo hinahayaan ang sarili mong maging huli sa isang bagay o pangyayari. Kahit hindi naman kailangang nandoon ka, isisingit mo ang sarili mo, mai-sali ka lang. Nandoon ang pagnanais mong mapabilang sa lahat ng bagay na ginagawa ng mga kasamahan mo. At pakiramdam mo hindi ka nila gusto at napagkakaisahan ka kapag napapag-iwanan ka. Maaaring tama ka.

8. Nagiinarte ka

Nagiinarte ka ng wala sa lugar. Whether maarte ka lang talaga or kunwari lang. Maaaring hindi mo talaga gusto ang isang bagay ngunit hindi ito dahilan upang mag inarte ka ng sobra. Tandaan, bata lang ang nagta-tantrums sa tuwing hindi niya nakukuha ang gusto niya. Ang mas lalong nakakainis sa mga nag-iinarte ay yung mukha nila. Hindi ko rin alam pero para bang ansarap manakit. Hindi ka na bata.

9. Nagpapa-lakas ka sa isang Tao

Mayroon kang lihim na motibo upang makuha ang gusto mo kaya’t hindi mo na rin namamalayang may naaapakan kang iba. Nagiging pabibo ka na kapag ginagawa mo na ito ng madalas kahit wala namang mas malalim na dhilan o pakinabang. Wala lang, gusto mo lang magpalakas para ikaw yung mas mapansin at mas may pagkakataong magpasikat upang mas umangat.


10. Naka-focus ang Kwento mo sa mga Bagay na Magaganda

Kapag nagkwento ka, walang pangit. Puro achievements, magagandang ala-ala, mga masasayang bakasyon, mga mamahaling kagamitan, etc. Walang pangit. Puro good stuff lang dahil natatakot ka na kapag nalaman nila ang madilim na parte ng buhay mo ay lalayuan ka na nila at hindi mo na makukuha yung daily dossage mo ng pansin na binibigay nila sayo. Alam mo kung bakit? Kasi Pabibo ka.

Kaya’t wag kang pabibo. Sinasabi ko sa’yo ito hindi dahil pabibo ako, kundi  dahil nag-aalala ako sa ginagawa mo. Hanggat maaga pa ay bawasan mo ang pagiging atribida. Wag kang kang Jollibee.


By SnowWhite




At 3 AM, I snoozed my watch and realized my phone alarm didn’t go off because I FORGOT to set the time and date settings. The same phone I FORGOT to put in my pocket when I left for work just an hour later. And upon arriving the office, I realized, I forgot to log-out from last week’s shift which implies my last day from that week will not be paid. I’m just in the mid 20’s but my brain is already crashing harder than Windows95.

How did it all come to this?

Forgetfulness, is not an easy problem for the mind and no amount of sweet quote can change it. You agree with me, right?

In the other hand, this is when Forgetfulness become reliable for us – While some of us consider it as a problem, others treat it as an advantage especially when they’re trying to forget something or a certain someone. I noticed that it would take me only a year or two to forget someone I used to talk to a lot; a year or less for people I rarely spoke with; months to days for experience; and seconds or so for things I do in a daily basis like what happened earlier. Lucky for me, the only thing that reminds me of those embarrassing moments are the people around me and I don’t fully remember what they’re talking about.


According to quotes which we always see in social media, Intelligent people tend to be forgetful because there are lots of things that going on in their head. Well, even if it came from the internet with more than 90% doubt, you can very much agree with it because it simply happens every time. But if you would think about it carefully, isn’t memory sharpness supposedly a sign of intelligence? Forgetfulness is a proof that our brain is getting weaker and a weak brain is… let’s just say… “slow” brain.


I really don’t wanna use the word ‘Dementia’ because it only adds fuel to my burning fear that one of these days, my memory will lose it’s ability to recall and totally forget everything, but you will research it anyway so here it is: Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with our daily life caused by physical changes in the brain such as brain injury or brain diseases. I’m sorry for sharing my anxiety with you guys. How about a little advise to ease the problem? Let me share the 5 ways to sharpen your memory I gathered earlier:

1. Veggies and Fruits
Good and healthy diet is always one of the best ways to keep our life in track. Vegetables and fruits are rich with anti-oxidants, substances that protect our brain cells from damage. We need more Omega-3 fatty acids, seafood, and fatty fishes like Tilapia and Salmon.

2. Stress Management
These days, it’s almost impossible to dodge stress. You might wanna keep your stress in check because chronic stress destroys brain cells and damages the Hippocampus, the region of the brain responsible for the for the formation of new memories and retrieval of old ones.


3. Laugh
We need more of those Laughing gas now. Not just laughter can be your medicine, it can also improve your brain because it engages multiple regions across your brain, unlike emotional responses that are limited to specific areas of the brain only. Laugh with your friends, socialize with them. Stop over thinking about the bad things that will happen ahead just for today and see how laughing can wake up your sleeping brain cells.

sleep is for the weak

4. You need sleep
You might probably heard the saying “sleep is for the weak”, but lack of sleep will only weaken your brain and its ability to think. Have you notice whenever you have less hours of sleep, it’s more difficult it is to focus on a specific task? Then why are you still awake now? Stop that coffee and try wine or grape juice.

5. Brain exercise
Think of it as a car, your brain needs a regular run to make sure everything’s in order. Basically, when oils dries up, the engine starts to fail. Your brain needs a workout. As we reach adulthood, our brain developed millions of neural pathways that helps you process and recall information quickly to solve familiar problems and tasks with minimum effort. But of we stick with these well-worn paths, the brain is not getting the stimulation it needs to grow and develop.

Of all the tips I’ve got, these five so far is the most effective for me. The internet offers more ways to prevent dementia before saying hello to old man Alzheimer’s. Keep those precious memories from fading away.


By Cinderella



How suspension affects you as a student

This is something everyone would definitely relate into this rainy season…

We are all once a student who would somehow, in one point, wishes the faculty to suspend classes even just for a day. And some of us doesn’t realize what happens if school work is delayed for a day, and this is that kind of regret.

-What happens if classes were suspended in day?


Here in Philippines, where pacific typhoons seemingly tests their strength before going to Asian storm rampage, most of the students will always be so delighted whenever classes are suspended because of the strong rain. And who doesn’t? I mean, no classes means no lesson stress, no traffic haggardness, no quizzes, no recitations, lesser school days in a week, more time to hangout with your friends, more time to play games, more time to sleep, and just about everything that you can only do on weekends. We will disregard the affects of typhoon and other omnipotent force to the general population for now.

If there is something that a hard-working student would understand when classes are suspended is the fact that suspensions doesn’t stop the time. Meaning, it doesn’t really delay the deadlines.

An additional free day will allow you to finish the assignments you so planned to do when you reach the school early because copying homework doesn’t really guarantee your classmate’s answers to be correct, but sharing the punishment with a friend is better than to be punished alone for not doing the assignment.

Small school stuff like assignments are okay if delayed, but what about the others like group projects, field activities, school presentations…things that will give an impact to your grades if you’re the type of student who’s not good in academics and only excel with extracurricular activities? If your teachers would be considerate, you’re very lucky if deadlines were postponed.

Class suspension also means postponed lesson. Teachers already created a lesson plan for the whole week, but it’s not really your problem as a student, right? WRONG!!! Teachers based their lessons from your textbook and your books are sufficient enough to teach you everything you need to know based on your current grade. Let’s say you have 500 school days per year and your book also happens to have 500 lessons or so, do you think those lessons at the far end of the book that you didn’t learned means nothing? You just missed the lessons, Einstein.

With suspended classes, you just missed your chance to prove yourself as a student. Everyday is a moment for you to impress your teachers that you might not be as good as top students but showing up in the classroom means you’re trying. I’m not lying to you but there are students that pass the subject only by perfect attendance.

I’m not the type of student that excel in academic stuff too, but there are times when I feel like to listen or excited to learn the next lesson at least. You know, when you wake up and remembered the next lesson is something you’re really interested into then *poof* Classes suspended! Maybe today is just meant for you to sleep all day.


By Rapunzel