The Wonder Woman

The Wonder Woman

It’s getting later in the year; that time when the air is chilled by the thought of endings. The sun sets at seven now, and the sky is already pinking as I close the door of my mom’s dented green van. I tilt my head up towards the sunset. I love everything about this...
From Drugs to Riches Part 3

From Drugs to Riches Part 3

Dreaming for my Family I started to dream of a life free from strife, violence, and hopelessness. I was able to release forgiveness to those who killed my father, and I started to dream good things for my family back in Cebu. I wanted them to know and receive Jesus,...
From Drugs to Riches (Part 2)

From Drugs to Riches (Part 2)

The Road to Recovery After my father’s death, my family agreed to send me to a rehabilitation center. I said yes. I thought I was going to Cebu for this, but I ended up in Antipolo. My family booked round trip tickets for themselves, not for me. I felt they really...
From Drugs to Riches (Part 1)

From Drugs to Riches (Part 1)

Young and Craving for Freedom I was a captive to drugs for more than 10 years. I had my first taste of marijuana when I was 11 years old. I gave in because of peer pressure. At first, I did not like it because it made me dizzy, but I eventually liked it because it...
The Shy Storyteller

The Shy Storyteller

The Introvert I am an introvert. I don’t like the thought of people looking at me. I feel awkward when I must make eye contact with another person. I get anxious when I’m surrounded by so many people, regardless if they’re familiar or not. I rarely initiate...
How to Cope with Distance Learning

How to Cope with Distance Learning

What comes into your mind upon hearing the word “pandemic”? As a student, this means transitioning into a new, unusual, and challenging mode of learning. Instead of having face-to-face classes with my favorite Statistics and Calculus professors, or hanging around with...