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A Prayer For My Father
I I knew the moment my father was about to die. I couldn't explain it to you, but I just felt it. I was so sure about my hunch that I spent the entire evening sitting on the couch next to my father's bed, watching him closely while he was resting.
3 Filipino Desserts You Need to Try This Summer
For Filipinos, food and nostalgia are intricately intertwined. Ask any Pinoy millennial about their most memorable birthday party experience, and it will probably involve hotdogs and marshmallows on skewers. Talk about fond fiesta memories, and it might trigger olfactory hallucinations as they remember all the Lechon and Lumpia they used to snag from the dinner table as kids.
- Third Place in Create Your Happiness Challenge
Learning Magic One Frame at a TimeThird Place in Create Your Happiness Challenge
The Beginning Growing up in the 90s, I'd often hear adults talk about all the harmful consequences of television. They argued that apart from exposing kids to obscene content, tv also caused all sorts of adverse psychological effects on young minds.
I Wanna RRRiot! Playlist
Most people used to detest punk rock because they found it too loud, too aggressive, and too confrontational. But to the kids like me that it managed to convert, punk became an unlikely conduit that exposed them to viewpoints they would never have encountered otherwise.
How It Feels to Be A Foreigner In A Japanese Bathhouse
I emerged from the subway station in Ueno with a throbbing headache. Desperate for a nap, I asked around for a cheap hotel. A group of Japanese teenagers was kind enough to lead me to a building that I wouldn't have guessed was a hotel. They told me it was nice and cheap, and that was what I needed. I waved goodbye to them and headed inside.
The Modern Movie Lover's Guide to Black and White Movies
Black and white movies can be pretty challenging for the uninitiated to enjoy. They're old, devoid of color, and the characters sometimes talk funny. But don't let those factors detract you as classic films are also some of the most entertaining to watch. Oh, and did I tell you they're also rich in cinema history?