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The poet is dead; long live Prosper Kristian Inspire 

The poet is dead; long live Prosper Kristian

Words by: Ramil Gulle and Meanne Rosales Interview by: Grace Adorable and Jay Denvher Soriano The tragic death of this young writer shows the urgency of properly treating depression. He was a literary prodigy who was admired and beloved by practically everyone he met. By all accounts, Prosper Kristian Tamonte was a brilliant writer, poet, and critic. He inspired many others by the beauty and insights in his poetry, the sharpness of his criticism during workshops, and his generosity in helping those who wished to learn to write. And he was…

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About Apologies, Forgiving, and Being Human Inspire 

About Apologies, Forgiving, and Being Human

These past months I’ve been contemplating about forgiving and forgiveness. Whether, I, who was done wrong should forgive; or should you who have done me wrong, ask for forgiveness. Well, in a perfect world, both are true. I must forgive those who have asked for my forgiveness. I’m not better than God, who has forgiven those who ask it of Him. But, what I am is human. And this world is as far from perfect as I am from being a god.   “I’m sorry.” “I forgive you.”   These…

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Arnel Pineda serenades with his gift of music Entertainment Inspire Music 

Arnel Pineda serenades with his gift of music

“Don’t stop believing, hold on to that feeling…” A well-loved line from one of Journey’s timeless hits and a gift from Arnel Pineda, its frontman, to the children of the CRIBS Foundation, Inc. last September 15. Arnel, together with his close friends, collectively celebrated their birthdays at CRIBS, Foundation Inc. in Marikina wherein their beneficiaries included infants, toddlers, and young girls full of hope and brimming with potential. Before the event proper, Arnel went to the nursery rooms to interact with adorable toddlers.   By 3 in the afternoon, everyone…

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There was a guy stuck between the train doors on the way home Inspire 

There was a guy stuck between the train doors on the way home

Today, I witnessed a guy get stuck between the train doors on the way home. They closed smack dab in the middle of his body – right from his widow’s peak to the space between his legs. It was a rainy evening at Gil Puyat station. My shoes were soaked in mud, and my umbrella was dripping irregular patterns on the platform. A train full of strangers arrived. I let people pass me to rush into the train. They easily fill the unoccupied spaces of the train. I am reminded…

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Here is a list of things to do when life gives you lemons Inspire 

Here is a list of things to do when life gives you lemons

Sometimes, life is a bitch and we know it. We all have our terrible days, some may have it more than those “okay” or “good” days. It’s really a bad state to be, especially for people who’ve had enough. The state of anger depends on the person. Some prefer to bottle things in while some turn into Godzilla when they burst. If life is just being a meanie and you refuse to do the two aforementioned, you may want to consider doing the following to help you calm down:  …

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Open Your Heart and Ears to Original Pinoy Music Entertainment Inspire Music 

Open Your Heart and Ears to Original Pinoy Music

Original Pinoy Music isn’t dying but rather expanding and still growing over the years. There’s a misconception about OPM being boring, old and “laos”. However, whenever you attend live gigs, you’ll see a lot of people jumping and screaming their hearts out to the songs. It’s not the sound of emptiness but the burning passion of the crowd. OPM or Original Pinoy Music is produced by Filipino musicians and artists. It is a mix of different genres and language mainly Filipino and English. OPM is seen as a dying industry…

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5 things you need to know when you’re adulting Inspire 

5 things you need to know when you’re adulting

The work force is a legitimate jungle. A jungle waiting to be explored. Being in the work force just a month after graduation, I can say that it is indeed a jungle we all must explore eventually. If you feel lost or scared. It’s okay, we will all feel that way at one point. It’s your first time as an “adult” in the big city, ready to become a strong and independent member of the society – to be scared, or even worried, is a normal phase. After working for…

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The Quarter-Life Crisis And Why You’re Okay Inspire 

The Quarter-Life Crisis And Why You’re Okay

You’ve been out of college a few years, the training wheels are completely off, and yet here you are still wobbling along, bumping into things, and stumbling all over the place. You’ve had a couple of “dream” jobs, you probably changed career paths once or twice (and possibly a few more times), and you’re beside yourself. What are you doing? As much as you might have wanted it, you do not have your life together.  Aaaand, stop. Let’s just get this something clear.   You. Are. Doing. Okay. Experiencing the…

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Spoken poetry pieces you need to hear right now Entertainment Inspire 

Spoken poetry pieces you need to hear right now

Spoken poetry, if done right by someone with finesse, has the power to influence and captivate the people in the room. These artists skillfully convey their feelings and make their feelings resonate with their audience. Here are some of the best (and underrated) performances you need to see at least once.     If you’re new to the concept of spoken poetry, then Hillborn’s piece might just be the push you need to envelop you further into the craft. In OCD, Neil discusses the struggle of mental illness and losing…

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The only camping survival guide you’ll ever need Inspire Travel 

The only camping survival guide you’ll ever need

IT’S SUMMER! And let me guess, you’re probably sweating to death every day and you just want to get away from the harsh rays of the sun (apart from the white corners of your office, of course). However, not everyone can afford to travel with fancy hotel accommodations just to get a free pass to a breakfast buffet. But don’t worry, because you don’t need to be broke to have a taste of adventure and fun under the sun. Camping is definitely the answer! Camping may be fun and adventurous,…

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