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The Publication War: The Carolinian vs. Today’s Carolinian

“Why do we have more than one university-wide student publication?” This question has bugged me even before the start of the academic year, about the time when we began preparations … Continue reading

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I vividly remember the time the city stopped for a minute. It was about you. It was about how you wanted to put our city in the spotlight. You succeeded, … Continue reading

May 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Day 1

The movie was great. To be honest, I am sucker for romantic movies and that movie sort-of falls into that category. It was close to midnight when my friends decided … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Voting “wisely”…more fun in the Philippines!

“REMEMBER TO VOTE WISELY!” That’s the catchphrase we always hear during the elections. It’s a catchphrase with good moral intentions, but it seems the people who hear it seem to … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to make fun runs…”fun”

Marathons, or fun runs as people would usually call it, have recently become a trend in the bustling Cebu metropolis. Last year alone, fun runs were being conducted in the … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

When Life Gives You Lemons by Jon Oliver R. Balili

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the old adage that when life gives us lemons, we ought to make lemonade. Fewer, perhaps, know of another way of dealing with the … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Megumi Entirely (Chapter 1): Nice Guys Finish Last

“Ingats. Haha! :)”   Parang weirdo lang ba? Makapaglagay lang ng isang text message ng babae eh ‘no? Pero makinig muna kayo, hindi yan yung point ng message na yan. … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Three Chapters of Door 10

Weekly Writing Challenge: Through the Door “The door to your house/flat/apartment/abode has come unstuck in time. The next time you walk through it, you find yourself in the same place, but … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Valuing a woman’s secret

Daily Prompt: What’s the most significant secret you’ve ever kept? Did the truth ever come out? It was during my fourth year high school Part I days. Half of our class … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 7 Comments

Choosing a First Job by Jon Oliver R. Balili

One evening, Algeb, a fellow college graduate from the Financial Management program, posted about her job hunting woes on Facebook. She wrote: “Please help me choose: SMALL COMPANY with job … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Daily Prompt: 56 Quotes from Steve Jobs/Apple, Inc.

Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List (click here) Subject: Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Daily Prompt: Going back to Nauru

Go back to a blog post you always thought could be better, or were unsatisfied with — now, fix it.’ My blog post that I want to fix: I wish … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rain or Shine

For many of us, winter is blooming into spring, or fall hardening into winter. Which season do you most look forward to? For us Filipinos living in a tropical country, … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dormant blogger waiting to erupt

I know that I haven’t blogged as frequently as normal lately as well. Taken From: http://carlarenee45.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/beyond-my-friends/ Destiny really takes me to words I can describe myself as a blogger. My … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Daily Prompt: South of Somewhere

Good day to all graduates! It’s a pleasure to be back to the school where I learned how to value simplicity. Leaving this school and finishing high school is still … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Dream by Ayrton Braga

It’s been raining all day. I’m walking as fast as I can — walking, not running, and there’s no shelter for me in sight. I look up to the grey … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Megumi Entirely: Prologue

Destiny. Isang salitang ang ibig sabihin ay sadyang may nakatalaga ng pangyayari sa iyo. Poknat ka raw ‘pag kinotra mo pa ito. Sinabi kasi nila na ‘pag kinontra mo raw ang … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The day they set my friend on fire by Ayrton Braga

It was just me and my buddy, Fred. Chilling like we usually did in his comfy shed. It was a regular Tuesday and we were hanging out. Unfortunately, the town … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Daily Prompt: A suitable place

“Now it begins, let it begin Cleanup Time Hey, cleanup time Cleanup time Well, well, well” A messy place makes me both anxious and cranky. I need a clean and … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Philippine Politics Norm

2013 na kaya panahon na naman ng mid-term elections sa Pilipinas. Yes, hindi lang colleges and universities ang may mga mid-terms nay an at pareho lang silang may examination sa … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment


I’ll just mesmerize the beauty of the night sky. Be with the stars and its constellation, feel the cold of the night, and glance the moon’s never-ending guide for the … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Letting go of your dreams by James Herrera

Is being in love great, amazing or just unexplainable? Feels like you’re floating in air whenever you see the person you loved, right? But how about loving someone who doesn’t … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

College Blues I: Liberated Priest

I don’t usually write stuff about my interest and my life. But being an inspiration to a large number of students gave me the guts to start sharing my not-so-unique … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Braver, Stronger, Faster

How can you achieve greatness if you always compare yourself to others? You’re different. Why do you want to be like them when you can be simply be as yourself? … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Life in a day: Prostitution Mini-debate

Hello Reader! Here is yet another “A Day in a Life” article, made for you! In this article I want to talk about an issue that indirectly affects us teenagers. … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 2 Comments


After leaving UST Growling Tigers PIDO JARENCIO TO COACH LOS ANGELES LAKERS The University of Santo Tomas’ former head coach, Pido Jarencio, who led Growling Tigers to two finals appearance … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why does SM still maintains the former MAKRO in Mandaue when people can go to SM City Cebu Supermarket Section?

Makro was a famous global membership-only warehouse shopping chain. During its peak, it had 15 warehouses across the Philippines. Makro was a haven for hard-to-find foreign products and provided its … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Debugging: Love Bug

Change is inevitable, change is the only constant word, and change is blah blah blah. The word change sure does have many meanings but concludes to one – the dreaded … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Why Sari-sari Stores only exists in the Philippines?

Sari-sari stores are one of the important backbones in our society. Dating back during the pre-Spanish era, its presence in the barrios, barangays, municipalities and cities, have become part of … Continue reading

November 18, 2012

Making Your Own Road

If going to college will squander your time and you really take as gospel in your proficiency as an innovator, then why waste four years of your life if you … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

College Chick of the Week: The Prophet’s Princess

Full Name: Justine Joanne Olivares Neri Born: May 30, 1994 Age:18 Eye Color: Black Likes: Playing the Piano, reading fiction books, eating any kind of foods, cooking and watching movies … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Daily Prompt: Prank & Good Times

Prank #1: Disgusting Story I once pranked my friends by telling them a story that looks very innocent to be heard by someone. That story is just about a young … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Daily Prompt: Age of Enlightenment (The Filipino Style)

What change, big or small, would you like your blog to make in the world? I always dream of a Filipino giving the world insights to what he is thinking … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Weekly Writing Challenge: Rebellion of Minds

February 2006. I’m still a grade school student back then and our lives just revolved from playing hide-and-seek near our school’s football field and making my time efficient by reading … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Witness to the Old World

Do you know the Eraserheads song “Downtown”? Well, I don’t expect 75 percent of Carolinians know this song and maybe know this famous OPM band. Let me give you an … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Life in a day: Anti-stereotyping (LVL: Asian)

Hello Reader! Here’s another Life in a Day article, made for you, yes you, a teenager, which was made by me (obviously). This article will talk about expectations people have … Continue reading

November 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Dreaming while Facing Reality

Being a Parent means being able to give and show the abundance of love, care, respect, and joy to his/her child; the best and practical way to show it is … Continue reading

November 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

Uncut Opinions: Why spokening englis?

Yes, for all you grammar nazis, I am aware that the title is horribly wrong in terms of grammar and spelling. I am an educated Carolinian, don’t worry. In this … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bad man with chance

Next year will be the Philippines’ mid-term elections and politicians are doing everything to gain more supporters even if the campaign period designated by Commission on Elections has not yet … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Daily Post: The Hands of Time is Fastly Moving

Dear Mr. BCG, This is yourself 20 years before you attained all the success and failures you have now. I’m currently writing you this note to make you aware that … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

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