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Making Friends: The First Move

Making Friends: The First Move

We may feel either excited or distraught at the thought of meeting new people and making new friends, whether it is on the first day of school, or an orientation organized by the school to promote “ice-breaking” activities. Some people may find making the first move easy, while others find it incredibly difficult. When you [...]

Education: Love it or Hate it

Education: Love it or Hate it

“School sucks!” “I wish I could have holidays all year round (although you know that won’t happen)!” There’s at least one time in your life when you’ve said it, but did you really mean it? Many a time, we say things on impulse, usually prompted greatly by something that painstakingly makes you feel like you’re [...]

Escapism vs Responsiblity: Your Pick

Escapism vs Responsiblity: Your Pick

There’s at least one stage in our lives that we’re not in favor of, which often makes us feel disgruntled and sometimes at a loss. We tend to walk around in circles trying hard to avoid the main problem as much as we can, only to realize that all we have been doing is making [...]

Achieving Your Dreams

Achieving Your Dreams

How do people realize their dreams? What should they do to achieve these dreams? Why are some of them scared of making their dreams possible? And why do others quit on their dreams when hard times come? People may have the same personality and dreams but they have different ways of achieving them. Some people [...]

Can You Possibly Live Without Technology?

Can You Possibly Live Without Technology?

Technology is just amazing, don’t you agree? You get to chat with friends without having to meet them in person; you get to sit in front of the computer all day without moving an inch. In the vicinity of your surroundings, you have videos, music, games and all sorts of entertainment available to you. What’s [...]

Adjusting With Global Recession

Adjusting With Global Recession

Though I’m not earning any money of my own yet, the global recession has affected my personal economy too. My parents, who haven’t cut down my allowance, have obviously been tightening their belts recently. So instead of spending their money for my own leisure while they’re the ones experiencing the crisis, I thought of how [...]

Don’t you feel tired hiding behind a “mask” everyday?

Many people tend to not show their true feelings and emotions when in the presence of other people. This may be due to several reasons: They refuse to express their feelings and would rather keep things to themselves because they are afraid that their friends might tease them; they don’t want other people peeking into [...]

What’s Up With Filipino Youth? (The Shadow Side)

What's Up With Filipino Youth? (The Shadow Side)

Written by saga_0031, participant of the AFMag Writing Contest! Computers, mobile phones, stereos, iPods, mp3s, peer groups, and malls make up the better part of a typical Filipino teen’s world. Most of our time is taken up by these activities, which ends up meaning very little time for our studies and even our own families [...]

Suicide

Suicide: It’s Deadly, And Could Be Stopped When we take a look at the world that stands before us, we see many issues that should be discussed thoroughly, but are often classed as ‘taboo’ subjects. In fact, some of these issues are unfairly stereotyped. Suicide happens to be an issue that is far beyond simplified [...]

Community service: It’s not just a requirement

It is often said that one should always have a “good heart.” However, even if you’re a person that has a good heart, you should always want to do something in your life that MAKES A DIFFERENCE. No matter how big or small, you can make a difference. Picking up a piece of trash may [...]