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One Reason to Love 13 Reasons Why – A Review

I remember going through Fully Booked’s three floors in BGC back in 2009 just for this one particular book. I could no longer recall how I got to know about Jay Asher’s novel at that time (maybe from Candy magazine?) but something about it seeped its way into my unknowing heart, etched a deep scar and stayed there ever since. Fast forward to eight years later, the very concept of bullying and suicide are still on both ends of the pendulum. Cutting to the chase, 13 Reasons Why is  ...

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You’re my Point of Light

I was wrong.   All those things I’ve written about a certain someone in the past were just a projection of what I thought I would feel if I have found “the one”. It wasn’t directly attributed to this person, it was just a collection of feelings that I have long saved up for the right one to come along. Now that HE has, it’s different. All those things I’ve written meant so much MORE. There’s truth to them, like they’re actually coming to life.  ...

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Look Back But Move On

Every once in a while, we stumble upon things that change us in ways we could never have imagined. We thought it was the only thing that mattered at that time that we choose to close our hearts to possibilities that are far beyond than what we dream for ourselves. Every once in a while, people come into our lives to make us feel in a certain way, a way we could never have felt with anyone else. We believe that it was something real, something that would last a lifetime. And then in a blink  ...

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Minutes, Hours, Days

There are moments that happen in our lives that we wish would never end. When we look back, we are only reminded by the happiness we felt back then, wondering if such moments would happen again, or if we could only turn back time. The family reunion where everyone was present, having that father-daughter dance on your eighteenth birthday, experiencing that first special kiss, enjoying the best out-of-town trip with your best friends, or just even having random but meaningful conversations  ...

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