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Paano nga ba masasabi na bagay ang dalawang tao? Kapag ba pareho ang mga gusto nila sa buhay o ‘di kaya naman, ang kanilang personalidad ay magkaiba gaya ng kasabihang opposite attracts?

Ang kuwento ng Love at first sight ay parang isang romcom na nababasa at napapanood ko lamang. Hindi mahilig manood ng sine si Jerry Gracio ngunit isang beses ay napagpasyahan niyang manood at saktong doon nakilala niya ang taong mamahalin niya ng mahigit na 13 na taon. Nangako si Jerry Gracio na siya’y hindi muli na iibig dahil sa kanyang mga masasakit karanasan sa pag-ibig, ngunit hindi niya…


Mayroon ang kumot noong bata ako na hanggang ngayon ay kasama ko pa rin sa pagtulog. “Yellow” ang binigay kong pangalan sa kanya noon dahil kulay dilaw siya.

Masasabi kong parang best friend ko na si Yellow dahil ang tagal na ng pinagsamahan namin. Halos nasaksihan niya ang lahat ng pangyayari sa buhay ko mula sa pag-iyak ko dahil napalo ako ng nanay ko, sa kilig na naramdaman ko habang ka-chat ang crush ko, at hanggang ngayon sa pagpupuyat ko para gumawa ng mga requirements. May isang ayaw nga lang ako kay Yellow, hindi niya nalalabanan ang malamig na panahon…


Stainless Longganisa is fun to read because it is filled with a lot of jokes and punchlines . It is in a first person point of view. It’s main difference from I Do or I Die! is that it’s structure is collage or mosaic. It does not follow an order or sequence. It is just random. It is like talking to your barkada and your topic changes from one to another and at some point one is going to ask why are you talking about that topic or how did you reach that topic.

The topics are: writers, body odor/deodorants…


Limang taong gulang ako noong naglayas ako sa aming bahay dahil napagalitan ako ng aking mga magulang. Pakiramdam ko noon ay isa akong bida ng teleserye kung saan ay lumayas ang bida sa kanyang tinitirahan dahil inaapi siya ng kanyang step-mother.

Hindi ako nakalayo sa aming bahay dahil may asong gala sa daan kaya pumalagi muna ako sa isang nakasarang lumang tindahan. Iniisip ko na kung hahanapin pa ba ako ng aking mga magulang, maiiyak kaya sila pag nakita nila ako, mamumuhay na ba talaga akong mag-isa o may tutulong ba at mag-aampon sa akin.

Pero hindi ako katulad ng bida na kayang tiisin lahat ng paghihirap. Hindi ko na kayang tiisin ang panghi ng kinaroroonan ko at ang mga lamok na umaaligid sa akin kaya umuwi na ako.


CNF Online Journal 2: Wilfredo Pascual’s Animalia

Humans are the highest form of animals and there are times that we look down on them but this essay gives us a message that we could learn a lot from these animals.

I find it interesting on how the author, Wilfredo Pascual told his experiences and adventures in life through connecting it with animals. Every story has an animal present in it and each animal has a corresponding lesson and message that we could apply in our life.

First person point of view is used. I got to learn more about the…


I have never known or met someone that has the same name as I, Iyazelle. When I meet people for the first time, they always have a hard time pronouncing and spelling it. There are also times where people get it completely wrong like sometimes they say it as Isabelle or like the name that I have at my old dentist which is Iyabelle. People always ask why is my name Iyazelle and what does it mean.

July 6. 2002, the day that I was born. My mother went to the hospital for a check-up but to her surprise she…


“Eye candy” is something or someone that gets our attention in an attractive way. Someone or something who is pleasing to the eyes and we want to gain ownership of it.

Maya is a prim and proper lady. Someone who has her life together and contented with it. She is also a person who observes a lot and give assumptions on the things and people she observes but she became more interested on a couple who has a May- December affair; a fine young man and an old lady which she preferred to call “witch”. She was annoyed on how…


In the poem Walang Kalabaw sa Cubao, it tackles the everyday life of the poor or the lives of a street dwellers. The first stanza helps us visualize the setting of the poem that is Cubao. I have never really explored Cubao but with the description of the first stanza, I had a picture in mind. The second stanza talks about the street children who grew up and lived their whole lives in the streets of Cubao.

Sa lilim ng Big Dome
Sa anino ng kongkretong domino
Ng tinatayong tulay ng MRT-2

It is ironic for me because these poor…


“Kung Tuyo na ang Luha Mo, Aking Bayan”, This poem is not new to me since I have had heard it a lot of times before and also I have read it on a surface level only. This poem is usually used by a speech choirs during Buwan ng Wika. This time I would understand it more and dig deeper into the poem.

By simply reading the title, the receiver is the Bayan or the Philippines, but the receiver could also be us, the Filipino people. Although the receiver is well established in the poem, there is no clear persona.One…


The first thing that came into my mind when I read the first few stanzas of the poem is that it is about a person writing his last letter to someone special or someone he often writes to. I had the impression that it was a goodbye letter and that he would not be seeing the person he is writing to ever again.

In the first line of the poem, “Marahil ito ang aking huling liham”, it shows that there is a specific persona in the poem. Also, in the first stanza, an intended audience can be seen. …

Lilay Ilagan

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