Sky Castle: Parental Achievement Goals to the Extremes

Parents feel proud and happy of their children’s achievements. Just take a look at your social media accounts, everyday you will see posts of proud parents about their children’s attainments.

It is only natural for parents to aspire for their children’s success. However, when taken to the extremes, it becomes destructive. Because of the parents’ desire, children are being pressured to excel from a very young age. This has become the biggest cause of stress among the youth today. Sky Castle, the highest rated cable drama on Korean broadcasting history, is one of the top Korean dramas with lessons in life. It dealt with this sensitive style of parenting.

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A Short But Fun Road Trip to Atimonan, Quezon

We all want a vacation now and then to be able to relax and re-energize but sometimes, our busy lives just doesn’t allow for a luxurious getaway. Us girls also wanted to go on a vacation but our schedules never seem to match and we always had something to do on weekends. But we were all determined and constantly excited to discuss our plans for a weekend getaway.

Finally, we settled on just going on a road trip to a small resort in Atimonan, Quezon. It was a 6-hour ride, far enough from the city but still near enough not to exhaust us from the travel time. Picking a date to go was tricky at first, but I guess our determination and positive thinking paid off because a couple of days before the weekend, all our schedules synced. So, we met early morning, on a weekend, (despite some mishaps and a sleepless night of packing our bags) for our quick adventure. It was a very quick one indeed but it was all worth it as we came back with more than just fun memories of our trip.

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Your Key to Success

It all started with lechon manok (roasted chicken). Then, it was followed by shawarma, milk tea, donuts, cupcakes then frozen yogurts. These are just some of the food crazes that hit Manila by storm. A handful of people who invested in such crazes definitely cashed in some profits. Unfortunately, although there were a few gainers, there were more losers. Take shawarma for example, out of all those stores that proliferated in the country in the 80s, almost all already closed their businesses a long time ago.

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The Archipelago of a Thousand Dreams: The Wonders in Bicol

By:  Gytha Kate A. Torres

The Forty-five minute plane from Manila to Bicol was my first flying experience in the Philippines. I thought I would only see clouds and the real life Philippine map, but flying above the Philippine islands was more breathtaking than what I have expected. My first “wow”-experience was seeing Mayon Volcano’s top view and the Earth’s beautiful land formations. I thought it was just a visit, but I knew it was a journey I have to be excited for.

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