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What To Do If Your Elders Think You’re A Failure

First, stop caring about what they think.


What a joke, right?

If you’re from a traditional Filipino family, you’ve been raised to defer to your elders. Ignoring their opinions isn’t something you can easily do.

[Author’s note: this article is for young adult Filipinos who are being tormented by their relatives and neighbors for failing to comply with … Read full post →

5 Crappy Ways To Get Your Company Noticed Online

Those darned marketing gurus! They only teach you “proper” ways of getting brand recall. Like improving your product or finding out what your customers really want. Don’t they know that those things cost money? And for what? Hundreds of loyal, paying customers?

Why waste your time on those when you can just do a crappy online … Read full post →

9 Things Filipinos Should Do In Their Twenties (According To My Relatives And Neighbors)

Thought Catalog is wrong. Your 20s aren’t for “finding yourself” and “trying new things”. It’s not for backpacking across Europe, surviving massive hangovers, or dancing with strangers. Not if my neighbors and relatives have anything to say about the matter. And boy, do they have A LOT to say about it.

In fact, here, have a … Read full post →

Catching Lightning

How to take photographs of lightning (using a cheap camera)

Find a good spot.
Point your camera in the general direction of lightning.
Frantically press the shutter button every second (may vary depending on your cheap camera’s shutter speed).
(Optional) If you are religious, pray for lightning and luck.
Ignore the mosquitoes.
Repeat 327 times or until you get this:

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