MAY Articles

My articles in Thought Catalog (here and here) and Medium did this to me. My scanty word count (22K words) is also to blame as I am considering whether to use my time to read or to feed my Google document. The point is, I didn't manage to read more articles than I should have … Continue reading MAY Articles


“Human passions have mysterious ways, in children as well as grown-ups. Those affected by them can’t explain them, and those who haven’t known them have no understanding of them at all.” ― Michael Ende, The Neverending Story


Once upon a time, a teacher and a student were talking about different subjects. Teacher: What did you do in Physics? Student: I slept. Teacher: Can you remember what you did in Biology class? Student: Yes. I killed an animal. We killed an animal and after the class the teacher cooked the frogs.

“When it comes to controlling human beings there is no better instrument than lies. Because, you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.” ― Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

Teacher of the Week

Teacher Ganda: Where are you from? Student: I'm from Miaoli, teacher. Teacher Ganda: Oh, there are a lot of cats in Miaoli, right? Student: Huh? Why teacher? How did you know? Teacher Ganda: ( (MIAOLI) *Ganda means beautiful in Filipino. **Thanks, Teacher Ganda for contributing this. You know who you are. ^_^  

XERD, Congratulations!

Congratulations to my youngest brother for graduating today! You deserve all the blessings you are receiving right now. We've witnessed your struggles and triumphs for a number of years and now you have to take an even bigger responsibility. We are always proud of you. Coming from your overconfident sister, that is saying something.