People Come and Go

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in life,people come and go.some are likepermanent markers,and some are likewhiteboard markers. some are like the clothesin our closet.if our wallet is fat,they fill in every space;if our wallet is thin,we can sleep in it. they are like credit cards.they become heavy burdenswhen we mark in our mindto forego paying it;yet they become solid groundwhen… Continue reading People Come and Go

Cleanup Day

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about 10 amevery holidayis the timewhen I could open that boxfull of post-its, photos, and other paraphernaliawhen it’s supposed to be acleanup dayyet it always turns out to bea session of reminiscence saw a photo of youthose doe eyeswith your smileshowing your teeththat sometimesfilled me with braveryto converse with strangersbe a cheerleadershare snacks even whenmy… Continue reading Cleanup Day

linger

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not much blood sprawled on white tiled floorsbut many have breathed their last in faded white prisons on television, blurred faces of death shooting arrowstheir names may not appear in our contactsyet our hearts heavy with weightson radio, tragic updates loud on airand we walk alongside themyet our hands continue to get dirtyon the phone,… Continue reading linger

Prepositions

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Prepositions are confusing. Sometimes, I place the appropriate one in a sentence, and most of the time I’m not confident if I have put the proper preposition in a sentence. What is a PREPOSITION? A PREPOSITION is a word that relates to a noun or pronoun that appears with it to another word in the… Continue reading Prepositions

The Oxford Comma

This week, we will learn about this small punctuation mark — the Oxford comma. An Oxford comma is placed in a series of nouns. It comes after the second to the last item and before the conjunction and. It may also be applied when one lists a series of adjectives, adverbs, or verbs. EXAMPLE: She… Continue reading The Oxford Comma

so, which word?

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Some words sound alike, yet they function differently. This week, the aim is to draw a boundary between these “confusing” words. Let’s be more careful on which word to use in our sentences. If we are more aware of their functions, then we will deliver clear messages to our audience. LOSE or LOOSE – LOSE… Continue reading so, which word?

The Uses of Semicolon

There are a dozen of punctuation marks, yet we only use a couple of them regularly. What about the semicolon? Do you use a semicolon when writing sentences? Maybe because we are not very familiar with it that’s why we cross it out and opt for a comma. This week, we will learn how a… Continue reading The Uses of Semicolon

Podcast: Personal Recommendations

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It has always been a goal that I would listen to a podcast and eventually enjoy. It has always been an aim for years. It’s a goal because I could picture myself as an intelligent person most especially if I tuned in to an academic, historical, political, and serious podcast. Finally, last April, I got… Continue reading Podcast: Personal Recommendations

Keep Your Finger!

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Sin is ever-present in the world: in us, outside us, everywhere around us. Naturally, we are born sinners. Paul wrote in his epistle to the Romans, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” If you ask me, if I just follow myself, I’ll be taking the wayward path for sure.… Continue reading Keep Your Finger!

Remember 1 Thessalonians 4:11!

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There are so many things a Christian can do to please God and to edify others. One of which is a commandment from Paul’s epistle to the Thessalonians. In 1 Thessalonians 4:11, it says, ” And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands,… Continue reading Remember 1 Thessalonians 4:11!