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Elise Suarez

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Crash Landing in Quarantine

Dancing around our living room to my favorite music was tinged with the thought that there are doctors and nurses on their feet for hours on end, with no moment of rest in between.

My Puerto Princesa Love Story Part Two

My parents decided to put up a preschool. It was an idea they had entertained long before the move to Manila, but the timing wasn’t right, until now

My Puerto Princesa Love Story

December 2019 marks both the end of the decade and the tenth year anniversary of my family moving to Palawan. In those ten years,...

The Fault in Our Stars: A Roller Coaster That Only Goes...

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is one of the most poignant love stories of my generation. It explores the young love...

Back-Stage Stories

Backstage at the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s August 23 Palawan outreach concert, a violinist polishes a beautiful hundred year-old violin right beside where I’m seated. It was at that moment that I realized that this might be the coolest thing that has ever happened to me.

Football workshop held for young athletes with special needs

A football workshop for young athletes with special needs was held recently by the Palawan chapter of the Special Olympics Asia Pacific (SOAP) at the Ramon V. Mitra Sports Complex in Barangay Sta. Monica to provide them quality training and memorable experiences.

The Screamers: How Fangirls Shape Music History

The Beatles had it all. Fame, fortune, a highly publicized break up, relatively successful solo careers, and dozens of timeless songs. They have Yesterday,...

“Be more present.”

This was a piece of advice I was given during a difficult period of time I had this summer. I was tense and stressed...

Too young, doesn’t mean…

I’m sixteen years old and too young to vote. But just because I’m too young doesn’t mean that I can’t be informed or passionate...

Endings and Endgames

When I was 9 years old, and had just got out of the hospital because of a bad virus, and I was pissed. My...

Change

Change. For the past few months, change has become something that I look at with unease. I feel tides shifting, relationships forming, plans made...

Not on Pointe

When I was five years old, I wanted to be a ballerina. I wanted to wear a pink tutu, tie my hair up in...