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Maria Ella Betos
A daughter of EDSA. Aspiring policy-maker. Dreams of working in a Think Tank. Believes in the magic of Love.
A daughter of EDSA. Aspiring policy-maker. Dreams of working in a Think Tank. Believes in the magic of Love.
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Three Men, One Woman: One Nation, Three Stories
It has been a while since I read Ermita by F. Sionil Jose. When a bookish friend demanded a review for this goodread, I was pressured at two situations: (1) How can I convince my co-members from the TFG to vote this as the book-of-the-month for Buwan ng Wik...

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This was initially intended to secure copies of notes if the posts were not received by the Engineer. But I send lots of postcards to many people, so I wish to save those, too.

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Sakaling Hindi Makarating: Entry 1
I started the entry only after sending this post from Singapore! It's actually a gift from a barista friend who just came from Kuala Lumpur for holiday, but the photo's too pretty not to share halfway across the globe. Speaking of, I forgot the message I pu...
Sakaling Hindi Makarating: Entry 1
Sakaling Hindi Makarating: Entry 1
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Sakaling Hindi Makarating: Entry 2
Some side-notes : I wish to have lots of entries being sent to different friends, rather than concentrating on one. That way, you get a variety of letters in a specific moment in time. If you want one, I can send you. Kindly message me your address, togethe...
Sakaling Hindi Makarating: Entry 2
Sakaling Hindi Makarating: Entry 2
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Today's Hanash With The Tita
(this is the First Draft of the Book Discussion log for the Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books #BookTalakayan that happened last July 21. Final print shall be published in the PRPB website ) --- The Quiet Made Some Noise
– A Book Talakayan of Glenn Diaz’s The Quiet On...

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What happened?
"Ikaw, nakakapagsulat ka pa ba?" Rats. There's the conjuction [pa], a tone of freedom, of a luxurious item called time.  As I look again into this old site, the latest post was a summer affair with Siri Hustvedt. After that is years of silence. Let's say, l...

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This too, because #feels!!! 🎉

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For me to remember the magic! 🎉

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Mararison Island, Culasi, Antique. In Panay mythology, Mararison is one of the toughest daughters of Madja-as. The locals say that each seashell is enchanted, so never to steal one or take it as a souvenir.
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Kotonoha no Niwa feels <3
Plus the summer rain. Oh wow.
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