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The Art of Squirming Out of a Rut

The Art of Squirming Out of a Rut

Kathryn Valladolíd Ebrahim

“The beginning is always today.”—Mary Shelley Contrary to the positive vibe that 2020 was predicted to carry based on the Chinese Horoscope (because it was a double number), the unforeseen disaster such as the

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I’ll Always Be Grateful

I’ll Always Be Grateful

Kathryn Valladolíd Ebrahim

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”—Alfred North Whitehead Gratitude is the appreciation and thankfulness expressed towards others for their

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The Nature of Kindness

The Nature of Kindness

Kathryn Valladolíd Ebrahim

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Strength in the Face of Adversity

Strength in the Face of Adversity

Kathryn Valladolíd Ebrahim

“The oak fought the wind and was broken; the willow bent when it must and survived.” — Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven / The Wheels of Time Series (1993) Resilience, in human abilities,

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The Persistence of Time

The Persistence of Time

Kathryn Valladolíd Ebrahim

“Time it could have been so much more Time is precious I know And time has nothing to show Because time won’t give me time And time makes lovers feel like they’ve got something

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Cosplay, Anyone?

Cosplay, Anyone?

Kathryn Valladolíd Ebrahim

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” – Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, 1847 Editor’s Note: In Winnipeg, cosplaying has been a popular

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Life in the Time of Covid

Life in the Time of Covid

Kathryn Valladolíd Ebrahim

(Facing the New Normal) “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”–Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein One adage says that the only thing constant in this world is change.

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Of Heroes and Relatives, Personally Speaking…

Of Heroes and Relatives, Personally Speaking…

Kathryn Valladolíd Ebrahim

(Páco Roman: A Philippine Hero) It’s National Heroes Day in the Philippines, and I just couldn’t help but think about a national hero very close to home. Little is known of my grandfather Francisco

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MFSF and Pinoy Rock ’n’ Roll

MFSF and Pinoy Rock ’n’ Roll

Levy Abad

by Levy Abad With Rock ’n’ Roll in my mind, I went to the 8th Manitoba Filipino Street Festival (MFSF) at the Maples Multiplex Grounds Community Center (434 Adsum Drive) to watch Acoustic Live

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Ready Player One (A Film Review)

Ready Player One (A Film Review)

Levy Abad

I’m not sure about the other viewers, but the movie Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg, sucked me into it as if it was a black hole. Time stood still. The past, present,

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