The 16th Century, the Catholic Church was unrivaled and held much power in the affairs of man. It was this power later translated into indulgences which became the tipping point. Sooner than expected, the Reformation was born challenging the consensus and beyond.
Alternative singers and group performers have littered the charts with hits. If these hits hit home, we may all be home alone in an alternate universe of never ending chaos. Plunge into the depths of this alternate reality through this sound-charged poem!
A short, religious, and philosophical 'in-your-face' poem about autism. Read on to know what heroes these special people are.
Professions have certain distinctions and specific social expectations. Does the level of education define one's character and morality? This article is written to discuss whether professions generate distinct and potentially conflicting ethical roles for practitioners or not.
Random poems created this month for all to enjoy. Comment to each or all four to add your personal touch and insight.
Tiktok has taken the world by storm, thanks to this pandemic, many bored people have found the best way to expend extra energy and time. Amid the rush to get the app working in smartphones, some are skeptic about its true purpose. Wanna know more about it? Then plunge in and read on!
All good writers have shitty first drafts and this summary explains just how one can learn from the experts. Let Anne guide you in sifting the dregs from the meat, and learn when to deliver that superb body to lit your literary piece.
Leaving a formal 8-to-5 teaching job to save my 3-year old from an abusive nanny and becoming a full-time stay-at-home dad since 2017 has been a challenging yet highly rewarding pursuit. Dive in for a sneak peak into my life and hope you'll learn a few tips how we managed to benefit from this set up
With less land area for suburbs each year, sustainability in key cities have become a major challenge. Not wanting to impede progress and its demands for space, Santa Monica seems to have unlocked to solution to maintaining development while sustaining balance in nature. Read on to know more.
COVID-19 has reached a global alarm that all sectors of human activities have deteriorated, ceased, or stood still. If this pandemic affects all of humanity and workers will have to either get fired or be under-employed, what will be its impact to multinational companies running our lives? Read on!
Women have enjoyed much opportunities for growth and development at times rivaling men in statuses, yet much remains to be dealt with in terms of equality. If religion and common sentiment stir the public to believe that gender equality is now achieved, perhaps reading this will open one's eyes.
While some may dismiss the impact of comics to readers, some find them to be the best form of leisure, entertainment, and learning. Find out more about the Invisible Art and how comic books help one learn much about the world and beyond!
Eminem has been popular for almost two decades now but some people think that he is merely a guest in the house of hip hop for being white. While his records sell at an unchallenged pace and his influence unquestionable, is he really a guest because of his color? Read on and react to this!
The media has been more than helpful in spreading and educating the masses about the world. However, over time, it seems that much of its goals and objectives have been controlled by consumerism that concerned people are alarmed at its side effects. Must we all follow the hypnosis or not?
Facebook has never given up the lead role in social media. Pretty much of all activities involving technology and the Internet have been subject by Facebook either to exploit or to take over pretty soon. With all these attention and connection, people should examine and know how it really works.
Addiction has taken many forms and one of the most common in today's standards is video game playing. Although there are arguments and presentations claiming that various skills are enhanced through the process, many still believe this is a form of addiction needing attention and control. Read on!
Spider-man has always been one of the all-time childhood favorite characters. With the wealth of different stories associated with our superhero, there is no wonder he has to be re-introduced over and over. This new one may just be a little different and may also be a medium to bridge gaps. Read on!
The Vietnam War has continually stirred much argument concerning the US involvement. Even when the years have long tried forgetting, much remains to be discussed. Was it really necessary and to what end for the US and its people? Delve into this short piece to know more about this controversial war.
With much advances in cinematography and computer graphics, film making has risen to newer and higher realms which we now enjoy. Few keen individuals know that such feat could have never been achieved without the risks and experiments made my chosen film makers. This is the story of Wong Kar-wai...
Learning the English language especially for non-native speakers is of utmost importance considering its uses and advantages. The only question is will learning be better in a native or non-native environment. Read on to know which may just be a better approach to learning English.
The Raven is a controversial poem since it features some of Poe's most unguarded and hidden secrets. Although there are numerous discussion written about it, this article attempts to show the themes of love, memory, and reality embedded within the lines. Embark on a quest to know these themes now...
Poverty is always associated with negative things in life. Author Herbert Gans wrote that poverty has positive functions and that people should learn to appreciate these. Is Gans truly sincere about his writing or did he just repacked poverty to make it look appealing to a group of people? Read on!
Modern tech and social networking can be used in a variety of ways to help man in almost every conceivable way. In marketing and education, the effects of tech and social media can be easily observed, but the question remains whether the potentials are being maximized, or are they underutilized...
Outsourcing is used to help cut costs by employing remote workers. For the longest time, much has been debated whether this process works best for a company. Wanna know more about this discussion? Read on!
As more and more couples opt to have fewer children, more and more countries are now facing problems involving ageing populations which would need more help than they can render service. This imbalance within a population needs to be addressed soon before it offsets all systems.
Japan had undergone a major transformation following its will to Westernize. The Meiji reforms can be considered as the country's sincere effort to become at par with the West and modernize into a future superpower as it has become. Know the details of the Meiji reforms ushering Japan to its glory.
There are numerous ways to manage an organization or business, each with pros and cons. This is an attempt to show a few management styles and principles which may be of use to leaders.
The on-chip antenna gives an optimistic perspective on the direction of innovations in the field of wireless communication. The innovations in technology show reduction of size and cost in production without sacrificing the efficiency of the product and service.This is why the chip antenna is needed
Prisons were primarily designed to control men, and current efforts to house women in facilities designed for men will create many problems. While there are some cases of violent women criminals, this article argues that women should not be housed in prisons.
Planned Parenthood allows parents the systematic and scientific approach to choose what is best for their family. In today's highly demanding family needs, science holds the answers to the best parenthood and family life one may dream of.
Mexicans are one of the most neglected people in the American social fabric. Many of its smart and influential people have tried effecting positive change to instill a new image. Mexicans Begin Jumping is one such attempt to stir the consensus and shake the system. The rest is for you to find out...
A mad scientist, an evil plan, and a creation beyond human...if Victor wanted to play God, his first creation just became his greatest mistake. What could have been Victor's motivation behind all these and can we blame the 'monster' for lacking of both ethical & moral considerations? Find out here!
The Hunger Games trilogy has undoubtedly captured readers and views almost leading to a cult following. The three-finger symbol and the ala Battle Royale type of game have remained abuzz among fans. If we are to analyze it using Marx's lens...will it remain the same as it is now remembered?
Poets sometimes hide bits and pieces of their secret lives in the lines of their poems. A short visit in Poe's poems will convince one of his secretive life and the things which seem to bother him. Delve into the words and enjoy what the Raven unlocks for you knowing who Poe really is.
The Philippines and its current administration have been criticized for choosing China and Russia over the United States and its allies. While the media seem to demonize this move and have been critical over the pivot, this short expose will prove why such was necessary and is long overdue.
Edgar Allan Poe is a writer beyond his time. While many still enjoy his popular works, he is one who pioneered many of the styles we now enjoy in stories, plays, and movies. Take a dip into this short analysis and unlock the secrets behind the man named Edgar Allan Poe.
With the ever growing demand for quality formal schooling and holistic education, more and more teaching and learning theories are proposed, tried, assessed, and studied. A quick check on today's school curricula and syllabi will reveal the need for better methods. Perhaps, a religious one will do.
Relationships, sexuality, adolescence, and the challenges of growing and learning all rolled into one short novel. Peep through the narrator's eyes and see how the characters unfold.
If consumers fall for the packaging of a product, will the main guns of marketing and promotion be centered on graphic design? This research paper attempts to answer such question and hopes to show the importance of graphic design and branding to marketing, and perhaps even to profitability.
Robots, artificial intelligence, the subconscious, world domination, new world order, and the end of days...these are just some of the ideas and themes in this roller coaster ride in the novel of Murakami. Indulge, immerse, and see through the cyper-punk and mind-twisting story of unique novel.
The Holy Bible's 10 Commandments summarizes all the man devout followers should think, say, and do as Christians. Now and more than ever should disciples know and do all that were commanded to do. This short piece attempts to explain the relevance of the first two and why they should be prioritized.
Sculptures of the ancient have continually fascinate modern man yet one stand supreme due to its grand scale. Read the details about China's Terracotta Warriors and unlock the mysteries surrounding these great feats in grand proportions.
Pilgrims, cowboys, Indians, the Great Frontier, and many more capture the heart of the American pioneering spirit and history. This is a plight of a single man who tried to brave the odds against the 'new settlers' and how is now being portrayed as an unknown warrior and a historical figure.
Almost simultaneously conceived and ended, almost similar motives, but ended differently. Find the similarities and differences, and know the convergence point of the revolutions.
Will man be the best he can be given the privilege to do so while taking advantage of others or will the very best come out as he ages and eventually learn that life is not just about the title, honor, riches, and power one can wield? Catch Musui and decide for yourself.
This is an analysis following a 3-year period from the Ford Motor Corporation’s change in competitive advantage due to President Trump’s imposition of high tariff on China.
The argument that students should get a degree first before working has been around for some time. Whether reasons are founded on experience or practicality, this paper contends with these and maintains a position of securing the 'cert' before engaging in hardcore formal employment.
Today's major festivities are often marked or ended with pyrotechnics. These beautiful fireworks often cost much yet are a mainstay in occasions. Delve into the history how aerial pyrotechnics came to be. Read on and enjoy a short historical presentation of this still evolving technology.
While religion offers the opportunity to commune with deity and become a devout follower and servant for others, it can also corrupt people into becoming the very opposite of what they are intended to become. See how such could happen and comment your opinion about the case.
While the world may plunge into darkness and chaos, people will always experience periods loneliness. What constitutes loneliness may be due to one or more factors. Kokoro is a short piece which vividly shows graphical representations of loneliness. Read on to know how and why.
Could there really be conformity between the imaginary and the scientific world? Is there a possibility for the real and the idyllic worlds to co-exist? Read on to know if such is a possibility.
To what extent should management and businesses tolerate cheating in any form? If cheating is disguised as a form of advantage in order to achieve a certain goal, should it be tolerated then. Witness the case of the Nuance Group and decide for yourself what is the best course of action.
The relationship among Asian nations has been plagued by volatility and violence. Although the current conditions seem a little favorable, the continuing gap is traced back in history. Will China, Korea, and Japan ever come to terms in forgetting the past and becoming close allies? Find out here.
Public transport system is part of the bigger industry of transportation. It provides services either on an individual or group basis, and facilitates mobility of people to access opportunities that adds value to them. Utilizing transport systems may increase adding value to any and all resources.
What is the true definition of masculinity can be difficult to be precisely done. The family, society, and culture seem to have different hues of these definitions confusing many and in turn harm men in general. The movie attempts to give these meanings while supporting them with evidences.
With threats and concerns on security, volatile markets, and increasing competition, the aviation industry must consider all possible solutions in order to better than it is today. Will a globalized view and approach be the solution?
How can the science of learning help us rethink the future of education for all children? Is NOVA the answer to this question?
Are miracles manifestations and embodiment of one's faith or are they the works of deity so that man will have faith? While the rest of Christianity may have varying interpretations and explanations on the questions raised, C.S. Lewis calls for the devout to answer and do as his heart dictates.
One's identity can only be truly defined by the person himself or herself. Although the prevailing wind of culture may change one's personality and character, identity remains a personal pursuit and definition.
Time Delay may be useful in classroom teaching especially in lessons involving value-reinforcement, and character-discipline building. Is it long overdue or is it something brand new? Find out why and how by reading through.
From the oppressive and imbalanced views of the past, came a call, a struggle,a fight, and movements which eventually shaped today's communities and societies perception of race, rights, and equality.
Controversies about the Catholic faith, its clergy men, the questionable decisions and dark scandals...all contribute to possible conspiracy theories involving the pope, the Greeks, and beyond.
Leadership is a challenging task which involves doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. With management being a relatively new field of science, organizations are looking for the holy grail in managing people and resources. But what really is effective leadership?
Following revolutions to resist authoritarian governments and regimes, revisit the Arab Spring and what has happened to the people in countries it once flourished. Will there be peace and order, and reviewed social, economic, and political progress after the dust has settled?
In society, there are certain set of ideals and principles which enlightens and justifies how society works and provides a framework on how the political and cultural social order would operate. Is liberalism the answer to all the social and political chaos we experience? Find out through this paper
With many interpretations of Plato's Allegory of The Cave, it is refreshing to read Susan Sontag's perspective using photography as her sources of evidences. Know the connection and see the world through her lens.
N.W.A's deadly combination of the pioneer rappers Ice Cube and Doctor Dre features a highly controversial song which has challenged the 1990's dreaded racial issues. Read on and decide whether their material and complaints merit attention and immediate action.
Duke Kahanamoku and William Finnegan met halfway in a sport called surfing that has been their cup of tea first and then became their bread and butter later. Both men have a passion for the sport that it became a part of their lives. Know more about what is surfing while reading through.
The philosophy of didacticism in instilling instruction in the institutions of learning may be a success, or may just be the one best way towards the most effective and efficient way to learn.
Beowulf portrayed a man full of courage, kindness and loyalty who went on a legendary journey beyond human comprehension. In his journey he demonstrated what bravery, loyalty, friendship and generosity truly means.
Paradise Now is a highly controversial fictional movie released in 2005 which had garnered numerous prestigious awards and citations for its attempt to show the horrors of life from a Palestinian perspective.
"The Garden Party" is a short story about being passive bystanders and the possible consequences of poverty and apathy. Using the New Critical lens in literary analysis, I hope to show the good and the bad following this new 'eye' into the literary piece.
The Running Man by Stephen King revolves around the protagonist who joined the game show “Running Man” where the economy is down and violence is rising. Richard Benns runs to save himself from being killed desperate to be used as pawn in a larger than life chess game to save his love ones.
If the Holy Bible is the constant bestseller, is it possible that C.S.Lewis merely used the same elements in his book turned movie to get the same magnitude of following? With many parallelisms from the Holy Writ, can it be just a watered-down and fictional version of Jesus and his ministry?
The Song of Roland is believed to have been a mix of fact and fiction. The story revolves around a knight named Roland who was regarded as one of the best military officers of Emperor Charlemagne in 778. Was the work exaggerated to sensationalize Roland and his exploits or was it factual? Read on.
The Corporation proposes that corporations are psychopathic individuals who are endowed with rights like humans.The financial greed corporations possess with the desire to gain interest that if they would affect the environment, the workers, & the society, they will continue doing so.
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power is a biographical sketch of the third president of the US. The book highlights both the good and the bad yet presents more of political commentaries about the decisions of the man in center stage. #thomasjefferson, theartofpower, bookreview, jonmeacham, pulitzer
Underworld revolves around the antiquated war between the sleek vampires and tough wolves; set in a fantasized European setting, the raging war between the two mythical creatures employs martial arts, medieval artillery, high-powered guns and flesh-to-flesh combats from the beginning until the end.
This Q & A on "Never Let Me Go" is intended to make reading and learning of the novel easier especially for students who need to study literature, but my find the task really difficult and challenging.
Guillermo Del Toro presents a Gothic fairy tale set in a postwar repression of Franco’s Spain with the formal characteristics of classic folklore to the 20th century showing a tale of evil and goodness, love and loss as well as bravery and sacrifice presented in a form of social struggle.
Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog was written with the intent of using imagery and colors as the basis of what may be implied of the author. With this strategy, it is difficult to understand what Chekhov really meant in his story.
In his book God against the Gods: The History of the War between Monotheism and Polytheism, Jonathan Kirsch explores the social evolution from polytheism to monotheism in the West, and the “political intrigue, religious cynicism, and real people, their passion, and their messy deaths."
Noah’s Ark is one of the most popular stories in the Bible. Its readership transcends adult because it is also read by kids. Aside from being a major story in the holy text of the believer of the bible, it is an interesting story which believed to have spawned countless influences to literature.
The Arabian Nights has been one of the most significant pieces of literature in the Islamic Culture that stretches from the Western up to the Southern Part of Asia. This literature is important and has influenced many different forms not only in the Islamic culture but also to the world.
The Shawshank Redemption is a well-known American drama film that represents prison as a place which has high sense of discipline, institutionalization and deprivation of freedom while depicting hope as man's final chance and silver lining.
The Gilded age is the quarter century between the end of the Reconstruction and Roosevelt’s presidency, but the new one may have happened or may be happening now in the United States, and the changes may be different yet the motives are the same.
Hypertension is regarded as the worst disease since it can kill anyone by surprise. This short paper tries to educate people what it is, how it develops and how it can be prevented.
“Like Water for Chocolates” is an example of popular culture and imagined community. It presents a different type of culture that is different from what we currently have at present. How culture was presented in this movie can be studied to get to know more about people and relationships. Enjoy!
Anchoring on the global warming and environmental issues, An Inconvenient Truth reveals the glaring reality that humanity must face and the role it has to take to protect what remains to be left of the world. This was directed by Director Davis Guggenheim and produced in 2006 .
“The Mad Mother” and “The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman” were written by William Wordsworth as he writes about women of different characters. These poems present how women were portrayed long ago and how the society perceived them to be.
Enter the mind of Norman Bates as he gets lost between reality and delusion. While horrifying movies feature ghosts and vampires, Psycho gives a realistic glimpse into the mind of the mentally disturbed who may just be waiting to perform the greatest yet forbidden human experiment on you.
The story of an African aborigine who got a falling Coca-Cola bottle thrown out of an airplane became one of the greatest movies of all time. What makes this movie a classical masterpiece waits you in this short analysis. Read on!
African American slavery has made a huge impact on the entire humanity since it violates the rights of the concerned slaves in multiple ways. As a result, they were portrayed in a highly stereotypical and unbecoming caricature which impacts the people's perception toward them.
Two mariachi style songs made for the Spanish-speaking world yet each with a distinct flavor and specialty for a target audience. What are the differences and similarities? Read on so you will know.
"The Tell-Tale Heart" has remained one of the best examples of Poe's pioneering genius in the literary field. Probe the depths of his abyss as we try to unlock his mind's riveted doors using available literary resources hoping to get a sneak peek at his true motive.
Heroism comes in many forms. Some answer the call to arms against overwhelming odds. Some rise from the ashes of despair and gloom only to become triumphant leaders of tomorrow. John Updike's 'A&P' is one heroic act which will echo in the ages and will continue to challenge the consensus.
The freedom to choose is one of the, if not, greatest gifts of and for man. Free agency and free will is considered by the Holy Writ as the product of the Savior’s atonement for the sins of man. While man enjoys this greatest gift, he however, has no control over the consequences of his choices.
Shiloh is a fictional story of struggle with life's demands and trials. This piece will surely make one realize the same challenges couples face and perhaps learn a thing or two about how to get by with a smile.
Mentoring is a leadership style which involves lifting someone higher and unlocking his/her full potential(s). Such skill is much needed in schools and in the corporate world yet mentors are of rarity. Perhaps it is your call to be one...
Enron corporation had the greatest success and the worst downfall. Read the cases within the scandal and know more about what caused its 'fall.'
Violence in schools has been associated with numerous factors such as video games, media exposure, lack of peer support and more, but we can surely do much to stop it.
Bullying has been one of the major problems in today's communities and societies. Although many efforts have been done to lessen cases and prevent victims from being repeatedly bullied, cases persist and more and more are coming out in the open. It is time to really do something about this.
Public opinion on marijuana or cannabis has been polarized for the longest time concerning its continued ban or legalization. This opinion paper asserts that it should remain banned for reasons presented and explained. What do you think?
"Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" is one of the not-so-popular songs of the Beatles yet it has gained recognition due to its meaning. Just in case you would want to know what the song may be telling its listeners, read the analysis.
Confucius has undoubtedly changed the world thanks to his Analects. From his lowly state to his rise to fame, he had written much to tell the world of his standards of virtue, education, and good governance.
Over the years, we all have sparks of geniuses we wish we have written or recorded. I was able to capture a few of these 'sparks' hoping to inspire me and others when life seems a bit tough. Enjoy!
Do the things we feel after reading a noteworthy piece easily flee? Do the memories linger longer encouraging us to see things more clearly, feel more deeply, and think more openly about what life has to offer?
We all learn important things in life, but some of the most memorable and important come from unexpected sources and during highly unanticipated moments.
Love is language of the soul and many have tried to define it in so many ways. Two different poets have done so and we are here to study how they differ and agree on the intricacies of their individual 'love.'
Finding that trusty car mechanic means you have to pot the hot and the not. Hope this experiential walk through would be of help to you. Luck you if you already have one. If not yet, better find one ASAP! Happy hunting!
Poems are short moving clips of the past and imaginations which capture our hearts' and minds' contents. Take a peek into mine and see what these memory clips hold.
The Bible holds many keys to mysteries but some verses and information are intentionally not discussed. One such mystery is about ancient giants which are vividly described in many books and verses in the Bible. If followers believe the Bible to contain all truth, why not teach about the GIANTS?
Understanding the true meaning of words allow people to use them in the strictest sense for the right situation at the right time for the right reason and the right intended recipient(s). While all the rest seem to think that there is such as synonyms, a close scrutiny will reveal otherwise.
If plagiarism can now be easily traced and the academic world shuns such practice, why was Shakespeare's work not subjected to the same scrutiny? With much information to prove or discredit the 'man' that he really is, William Shakespeare's case should always be studied and restudied.
Thought groups are “a group of approximately two to five words that form a unit of meaning." They are sometimes referred to as phrases, but they are also known as pause stations allowing readers and speakers to breath. Ever wonder why no comprehension after reading or listening? This is the reason.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been demonized for many reasons. The media has feasted on many of his tirades yet failed to see beyond the words or zoom in on the actions he has done.
More than 30 years ago, I wrote a couple of songs and sang them from the heart. I may a bit old now but seeing my old journal and these songs make me feel young again. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
These are four poems which showcase the variety of things in my head. Feel free to plunge and see through what awaits you in each piece. Enjoy!
the LG G Smartwatch is a useful time piece which gives much bang for the buck. With 18 hours of continuous WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity to my Samsung Galaxy Note, it sure is a great gadget. It may be an old one but sure does the job it is expected to do.
Emphatic sentence stress is the third skill needed to develop hyper reading and speaking. Stressing a particular word or words in a sentence changes the meaning of the entire sentence. So, you better be careful what you stress when you read or talk next time.
A brand new piece from Netflix which features different stories per episode for a wide variety of audiences. Take a dip into animation, the occult, Einstein's relativity, AIs and a whole lot more guaranteed to keep you riveted as the First Season's episodes want you asking for more.
PART 2 is a continuation of the four aspects and skills needed to be learned and developed in order to become fluent in the delivery of any written text in the English language.
Improve or develop your reading and speaking skills in this short tutorial. Focus on the four key aspects of the language and continually practice till you have acquired the level you desire.
When repeat customers patronize a particular brand, item, or service, they may not admit the true reason behind their loyalty. Chances are, they may be influenced by people they really respect/admire or by the very people they totally do not like at all.
Many wanted to be Radio DJs; most dream about being heard over the radio, playing music and greeting friends and family members. Here is a personal guide to achieving this feat. Hope my 18-year experience in broadcast media would be enough to give you a walk through on what you need.
Cebu and Bohol from Angeles City can be easily visited and enjoyed if you will follow what we had just done. For a more 'city' feel, stay in Cebu; for a more 'nature' feel, get stuck in Bohol. Cheap trip for great feels!
People often call or regard others as their friends when in reality they may just be in the process of developing/ or are on the road to FRIENDSHIP.
The future will never be certain unless educators and teachers share all that they know to kids of today. Hoarding critical knowledge or truth stunts growth and progress. Only when education is defined as the conscious and altruistic method of sharing all that mentors have can real learning happen.
While many are often lured in by websites offering quick cash, the odds of earning and getting real money from them are not as true as advertised or promised. Hope this personal experience I have had with such websites will help many realize the reality behind such schemes.