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Niall Horan Has Just Released His First Song as a Solo Artist

And it's a breakup song.
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We were all heartbroken when the boys of One Direction took their final bow onstage as a group before their indefinite hiatus. And now, they've all been slowly doing their own thing—Louis Tomlinson juggling his judge duties on the show that first pushed him into the limelight; Harry Styles embarking on a movie career with his upcoming film Dunkirk; Liam Payne collaborating with artists to make music (and busy romancing his lady love Cheryl Cole); and Zayn pursuing his solo career after breaking free from the group in March of 2015. As for Niall Horan, little did we know that while he was busy fraternizing with his golf idols, he was brewing something for fans who've been waiting for new music from the boys since last year.

Late last night, he released his first single as a solo artist—he even has his own Spotify page now!

It hasn't even been 12 hours since and the fans have been going crazy, sending Nialler's first solo song high up on the charts.

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Even his fellow 1D members had nice words to say about the tune.

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If we can't have One Direction for now, we won't say no to new music from one of them. Congrats, Niall! We can't wait to hear more.

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Cold Food

The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.

Baon plays a significant role in a Filipino childhood. Almost every Filipino child comes to school with baon made especially for them by their parents or household helpers. Even Filipinos in the labor force continue to bring baon for varying reasons: to save money, recycle leftovers, cater to personal taste, or attend to special needs. Nonetheless, eating your baon is a heart-warming experience that allows Filipinos to bring a piece of home along with them wherever they go.

Even other cultures practice making packed lunch. In Japan, mothers create bento--Japanese meals in partitioned boxes. Because of the popularity of bento, trends have emerged, such as the Kyaraben, or character-themed bento. Naturally, Japanese parents and students began competing for who had the cutest and tastiest bento, and this is similar to what I have witnessed in my own childhood. I remember seeing my classmates sharing their snacks and lunches. They would compare and boast about their parents' or yayas’ cooking. In my case, I never had the chance to join in the competition or indulge in homemade cooking. Up until this day, I have never brought any baon to school.

For a long time, I envied others. As trivial or petty as it may seem, not having baon became a problem for my grade school self. During that time, I had to sit in a separate cafeteria away from my friends because the kids who bought food were assigned to sit elsewhere. You could consider me spoiled, but I wanted to experience something most kids did. I had food at home, so what made it so hard to bring some with me to school?

Now that I am on my final year in high school I have come to realize the benefits of purchasing my own food. Since I spent on food everyday, I learned to budget my allowance at a young age. Over the years, I learned to practice self-control whenever I wanted to eat more greasy fries and drink sweetened beverages. I have tasted the strangest viands at the school cafeterias, and I have repeatedly satiated myself over my latest delicious discoveries. Despite the struggles, I am thankful that I have never had baon because of what I have learned. Not to mention, I never had to experience eating cold food.

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