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When Willy Wonka said, “Invention my dear friends is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple,” he forgot to include inspiration in his magic equation. The world’s seen centuries’ worth of great people—enough for you Candy girls to be inspired to make your way down the road to success.

Kofi Annan’s Love for Peace (1938-present)
As Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan has made it his responsibility to make life better for all the citizens of the globe. In 2001, the African leader made it his priority to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic—setting up a global fund to help speed up the process of finding a cure for AIDS. Annan’s dedication to making the world a better place earned him a Nobel Peace Prize.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Dedication to Freedom (1945-present)
Burma-born Aung San Suu Kyi believes that non-violence can help solve any disagreement. She used this belief to battle the socialists and uphold the ideals of democracy in Burma. The political leaders put her under house arrest for her beliefs, and even if it separated her from her family, she decided to persevere and continue fighting for the rights of her countrymen.

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Marie Curie’s Perseverance (1867-1934)
Polish Marie Curie wasn’t allowed to enter university after graduating from high school because she was a woman. After a few years, she moved to Paris and began studying chemistry and physics, which she later on taught (she was the first woman in Sorbonne to teach!). Her studies led her and husband Pierre to discover polonium and radium, which are now being used to save lives.

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Read more of this article in Candy's October 2005 issue!

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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song

By: CJ Reyno

Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

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You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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