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Even if you don't have an Enrique Gil in your life yet.
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There's just something that sets you apart from everyone else. You're naturally charming and everyone just gravitates to you because of your pleasant disposition. In case your teen queen status isn't fully established yet, scroll through this list to lock it down.1 ...
 
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A little throwback, birthdays, and photos that will make you do a double-take.
Kathryn Bernardo posts a throwback photo of her cool red under highlights back in the summer of 2013. Any hairstyles you tried last year that was similar to hers?Under highlights. 😍 #throwbackthursday #summer2013 http://t.co/MGs3RtYHBKJulia Barretto gets to hang out with Brangelina at ...
 
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Here's what these celebrities were tweeting at the PCAs.
2 Broke Girls, Kat Dennings together with Beth Behrs hosted the People’s Choice Awards in a fantastic and unforgettable manner, and guess what Kat did to prepare?So far my regimen for the People's Choice Awards is: shrugging a lot and rinsing cat ...
 
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From New Year's resolutions to selfies, here are the tweets you might have missed this week!
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Catch up on tweets from your favorite celebrities!
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These celebrities tweet all about their Christmas gatherings this week!
Coleen Ortega Garcia keeps warm with her fam by the fireplace this Christmas!Keeping warm by the fireplace with my grandma and my cousin! #Christmas2013 🎄❤ http://t.co/bA5BOFWJiuPagpag: Siyam Na Buhay—starring Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, and Michelle Vito—earned a gross of P23.7 million on ...
 
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Check out these holiday tweets from your favorite celebrities.
Take it from Ariana Grande who shares a warm hug and a big kiss with her grandpa. Don’t forget to tell your family how much you love them this holiday!Just posted a photo http://t.co/C1o2gCLa7CLiam Payne gets his Dark Knight on. We give ...
 
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Watch James's present for you, greet a few people happy birthday, and more from this week's celebritweet stalking!
Get an early Christmas present from James Reid and get to watch his performances from previous shows as he sings one of his latest hits, “Alam Nya Ba!”Please watch! :) http://t.co/WhGDdWpLvFBirthday greetings are in order for Elmo’s big bro, Frank Magalona who ...
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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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