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Plus his brand new music video for his latest single, "Too Much To Ask."
It was only a year ago when Niall Horan released his first solo track after One Direction went on hiatus. He was the last of his mates to release his own music so fans were pretty much excited to hear from the Irish ...
 
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The stars aligned and gifted us great music by Haim, LANY, Lana Del Rey, Oh Wonder, James Reid, and more artists.
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Another season, another heartbreak. What's new, you ask? Well, these songs are.
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Are you ready for Zayn's new music?
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We can't wait to hear the rest of his album!
We've been anticipating Ed Sheeran's new song since he posted a teaser for it and we're so thrilled that it's finally here! "Happy" singer Pharrell produced the track so it's no surprise it's going to be an instant hit. We can't even ...
 
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Meet the boys of Union J and watch their video made especially for you!
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We're not sure when he's going to release his new music, but we're pretty sure it's just right around the corner.
Justin Bieber tweeted a link to his Instagram with just one word: "Clue."His caption on his Instagram reads: "it's gonna happen suddenly." Seven minutes later, he tweets, "suddenly." Is he just going to take us all by surprise? Your guess is as ...
 
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Have you heard and seen these new tunes from the Disney stars all grown up?
Put these three tracks on repeat and let us know which one you like best!What's on your Sunday playlist? Leave a comment and let's swap tunes! ...
 
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Brighten your day with Sara's new music video, we guarantee you'll feel better!
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Raise your hand if you've got pretty brown eyes!
We agree with Australian singer, Cody Simpson when he sings about brown eyes being pretty! Being Filipina, we're usually born with either brown or black eyes (unless you have other exotic roots) andsomehow we've come to envy other eye hues such as ...
 
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Are you loving these teasers from 1D's latest music video? Stay glued to their YouTube channel next week for the video premiere!
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Katherine Go A day ago

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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