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Don't forget to prepare a box of tissues!
Once you get *so* immersed in a K-drama, there are moments when you associate yourself with a certain character. Maybe it's an only child who was raised by a single mom or the second child who isn't the favorite—either way, there's bound ...
Hot take: You deserve to choose the course you want to study.
Choosing a college course is difficult, but even more so when you don’t have your parents’ support. Here’s a hot take: You deserve to choose the course you want to study. It’s true that we should be grateful for our parents, but ...
Negotiate with them or find a compromise.
If you have strict parents, asking for permission to do anything is dreadful. Before you even get the courage to ask, you have probably weighed whether it is worth going through the hassle of asking them or not. Unlike some of your ...
Treat yourself to a glass (or two, lol).
Seaweed, cheese bokki, and ice cream—these are just some of the things I usually stock up on when I do my regular trips to the Korean grocery store. And if there's one other item I cannot leave without, it has gotta be ...
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You don't have to keep it in just because you can't open up to your parents.
When you were a child and your sibling and/or a random child in the playground is making you cry, kanino ka magsusumbong? Our best guess would probably be one of your parents. Cue that long “mama” or “papa” cry that every kid seems ...
But it doesn’t make your parents bad people, too.
If you’re reading this, chances are, you have at least one parent who “strongly suggests” you take a particular course in college. It might be because they think that course would lead to a job that would make you financially comfortable in ...
There are people within the family who bravely take on the responsibility that parents find hard to do.
It was probably during our kindergarten days when were first introduced to the sense of family. We knew we had a family since we were little, but the sense of pride and belongingness started when we were asked to draw our family ...
Think your parents are being unreasonable? You might want to read this.
Are there instances when you and your parents don't see each other eye-to-eye? Like, you feel that they're being too strict or unreasonable or they just don't trust you? Before indulging yourself and putting the blame on your parents, read through these reasons, ...
An open letter to parents struggling to communicate with their child.
It's true that every child should learn to listen to what their parents say. Sometimes, however, adults seem to forget how to do the same. Talking back to your parents can be an extremely rocky terrain, especially if you have strict ones ...
Like, if we're really forced to come up with something positive out of an insensitive and unnecessary joke.
If there's anything positive to come out of Tito Sotto's "na-ano lang" remark about solo mothers—like, if we're really forced to come up with something positive out of an insensitive and unnecessary excuse of a joke—it's the opportunity to celebrate how amazing ...
Determination is key.
Anyone who has strict parents know how hard it is to ask permission to study or work on a project overnight at a classmate's house. To earn his mom's trust and prove to her that he was going to work on a ...
Also: 10 things you don't experience if you're NOT the favorite child
We have all heard our parents say that they love all their children equally, but at the back of our minds, we can't help but think "lies, all lies." Experience has taught the doubtful sibling the opposite, after all. Turns out we ...
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