Smarter or Dumber?

Today, almost everything is prefixed with the word “smart.” From phones, watches, TVs, to homes. Now, even cities are called smart. Almost all of the things we interact with today are made smarter by technological advancements. This might sound good, but are we really ready for smarter things? Better yet, we should probably ask the…

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Life in Mapua: Student-Athlete

With a year left, coming back to play Taekwondo one more time for my university is as important for me as to finishing my degree. Once Mapua Institute of Technology, now Mapua University; my life in MU (although MIT sounds great) is at its peak intensity. Throughout my stay in Mapua, I’ve been constantly asked…

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Breaking Dawn

It has been 795 days. Isn’t it fascinating how fast each day passed by? Now here I am today, on my third year as an electrical engineering student.   Everyone tried to warn me with lines like: “It’s a trap!” “Big dreams. Start here. Finish elsewhere” “Beware of the LEADS.” and more. Like every Mapuan…

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Coveted Honor

23rd of October 2014: Butterflies… I had a swarm of butterflies flutter in my stomach when I got a message from a familiar looking stranger. It started out, “CONGRATULATIONS! We are pleased to inform you that you are qualified to be a member of the Honor Society of Mapua. If interested…” My immediate response? Of course, I am…

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