PREPRATION OF ESTERS

The Fischer esterification experiment surprised the researcher greatly and filled him/her with joy in a way. The researcher was surprised to find that many different alcohols mixed with different acids can create various aromas that smell familiar and/or beautiful. Before the whole experiment, the researcher was skeptical about the outcomes of the mixtures. The researcher…

ULTIMATE FRISBEE FOR A CHANGE

Taking up a sport is a great way to get exercise and meet some new people. Many kinds of sports offer different degrees of exercise, and some are relatively inexpensive to start. Being a Senior High School Student of SSIS-Malarayat, we were given a chance to pick a new sport we would like to have…

IN’TEN’SITY WITH THE KINGS

The tenth foundation week in Stonyhurst Southville International School was filled with multiple events including a benefit concert, sports fest and a fitness event – Zumba. Zumba fitness has quickly grown to one of the most popular group exercise classes on the planet. Zumba fitness is a relatively new fashion which has taken over the fitness…

WHAT IS OUR WORLD MADE UP OF?

“What is the world, our world made up of and what holds it together?” I ask myself. This universe isn’t just some kind of random spark that has fluctuated in an empty void somewhere beyond the space/time continuum. It may be that, but it is also much more than that. Why do so many things…

TAKING A LEAP INTO SCIENCE

When it came to quantum leap, I had to read multiple articles and watch multiple videos to understand the whole concept. And I’m not even sure if I do *laughs*. In one of the articles I read by Karen Wan: “Quantum Leap… what does this mean for you?” (2012) on wordpress itself, I found a…

YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINTS MATTER

As I said previously in my “Knowledge From Media” post, Media can make or break a person. If you were to make a mistake on media, specifically social media, people can frame those errors and display them infinitely. I believe, just like Publilius Syrus: “A good reputation matters more than money.” One doesn’t understand how…

MEETING THE GIRL BEHIND THE HEARTTHROBING STORY

Upon finding out that we’d be discussing Popular Fiction during our 21st Literature subject, we were introduced to the book “She’s Dating The Gangster”, which is also a famous 2014 Filipino teen romantic comedy-drama film. We were given the great opportunity during our “Meet The Author” event in Stonyhurst Southville International School – Malayarat to…

FOOD LABELS: HONEST OR NOT?

Sometimes I like to stand in my food pantry and just stare at it. Sometimes when I’m trying to lose weight, I pick out snacks that are healthiest but are they? There is always room for midnight snacks, and that’s when I asked myself, “Does food labels help us or hurt us?” Being the curious…

KNOWLEDGE FROM MEDIA

I believe that the art of communication is the language of leadership. What one posts on the internet, for example, can be what others follow next without bothering to understand what’s happening. People nowadays tend just to go with the trends. The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand; we listen to…

MEDIA ARTPUTS

Taking Media Arts as a subject in Senior High School benefits students a lot now that we moved deeper into the subject and we learned how beneficial it is for us, especially for business purposes. We were introduced to photoshop by a guest speaker, Ms. Don. We were taught about the simple tools and what…

NEVER GIVE UP

A paraphrased version, by me, of the poem “Don’t Quit” by Edgar A. There are going to be times where things don’t go your way; things go wrong. We can’t change the fact that it is bound to happen. The harder the struggle, the bigger the triumph. It’s difficult to keep going on, but worse…

PEACE IN OUR GENERATION

After having a conversation with people in different countries and parts of the world, I learned that peace isn’t something you wish for, it is something you make. I learned that listening to what one wants instead of always being the one with the voice can better the conversation. People pictured negative images in their heads about…