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TINK! by ZenBananas | Stories for the Soul on Apr 10, 2013(originally published in: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/opinion/2013/04/11/uyboco-tink-277139) I am an educator for life. Teaching does not end when the bell rings. – Miguel Antonio Lizada I smiled when I read those words. How appropriate that th...



From Nothing to Something by ZenBananas | Stories for the Soul on Apr 3, 2013(originally published in: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/opinion/2013/04/04/uyboco-nothing-something-276011) I received an email from a reader named Tony which goes: I am an admirer and follower of your articles which are thought-provoking.  May I...



There Are No Sides Because The Earth Is Round by ZenBananas | Stories for the Soul on Apr 2, 2013(originally published in: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/opinion/2013/03/22/uyboco-freethinking-me-274152) One of the very first things ingrained to me when I was young was not to question my beliefs (or the beliefs handed down to me). There was one...



False Dichotomies by ZenBananas | Stories for the Soul on Apr 2, 2013(originally published in: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/opinion/2013/03/15/uyboco-false-dichotomies-273004) The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines a dichotomy as “a division into two especially mutually exclusive or contradictory groups or...



Market Madness by ZenBananas | Stories for the Soul on Mar 22, 2013(This article was originally published here: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/opinion/2013/03/07/uyboco-market-madness-271797) Since the beginning of the year, the stock market has hit record highs 23 times – and we are just 67 days into 2013. This...



Are You Your Label? by ZenBananas | Stories for the Soul on Mar 20, 2013Before, when people asked if I was a Christian, I would say “Yes” and this person would say that he was a Christian too, and we would talk happily away until I found out that he belonged to a particular … Continue reading →...



Earth and Sun by ZenBananas | Stories for the Soul on Feb 21, 2013“IF THE earth were 10 feet closer to the sun, we would all burn to death. And if it were 10 feet further out, we would all freeze.” Fact or Fiction? I have seen this posted around the internet, and … Continue reading →...



Earth and Sun by ZenBananas | Stories for the Soul on Feb 21, 2013“IF THE earth were 10 feet closer to the sun, we would all burn to death. And if it were 10 feet further out, we would all freeze.” Fact or Fiction? I have seen this posted around the internet, and … Continue reading →...



Writing my way through – An Essay for Writing Central by Sunnyjeanblogging on Jan 28, 2013This is something I wrote for Writing Central (an essay) September 10 2011 Writing is my dream maker. I described my life’s journey as topsy-turvy and I only have adopted a form of normalcy five years ago when I got… Read more ›The post...



RH Law Encourages (not Promotes) Pre-Marital Sex by Recis Dempayos on Jan 24, 2013The Reproductive Health Law does not promote pre-marital sex, but it does encourage it. The very thought that contraceptives or “protection” from conception is available “free” gives rise to an uninhibited, sexual mentality outside of matrimo...