Fantasy 101: The “Wheel of Time” series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 26) – “The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legends. Legends fade to myths and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave birth to it comes again…” For fifteen years, this line started every book from the first-ever fantasy novel series that I followed. And I must say, the “Wheel of Time” series has always been a favorite. I started […]

Reasons why you should drink apple cider vinegar

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 25) – Made from fermented juice of crushed apples, apple cider vinegar is making waves among health enthusiasts for its many benefits. Many swear by its multiple benefits, which ranges from curing hiccups to alleviating cold symptoms. And what’s bettter, many of the benefits of apple cider vinegar is backed by science. Apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid which has many potent biological benefits. Acetic acid […]

Sci-Fi 101: Frank Herbert’s “Dune” series

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 25) – To this day, I don’t sit with my back to door. I learned that from Dune. Sci-fi writer Frank Herbert created a wonderful universe unique from other sci-fi writers in that it is devoid of inhuman aliens. Humanity have successfully colonized a million worlds. Due to a previous historical event wherein thinking machines dominated mankind, the use of computers was forbidden. To make up for the […]

Adventure abounds in Subic

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 24) – Long been a favorite travel destination by many, Subic in Zambales, is only a few hours drive away from Metro Manila. It continues its onward march towards and development and may soon be promoted from a first-class municipality to a component city of the province of Zambales. The former site of a United States naval base, there are many leftovers from said era, like their different […]

Sci-Fi 101: Iain M. Banks’ “Culture” series

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 24) – Imagine a civilization without scarcity, without inequality, without want or need. Where people can do everything they want without fear or limits, a place where there is no crime. Such civilization is the focus of Scottish sci-fi writer Iain M. Banks’ “Culture” series. The eponymous Culture is a meta-civilization, at first composed of eight humanoid species but have managed to assimilate  many others. The Culture was […]

Headphones and your ears… not the perfect combination

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 23) – It is a common sight these days. People walking around, headphones or earphones on, without a care in the world. Besides the obvious accident waiting to happen – not hearing an incoming vehicle – wearing earphones or headphones have a detrimental effect on our hearing, specially if improperly used. Imagine blasting loud music directly to your eardrums. Now, it isn’t too hard to conclude that this […]

Sci-fi 101: The “Uplift” series by David Brin

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 23) – When it comes to reading, my tastes run to science fiction and fantasy. I have been following a lot of authors but lately, I have been reading the “Uplift” series by David Brin. In the Uplift universe, the dominant civilization is called the Five Galaxies – a conglomerate of oxygen-breathing species. At the center of the civilization is the practice of “uplift” – wherein a patron […]

Put lemons in your water!

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 22) – Why drink ordinary water when you can make it more healthy just by adding a sliced lemon in it. This is not just a fancy way of making your water more flavorful. Drinking lemon water actually have lots of benefits. First of all, lemons are very nutritious. It is packed with  Vitamin C, Vitamin B-complex, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and fiber.  That’s a lot! But drinking […]

Your Survival Guide to Jurassic World – a movie review

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 22) – After a long wait, “Jurassic World” continues the adventure started years ago by renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg. The film is set on a theme park whose main attraction – genetically-reconstructed dinosaurs, draws a crowd of 20, 000 daily. Then, we have a genetically-engineered dinosaur designed to draw more of the crowd by making it bigger and with more teeth. What do you think will happen? Watching […]

Recalling the best memories with Daddy

By: Aimee V. Mendoza Everyone of us have different kind of dads. Some dad might be fun-loving who always crack jokes whenever you are together. Some might be strict and have a you-need-to-follow the rule attitude. Some dads just love breaking some rules just for fun. But whatever type of dad we have, we all knew that our dad wants all the best for us. When we were still small and our father saw us […]

The answer to your weight loss problem – Okra!

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 19) – At first, I don’t really like eating okra. I’m sure many of you will agree that the slimy feeling is very off-putting. But when I found out that okra is very effective in helping one to lose weight, I became an instant fan of this vegetable. It is touted as the ideal vegetable for weight loss and the main reasons are: Okra  is low in calories […]

Strong in the face of adversity – My review of “Shingeki no Kyojin”

QUEZON City, Philippines – (Eagle News Service, June 19) – Humanity is in a tight bind. Driven to near extinction by the mysterious Titans, the remnant of humankind live inside massive walls. They are content to live placidly inside said walls, until that fateful day when the wall was shattered along with their peaceful existence. And with that premise, the manga “Shingeki no Kyojin” and its spin-off anime series became one of the most popular […]