HAIM: Not your Mainstream Girl Group Musicians

If I would be asked to choose between Fifth Harmony and HAIM, I’d choose HAIM any time of the day.

Wait, who is this HAIM I speak of?

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HAIM is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles. The band consists of three sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim who are joined on stage by drummer Dash Hutton. The three sisters were active since 2007 but it was just last year when I fell in love with their amazing style of music, thanks to John Green’s movie adaptation of Paper Towns.

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Being Yourself—and Different—Is Okay

Hey guys! Remember my post “When You’re Still Trying To Find Your Purpose”? I told you that it was my second article  featured on candymag.com and I decided to post the first one here on my wordpress blog.

This is an article I made for our Journalism class and I decided to send it without really expecting to be featured because well, the website says, “If you’re lucky, you might get featured in our website” and if luck is a magnet, I’m made of wood,  but I crossed my fingers, so here it is.

Reading the title, you readers will already have an idea what my article is about but nevertheless, I’m still here to talk about a very important aspect in life that we should all be.

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Credits to Trixie Ison of candymag.com

We can’t deny how much messed up the world is and how society is never pleased. In the world we’re living in, why are we so afraid of being different and being ourselves in front of everybody despite the numerous quotes we read and hear every day about just being ourselves? One word: Fear. We’re afraid of not being accepted by society and we fear judgement. Let’s face the ugly truth, society tells us to be ourselves then they judge us.

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Facing up to Youth’s Angst

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Photo taken from weheartit.com; credits to owner

 

Youth is a wonderful gift from God. We must use it wisely because we will never be as young as we are now. We teenagers are the most misunderstood human beings to walk on the terrains of Earth. People expect us to act our age, but the truth is we don’t don’t how to act correctly. We have never been this young and old in our life. Our teenage years is the phase of our life wherein we are too old and young to do half the things in life.

Our generation is often called as “The Wild Generation” or “The Wild Youth”. Ever wonder why the past generation of teenagers are golden and pure? The ignorance and reckless acts we teenagers do results to teen angst or teen anxiety. Teen angst is when teenagers, combined with their hormones and stress in life results to depression. This illness is epidemic and striking many teenagers in our society.  We teenagers cannot avoid doing such idiotic things. Studies says, teenagers are risk takers and often take stupid risks that adults won’t. Many adults are not aware of this disease of the mind. Parents are often caught in a crossfire. And since some of us are experts in keeping our thoughts and feelings bottled up, most parents are not aware of their child’s mental health.

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When You’re Still Trying To Find Your Purpose

Hey Guys! I have amazing news!

Another one of my article got published on candymag.com The first one was ‘Being Yourself–and Different is Okay’. It was published on February 24, 2016. Sadly, I was quite busy with school life and it was late when I found out my article got featured. I was so happy and proud that time. Getting published on my favorite magazine’s website is surreal. I liked the blissful and satisying feeling of seeing your name on the byline so I thought of sending more articles.

So yesterday, when I logged in on Candy Magazine’s website, my heart lurched with excitement and my eyes grew wide when I saw a familiar name on an article’s byline. It was my name. I didn’t realize the article was mine because it was originally entitled: ‘To a Nobody finding her purpose to be a Somebody’. But I guess Candy Magazine changed it. Lol, I have to admit I struggled with finding the perfect title for the article.

And here it is everybody, my second article that got featured on the pages of candymag.com

 

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Credits to the candymag.com’s talented graphic designer Ms. Clare Magno for the beautiful article cover

 

“You’re 16, and life isn’t supposed to be figured out yet.”

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