Sharing to you my daughter's take on Marawi.

@eileenleyva (10964)
Philippines
December 14, 2017 6:05am CST
My daughter, she writes better than me. Ha ha ha And she gets published on the national daily. I do hope you read the entirety, because I was as amazed of the keen observation, and the honesty that might put many government officials to shame.
The choir beautifully sings “Subhanallah,” followed by the Catholic hymn “His Majesty.” The ethereal music dies out, and is followed by a fast a cappella of the national anthem.
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@allen0187 (33143)
• Philippines
25 Dec
Great read. I will be the first to say, and to my knowledge and observation, not the last one to say it, that the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree. You are a good writer yourself.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
26 Dec
Whoaaa. Thanks. Writing has become a hobby. Mylot somehow coerced me to think about the ordinary events and write these down. But my daughter, she was editor-in-chief for the high school paper. I did encourage her to take up Journalism. Her likes are different though and I allowed her to pursue her preferences. She's had five Youngblood articles and three others about environment and public spaces. I am proud of her articles.
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@allen0187 (33143)
• Philippines
30 Dec
@eileenleyva Youngblood articles ain't nothing to scoff at. Did any of her articles made it to the books? If so, what editions?
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
5 Jan
@allen0187 None yet, I suppose. Her articles were published just this past year, I think. Barely has time to write. Workload punishing.
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@dodoazo (19720)
• Philippines
14 Dec
It is a common perception and knowledge that the student is better than his teacher or his master.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
14 Dec
Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. Oh well, the Greeks did set the example. Ha ha. What can I do? It is a fact now. Hmmm, my only consolation is that my daughter consults me sometimes.