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One of the greatest gifts that were given to us human beings by God is our ability to

feel. It is one of the things that complete our humanness. It is the function to
perceive by touch and be sensitive to it, the ability to have emotions on a certain
situation and respond on it, and having state of consciousness to the things around
us. Without it, we can be considered as robots that do only the things and functions
programmed to us, or probably dead.
A person can have different feelings, sad because you heard that the dog of the
friend of the cousin of your grandfather is sick, angry because the lady wearing a
white dress with bloody red eyes wont get out of your way while you are driving on
Balete Drive, happy because your girlfriend accepted your proposal while skydiving
from the top of Mt. Everest, and surprised because the friend of the husband of the
sister-in-law of your great grandmother grant your wish of having a three-eyed frog
from the Amazon rainforest for your birthday. Having different feelings is essential,
normal. So never be afraid of expressing them whenever and wherever you are. It
can be expressed in your own and different ways, like showing that youre in love by
drawing a ridiculous picture of a carabao getting married to a cactus on a leaf using
the ink from a squid, showing that you are broken-hearted by overdosing yourself
with mineral water on a childrens birthday party, and showing that you are
regretful and sorry for the bad things youve done by punishing yourself by listening
to different Justin Biebers songs while you are doing push-ups. With all the possible
things and ways on how to express your feelings, you should not be hesitant
anymore to express and show them to the world.
Expressing your feelings however, is not always good especially the negative ones.
You should express them as humanely and good as possible by not hurting anybody,
making the Ten Commandments as a guide for your actions. Having these kinds of
feelings, you can always find and make different ways on how to change them into
a positive one, like making yourself happy by watching a television show where two
dogs are laughing at each other after being stressed, cheering yourself up by
jumping up and down with your pet monkey after being broken-hearted, and by
buying lots of pillows then throwing them on the wall while laughing outrageously
after being angry. Because being human, we have the ability to change our feelings
and emotions. So whenever you feel angry, sad, stressed and other negative
feelings, you can always find ways on how to cheer yourself up, and if you cant find
one, make one. Remember that you are the one controlling your own life so it is up
to you to either have the happy life, or the sad life.

My neighbours think that I am a prostitute, that I was being used for money. They
told me that back then, I was considered to be the fairest and most beautiful of
them all. I just dont know if its a curse, but because of it, my life was ruined.
When I was young, many liked me and had a crush on me. I guess that it was hard
to be a virgin from head-to-toe. I respected all of them, but what they did to me in
exchange was unimaginable. I dont know and remember what really happened.
When they came, I accepted them freely and whole-heartedly, I just dont know
what came into them that they gave this to me in return. Three lustful foreigners
feasted on my body. The people told me that I was raped. For the three times that I
was raped, the last one is remarkably unforgettable. Even though I dont like what
he is doing to me, I seemed to be always searching for him. My world spins round
and round when he is with my company. Every time hes near, I can feel that I was
poisoned. But I cant just refuse him, especially when he takes care of me and my
child. He always brings us gifts; chocolates, cigarettes and even money! I know that
he is just using me but I didnt care. It was from him that we learned English, not
only to write, but also to read. When I decided to live with him, we prospered. With
those moments, I thought that I was in love him. I thought that our happiness will be
continuous. What I didnt know, is that hes killing me slowly.
For the massive amount of pain and sorrow that he ingested in my body, I almost
fell, broken down, and gave up. Many people told me that I was very stupid. They
told me to drive him away. Years were counted before I realized that I should have
listened to their advice. With the help of some of our children, we drove that demon
away. It is very hard to start anew. I didnt know if a thorn was plucked off my heart
or it was growing another one. We were so used to an easy life we had with him,
and he left me broke. We borrowed some money from our neighbours. We became
burdened by debts that seem impossible to pay. I became the talk of the
neighbourhood. There were those who looked-down on me, stepped on me, and
some of those who pitied me. The once beautiful woman was now a prostitute. The
one being praised and looked-up to back then can now be bought at a cheap price.
But I did not give up so easily. My children have to see that they can still rely on me
no matter what happens. Whatever the others say, I strive hard and do my best to
have a beautiful life. We were still dreaming of a better life, so some of my children
went abroad and are now in Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. Some went to
United States, Europe and Canada. The others dont want to leave my side, in which
almost everyone does not care. For the number of my children who works and
strives for us to have a better life is also the number of my children who steal
money that I had put aside for this life of ours. I want to stop being a prostitute, but
I cant. Some of my children are very happy in spending the money I earned from
that job. During elections, some of my children will even use the weakness of ones

siblings and benefit from it. Sometimes when I look at the mirror, I cant imagine
what I look like right now. I dont know when this thing will end but I hope its soon. I
am still hoping that our life will get better. Sorry for the long drama and I thank you
for listening to my story. By the way, my name is Philippines.

To many people homosexuality is a willful choice. To others, it is due to

psychological damage. But to the homosexuals themselves, it is neither a choice,
nor a disease. It is an identity. To them, homosexuality is not just a behavior; it is a
part of who they are. They want nothing more than to be accepted for who they are,
rather than what they are.

The main argument against homosexuality is that it is unnatural or out of the

ordinary. However, a psychological definition of natural says that something must
originate from an inner drive or impulse to be considered natural. Yet another
definition of natural is something that has existed, and continues to exist, over a
span of time. Homosexuality has its place in the farthest reaches of human history.
Some societies condemned homosexuality, like the ancient Jews, while others
idealized it, such as the Greeks. But it has always existed in every society and in
every time period. By these definitions, homosexuality could only be natural. Still,
some people say heterosexuality is the only psychologically natural orientation.
Why then are millions of people able to change or ignore what is supposedly
natural? Natural or unnatural, we should respect each and everyone and treat all
of them fairly whether homosexual or not. We should not discriminate and look
down upon the homosexuals especially when they are doing no harm to anybody. I
believe that each of the people on earth has the freedom to live his own life and do
whatever he likes.

In my opinion, the location of my dream house is very important and the

surroundings and the position of a house should be carefully considered. I've always
been fascinated by landscapes and the sound of the birds in the mornings. I'd feel
positive and lively if I was woken up by the sound of doves perched on the branches
of the trees. It would be located in such a place that I could find fresh water and air.
In addition, my house's position would enable me to have as many pets as possible
since I have been always fond of animals. Also, I'd like my dream house to be near
to the city capital so that I might go to big shopping malls with my car if I needed to.
As a matter of fact, peace and harmony combined with nature would be the basic
feature of the location of my dream house with its closeness to the city for
emergency situations and supplying the necessities.
My whole house will be consisting of parts, the main house, the pool, the
greenhouse, the courts and gym, and the zoo. My main house's interior design
should be carefully planned because I believe that beauty lies within the details.
Consequently, I'd like it to have a big, spacious hall since it is the first place that you
see as you come in through the front door. The ceiling of the halls will be filled with
chandeliers and its floor covered in soft carpet. At the middle of the hall, there
would be a grand staircase leading upstairs that splits half-way going to different
directions. I'd like to decorate the walls of the hall with famous artist's reproductions
of paintings. For me, these paintings would give person feelings of relaxation and
serenity. After passing the staircase at the middle of the great hall, there are three
doors that will welcome you. The first room on the right would be the living-room
which is quite large, sound-proof and will be occupied with comfy couches and a
room-sized television. A door from the living room would lead to a small study
where I could write, read books and work on my assignments. Its walls are actually
a big aquarium in which different kinds and species of fishes are swimming freely.
This small room would make me feel calm and attentive so I could focus my
attention to my projects. The second room that has a double-door at the middle
from the hall will be leading to the dining room. The dining room will be placed with
a big rectangular dining table, wherein a big number of people can sit. A door from
the dining room will be leading to a kitchen. The kitchen will be complete and

updated with all the kitchen equipments and cooking utensils and materials
available in the market. It will also have a touch screen computer-television which
can be used for scanning recipes and for entertainment. The third door in the left
side of the end of the great hall will be leading to a bathroom. The bathroom will be
as big as possible and will be sound-proof because it is centralized by speakers in
which I can play my music and sing my heart out without being heard by anyone. In
opening the bathroom door, a big mirror will welcome you. It will have a shower
room, a big bathtub, and a Jacuzzi which are in separate rooms inside the bathroom.
The toilet seat also has its own room. Up the stairs will be consisting of 5 bedrooms,
in which three have bathrooms inside them, a small cinema-like theatre and a game
and computer room. At the front of the main house will be a long river-like pool filled
with flowers at the sides. At the back of the main house, there will be a very big
deep pool in which there are different slides, which are very long and a diving board
at one side. Behind the location of the pool, a big greenhouse is placed wherein I
can plant things that I want. The very big green house will also be the home of
many butterflies and birds that can fly freely in and out the greenhouse. At the left
side of the main house is where the courts and the gym are located. There will be
three courts, a volleyball court, a basketball court, and a tennis court. At the back of
these courts stands a long one-story building that houses gym equipments and the
sports equipments. The right side of the main house will be filled with trees. Lying
way far at the end of the trees is the zoo. The path going to the zoo will be covered
with flowers and bushes at the sides that will make me like walking on the park.
Before reaching the zoo, you will pass on many things. First is the hanging bridge in
which beside the mouth of it, stands a tree house. Then the path will lead into a
wooden bridge which is actually surrounded by waters wherein different species of
fishes are swimming freely. After passing that long wooden bridge, you will reach
the zoo. The zoo consists of the stable where the horses stays, a den for the wild
animals like lions and tigers, a chicken coop for the chickens and their chicks, and a
very big house for the monkeys.
In my opinion, each person has a dream house that continues to remain on his mind
as long as he lives. Places we spend our life is very significant because our moods
are affected by the design and the location. If we live in a place filled with noise,
chaos and air pollution our feelings would tend to be negative. On the contrary, if
we live in a place close to the serenity of nature, our minds, bodies and spirits will
be filled with positive energies. That's why I'd like my dream house be located on
the outskirts of a city, encircled with flowers, trees and birds. Likewise, we either
feel relaxed or tenser inside our homes. If the interior design and colors used arise
feelings of anger or anxiety we will be unhappy and depressed in our houses.
Therefore, I prefer to plan interior of my dream house to give me feelings of
relaxation and joy. In conclusion, everything about my dream house would reflect
my feelings, thoughts and my personality so when you step in my house, you would,
in a way, get into my inner world.

What do others dont know about me? What do they think they know about me? Are
the things they think that they know about me right? Are the things that the other
people tell the others about what they dont know about me true? Or false? Or
probably made-up and invented?
One thing that others dont know about me that they will already know after
finishing this sentence is that I sometimes tend to play with my feelings, emotions,
actions and words and see how different people will react to it. I dont know why I do
that, but sometimes that is how I know the true qualities of a person. Personally, I
find it as a weird habit actually. But I can tell you that I do it for two things, as a test
and for fun. Using this habit as a test, for me, is really effective because you will
know immediately the qualities of a certain person. With this, you can easily sort
the true people from the plastics, and will prevent you from being tricked by them. I
tend to use it as a test to people that I just met who wants to make friends with me,
people that I find quiet, and to the people I like. I do it for fun to the people around
me especially to those serious people who will never fail to make me smile on the
inside because of their reactions that are sometimes weird, and sometimes
impulsive depending on their moods.
I do not know if this habit of mine which you just knew about me is bad or just fine.
Another thing that I will tell that you dont know about me is that I am avoiding and
trying my best not to do it anymore. But being a habit, I am doing it without being
aware that I am doing it. I believe that after reading this, is that you will keep what

you read to yourself and put your mind on a completely unrelated topic, because
when you spread it and everyone knew about it already, then this essay will become
a big lie.