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Review: When The Elephants Dance, by Teen Blogger Hannah

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 06:52 PM
Papa explains the war like this: ‘When the elephants dance, the chickens must be careful.' The great beasts, as they circle one another, shaking the trees and trumpeting loudly, are the Amerikanos and the Japanese as they fight. And our Philippine Islands? We are the small chickens." When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe, set during the last month of the World War II tells the story of the Karangalan family, their neighbours and friends who seek refuge in the basement of the family home from the Japanese soldiers. It is Narrated through the 3 main characters: Domingo, a guerilla fighter, and Alejandro and Isabelle who happen to be siblings. Time is passed in the basement when member of the group tell mystical stories of their life, each story is unique and lends a different perspective on Philippine culture. Through the characters Holthe explores complex ideas and questions such as honor, family, religion, and patriotism, one’s true identity, loyalty and betrayal.
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The Lightning Thief

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 09:55 AM
I’ve always been inquisitive in the subject of mythology, although I don’t know what exactly intrigued me. Perhaps it was from my childhood hours wasted re-watching the Disney film Hercules, or just the study of gods in general. I’m not surprised that I would read Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan as it tells a story about Percy Jackson, a young boy of age twelve, on his quest to catch the lightning thief. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must retrieve the lightning bolt and successfully return it to Zeus while also facing a bunch of mythological enemies determined to stop him. On top of that, he must come to terms with his father whom he has yet to meet, and an Oracle has warned him of a traitor in their midst.
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The Beach Tree Talking To Me - Poem by Malk

Posted on February 26, 2018 at 04:05 PM
I am someone that likes to be out in the sun. While I am out anywhere, a beech tree has branches that ruffle in the air. Even though people don’t believe me, And they do not hear or see, the beech tree is always talking to me.
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I Am From - Poem by Hannah

Posted on February 12, 2018 at 04:02 PM
Hello, I am Hannah, a former blogger returned. I wrote this poem a while back, and thought I would share it with you readers so that you would get to know me a bit more and learn where I am from. a suffering despondency, a war-torn country I am from a nation of many, who was always hungry I am from a loving peculiar father who has sacrificed Now he eagerly waits out of exasperation for his afterlife
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