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A Short Essay about Friendship

By on Aug 4, 2011 in Essays | 1 comment

Gaining Gold Coins All of us need true friends to turn to. As we share our failures and triumphs with them, we experience the warmth and joy. When I was in sixth grade, one of my teachers taught the class a song that goes “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” As my classmates and I sang this song, its essence did not concern me. It’s just an ordinary rhyming song for graders anyway. Eight years later, however, singing this song made me feel regretful. Its meaning struck me. From the time I was in sixth grade until I turned twenty, I hadn’t kept a chest of gold coins. I had broken friendships that may had lasted a lifetime. I neglected the presence of my old friends whom were sincere and true. Is this the end? No. Don’t cry over a bottle of spilled milk, they say. Losing a number of old friends, however, is worth crying....

A Few Inches Short

By on Jul 20, 2009 in Essays | 2 comments

When I was young, I monitored my growth by measuring my height against our kitchen’s wall. Overjoyed, I was jumping every time I discovered I grew centimeters taller than the past months. My mother also bought me a vitamin syrup to help me grew taller. In effect, I was one of those who stayed at the end or in the middle of the line at school and never became a front liner; and during New Year’s Eve I was one of those hopefuls that jump high as they could, believing that acting that way would make us grew taller on the coming year. My dream of becoming taller, however, had a limit, which I made myself. I used to compare my height to my aunts and other women close to my parents. I believed their height was ideal for women since most of them stood the same. I remembered saying to myself that an inches taller than these ladies would be enough. One time, at age eleven, I was very glad...

What are the Secrets of Success?

By on Jun 15, 2008 in Essays | 0 comments

A lot of time comes when we want to achieve something but fail, we easily give up. When we get rejected or criticized, we stop trying and feel frustrated. Not all of us, however, give up. Some pursued their goals successfully. Do you know their secrets? One of the secrets of successful individuals is that they do not know the word “quit”. They are persistent in achieving what they want in their lives. Let us consider General Douglas McArthur. After failing twice in his admission to West Point, he applied the third time and was accepted. If not of Gen. McArthur’s persistence, who would have said “I shall return” to the Filipinos? Likewise, Henry Ford, the famous automobile businessman went bankrupt twice during his first three years. He said, “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” Because he knew he can do better, he made Ford...