Author Archives: JOAN MAE SOCO-BANTAYAN

1 day ago

Meet Anastasia of Siberian Taiga

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Meet Anastasia of Siberian Taiga

In 1996, a Russian merchant named Vladimir Megre boarded his ship and voyaged across the river Tomsk in Russia. Somewhere in the riverbanks of Siberia, he met a woman named Anastasia. Far from Megre’s prejudices of a woman from the countryside, Anastasia can access information regarding the society and the universe. As Megre recalled his encounter, she would lie down on the grass with eyes closed and in a little while, she’s able to give answers to the questions people asked.

1 week ago

Subtle intrusion

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Subtle intrusion

I often write about reasons why children, especially from age zero to 11, are highly discouraged from watching TV or movies. I remain that for TV and cinemas, the content is not the main concern. The medium itself is the problem. This time though, allow me to discuss a certain content in the news from the national TV.

2 weeks ago

What if it’s you?

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What if it’s you?

In my previous articles, I have emphasized how crucial it is for us, adults, to be watchful with our own words, especially when we are facing the children. Oftentimes, a lot of adults sometimes tend to forget that the children (who are, by the way, all over in this side of the planet) are sure to imitate from the words to the deeds, even down to the stream of thoughts. They copy everything.

4 weeks ago

Thoughts made tangible

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Thoughts made tangible

It is highly known these days that yes, thoughts affect the life force. Back then, it was totally hard to grasp this kind of concept. These kinds of experiment is a downright validation to this whole idea. What is this telling us? That in the grand scheme of things, our thoughts play out as the invisible basis for all the things here on Earth.

1 month ago

Save our senses

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Save our senses

It is said that human beings have a “second of fright.” This is a term referred to the one second when soldiers in the battlefield hesitate to aim at their enemies and take away their opponents’ lives.

1 month ago

Let’s talk about toys

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Let’s talk about toys

To help our children foster stronger imagination, it is better for us to give them abstract toys like chopped wooden branches, seashells, cloths, nutshells, and seeds. In this way, we keep their imagination alive and running. Plus, they are far less expensive.

2 months ago

Let’s talk about sleep

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Let’s talk about sleep

During the 1980s through the ‘90s, studies about reducing sleep came out. Those types of researches posit that sleep is only something that our minds have been programmed to do. It also says that there must be a way to reduce sleep, if not eliminate it, because time is better spent working than just lying in bed, with eyes closed, doing nothing.

2 months ago

Hello from this side

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Hello from this side

I am Joan Mae Soco-Bantayan. I am 33 and a mother of two. I married when I was 26 and that time, my thoughts were all bent about how to become rich and “successful” doing things that I thought would solve my woes.