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June 8, 2018


It’s back to school (well, for some schools) and I just remembered all the funny and emotional pieces from Write Things Manila’s young writers that were included in their annual anthology, In Our Own Words.

Enjoy the pieces and reminisce your own school days.


From In Our Own Words Volume 1, 2014


by Sachi (written when she was 9 years old)

Oh no! I cannot be late!

I rub my eyes, even twice!

But the time is still there!

I am huffing and puffing!

I run down the stairs while fixing my hair!

I gobble up my breakfast, all in one gulp!

I rush out of the door and onto the street!

At last, I made it, running very fast!

And I am not last to enter the class!


by Amanda (written when she was 8 years old)

Oh, pencil, Oh, pencil

Why were you created?

I wish you were not here

So there would be no homework to write

If you could go away,

my day would be happy and bright.


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