Ana Rose Alvaro

Ana Rose was born and raised in the Philippines. A simple Filipina who was born with a natural love for books and languages.
Summary and Review of "The Mats," a short story by Francisco Arcellana

Story Review:”The Mats,” a short story by Francisco Arcellana

I have read already the short story a few days ago but could not write my reflection about it soon. The short story moved me and made me a bit depressed.  It reminded me of my beloved Father who passed away a year ago from a lung cancer. The story entitled  “The Mats” was written … Read More

Summary and Review of "The Centipede," a short story by Rony V. Diaz

Story Review of “The Centipede,” a short story by Rony V. Diaz

Let me tell you first a story. There is a large age gap between me and my siblings. With a huge age gap come along misunderstandings which I think is inevitable among siblings. A relationship between siblings is what  “The Centipede” was all about.  It was written on 1953 by an award-winning Filipino short story … Read More

Life Lesson's in Reading Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist

Life Lessons in Reading Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”

It was when I was still a college student, that I found about the Brazilian author. Some of my classmates were avid readers of his works and it intrigued me. They talked most of the times about the significant insights a reader can get from those novels that the author wrote. My interest to search … Read More


Book Challenged 2016

Reading has been what I love to do and comes with it is my interest to be a writer as well. Sounds big, right? Dreaming is for free after all so why not dream big.  With this in my mind, I decided to discipline myself to compose one topic a day. I prefer to  type … Read More


A Self-Awakening Manifestation of a Brave Heart

This is a self-awakening manifestation of a brave heart that reveals nothing is constant in this life but change. It is something that we cannot escape but accept. And so, here I am sharing with you on how did I undergo a big change in my life. I have been a dreamer. Ever since I … Read More