New Site Title and Updates


I decided to change (again) the site title (or name of my website). What used to be “Hardpen’s Mixed Bag” is now “Hardpen’s Portfolio.” I hope that this name is for keeps.

I heeded my friends’ suggestion that “portfolio” is more appropriate for my website than any of the previous ones (Harpen’s Journal, Hardpen’s Log, Hardpren’s Hub, and Hardpen’s Mixed Bag.)

My website (as of March 10, 2018), already had 26,172 viewers from different countries, most of them coming from the Philippines, United States and South Korea. My most viewed/read articles (with the corresponding number of views) are the following:

  1. The Confessions Wives (Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real): A Review (2,582)
  2. The Substitute Teacher (794)
  3. “Walang Dungis” ( 601)
  4. The Taxi Driver ( 466)
  5. “Heto na ang Jeep” (312)



Teacher-Writer-Advocate for Self-improvement M, A, and D are the initials of my two first names (Massuline and Antonio) and my mother's family name (Dupaya). Ligaya (a Filipino word which means happiness in English) is my family name. MAD is actually one of my nicknames aside from Tony and Ching. My full name is Massuline Antonio Dupaya Ligaya. Many times I was asked the question "Why do you write?" I don't write for material rewards nor adulation. When I write poems, stories, and essays, when I do research, the process of creating them gives me immense joy and seeing them completed brings me great satisfaction. I don't write for cash incentives, "likes," and "praises." I would be thankful should I get those but the happiness and sense of fulfillment I get while doing them and completing my works are my real rewards. Is teaching difficult? No! When I teach, I don't work but I play. My educational philosophy - "The classroom is my playground, the students are my playmates, and the subject is our toy." I am a lifelong learner too. My daily goal is to be better than I was yesterday. It's difficult, but it's worth the try. It's not for what I get from doing it but for what I become. Proud to be me! Proud to be a FILIPINO! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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