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 Hardpen is my nom de plume. My real name is Massuline Antonio Dupaya Ligaya. Many times I was asked the question, "Why do you write?" I don't write for rewards nor adulation. When I write poems, stories, and essays, when I do research, seeing them completed gives me immense joy and satisfaction. I don't write for cash incentives, "likes," and "praises." I would be thankful if I'll have them but the happiness and sense of fulfillment I feel when completing my works are my real rewards. Is teaching difficult? No! When I teach, I don't work but I play. The classroom is my playground, the students are my playmates, and the subject is our toy. Proud to be me! Proud to be a FILIPINO! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Posted on March 11, 2018, in About My Website and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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