Seosan-si, South Korea
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!