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2388This is Angeline, who lives with her family in a tomb in Manila’s North Cemetery in the Philippine capital, where this photo was taken.

“My mother told me this,” she said.

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"Thanks for your comment Chloe. I was using a translator in the cemetery and that's what she said the phrase meant. I trusted her knowledge of course, so I just went with it."

Chloe Grant

"The translation is a bit problematic because that's not want it means. "Magsumikap" roughly translates to work hard. So essentially what her mother was saying is that she should work hard in school. Not try yo become famous. "

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