The Christmas season is once again upon us. Or maybe just Manila. And you would feel it. Your opinion on the season, good or bad, doesn't matter. Just look at the people. Yes. People. I have a love-hate relationship with people. Does that mean that I have a love-hate relationship with myself as well? Yes. … Continue reading November Ended with a Bang
There was a time when I would work from Monday to Friday then at weekends and holidays. Coming from stagnation in a previous job, I thought that was what I needed. I won’t deny that during those times a part of me enjoyed being busy. It gave me some sense of importance which I believe … Continue reading On Getting that Extra Time
Last weekend I found myself chasing seagulls in Bolinao with the significant human. I’m turning 28 soon and she thought that we can use the Halloween season (read: vacation season) to do an early celebration. Of course we can. One of the first things you would learn as a working adult is that other than … Continue reading Travel Notes: Bolinao
Despite the volume of the emails I get daily, I keep my unread emails below 100. No, I don't read every single one given the number of subscriptions I have. That would be a pain. But I see to it that I at least skimmed through the subjects before deleting them. And they have to … Continue reading On Emails and Google Inbox
I got a copy of The Flip Reader a few weeks ago. It was on sale. More than 70% off. I was fortunate. The country? Not so much. A markdown of 70% percent can only mean one thing—no one’s buying it. Sad. Being a collection of the greatest hits from the Flip magazine, there’s really … Continue reading Try Again
In the last 40 days I lost two uncles to cancer. Four family members in the last three years. One could have turned 67 today. We had the interment of the other instead. I don’t want to reduce them to a number. I have seen how the sickness have reduced them to a fraction of … Continue reading Black
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