Confinements, Self Imposed

People have penchants and cravings and silly habits and whatnot. Every now and then, i get bitten by a me-alone-time bug where i purposefully turn off office cellphones, turn off the lights in the apartment, call in food deliveries and simply stay inside the bedroom. The bug usually presents itself in two ways - either... Continue Reading →

There Must Be A Pony Somewhere….

Today started as a trying day for me. There are days when you're putting on a new groove on life, but somehow there are times when certain things just hit you back despite your resolve. Inside my head, i try to be the calm optimist. That things will always be better. Maybe tomorrow, i say. The thing about... Continue Reading →

Is Math Absolute?

There are a lot of people who often state that they like math because it is absolute. The equation 1 + 1 = 2 will always be absolutely true. Is it? That it will be universal, eternal and true for all time, regardless of context and application?

Eating The Elephant Whole

In the past, i made that mistake as well, only to find myself burned out and disenchanted about a lot of things. In the end, despite a hefty salary, one needs to be reminded that no amount of money can ever replace the time you spend with the people you love; it cannot replace the time you spend getting to know yourself; it can never replace the little but special moments in one's life: a silent hug, loads of free laughter or even that most awaited long-distance call from a friend.

The Case of the World Bank Loan and Corona

There are many nuances in celebrating the "more fun in the Philippines" meme.  There is the obvious tourism-friendly advertising and there's the comedic but darker side to the reality of the Philippines, most especially in its societal and political landscape. Sometimes  i am saddened, if not at times disappointed, at the lack of initiative Filipinos... Continue Reading →

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