As I decided and finally typed the title of this essay, I figured I was going to get a ton of flak because Filipinos are overly sensitive about this topic — and almost every little, insignificant thing. But I implore you to put down your pitchforks for a moment and listen. I am a Filipino and if you’re one too, I can understand why your blood is boiling right now. Apart from being hospitable, we should be nationalists too, right?… Continue reading →
The first thing you need to do when you read this is to look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself why you’re wearing clothes three times your size. I know hiphop and gangsta rap is big during this time but really?
Second thing you need to do is to turn off that computer, get out of the house, and explore the world. There’s beauty in it although I know it’ll be hard for you to understand this right now.
As I unconsciously drove myself with robotic consistency to work today, I was thinking of things to do or change this year. I don’t do new year resolutions. Frankly because I’m afraid I won’t get to actually doing them — especially with the pressure of a non-existent clock ticking away every second.
This year, I’m changing that. I’m going to write down a couple of things that I think I should be able to accomplish — or at least try … Continue reading →
In War’s Why Can’t We Be Friends?, the line “why can’t we be friends?” is repeated 44 times and makes up 94% of the entire song. I’ve asked myself this question hundreds of times. Why can’t people seem to agree on anything?
One guy says something, another guy comes back with something else. A woman posts something nice on Facebook and people can’t wait to give it a piece of their mind.
Are people hardwired to argue? Were we … Continue reading →
Almost anything passes as definition of culture these days — more so in tech startups.
So, what’s the culture like in your company?
Oh, we have espresso machines, unlimited candy, free lunches, a couple of masseuse on standby — you name it! We embrace working remotely, enjoy unlimited vacations, and are entitled to 8-hours of sleep every night.
Oh, man. How I wish.
Silicon Valley has everyone talking a great deal about culture but do we really know what we’re … Continue reading →
I started this blog 4 years ago as a way for me to record my thoughts. 25 thousand hits later, there’s a hint of melancholy as I’m finally parting ways with it — or WordPress to be perfectly accurate. There was a time when you felt like everyone else was on WordPress (emphasis on “was”). Although, I just felt like whenever I log onto WordPress, I always get lost into its different components and entirely miss the point of writing. … Continue reading →
As I stare blankly at the blinking cursor, I’m thinking of what I should write about. It should be something informative, educating, or witty at the very least. But I can’t think of anything.
Today went by so fast. I disassembled our bed—old, fucking noisy bed—had the car washed and got a fade.. all in the morning. Me and my wife, Nouelle, had plans to watch a movie in the afternoon and after doing the requisite chore or task given … Continue reading →
If there’s one thing social media did, it’s to make the world we all know smaller. Never did we have to wait for a newspaper to be negligently thrown at our lawn or TV static to end at 5am for our favorite morning news program to begin. At our fingertips, everything is available.
We all know how rumors, when combined with human’s ever growing need to be listened to, can spread easily. Back then though, we could easily determine if … Continue reading →
Lost your drivers license? Worry no more. Today, I’ll provide you with the simplest instructions on how to apply for a duplicate drivers license.
First things first, take note that these are all the things you need. Avoid fixers as they tend to make you do things not necessarily needed for this process.
Affidavit of loss
Photocopy of a valid ID
Just two? Yes, just two. Some will say you’ll need a photocopy of the drivers license and its corresponding … Continue reading →
Your driver’s license expiry date fast approaching? No need to worry, you can quickly get a new one. And when I say quickly, I mean 15-minutes quick!
Renewing your driver’s license in the main LTO office, or any LTO office per se, is a death wish. But if you have 4-8 hours to spare, feel free to be my guest.
My first ever renewal process was done in a DLRC, which stands for Driver’s License Renewal Centers. Half a decade … Continue reading →