2017, here we go.

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 →

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

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 →

The Culture Hype

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 →

Moving along.

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 →

Walter Mitty And The Secrets Behind Oversharing

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 →

Hearsay, hearsay! The Gullibles Travel

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 →

Applying For A Duplicate Philippine Drivers License

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 →

Philippine Drivers License Renewal In A ZIP!

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 →

The Dreaded NBI Clearance..

Before I start, I’d like to apologize for not having pictures in this post. I didn’t have a camera nor my phone has a capability to take photos.

Anyway, first things first. What you need to know is there are no such thing as “renewals” anymore. Each and every one is treated as a new applicant. I overheard an old man asking if renewals are being processed and the dude in charge yelled “Wala na pong renewal!” The old guy … Continue reading →

Playing with numbers (and zodiac)

Let me start off by saying that I’m not a fan of coincidences and superstitions. I firmly believe that everything that happens to you is a direct result of the things you’ve done in your life – plain and simple.

While browsing some articles online – which is my morning routine before I start work – I came across one that talks about the latest NBA sensation, Jeremy Lin, and numbers (yes, numbers). Gary Grinberg, more popularly known as “The … Continue reading →