When I was in college (many years ago), I learned how to use Adobe Photoshop (software that let's you edit your photos) the hard way - I took a class. These days, however, anyone can learn the tricks of Photoshop simply by trying it out. In fact, using Photoshop has become so commonplace that we've … Continue reading Photoshopped
From the Rain Room Art Installation, Museum of Modern Art When I was in grade school, the chances of classes being called off because of bad weather was about a million to one. We always had to wait until the very last moment for the official news of class suspension to be declared. More often … Continue reading Weather
Imagine being in a place where because you cannot understand what people are saying, you are forced to understand what they’re not. Imagine being in a place where a food photo on the menu elicits a huge sigh of relief because finally you can order food you can see and recognise and understand. Imagine being … Continue reading A Child of the Universe
A couple of weeks ago, I got caught for a traffic violation (I turned left at a “No Left Turn Sign.”) The Cebu City Traffic Enforcer asked me to stop, wished me a good morning and calmly told me my violation. Hoping that he would let this one slide, I attempted to say sorry and … Continue reading Ticket
I used to be a commuter when I was in the Philippines. I used to commute every day via the MRT. But it reached a point where it was more difficult to commute than to drive (and that’s saying a lot in Metro Manila traffic), so I stopped commuting. I remember asking myself then why … Continue reading A Trainwreck Waiting to Happen
(This is inspired by that beautiful INTERAKSYON Editorial: We ARE Team Pilipinas) NOTE: The past few weeks have been one of pride. The Philippine Basketball team GILAS PILIPINAS came back to the world stage with aplomb by becoming part of the 16 best teams in the world to compete in the FIBA World Championships. This … Continue reading We Deserved a Win
Politics is not something that I am particularly interested in. I have enough interest to read about issues and even to converse about them, but not enough to actually form a strong support for any particular movement. The piecemeal information I get on social networking sites is enough for me. But I take all those … Continue reading History
“People empty me. I have to get away to refill.” Charles Bukowski I have read so many things about recovery. Recovery run. Recovery this. Recovery that. But sometimes recovery means following what your heart tells you so… My body and mind is all set to do all my training and races as scheduled last week. … Continue reading Emptied, But Always Refilled.