Living in Manila entails the adventure of rough-riding the road either on a boat, a raft or a van-turned-into-a-yacht. No one is spared. Not even this guy. Here, you cannot pay your way to dryness. You will always experience getting stranded / flooded / stuck somewhere. SUVs and BMWs are on the same page as jeepneys and pedicabs. The rich and the poor all get … Continue reading Sleepless in a shuttle
We sit still, under the dimly-lit night sky; dawn is near, but we linger until the last few minutes turn into another haze of day. With dreams patterned over commercial build-ups on anything that sells our souls to greed, we forget we had questions. We forget we had souls, problems, answers. Somehow the past and the future all merge in this moment, this beach, this … Continue reading On a random beach night
I have already written about this place in my personal non-fiction blog, but when I saw nomadcitizen’s entry about the Philippines, I just thought to myself, what the hey, I need to post this in this site too.
Let me tell your something about this video.
I responded to my friend, Melai’s, call to join them in this Mt Pinatubo expedition. A little along the way, the original team was changed: new people joined in, some of the original ones back out for a reason or two. Continue reading How I crammed my Mt Pinatubo video
Again, I read another recent horrible kidnapping story last week. It happened in the southern areas of the Philippines.
For a Manila citizen like me, it’s not supposed to make me feel threatened or disturbed, but looking at a broader perspective, this cannot be the case.
I saw a travel advisory from the British government about travelling in the Philippines, in the aftermath of the kidnappings. Continue reading Another travel advisory issued
In choosing the best photo for this site, I realized that this photo sums up basically who I am. 🙂 Continue reading The story of the headshot
Currently, we have second highest power cost in Asia. Something worth considering for investors, but for those who love to have dinner by candle light, it’s not much of a concern. Continue reading Electricity in Manila
Sometimes, the sunset is best seen against an old brick wall. Continue reading Intramuros, Manila
Why am I wasting my time doing this? Continue reading What is this all about