A Technology Sabbath

I surprised myself last week by doing three things I had never done before.  First, I went up to the mountains and stayed overnight at my good friend Chary’s house.  We had been planning this trip over the pandemic and finally it was happening. Her home was located in a protected area up in the…

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A Mati Adventure

I’ve been soaking in sun, sand and sunlight the last three days in a spectacular island paradise called Mati.  Mati, located in Davao Oriental is perhaps, Davao’s best kept secret. Mati, is a three hour drive from Davao City. It’s a long and beautiful ride through the towns of Davao del Norte and it is…

A Last Decade

Last night while visiting mom, something she used to say all the time echoed in my head. “Hindi pa ako mamamatay. Aabot ako ng 100!” She would often remind me of that “fact” whenever someone we knew died. I thought to myself, mom is 89 now. Next year after she turns 90, that will only…