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 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…

A Siquijor Adventure

“Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before,” said the Dalai Lama. And so it was that on my birthday week, I found myself on the mystical island of Siquijor in the Visayas region. I did not have any grand expectations about Siquijor but I was completely blown away by it. Discovered by…