Waking up randomly one day and thinking of what random acts of kindness I can do for strangers has not been a normal practice for me. Yes, I am not unfamiliar with compassionate love and fortunately have had my fair share in sincerely reaching out to help those in need, but pushing myself to look out specifically to give a random act of kindness is something I have not tried. A fruitful exercise from our local community, aptly named “Somewhere Down The Road” addressed just that. Continue reading “Somewhere Down The Road – A Random Act of Kindness Workshop”
The late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino Jr. has been revered as a Filipino National Hero, one of only three to be recognized by the national government. He was also, for decades, been famously known as the arch nemesis of then strongman and dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos who ruled the Philippines for 20 years. The world watched as the two of the most brilliant minds in Philippine politics go head to head to a collision course that would lead to a momentous revolution, one kind that the world would see for the first time. Ninoy was also labeled, among many things, as the Greatest President the Philippines never had, as famously pronounced by the great statesman Jovito Salonga. Continue reading “Ninoy Aquino – A Christian Socialist”
Orange & Bronze Software Labs has always been known (in a manner of speaking, popular) for having a “Happy Place” to work in, not only for its armada of Software Developers, but for all of its also happy and dynamic employees. O&B has uniquely adapted an unconventional working climate they call a happy place – defying the norms of conventional cubicle confined corporate offices, stiff and uptight working environments, and even stereotype grouchy bosses in suits and ties. So despite the still inevitable constant stress and tight deadlines, people in O&B manage to keep a cheerful mood and enthusiasm within the work place that makes everything still fun to do. A distinct flavor as it is a rarity (at least here in the local industry) for a very extensive technical nature of work to simultaneously maintain an element of fun and glee. O&B managed to do just that and the idea works very efficiently. Not only does it suit the company’s Agile practices in doing business, it’s also a main factor how O&B maintains a very steady pool of employees since the company’s formation. Continue reading “A Happier Place, O&B’s Smart Move – Orange & Bronze moves in to a new office”
The best way to time travel with an existing Time Machine
My point of view exactly, in the concept of time travel, is more than its possibility or impossibility…but rather, on how it could be done. Since the beginning of the modern age, man has been fascinated with the concept of time travel. It has been depicted, envisioned, in countless books and movies. Concepts and different interpretations of time machines from microscopic scales to gigantic futuristic machines. Some even visualized time travel through hypnosis, that through the mind, one can physically alternate reality and physiologically alternate time itself. After the ocean and space, time has become man’s final frontier. That remains to be a theory, a dream, a hope. Continue reading “Time Travel Made Easy”
The Filipino is worth dying for.
Or is it? Are we? Or more of, is the Filipino still worth living for? Given the kind of stereotypical society we have today, that is more of the relevant question. Ferdinand E. Marcos himself once said, “if this is life, I’d rather die”. In a nutshell, we have a stagnating government menaced both sides by radical Islamic extremists on one end, and left-wing insurgents on another. That’s how our current political strata is defined. To be fairly honest, I think we should just sit down and watch them bleed each other to death. Continue reading “Identity Crisis & The Social Class: The Filipino Problem”
I chronicled this in 2003 and I just thought of writing it to share it to the world. The girl in the story is my ex-girlfriend, we are no longer together now and are currently living separate lives. Just to emphasize the matter that when this dream took place, and i wrote the piece, we were still together at the time. No connections whatsoever to the events of the present day.
When we dream, even how real it may feel sometimes, the feeling disappears after a day or two. Eventually, we forget the stories of our dreams even how vivid they may be. Continue reading “A Rendezvous with Destiny”