That Difficult Book

Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) is one of the toughest and hardest novelle to digest and understand. For a non-French speaker like me, even the name of the author is difficult to properly pronounce (Antoine de Saint-Exupery). The short novel packs a punch with themes that are universal and relevant especially during this time … Continue reading That Difficult Book

The Alter World of Twitter

Miguel Escobar’s article entitled “Filipino Twitter Shows Our Children Being Sexualized and Sold” (Esquire Magazine, 24 August 2018) raised a harrowing issue on child pornography on Twitter. While it was a good read which needs to be seriously addressed by the (concerned) authorities, what caught my attention was the term “alterverse” or “alter” for short. … Continue reading The Alter World of Twitter

My Favorite Airline Liveries

There are airline liveries and there are GREAT airline liveries. I have seen Airbuses and Boeings in airports which are adorned with colors, flags, lines, animals and the whole shebang showcasing the flora and fauna, culture, arts, customs, and people of these countries as depicted by the liveries of their national carriers. Am I the … Continue reading My Favorite Airline Liveries

The Gospel according to Facebook

In 2014, church pastor and communications professor Bruce Joffe, Ph.D published a book entitled "The Gospel According to Facebook: Social Media and the Good News" (Virtualbookworm.com Publishing). This article is not an iteration of his insightful book. He is a demigod in literature. Again, with respect to his book, my humble article doesn't have anything … Continue reading The Gospel according to Facebook

Contextualizing Anxiety

"A pandemic is an outbreak of infectious disease that occurs over a wide geographical area and that is of high prevalence. A pandemic generally affects a significant proportion of the world’s population, usually for several months" - this is the academic definition of pandemic according to Encyclopaedia Britannica. True enough, the world has seen how ruthless an … Continue reading Contextualizing Anxiety

Life As We Know It

...will never be the same because once you go back to work, some of your colleagues are no longer there. ...divides the rich and the poor. Polarization is now even more rampant. ...has given prominence to words like virus, front liners, quarantine, ayuda, pass, retrenchment, new normal, social distancing, and survival among others. ...made us … Continue reading Life As We Know It

Of Museums and Art Galleries (2)

Each country has its own museum of contemporary art. Even my province Iloilo has one (https://www.ilomoca.org/). Contemporary art has no restrictions in terms of forms or media. These masterpieces have meanings as defined by the artists themselves. There are no rules in art appreciation - these are the words uttered by my Humanities professor. Her … Continue reading Of Museums and Art Galleries (2)

Of Museums and Art Galleries (1)

Publishing this blog in the middle of the COVID pandemic is so ironic. Travel (by air-land-sea) is still limited. Today is summer in the Philippines, where travel is supposedly at its peak. But not this year. This is the “summer that never was.” Of all the places (both domestic and international) that I have visited … Continue reading Of Museums and Art Galleries (1)

Life in a Suitcase

Training is the biggest part of my job. But one aspect of training that I enjoy most is the travel that comes with it. I always look forward to layover (and sometimes remain overnight) flights. After crossing the ocean for hours, we need to rest before flying back to home base. Unlike the rest of … Continue reading Life in a Suitcase