Traveling has created among us the restless urgency to move. While going on adventures requires motion, I have lately realized how keeping still is as equally important on this journey. For some reasons, there is wisdom why people say great things come to those who wait. It was past eight in the morning and the … More Few Thoughts on Waiting
Several minutes after posting on Facebook, a CCTV footage of an SUV running rover a man and leaving him dead came viral. It drew thousands of angry emotions from viewers. A week ago, a woman came posting about the harassment she experienced while being on the road with the Angkas driver. This, too, caught the … More 13 Reasons Why “Martial Law” is Good
I was so overwhelmed over the weekend after reading books about Martial Law that I began to narrate a number of good and bad things that occurred during such crucial time of history to my mother; however, to my utter dismay she suddenly capitalized on not discussing political issues at that time. So I shut … More The things we are told NOT to talk about
January. February. March. April. May. June. July. August. September. Whew, we’re now down to the ninth moth of the year and in a few ticks, we’d be bidding goodbye to another year full of adventure and roller coaster of emotions. Time has gone too quickly that what came trending a few months back have been … More What Happened to the Millennials?
Of all the screen names in the world, why choose “laagan”? The dictionary provides a number of words that can come together to produce a domain name that would be both catchy and suggesting on its niche; but why did I settle for something as unfamiliar as “laagan?” Numerous culminating activities were held yesterday … More Why Dakilanglaagan?
If Goyo was a millennial, he would be just like you. His breakfast would be spent scrolling among his newsfeed, searching for funny puns and memes to brighten up his day. He’d scrutinize one by one people from the set of ‘suggested friends’ and add women who looked so captivating in their filtered selfies and … More If ‘Goyo’ was a Millennial
For someone whose line of work revolves around social media, I find it strange how people suddenly give up the power of connection in exchange for solitude. No man is an island, right? I often wonder how lonely can it get being far from the realms of trend and social issues. Then, this long-forgotten inquiry … More The Curious Case of the Missing Phone and all other stories
Like many other parents, mine aren’t perfect. They argue, talk bullshit about each other, come up with poor decisions, and fight over the silliest thing. Like many other children, I once wished that I was not born from them. But as you get older and see your parents try their best to raise well the … More Tuburan Escapade: Fulfillment of a Promise
Can you name the Basque sailor who found the image of the Sto. Nino? How about the President of the Philippines during the time when Governor Sotero Cabahug was requesting for funds to build the Capitol building? Or the son of Senator Rama who died with President Magsaysay during the unfortunate plane crash at Mt. … More Lumba’g Pangita: Heritage Race to Understanding Oneself more
Breathe in. It’s the middle of the week and here you are trying to finish all the necessary things needed before the deadline. Breathe out. There you are again stuck on things you can’t fast forward – traffic, people you don’t want to hang around with, and all those negative feelings long-suppressed within you. And … More Maybe your Heart needs a Rerouting