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
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
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
Working for over six years in the same institution made me realize one thing: people come and go. As much as you wanted to keep the dear ones, you have to accept the fact that their roles in your life must change so as to open doors for new ones. Of course, the process is … More Mt. Manunggal and Mt. Mauyog: Traversing Down Memory Lane (2018 Update)
Colors tell a lot about people. The theme of the clothes you wear can actually project how would you be feeling in general for the whole day – say earth color combination tells a bright disposition for the day or dark tones exhibit a wary outlook. Psychology has provided us with a lot of interpretations … More Show me Your Darkness