Because literature gave and continues to shower a universe of enlightenment to my life so far, sharing my reading experiences and thoughts is a form of personal mission. Along the way, I share the authors whose works enrich my reading life. One of those authors is the late Carol Shields. You rarely see a Carol […]
Two weekends ago, our company’s corporate services group took a short time out of the office for planning and team building activities. On the second day, our group chief challenged us to achieve specific goals before the year closes. One of the goals was for each one to read a book. Well, this is cool […]
The 12th Cinemalaya, which opened during the August 4-6 weekend was officially my first independent film festival. I binged on foreign language film events at Ayala Center Cebu since I was a college kid but I guess those festivals didn’t count since not everything were independently produced. So, for the love of independent cinema, my […]
Cinema ’76 is a new micro-theater screening Philippine independent as well as foreign language films. It aims to expand the field of Filipinos receptive and supportive of indies.
When I think of the rice terraces in the Cordilleras, I imagine marriage. Well, I also associate the terraces built by the Igorot over hundreds and thousands of years with seemingly endless hikes and steep climbs to get the best views of the sprawling rice fields. But over and beyond the physical ordeal one must […]
Practice makes perfect. This was my mantra during the 45 minutes that I drove an ATV or all-terrain vehicle at Cagsawa, the area in the town of Daraga in Albay province famed for its postcard perfect Mount Mayon landscapes. I don’t know how to drive though I can manage a bicycle so long as I […]