A glimpse into my everyday life (with some forays into work-life balance). On occasion, I post on this tag outside of my usual Saturday night schedule.

  • Pushing Film

    Pounding pavement, pushing film.

  • I’ve been trying to keep my head down and sane, but now I’m as mad as hell and I won’t take it anymore.

  • Cabin Fever

    The new normal will take a while getting used to.

  • Social Distancing

    Working from home until the end of the month.

  • Impostor

    On my own knowledge, or lack therof.

  • Celebrating the small wins in life.

  • Themes

    Looking forward to 2020.

  • Wall Time

    Climbing up walls, literally – or my one physical thing.

  • Heuristics

    My Manila vacation, and dealing with my cognitive miser.

  • Going Dark

    I’ve been toying with the idea for a while now: should I go dark, disconnect from social networks and all, keeping only this blog? How can I do it? And is it worth it?

  • Anxiety


  • Of Varied Interests

    I’m keen to learn a little about everything, but obviously I don’t know everything. Especially sports.

  • Catch-up

    I’m behind on my blogging – let me catch you up on the past month.

  • Borrow?

    My penchant for curiousity, borrowing books, and generally being a nosy and smart alec kid back in the day.

  • Luck

    I cannot stress enough how lucky I am.

  • Filipino

    What does it mean to be Filipino?

  • Coffee

    I am an inveterate consumer of the black elixir that is coffee.

  • OPM

    I’ve been listening to a lot of OPM (Original Pinoy Music) of late; here are some tracks playing heavily in my library.

  • Winter

    It’s cold out here.

  • Politics

    I’ve avoided talking about Philippine politics for a while now here on my blog – the current political landscape has been very divisive and polarizing. However, recent events have made me reconsider this.

  • Procrastination

    Putting things on hold.

  • Comparison

    It’s inevitable that I compare everything to Manila, even if I would rather not: I have only that data point to use as basis.

  • A Good Meal

    Food, glorious food.

  • Talk

    On socialization, introversion, and small talk.

  • Retrospective

    Looking back on the year that was

  • Three Months In

    Three months in, and I think I’m fine.

  • Locked Out

    The universe apparently has a wicked sense of humor, Or how I locked myself out of my own apartment on a public holiday.

  • The IKEA Adventure

    In which the protagonist goes through sensory overload.

  • Identity

    I am a software engineer. I’m also an amateur photographer, a writer, and a dabbler. Or, at least that’s how I view myself.

  • Week Two

    The second week: looking for apartments, and observations of weather in Sydney.

  • Firehose

    Diving into the deep end: moving into a new city, and starting a new job.

  • Public/Private

    Just what exactly am I comfortable sharing online?

  • Life Changes

    I’m moving to Sydney (finally!): what’s on my plate for the next month.

  • Nuance

    As I’ve said previously: I try to view things critically, and that means understanding that there are usually shades of gray.

  • Music

    The music I listen to; suggestions welcome.

  • Food

    I love food; it’s one of the things I splurge on, as my girlfriend can attest.

  • Cringeworthy

    I have no words to explain it, but sometimes it’s worth looking back at your own past work, cringeing all the way.

  • The Great Adventure

    The Great Adventure; or what’s going on in my life to date.

  • Passports and Visas

    On the anxiety of getting a visa as a Filipino.

  • Deadlines

    No one likes deadlines, but I find that having them forces me to get things done.

  • Figuring Out My Voice

    Getting back into the groove of writing is harder than I thought; figuring out my voice is even harder.

  • Freelancing

    Freelancing and consulting work isn’t my cup of tea, but I’ve learned a lot from it.

  • Hello, World!

    Rebooting the blog. Is this mic on?