Kiddie Memories From Second Grade

Facebook not only brings people closer -- finding long-lost friends and acquainting new ones -- it also rekindles old memories, as old photos emerge. Like this photo of birthday party of Rey Amador Bargamento, a classmate in second…

Why Mintal is My Ultimate Home

Today, my folks in the Philippines celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Not only from my college alma mater, but also from the very place I was raised -- Mintal, Davao City. It's already a given that we love Davao City --…

More Love for Bratislava

The first intercity train ride we took in this vacation was the Prague to Bratislava route. The journey normally takes about three hours as we pass through a few stops. Buying train tickets can be a dilemma since buying them online a few…

Newsweek’s Printing Demise

The moment I learned Newsweek is ending its printing run after nearly 80 years of service, it reminded me of how its sales people must have tried its best to resuscitate an increasingly extinct part of the media business. I subscribed to…

Favorite Nineties Music

Just like the "golden age" a decade earlier that produced many of my all-time favorite tunes, the nineties were a time when plenty of great music -- at least to my taste -- was produced. Fuel - Shimmer New Radicals - You Get…