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ESPN's New Look

I just can't help but admire how ESPN continues to evolve as my favorite sports web site. Just like what I planned to do -- a chronicle of events that shaped Davao all these years -- it also detailed how the web site revolutionized the way…
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Letting Go

This piece of forwarded e-mail from former Hong Kong buddies Jun (now in Tokyo) and Aggie (now in Singapore). It's about letting go. To me it's very difficult but as long as you are exerting effort to let go, that's a start. And as we start…
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Our 15th Member

We used to call him "singkaw" in an apparent reference to his twisted elbow after he fell down from the carabao he was riding when we're in grade school. If the painful reminder of that fall were still prominent, the monicker would not…
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Here We Go Again

You give your hand to meAnd then you say helloAnd I can hardly speakMy heart is beating soAnd anyone can tellYou think you know me wellBut you don't know meNo you don't know the oneWho dreams of you at nightAnd longs to kiss your lipsLongs…
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Davao Observations

Looking around Christmas in Davao, things I observed in the past remain the same:A lot of children. It's a wonder that everywhere, children are ever present: jeepneys I ride, queues I fall into, my birthday party and so on. It's never bad…
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The Birthday

My birthday falls on one of the Misa de Gallo days. In the past it has been a simple affair that starts at 4:30am hearing the Mass and lighting candle at the end of the morning Eucharistic celebration. In the past it can sometimes coincide…
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Figaro Talk With Melissa

I met Melissa last Sunday and we had coffee at Figaro located at Chimes along Sales Street in Davao's Chinatown district. First of all, the place don't look very conspicuous compared to chic cafes in the city such as Blu Gre. But as it is…
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