Tax time

It's time of the year when someone has to save money not for himself but for the coffers of the government. Last week I got my tax bill and expect half of my December salary be spent in its payment. And since I have been struggling to get…

Good and Bad Internet

Bad InternetI suppose about half of the information posted in the Internet is either a hoax, inaccurate or misleading. Take for example the site of POEA. While people generally view sites as dotcoms, many are not. The official homepage of…

Ranking my music

I keep on borrowing compact discs at HK Central Library in Causeway Bay. These are audio CDs many of which are from popular artists. I wonder how many people have actually copied them into their own mp3 collection or burned a separate disc…

Here Come the Suns

This could be the year I have been waiting for. My Phoenix Suns is scorching the opposition in a frenetic pace. At the time of writing, Phoenix is at 28-4 win-loss record, it's best franchise start. Only three teams in the past had better…

Reader of the band

Despite the distance now from the Church where I am assigned a Mass reader, I was able to make it, if not barely. I have been a lector since I was in high school, even the President of our Lectors Club in my HCM days.During those days I…

Year of the bloggers

2004 has been a year of the bloggers with the consensus Word of the Year: blog.Now I wake up and all I could do after waking up at quarter to 10 is do the blogging; it is my first official business in 2005. Temperatures here dropped to…

Asian disasters

As of the moment the death toll of the killer tsunami brought by the 9.0 intensity earthquake in Indonesia has reached 116,000. Looks like Asia has its fair share of tragedies and disasters for the year 2004. The tsunami has killed more…

Reminiscing Computer Center

My first employer is the UIC Computer Center. After graduation at UIC I thought my direct ties with the University ended there; I was moved from a student to a worker. Working at Comcen provided enough knowledge and a good training ground…

Misa de Gallo 2004

It's great to hear the dawn Mass again here in Davao. My last one was before the turn of the new millenium. The last Misa de Gallo I had was in St Andrew's Parish in Makati City, while I was working for Zurich in 2000.Attending Mass in…