Christmas homecoming

After 16 months I am again back in Davao, now for the first time to celebrate my birthday in 4 years. It has been a nice homecoming of sorts for me. Not only meet my family and friends, I also get to have a break from the frenetic Hong Kong…

Give football a chance

I was elated inside to read the news that the Philippines finally broke the eight-year losing streak in the game of football (soccer) after it defeated Timor Leste 2-1 in a come-from-behind fashion in the on going Tiger Cup tournament.…

Bus advertisement Hong Kong style

Every morning as I board Citybus, I come across assorted promotions as seen on television. Roadshow has the word ad inside it so it was used as an infomercial across Hong Kong's bus lines where passengers are kept busy looking at ads…

Fallen Hero

Just past midnight yesterday, Fernando Poe Jr, more popularly known as FPJ in the moviescreen and in the face of politics succumbed to massive stroke. He is 65.Looking back to his illustrious career, he is a candid gentleman who often…

OEC trouble

Yesterday I was pissed of by myself when I realized OEC was not available for processing on Fridays and Saturdays at the Bayanihan Centre in Kennedy Town. I wasted my Saturday morning which I could have used to further clean up my room and…

Dimebag's Dead!

I have grown up listening to rock music especially when I was in college. Toad the Wet Sprocket is my favorite. I also like REM, Radiohead, Weezer, Live, Garbage and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. One of my admired bands are Pantera whose…

NAIA Mess

As the primary airport in the country, Ninoy Aquino International Airport caters to more than 75% of all air passengers coming to the Philippines. The service is downright awful if not mediocre: Read this link and find out why:…

The Wedding Invitation

I got a invitation from Shasha, a former SFC sister in Hong Kong; on her wedding at the end of this month. I feel special because I am told I am the only guy in the group who got it. Unfortunately I will be in the Philippines 19-28 which…

In Love with Gmail

I have more than a dozen e-mail accounts so far, Yahoo!, Hotmail, Go, BuildingBrands, Pacific Connections, etc. But when I got into Gmail, I got hooked to it. It seems e-mail has never been easier to access and more convenient to use. I…

Meeting UICians in Hong Kong

Maybe I am forgetful but I cannot recall someone from UIC coming to Hong Kong to tour. Until recently. Over the weekend I met Merly Engbino, a fellow Computer Engineering grad 2 years my junior who recently got assigned in Dongguan,…