The past couple of years has been mostly about traveling and exploring places far away from home. I’ve enjoyed it quite a lot; it has become one of the best sources of fun and excitement for me. I’ve also acquired a few other hobbies and interests from it such as free diving, drone flying, taking pictures, and most importantly, socializing and meeting new people.
One of the lesser known festivals in the Philippines is the Kawayanan Festival in Gloria, Oriental Mindoro. Although not as famous as the other street festivals in the country, the Kawayanan Festival can be just as vibrant and lively with colorful costumes and energetic street dancing.
I’ve been working as an online freelancer for about 5 years now. Being a huge supporter of startup campaigns and innovations, I want to share some of my favorite kickstarter projects to my fellow freelancers. In fact, even those who are not in the freelancing business can find these tech projects truly useful.
Other than water sports, snorkeling, diving and simply staying at the beach, Puerto Galera is also home to other fun and exciting activities such as mud karting.
It’s only a few days before elections. It’s going to be another one of those opportunities that Filipinos are going to waste by electing incompetent and power-hungry officials to rule over them. The public service bullshit is really just that: bullshit. It’s always been as clear as day. Just check their track record with what they say and do during the campaign period.
Marinduque is a famous tourist destination during the Lenten season in March or April. It is called the “Heart of the Philippines” due to its shape and its position at the center of the archipelago. For 200 years, the residents of Marinduque has celebrated the Moriones Festival which is a part of the reenactment of the Passion of the Christ story. Men (and even women and children) dress in the garb of Roman legionnaires parading around the streets of Marinduque for a whole week.
My dog Dampi was one of the most loyal companions I have ever had. In a way, we had something in common because he was usually kind of an ass to common strangers but very loving and very loyal to me and the persons he knew.
It feels kind of reassuring when I browse social media sites and see most of the opinions I read are against corrupt and traditional politicians. There’s an endless clamor for reformation in the government and everybody seems to be united in not voting for politicians who have been accused or convicted of graft and corruption in the coming elections. While this all sounds promising, I’m concerned about the actual number of these intelligent social media users that are registered to vote.
The only reason anyone would think that the election period has officially started is because the filing of candidacy has just been opened. In truth, the shameless campaigning of those wishing to run for public office next year has already started many months ago. Heck, there were already political ads last year. It refreshes my memory of all the frustrating questions about politics and politicians in general.
The recent news about Ahmed and his clock, a Syrian father selling ball pens to take care of his daughter, a poor kid studying outside a McDonald’s store, and many other similar news have put a spotlight on our shortsightedness as a society. The common denominator among these stories is our tendency to take action on very important issues based mostly on its emotional appeal and very little about anything else.