How to Read In a Way That You Can Recall More of What You Learn

Everyone does a lot of reading nowadays. Our average words per minute today is more than it was thirty years ago. Apart from a good old paperback, we now have blogs, lengthy PDF reports, eBooks, and other readable information being hurled at us at such a rapid pace that our brains cannot catch them all. Reading a lot gives us the illusion that we’re learning … Continue reading How to Read In a Way That You Can Recall More of What You Learn

When Tragedies on Earth Point Us to Heavenly Hope

“If God were good, He would wish to make His creatures perfectly happy, and if God were almighty He would be able to do what He wished. But the creatures are not happy, therefore God lacks either goodness, or power, or both. That is the problem of pain, in its simplest form.” With a remarkably vast comprehension of multiple disciplines, all of which he can speak … Continue reading When Tragedies on Earth Point Us to Heavenly Hope

Three Things We Can Do to Deal With the Digital Chaos of COVID-19

When I woke up this morning, the first thing I did was access my Facebook Newsfeed, a bad habit I developed over the COVID-19 lockdown in Manila. To start the day with this is the worst thing I can do nowadays, for I’d be sending myself off an emotional roulette, not knowing what I’ll end up reading and how it would make me feel. I … Continue reading Three Things We Can Do to Deal With the Digital Chaos of COVID-19

Why busy is the new stupid, and what we can do about it

“I buy anything I want, basically, but I can’t buy time.” Warren Buffett has practically nothing on his calendar. He gets eight hours of sleep each night, spends 80% of his day reading, and plays bridge after work to unwind. As someone who understands intrinsic values, he sure understands the value of time. Technological advancements have enabled the possibility of doing more things in a … Continue reading Why busy is the new stupid, and what we can do about it

Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Miyajima & Beppu (October 2018)

You know what they say (at least in the Philippines), let destiny (a.k.a. Cebu Pacific’s seat sale) take you there! And so, here we decided to go, despite being constantly told that there’s nothing much to do in this part of the country. But oh, come on! The enjoyment of a trip has nothing to do with the destination–one’s experience of a place is always … Continue reading Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Miyajima & Beppu (October 2018)

Palawan Uncharted: San Rafael & San Vicente (July 2018)

We embarked on a short trip to the country’s favored Palawan island. During this trip, we explored places not yet frequented by tourists and took our time enjoying the wonders of nature. San Rafael, Puerto Princesa Long Beach, San Vicente So this was what it’s like to have a 14-kilometer stretch of powdery white sand all to myself. Here, I took my time shamelessly getting … Continue reading Palawan Uncharted: San Rafael & San Vicente (July 2018)