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

Three Things You Can Do to Connect Better With Art

“When art is made new, we are made new with it. We have a sense of solidarity with our own time, and of psychic energies shared and redoubled, which is just about the most satisfying thing that life has to offer. “If that is possible,” we say to ourselves, “then everything is possible”; a new phase in the history of human awareness has been opened … Continue reading Three Things You Can Do to Connect Better With Art

My Memorable Time Participating in this Global Innovation Lab in Shenzhen

The UNLEASH Delegation is made up of a diverse congregation of 1,000 talents from 162 countries chosen among a lot of 18,000 based on our insights and experience. We come from different backgrounds–the academe, the private sector, the development sector, and the government. We’re introverts, extroverts, feelers, doers, thinkers, but what unites us is the desire to make an impact in our communities and the … Continue reading My Memorable Time Participating in this Global Innovation Lab in Shenzhen

Coron, a Diver’s Dream (Palawan, April 2019)

Despite seeing many photographs of Coron’s abundant underwater biodiversity, I was still giddy, mainly because I just took free diving lessons and I couldn’t wait to put my skills to the test. Day 1 Mt. Tapyas Maquinit Hot Springs Asia Grand View Hotel We arrived at the hotel just in time for lunch. After a hearty meal, we checked in for a quick nap and … Continue reading Coron, a Diver’s Dream (Palawan, April 2019)

A Solo Batanes Trip, and the Culture of the Ivatans (January 2019)

I arrived in Basco early in the morning, checked in B&G Guesthouse, and waited for the tour van to pick me up. Batanes has a different culture of its own. Being disjointed from the mainland, the sheer distance necessitates being independent from aid from the rest of the country, and strong dependence to the community. While waiting for my tour to begin, I decided to … Continue reading A Solo Batanes Trip, and the Culture of the Ivatans (January 2019)