Social Surgery

Social surgery is a bit of a favorite experience when I’m in the city. It’s for those moments when you need a buzz but not too much. Given a tolerance close to nil, this one will set me up for the night. And by that, I mean it’s straight to dreamland. This is for the…

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Maps

Here’s an idea I’ve been playing with: A map of notable spots in my city. Will update this as much as I can. But it’s interesting to somehow list all of this down. Insert internal screaming here. Drop other additions to the list in the comments! Protip: this is best experienced in fullscreen.

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A dash of cognac

Early day, running around the city to take pictures and get some work done. Part of the reward is hoping into this nook of a coffee haunt. The white brew is memorable and something I always come back to. And, as often as I can, I add a dash of cognac. Just a hint.

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Cebu Design Week 2018

Cebu Design Week 2018, first of many. Was it my childhood wish to see Cebu Design Week happening? 90% MAYBE. Can I quantify the amount of caffeine consumed weeks into the hurricane? No. Nevertheless, it was a worthwhile birth-pain. And as I choose to be child-free, this is a worthwhile alternative. Happy first birthday, baby!

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Prepping 101: Food Source

No, this post doesn’t declare my accrual of a green thumb–at the least, mine is red from nail-biting. Aggregating thoughts swimming about, I’ve decided to create a series on sustainable living. When the nearest Mcdonalds or 7/11 has been toppled by calamities or a horde of zombies (you never know), what’s one way of providing…

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Dapitan: In your spare time, draw fish.

Colours will distract you some days and they’re captivating enough to count as valid nutrition sources. Think photography, for me, has always involved tiptoeing lines between light and shadow; it’s a time-consuming exercise and a healthy distraction that sometimes serves it’s purpose, drawing in cash when necessary. Myriad of hues with it’s hint of comedy,…

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Six.

  Six places I’m normally at… 1. Walking Place(s) Normally, this is the area between home and the Eko headquarters, Ayala Center Cebu, mum’s office and various other meeting spots for other projects. If I could have a decent discussion on foot, I’d do it. Walking helps me sort out the days activities and set…

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Not this brand of succinct.

Let’s look at a picture, shall we? Not that you have much of a choice. A slice of paradise, right? Having spent about a month in Luzon, this was one of the more beautiful scenery I’d managed to come across. I was there for classes on 3D modelling and in need of certification, you know,…

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Cebu brownie cup…

Given that I’m not the best person to ask about places to have decent meals in Cebu, I’m quite thankful for this link. I can probably point you to the closest coffee shop in our vicinity, wherever we may be in Cebu… but REAL FOOD?–that’s a whole other ball game. I just felt this blog…

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Making your own simple soft serve ICE CREAM.

This blog will continue to be a living contradiction of sorts, at one post talking about fitness, at the next indulging in some halo-halo or ice-cream. So I understand that there is a divine reason behind the absence of Mini Stops in Cebu. There exists a cult following for their basic soft serve ice-cream, at…

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A Balaraw in my pocket.

When we visited the Special Forces Regiment last November 2011, I got myself an itty-bitty buck knife. They said we were going on a trek and would camp out in the mountains for the night, so I wanted to be prepared. Well… I soon found that my buck knife was better off being used as a…

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Going up the mountain with Desiderata.

Starting the 15th of March I’ll be offline for about a month again, so if you guys have any concerns please email or PM me before the 15th or after April 17, 2012. I’m honestly excited to see my Labaw Donggon mates, how they’ve changed… how the months have been kind or harsh to us….

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Getting Halo-halo after lights out.

After having spent the whole day drawing, I was up to my neck in need of Halo-halo… or want. It was past 2100, so most of the malls were closed. It’s good that Cebu now has a lot of places that open 24/7. So I dragged my very willing brother along and we went on a…

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Wu Wei, Sun Tzu and maintaining a straight face.

While in Manila last Saturday, I’d made up my mind to do biographies on the key characters of the battle of Red Cliff, next on my list would’ve been Sun Quan the young upstart. However, when I got back to Cebu I found the ground–literally–shaking beneath my feet. Sun Quan will have to wait. When…

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Epic of the Three Stars

In the Epic of the Three Stars, we explore the possibility of the great Labaw Donggon going through the oddities of being a teenager. He is transported into 21st Century Philippines and must navigate through an alien environ until he learns the ways of a warrior. It will also be a means for me to…

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