Quarantine Journals: Frayed Nerves (Part 2)

This is part two of a two-part opinion piece on current events in the Philippines. While based on news taken from trusted sources, I make the disclaimer that this blog is NOT a news channel. Content on this blog (this article included) should be taken with a grain of salt. I do not intend to […]

Quarantine Journals: Frayed Nerves (Part 1)

This is part one of a two-part opinion piece on current events in the Philippines. While based on news taken from trusted sources, I make the disclaimer that this blog is NOT a news channel. Content on this blog (this article included) should be taken with a grain of salt. I do not intend to […]

Quarantine Journals: If Cats Disappeared From The World

The day Fully Booked announced that they would be open for deliveries within Metro Manila amid the community quarantine, I was already on their online store browsing for books. That’s how much I missed being inside a book store. Looking at book covers through a screen didn’t quite emulate the experience, especially when half the […]

Quarantine Journals: A Bibliophile’s Spending Habits

One tiny silver-lining I was looking forward to with the lockdown was the chance to save a little more cash as working from home everyday meant I’d be spared from much of my daily expenses. There’s the commute, which isn’t really much at face value since I use mostly public transportation and opt for Grab […]

Quarantine Journals: My Work From Home Setup

When quarantine kicked in, for some reason I had the vague notion we’d be back on the streets by August. I had no idea how terribly I’d underestimated the virus, and how confidently I’d overestimated my government’s willingness to address it. Now we’re well into August, and things still don’t bode well for us. Right […]

COMMAND LINE: My Journey Into Coding – Part 1

Command Line is an ongoing blog series where I write about technology, data science, and software engineering. To read more posts in this series, click here. In a recent video call with my closest friends from college, I mentioned that I’ve lately been gravitating away from data analysis and into software engineering. While I remember […]

Quarantine Journals: A Requiem For Caecilia

Our first computer was a desktop that my father and I bought piecemeal from various hardware stores around Baclaran back when I was seven or eight. This was in the early 2000’s, when we still bought those ISP cards to connect to the internet, and connection was nowhere near decent until around midnight – and […]

A Cinema of Melancholy: Prime Cruz and Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B

When I first saw Sleepless (2015) back in college, I thought it was a revelation. Telling the story of two call center agents working the graveyard shift finding themselves no longer able to sleep through the night, Prime Cruz delivered what we’d long accepted Filipino cinema couldn’t: a confidently-paced storyline that’s willing to dictate its […]

Kay Tagal Din Kitang Minahal: A Review of “I’m Drunk, I Love You” (2017)

As a sort of penance for not having been on here for a while – and for not having been watching much the past couple of weeks – I’ll indulge in some personal details which I associate with this film. The film was released in 2017. Back then I was still in college, nearly out of […]