Trading views

I traded a corner condo unit on the top floor in Manila for a house and lot near the beach in a Province where I have no relatives and barely know anyone. It’s been one of if not the most daunting decision I have made so far and by all accounts, seem to be one […]

Bearings

Treading down South of sadness.I look back North of youth & nostalgia, as the westward winds remind me of my woes. I am reminded that life isn’t east of equality.

Off the ground

New ventures are akin to lifting heavy shit off the floor for me. It’s those first few centemeters that are the most challenging… Or I would like to think so. But it gets progressively hardet when as you progress. One of the lessons sports (distance running & powerlifting) and my career has taught me is […]

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Over the hill

I started coding back in 1999, when writing your media player in mIRC because my Pentium II can’t run winAMP and mIRC at the seme time was fun. Back then I didn’t see it as a career, I knew I wanted to be involved with it but didn’t really see it as a source of […]

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Personal space

For the past 7 months, most of my time has been spent in this 5×5 meter space. I work, workout, eat, sleep repeat. The Pandemic changed views on a lot of things, especially housing. I used to think owning properties is much better than renting; Now not so much. I find myaelf liking the idea […]

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Conversations with my inner coward

I make it a point to have voluntary debates with my inner coward atleast 3 times a week. My inner coward is that voice of reason that advicea you againsy doing dumb shit and pointing you to tge path of least resistance. It the former arguement in the flight or fight response. It’s one of […]

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Philippine Pandemic Reaponse

I would call it more of a knee-jerk reaction more than a response to be honest. I’ve reached the point wherein I am more afraid of the government especially law enforcement rather than Covid-19; Atleast with the virus, you know what to expect and can prepare accordingly. I do appreciate their efforts and I am […]

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A Sociopaths’ take on the ECQ for SARS-COV-2

We’re in the tail-end of week 6 of the Enhanced Community Quarantine implemented by the national government last March 15, 2020. Apart from the increased difficulty getting food and other “necessities“, not much has changed from our way of life. In actuality, it improved our quality of life; Air quality is better, noise pollution has […]

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Live desktop summer feels

It’s been years since I last played with my desktop. Since PC hardware has grown by leaps and bounds since I last tried, I figured to give it a shot. Inspired by the Google Pixel live wallpaper I use this Ocean weather theme for Rain Wallpaper, an app you can find on Steam. Another theme […]

Subaru WRX, an end to a story

I finally got a Subaru WRX, an aspiration of mine since cr I was in grade school watching WRC on AXN. I opted to get a used low mileage (29,000km), slightly modified one for half the cost of a brand new current year model. There ia significant riak in getting uaed cars but with a […]

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Crossing lines

I can vividly remember certain points in the past where a palpable change happened and I knew I crossed a point of no return… yesterday was one of those days. Some events are inevitable despite our efforts to delay them; In my experience, the best way to handle them is head on. I understand that […]

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Lazada return process and experience

TLDR: Lazada doesn’t really handle returns/refunds, it is up to  you and the seller to reach an agreement on where or not you get a refund or replacement. My first return / refund experience was smooth, I mailed back the item, got the funds in my wallet then withdrew them via LBC remittance. The entire […]

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Remembering the strong

The strength embodied by the truly strong transcends their life and is passed on to the people who allowed themselves to be swept by their example. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be guided by such a person through huge boulders and hard places; Perhaps more than I will every realize until […]

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Perspective & Placement

I try as hard as I can until I either succeed or l I run out of regret in me. I. Confortable with failing 8 out 10 times as oppose to pondering what if’s. I finally understand that there is very little control to be had in life

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HorribleSubs batch downloads

HorribleSubs took down their batch torrent section after their site update last year. Which made it cumbersome to manually download each and every magnet link for the shows I want to get. Thankfully, there’s this Chorme extensions: HorribleSubs Downloader which lets you copy all the magnet links to your clipboard for a particular resurrection e.g. […]

7.25L of awesome

After being on the AMD Ryzen platform for 18 months, I decided to go back to Intel & NVidia. Yes they present tremendous value in terms of hardware but I find Intel/NVidia to be more stable in terms of day to day operations and overall more efficient in thermals and power consumption. But I want […]

Too old to code …for bread

I define old relative to my stay in the freelance service sector space for about 2 decades now. I feel that I have overstayed my welcome and it is time to move on to other interests. The primary motivating factor for me is that I don’t find fulfillment in the work I do anymore. Not […]

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Re-building my Playstation, NES, SNES & Arcade classic console

Following the disappointment that was the PlayStation Classic Console, which I was totally set on buying; I decided to re-build one myself. I really wanted to have one for nostalgia and to revisit Resident Evil 2 before I play the remastered version on the PS4 next year… unfortunately the overwhelming negative reviews knock some sense […]