Filipinos Are Not Hospitable

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As I decided and finally typed the title of this essay, I figured I was going to get a ton of flak because Filipinos are overly sensitive about this topic — and almost every little, insignificant thing. But I implore you to put down your pitchforks for a moment and listen. I am a Filipino and if …

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The Culture Hype

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Almost anything passes as definition of culture these days — more so in tech startups. So, what’s the culture like in your company? Oh, we have espresso machines, unlimited candy, free lunches, a couple of masseuse on standby — you name it! We embrace working remotely, enjoy unlimited vacations, and are entitled to 8-hours of sleep every night. Oh, man. How I …

How to Eliminate Your Short Temper and Avoid Completely Ruining Your Kids’ Lives

I am a father to two kids; one six-year old and a toddler. Both highly energetic and can easily wreak chaos while requiring the smallest amount of time. I love them both dearly but there are times when I want to crumple them into a ball and hurl them into the trash bin while yelling “Kobe!” …

Moving along.

I started this blog 4 years ago as a way for me to record my thoughts. 25 thousand hits later, there's a hint of melancholy as I'm finally parting ways with it -- or WordPress to be perfectly accurate. There was a time when you felt like everyone else was on WordPress (emphasis on "was"). Although, …

An Uber-tastic Experience Riding With Uber That Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack

This morning, I decided to bring my car to the repair shop to have the carburetor checked. The car had been hard-starting recently and dies every now and then. It was a public holiday and so I thought it'd be the perfect time to cruise along EDSA. At 8:00 AM, I started the car (still …