A dark and stormy night does come once more,A shroud of sadness wraps around my heart,A pain that’s all familiar, I abhor,A cycle that I hoped I’d played a part. I thought that I had conquered it, but no,It rises again, a towering wave,And all my efforts, I’m starting to know,Have proven worthless, powerless to... Continue Reading →
Which Coffee Is Better: Immersion or Percolation?
I have always been a fan of coffee since I can remember, and I have been brewing my own coffee at home since 2016. I started out with the French Press since it was the fastest, easiest, and cheapest way for me to brew my own coffee. It wasn’t until the lockdown in 2020 that... Continue Reading →
When to Bring Your Cat to the Vet
Living with three cats at home is rather challenging at times. I have to constantly monitor their health, their diet, and even their activities. However, cats are generally healthy pets, but regular visits to the veterinarian are important for maintaining their well-being and catching any health problems early. Here are some recommended times to schedule... Continue Reading →
Celebrating Small Victories: Are We Setting the Bar for Success Too Low?
Last June 26, 2022, from a now deactivated Facebook page, Cebu-based pastor Mon Acuña posted a rather controversial take on people’s take celebrating “small victories.” TRANSLATION:If your kid receives a school honor, celebrate.If you're the employee of the month, celebrate.If you make it to the top, celebrate.If you had a successful operation, celebrate.If you beat... Continue Reading →
Admiral Gizmo’s Health Chronicles
August of 2014, I decided to adopt a four-month-old kitten from Island Rescue Organization (you can read about it here). Since then, we have given him the best life we can offer. He has been fed well, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed regularly, etc. He became chonky. At one point, he was 8.7 kilograms, and the... Continue Reading →
Was the CNN Philippine Presidential Debate Scripted and Rehearsed?
The recently held CNN Philippine presidential debate, attended by nine out of ten presidential aspirants, has sparked online and offline discussions whether it was staged, rehearsed, or scripted. Several people who watched the event noted that some participants seemed rehearsed or gave memorized answers or were not spontaneous nor candid enough to deliver an impromptu... Continue Reading →
Knight of Broken Wands
i open my eyes to the light of day;i heave sighs hoping the bleeding goes away.but my day all starts in total darknessas prayer departs from my godless lips. i close my eyes in the darkness of nights,my breath heavy with pain as the past bitesand shadows of old i try to run away fromchase... Continue Reading →
What Is Cold Brew Coffee?
In the Philippines, cold brew coffee has become popular in the past five years or so after it has been introduced by top-selling coffee chains; at the same time, this is hardly a new way of preparing coffee. Cold brew coffee has been around for centuries, and it dates back to the 1600s, usually attributed... Continue Reading →
Six Tips for Better French Press Coffee
Coffee has been a staple for many of us. Most of us, to be very quite honest, have built our personalities on our love for coffee. Most of us say we cannot function without coffee first and that coffee runs in our veins. At the same time, with the current state of the world, our... Continue Reading →
an open letter to mr. jun capulot
Mr. Capulot. During your broadcast on July 31st where you were supposed to comment and give light to the current situation of a BPO company in Iloilo whose some employees were tested positive for COVID-19, you veered to a topic that steered controversy by giving uncalled for comments. You labelled the call center industry as... Continue Reading →