Plastics, plastics everywhere
People in business districts around Manila will notice this, especially those who work and get off on late evenings.
Bags upon bags of garbage are lined up on sidewalks, their stink floating through the air. Employees going home would rather walk on the road just to avoid the stench sticking to their clothes.
Just imagine — this much garbage is produced by one building, home to different companies, hotels, and condominiums. Big or small, it doesn’t matter. Daily. And try to estimate the number of buildings in, say,
Ortigas Center alone. Thirty? Forty? Continue reading
There has been a lot of anger and frustration in the past several months over the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)’s release of the next-generation Philippine coins — specifically, the New Generation Currency (NGC) five-peso coin (5-piso). Continue reading
Ortigas Center in Pasig City isn’t exactly the model central business district (CBD) when it comes to walkability and accessibility, compared to other CBDs here in Manila, but recent additions to their pedestrian infrastructure seems to up the ante. Continue reading
Isang pi-ku (haiku na naaayon sa π) tungkol sa mahal kong bisikleta.
Itong munting tula ay aking ginawa noong 2015, sa araw ng π (Pi day, 3/14/15). 🙂
Gulong ng Buhay.
(Happy Pi Day! )
Sa kabila ng madilim at masalimuot na gabi
Ramdam ko ang ihip ng iyong pagtangi
Lamig na dumadampi sa’king nag-aalab na katawan
‘Di ko maaaring itanggi ang iyong paghagkan.
Saglit mang panahon na ika’y aking nakasama
Nais kong maipaalam na ako’y iyong pinaligaya
Hanggang sa muli, na tayo’y magkita
Mahal kong sang’greng puno ng pagsinta.
Some things you just discover while you’re relaxing, coasting along one of Manila’s busy highways.
Make no mistake: It is appreciated that Pasig City has introduced “pop-up” bike lanes along Ortigas Avenue. However, you can’t help but wonder why it would sometimes look like this:
I can only shake my head in disbelief while pedaling home.
As part of my New Year “Green Goals“, I have recently started looking at composting at home last January. I must admit, I had to do a lot of reading and researching because I have never done this before. Continue reading
Since November, I had gotten two Cherry Mobile Ace (powered by Firefox OS) devices for me and my mom at home. Basically, the two Aces function as my secondary phone and as our landline phone unit at home. Being a developer though, I was also interested in using my Ace to test against HTML5 apps that I’ve made.
Prior to the Ace, I already had a ZTE Open Firefox OS device back in 2013. This Ace is a new device, and courtesy of Sir Bob Reyes of Mozilla Philippines, I was able to know how to connect to the Ace on my PC. Continue reading
As I was cycling going home last night along Marcos Highway in Marikina City, I thought of doing another blog post for today. I normally write about my two main advocacies (Firefox and biking) but this might be the first time I’m tackling them at the same time! I realized something was strikingly similar between the two as I trudged along the DPWH-manufactured bike lanes along Marcos Highway. Continue reading
Kabilugan ng buwan. (image courtesy of Mr. Marius De Guzman)
Lagpas ka man sa aking hawak
Hanggang tanaw lang ng aking mga mata
Isa kang banal na tanglaw dito sa kadiliman
Liwanag na humuhugas sa lahat ng karimlan
Mga kapintasan mo’y hindi nababatid
Sapagkat sa kabiluga’y isa kang obra ng langit
Ipinadala’t hinulma ng Poong Maykapal
Handog sa tagalupang kanyang minamahal
Ang rikit mo Luna, aking nakikita
Sa kabila ng katotohanang ika’y di magtatagal pa
Lilisan din kalaunan; aking mamatyagan
Muli mong pagbabalik, upang muli kang maawitan.