Musings

Christmas gifts, thus far…

As of today, I’ve already received a number of = Christmas gifts, apart from giving more away to my loved ones. Since the Christmas season won’t end until the feast of the Three Kings, I hope this preliminary list gets longer. Those who wish to make me exceedingly happy may just refer to my wishlist. […]

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The Memije-Cruz Christmas tradition

That yearly ritual at home started when we still lived in Simoun. Parents just sleep on the night of the 24th, with Ate Anne and I trying our best to cook noche buena. We had a bigger family them — we lived together with our titos and titas (who have all left for the states, […]

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A hopeful Christmas to all!

My fondest Christmas wishes to everyone, especially to my closest friends. I hope the holidays give us more strength to pursue the good fight. Christmas ain’t about getting gifts or presents. It is about giving. Giving presents to others, serving others, loving them and putting them first before ourselves give us the highest high during […]

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I gotta EEE PC! Yahoo!

At around 12:00 noon today, I joined many folks here and abroad who have bought and are using the EEE PC. I bought mine from Silicon Valley’s Mall of Asia branch for just P17,500 — P500 less than what’s advertised by Cooltoyzph.com and LaptopKing/PC Corner. My EEE PC has a sleek and elegant black body […]

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Philippine school sues Microsoft for copyright violations

A public relations fiasco/nightmare/storm has hit Microsoft and its Philippine office. The worldwide computer operating software monopoly has been sued by a Philippine school for violating copyright! The Southeastern Colleges claims that Microsoft reprinted and distributed CD copies of a copyrighted manual on the use of Microsoft Office, and the company did so without the […]

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My 2007 Christmas Wishlist

Its that time of the year. I myself will start shopping for gifts tomorrow and hopefully snag some good buys. My genies, ninongs, ninangs and friends who are thinking and contemplating about gifts for this writer will have have an easier time deciding with this list. Hahahaha. In no particular order, here’s my wishlist of […]

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Mabuhay ka, Rene O. Villanueva

People my age, today in our late 20’s or early 30’s, thank Rene O. Villanueva for the stories he told through: and and for this song: PAGMULAT NG MATA, LANGIT NAKATAWA SA BATIBOT, SA BATIBOT TAYO NANG MAGPUNTA TUKLASIN SA BATIBOT ANG TUWA, ANG SAYA DOON SA BATIBOT TAYO NA, TAYO NA MGA BATA SA […]

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Read the Inquirer editorial today

Reading today’s Inquirer editorial was like having a personal spokesperson writing many of my sentiments about Thursday’s protest action led by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV in Makati City. But the editorial writer omitted, wittingly or unwittingly, other factors. More on this later this week, as I try to organize my thoughts.

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Remembering ‘Puti’ on World Aids Day

Today, I fondly remember my friend Puti, hope that everything’s fine and that HIV is not the sole and chief factor to daily life’s choices. Puti is the first and, as of now, only friend of mine who has HIV. Puti is alive and well, coping with his own condition with a help from friends, […]

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What earthquake?

News media and bloggers were all over themselves over an earthquake which, quite (un)fortunately, I didn’t feel when it hit Manila. I was just outside a Starbucks store chatting with an old friend and a new one when the earthquake supposedly happened at around noon today. Perhaps the topic of our discussions was more intense […]

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Today’s dose of tech news

First off, something local: Former NEDA Secretary Romulo Neri faces arrest over his refusal to appear before the Senate investigation into the National Broadband Network scandal. To protect the omerta, Malacanang has vowed to do everything to “protect” Neri. Groups such as Agham and CPU should now start checking the contents of the failed NBN […]

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