30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

8 Jan

Originally posted on Bucket List Publications:

I read this post this morning and loved it! I don’t often share the work of others on the blog but this post was definitely “share-worthy”. Creating a bucket list lifestyle encompasses treating yourself right and learning from your mistakes. This post is a great reflection of those lessons.

Is there one of these that you do often? Are there several? Let’s let the good things catch up. 

Written by  Marc and Angel

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

When you stop chasing the wrong things you give
the right things a chance to catch you.

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The best web and mobile fonts of 2013 are …

7 Jan

Originally posted on VentureBeat:

Once again, it’s time for our (and your) favorite end-of-year roundup: The typefaces!

And holy moly, what a whirl of typefaces this year has been. Thanks to the magic of CSS (specifically, @font-face kits and kit generators), there’s pretty much no such thing as a print-only font anymore, unless you’re talking about hot metal and heavy machinery.

This web-scale liberation has fueled an explosion of amazing typography (and some really, really bad uses of otherwise good typefaces) all around the Internet in its many forms. As the fonts rolled out month after month, we kept tabs on our favorites and how we liked to see designer use them.

For a walk down memory lane, check out the 2011 list of web/mobile fonts and the 2012 roundup for digital typography. Laugh, cry, rage, and then come back here to see what’s new this year.

You’ll also want to check out…

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26 amazing startups you need to watch in 2014

2 Jan

Originally posted on VentureBeat:

You might be forgiven for thinking 2013 was a year of redundant, me-too startups flailing around trying to come up with the best way to gamify wage slavery, deliver butt wipes to your door, or make a buck off the badly misnamed “sharing economy.”

But we’re not here to tell you about all that.

We’re here to tell you about the real innovation that’s been going on this year. In fact, there were a lot of startups — consumer, enterprise, hardware, and health-tech — that got us non-ironically excited in 2013.

This is not an exhaustive list, but the 26 companies here are a good start on reclaiming your sense of amazement at what the tech business, at its best, can come up with.

These companies will be worth paying attention to in 2014. Mark our words.

Consumer software and services


Aereo Bloomberg TV

Aereo app running Bloomberg TV.

Aereo is potentially…

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Quit Your Job, Now: New Observer Columnist Shares Six Reasons You Gotta Go

10 Oct

And this is why the act of quitting jobs is a joyous activity.

Nestlé chairman says water is not a human right

23 Apr


Hi folks!
Apologies for the long silence. Just busy is all. I just can’t get over this so thought to share.
Posting something really personal soon.

Originally posted on Keithpp's Blog:

In a candid interview for the documentary We Feed the World, Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck makes the astonishing claim that water isn’t a human right. He attacks the idea that nature is good, and says it is a great achievement that humans are now able to resist nature’s dominance. He attacks organic agriculture and says genetic modification is better.

Nestlé is the world’s biggest bottler of water. Brabeck claims – correctly – that water is the most important raw material in the world. However he then goes on to say that privatisation is the best way to ensure fair distribution. He claims that the idea that water is a human right comes from “extremist” NGOs. Water is a foodstuff like any other, and should have a market value.

He believes that the ultimate social responsibility of any Chairman is to make as much profit as possible, so that people…

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Decide the outcome of Apple v. Samsung with this handy flow chart

19 Aug


At first this was kind of amusing, then it went forever, and now I just want competing parties to conduct a Hunger Games battle with only one left standing.

I wonder who would win?

Originally posted on VentureBeat:

Detail showing the top of the Joy of Tech's Apple v. Samsung Verdict-o-Matirc

The Apple v. Samsung trial has been one of the highlights of the summer, with the two technology giants duking it out in the courtroom and an increasingly testy judge rapidly losing patience with the two.

You copied me!”

You copied somebody else first!

“Did not!”

“Did too!”

Judge: “You two, solve your problems! Don’t make me stop this car!”

Closing arguments in the trial start Tuesday, after which a jury of 12 randomly-selected people will convene to decide the fate of one of the most important patent issues to face the nation since Apple and Microsoft came to legal blows over the “look and feel” of the Windows graphical user interface.

Can’t make up your own mind? Use this entertainingly useful Verdict-o-matic from the Joy of Tech. Then let us know how you think the trial will turn out.

Joy of Tech's Apple v. Samsung patent trial Verdict-o-Matic

Source: Joy…

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Hey yo!

5 Aug

Still here.

Just busy is all. Activities not listed from previous blog post:

Gawad Kalinga CSI Social Innovation Camp
Malaysian Embassy
GK CSI Night
Enchanted Farm Cafe
Pinay & Proud
Alan Turing
GKNomics Forum
PVG Bataan
Subic Yacht Club
Jacinto & Lirio
Pico de Loro
The Autotelic Project
Cebu – Terra Manna & Treehouse
Teaching Sales at MINT College
IT Log Park etc
MIT AITI Final Showcase
Kickstart Startup Mixer
Google Philippines
Children’s Hour at Mind Museum

Finding time soon.

Love and light.

Engkwentro (Encounters)

18 Jun

If we are to successfully sustain ourselves to be human beings, we need to be able to adequately cope with everyday encounters and retain our sense of well-being.

For some odd reason, adverse encounters are frequent in occurance due to differences in perception and how adjustments needed to deal with the variety these are communicated to the other party.

Hmmm, okay, before this post turns out as a pretentious article with me pretending to be a psyche expert, NO. I just wanted to list the most pleasant events/encounters I’ve experienced and would like to highlight from the past months:

  1. Weddings
  2. Philippine Satellite
  3. Some of my TECH StartUps are starting to fly
  4. Some stuff at the daytime gig office
  5. Couchsurfing Outreach Programs
  6. Mount Pulag Climb with Travel Bloggers & Photographers
  7. Couchsurfing Party Jeepney
  8. IdeaSpace
  9. Lunches, Dinners, Concerts & Movies
  10. IdeaLab & EntrepsbuildPH
  11. White Rock Beach Resort Subic with Family
  12. Haribon
  13. TEDxKatipunan
  14. PHL360

So not busy writing diaries because busy living it out.  Hopefully in the next few days I will have links sharing stories about these (or surrender and combine everything to this post.  Or these keeps up and I honestly won’t have time to share (you may follow my Twitter or Facebook for a more real time account.

Either way, I do wish that all who have time to look at this to have the same sense of clarity and contentment I am awash with lately. 

Truly, the universe is generously abundant with the blessings coming on into my life. I appreciate with great joy and I ask for more, please :-)

Also, a Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary today to my parents.

Light and Freedom

18 May

(Day 18 of Mindful in May)

I’m going to be pretty vague about this one and focus on the feelings because I will be hitting on a specific reader’s toes if I get into any more detail.

The tone I’ve been using on the past few entries have been really dark so instead of trying to keep keeping on like that, I just shut up and let light come in to take care of me.

It is not one instant event given the overwhelming hesitation, uncertainty and mistrust on people and the world had previously appeared to be. The negative forces had been quite active on being too noisy that the tiny person holding the light can barely speak. This then resulted in panic and despair.

A quick trip to the columbarium and a monologue having my father’s ashes as audience was all it took to make me dump every single noise, to qualify its significance in my life, to quash my preconceived notions of what and how should it be and how I should react when people believe it should.

No hagulgol crying was made on this unloading, but I felt tons lighter, my world got more space to be a little more brighter, and that general sense of I-don’t-give-a-flying-fart-I-can-do-anything sense of invincibility has come in and decided to stay once more. 

It’s a pleasant feeling. Like the sound of the heavens when you’re summitting before sunrise.  Like the gentle breeze of the sea as you walk on the beach.  Like the almost flirty tones of the birds chirping.  Like the steadiness of the water as it flows through the stream.

So world, good and bad, I am sooo back and ready to take you on again in full force.  Bring it.


It’s Not So Peachy Anymore

3 Apr

Farewell and Thank You

For being that scaredy male cat who answers a girly name.
For taking your time in getting over that fear of my booming voice you used to have when we first met.
For grabbing that tiny bird and eating it whole a couple of weeks back.
For keeping me company when I woke up super early that Saturday morning eventhough you’ve been horribly sick these couple of weeks no thanks to this awful weather.

I’ll keep this video of you and have a chuckle each time I’ll get a chance to see you once more.


Till we meet again.


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