New address

July 16, 2011

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Hypnopompic Pinay 4.0

January 14, 2010

It’s a new year. So here’s another attempt at reviving Hypnopompic Pinay : .

New blog!

October 23, 2007

new-blog.jpgMy new blog at my own domain is finally up!  Please click here for the latest updates.

Gosh, Groban!

October 22, 2007

groban-web.jpg“Fun” is not always a word one associates with baritone Josh Groban. But, his recent PICC concert showed that the 26-year-old is more than the soulful singer everyone has come to know.

I’m not one of those who follow his career. I don’t even have any of his songs in my iPod. But I loved the concert so much that I’m thinking of buying one of his albums as soon as I get a chance. And I hope they’ll come up with a “Live in Manila” release soon. Read the rest of this entry »

Blogging Blues

October 22, 2007

I got really inspired with my recent research on social media and decided to take my blogging a little seriously. I applied for a Google AdSense account two weeks ago.

When I realized that the TOS prohibits me from putting AdSense codes on this blog, I bought two domain names, signed up at BlueHost, downloaded the CMS from, exported my files and chose a new theme.

Two weeks later, I am back at my address.
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Appreciating our legislature

October 13, 2007


As I helped my son review for his exams in Araling Panlipunan last week, I realized that we should be more appreciative of our legislature.


I was just reminded that there were only two branches of government during the Spanish occupation – the executive and the judiciary. There was no legislature then since the laws came from Spain.

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Rediscovering our heritage

October 13, 2007


One of the things I love about being around kids is that I learn or relearn things along with them. These past few days were about rediscovering our Filipino heritage.

It started Tuesday night when I helped our 11-year-old review for his second-quarter exams in Araling Panlipunan. As we read about the Spanish occupation and its oppressive system of government, my son and I found a shared pride in our ancestors’ bravery and sense of nationhood.

But the story does not end there. Yesterday, we watched a DVD on the art and history of escrima. Read the rest of this entry »