No app for that: Analog 

Thinking quietly, no audience. Pen & Pencil. Vinyl. Calendars. Stationery. Books. Newspapers.


2013: A Review of A Year In Review


If you’ve been reading any news, magazines or blogs recently, you’ll know that 2013 has been touted as the best of times and the worst of times — again…


Living Analog

Or how I learned to stop worrying and put down the phone.


I had the most exhilarating experience a few weeks ago.

I was at the grocery store and ran into my friend who I hadn't seen in a while. We were both in a hurry but decided we needed to catch up. We made plans to hang out that weekend. Saturday morning came and I drove over…


The Secret to Making Good Food


At the prodigious age of 10, I wrote my first recipe. It was not an entirely original one, nor was it especially delicious, but I was eager to retain what I…


Knowledge is Leverage. Wisdom is Power.


Untouched knowledge does little. However, the pursuit of knowledge is not without merit. Western technological development has occurred at such a…


Medium.com As My Default?

(should I leave WP, Blogger, Tumblr, etc?)


The main purpose is to leave Facebook actually but not totally. I am willing to do it because…


The Ikea API

Following the Ikea standard


Ikea has its own application programming interface, API, for furniture. The Swedish furniture phenomena Ikea is expanding with…


Paper Mate throws down the gauntlet

A wooden pencil-lover’s rant about bad product design and poor implementation of a concept.


There Is No App for Happiness

How to avoid a near-life experience


There are two extreme trends occurring now that are massively impacting our society and causing tectonic changes in our culture.

  1. Technology is exploding exponentially.
  2. We are becoming less happy.

Vintage Pose

(Cafe Ella photo contest)


And my niece was declared as the winner in Cafe Ella photo contest. She got many “likes” as she had to and got the first prize.


All the Startup Advice You Read is Wrong

But you should read some anyway


There are two big problems with reading about what made other companies successful:


Bare Essentials


Lately I am using the envelope and a pen more and more in my everyday living. I have to get an envelope to send some money and notes to my cousins. I need my pen to write more…


The Spark File


Looking back at all the tools and techniques that I've developed over the years as a writer, it occurs to me that most of them are, in one way or another, grappling with two critical mental forces: the power (and weakness) of human memory, and the sometimes overwhelming drive to procrastinate.

Let's start with memory, and put off procrastination for the time…


Holding On To Circumstance

Amidst our constant connection to others, we’re missing out on the present.


Personally, I’ve always been a huge fan of the power of coincidence. Running into a long lost friend in the airport; or passing an old teacher from grade school on the street - these circumstantial interactions have worked wonders for me.


The Facebook experiment has failed. Let’s go back.


I am signed into Facebook right now. At a quick glance, the entire list of posts on the first screen are irrelevant to me. If I…


“Throwback Thursday”

(bringing back yesterdays through old photographs)


A big thanks to Twitter and Facebook that they have brought this throwback Thursday into…


Analog organizer


Everyone has his own personal organizer. Someone is using his smartphone, a simple notebook or sometimes his wife to get his live organized. I’ve tried many ways to organize…


It’s More Fun In The Philippines

(March 30 In Ilijan)


This is all about a glimpse of the Philippines. The wonderful nation in Asia Pacific. My home sweet home! And…


Light & Dark


From the moment I wake up until the wee hours of the night I’m connected to some sort of device. Typing, clicking, scrolling, swiping. The glow of a screen is my nightlight and my…


On Keeping a Notebook in the Digital Age


A few days ago I had a moment of sheer panic because I couldn’t find a pen. I went through the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross stages of penlessness (Denial…


Best Travel So Far


It happened last year. April of 2012. We went to Palawan, me and my mother and my brother and his wife with their children my nieces. We have gone to the last Philippine…

No app for that: Analog 
No app for that: Analog 

Thinking quietly, no audience. Pen & Pencil. Vinyl. Calendars. Stationery. Books. Newspapers.

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