Saturday, March 01, 2014

Grays and Grime

grays grimeReminiscing of childhood memories, I can only recall frames and fragments of a buoyant hue. Such moments in time have been ingrained in such a manner, that when I remember them, I feel happiness and comfort. I believe a large part of this is because of the pleasant and nurturing environment and of the goodness in the people around me growing up. Together with my inherent makeup, this has molded me into what I have become. Yet, both continue to become more complex over time. As time passes, changes and influences can transform, and sometimes contamination is just inevitable. As more light is shed, one begins to see the intricacies, which are not always as innocent or pleasant.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Siargao - Bucas Grande ​Property for Sale

siargao beach property31,350 square meters, with more than 200 meters being a white sand beachfront, located on East Bucas Grande Island, in the municipality of Socorro and province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. For more information and pictures, please visit the property's website.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dog Eat Dog

dog eat dogThe system is cut-throat. The natural world is gone. Pitted in an arena, the rooster with only his spurs will lose to the other equipped with the blade. In most circumstances, a strong body or a sharp mind no longer directly translates to success.

Money has become the medium of survival. Inheritance, dynasty, deception, corruption, capitalization, cronyism, nepotism, manipulation, luck, and other factors skew the system, the system that many try to cheat. Instinct and innate inclinations mix, but do not necessarily coalesce well, with social and artificial constructs, sometimes resulting in deformed tendencies.

Hardship and desperation test our virtuousness, bend our perspective, and can leave us lost in the gray areas of morality. Utilitarianism, or the most good for the greatest number of people, may not stand universally, especially when important personal entities or loved ones are suffering or are in need.

Are we really born good and become exposed to and potentially influenced by bad? Or are we really born evil, only struggling to suppress the bad to be good?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Streets of Santa Mesa

sta mesa manilaI have been becoming quite familiar with Santa Mesa (a district of Manila) lately and am now finding my way around with little difficulty. Walking to different parts has allowed me to create a mental map of paths, as well as make observations.

SM City Sta. Mesa (formerly Centerpoint) seems to be one of the hubs of the district, with Stop N Shop and the nearby Polytechnic University of the Philippines being other points of activity. But the true sites of bustle exist around and in between.