Restarting the Blog in Frustration

It’s been several years (perhaps 4 years) since I updated this blog. It was interrupted by the pandemic and it seemed that life changed — from going shopping (in-store or mall shopping has given way to Amazon and added billions to Jeff Bezos’ wealth), personal interaction (more streaming and Zoom), loss of the sense of safety and complacency (distrust of places and crowds), and a bit of pessimism that the pandemic would come back sooner or later.


Cess and I go home to the Philippines every so often to see family and friends and enjoy the different places we visit and savor the food we eat.

Our previous trips were

2016 In Retrospect

2016 started with hope and promise.

Time, perhaps, to help change history both in the Philippines and the United States with our votes.

Christmas in Roxas City

I was in Roxas City with my wife and two kids (actually, adults) in 2011 during the Christmas holidays.

Cool night air, wonderful and delicious food (remember, Roxas City is the seafood capital of the Philippines), especially the hot peanuts by the cathedral, family, Christmas carols, and Baybay Beach.

This was the last year I spent Christmas with my mom.