Hungry Ghost Festival: When The Gates of Hell Open

“Come straight home from college after class. Don’t loiter around until late at night.”  “Don’t stare and point at people by the road.”  “Wash your feet properly after coming home.”  Back when I was younger, these were just some of the things my mother used to caution me about whenever the Hungry Ghost Festival approached.… Read More Hungry Ghost Festival: When The Gates of Hell Open

Who Is David Hockney and Why Is His Latest Work Getting Dragged by Londoners?

Up until this week, I had never heard of David Hockney. “Preposterous,” I hear you huffing. “How can you not know one of the most influential British artists of modern times?” Well, pardon me for being an uncultured swine, but while I like and appreciate art, it’s not exactly necessary knowledge for me to pay… Read More Who Is David Hockney and Why Is His Latest Work Getting Dragged by Londoners?

The Sales and Marketing Trap – How Companies Get You To Buy More Than You Actually Need

Ah, capitalism.  No matter how vigilant we try to be against the tricks of the trade, I’m pretty sure we’ve all fallen victim to seemingly ‘innocent’ marketing traps at one time or other. It’s the .99$ promos, the membership discounts, the buy-1-free-1 deals. We think we’re getting a bargain; that we’ve outsmarted the game. In… Read More The Sales and Marketing Trap – How Companies Get You To Buy More Than You Actually Need

I Interviewed My Husband on his Typhoon Ulysses Experience

November has been an awful month for many Filipinos.  The island nation has been battered by consecutive storms and typhoons, with five within the span of the last few weeks. Earlier this month, super typhoon Goni – one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded – devastated large swathes of Eastern Philippines, leaving 25 dead… Read More I Interviewed My Husband on his Typhoon Ulysses Experience

Mid-October Update

Hey guys! It’s 12/10 and the gov just announced that we’re having another CMCO (for the benefit of my foreign readers, that’s a Conditional Movement Control Order – kinda like a ‘loose’ quarantine but not a total lockdown) in my area: which means no interstate travel allowed, plus restrictions on the operating hours of some… Read More Mid-October Update