Why I’m giving up Facebook and going back to newspapers

If you were blindsided by the results of the US elections, it's probably because you relied on your social media news feed for your news.  I woke up this morning fully expecting to watch the election returns from the United States show a strong mandate for Hillary Clinton. But if you were like me, by midday (Asia... Continue Reading →


Music from my Bedroom, 1990-1994

A music playlist is a time machine. I moved into the upstairs bedroom at our house in Berlin Avenue, Quezon City. My career in advertising and marketing was just beginning. I bought my first personal stereo system, which meant for the first time I could listen to my own cassettes and CDs in the privacy... Continue Reading →

RIP Adam “MCA” Yauch: a tribute

I read the news this morning that Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys passed away after battling cancer since 2009. He was 47. In tribute, I present one of the greatest concert films of all time: Awesome; I F**king Shot That! The film was directed by Yauch (under the name Nathaniel Hornblower) back in... Continue Reading →

Jenny & Miguel

Jenny & Miguel, a photo by phatfreemiguel on Flickr.Jenny and I got married in Hanoi, Vietnam on 20 January 2012 in front of about 70 of our closest family and friends.

Do you really need another Christmas hamper?

​'Tis the season to be jolly. 'Tis also the season marketing professionals in Singapore receive baskets of groceries, snacks and other goodies they don't really need from various agencies, vendors and media partners. This year, I have asked our partners to instead make a donation to a charity of our choice. Think about it. Doesn't... Continue Reading →

Green Might

Before I became a vegetarian, the excuses I used most often for not eating more vegetables included: "I won't get enough protein if I don't eat meat" and "I won't have as much energy if I don't eat meat." I hear these same reasons today from other people who -- although they acknowledge that eating... Continue Reading →

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