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Laundry moon

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I was doing laundry this late Sunday afternoon. When the washing machine sounded off that the drying’s done, I looked up the sky to see if there’s any sign of rain coming. Instead I saw the moon dotting the orange, cottony clouds, looking small in its crescent phase, as if growing bigger as night fell. I sat there looking at what I’d call the laundry moon, wondering how many like me on earth are staring that way. I then whispered a prayer to thank the heavens for continuing to bless us with its wonderful nature.

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Marriage is not always easy

This was my “codigo” when I was asked to speak for a wedding reception some years ago, for a couple that me and wife are both friends with. I was happy to oblige but it was unusual of me that I have come up with the speech the same day as the event, while me and my wife were in the car on our way to the church, doing it via Notes on my iPhone 3G. It was short and sweet but not unforgettable. I meant to prepare a long one, but in my busyness I ended up with just a draft I kept repeating in my mind, the idea being that marriage is not always easy.

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Instagram that #KindComments!

We’re doing a sit-down instameet (read: sit and sip coffee while talking about social phoneography) for Instagram’s Worldwide Instameet 16 #wwim16ph #wwim16 at Commune in Makati City. As the theme this time is #kindcomments, we thought of bringing back the early days of Instagram meetups, which are usually done in coffee shops or “instagrammable spots” where faceless usernames with the same passion for actually anything mobile app or online-related, meet for the first time and reveal their true identities (and later to become very good friends), and talk, exchange follows and likes, do on-the-spot editing tutorials, and snap lots of selfies and group shots.

Sign up now as seats are very limited, see you!

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Nokia 8 – Share both sides of the story

So far I’ve read so many positive reviews of Nokia 8, supposedly being the first to offer that dual-sight camera mode and that gorgeously polished aluminum unibody in colors that are simply amazing, will this finally revive the Nokia that most of us (at least in my age) have come to love, the brand that gave us our first mobile phone. This is an Android smartphone (not the Windows Phone of previous iterations), so yes this (and possibly the rest of its Android line up) stands a chance to compete with the bigger guns of Apple and Samsung and gives us, and its still loyal following, more options when in the market for a new phone.

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Trouble as a friend

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don’t embrace trouble; that’s as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you’ll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it.

:: Oliver Wendell Holmes ::

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Oh they’re just getting started with the MRT-7

It’s been months seeing structures being erected of what looks like circular frames for the new MRT along Regalado Avenue, and traffic’s been terrible since. I didn’t know they’re just getting started until I come across this rather bad news. That could only mean adding an hour or even more to travel time, struggling going out with the limited or closed out lanes and squeezing back in with shortcuts that are already congested. Bring a thick book daily or load up your Spotify with a long playlist, it’s going to be a looonnnggg ride until at least 2018.

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The good morning mentality 

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Please don’t think me rude if I greet you “good morning” even in the afternoon or evening, or at the wrong hour of the day. Not that I have lost the sense of time, but it’s something I picked up from a college friend, a successful real estate broker, whose charisma shines with her infectious laughter and cheerful chatter. When we got together for a video workshop and interview one late afternoon, she started with a “good morning” opening spiel. And as if she knew she’ll be corrected, continued on by saying “it’s because I begin and end my day like it’s always a good morning.”

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