The Man Who Buried His Five Talents

As a boy I knew that I had art in my soul. I did it day and night, at home, in school, even in the midst of Math class. But as I grew older, a hopeless envy set in combined with a gray perspective of “real life” until one day, I stopped doing art altogether….

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Steam-Sale, Let My People Go!

Ah tis a season to be merry indeed because it is the time of the year again for the Steam Summer/Picnic/Harvest/whatever they call it this year Sale! Seeing all those low-priced deals makes me think “MOAR $AVING$!!!!1111” But some time after sales, I look at my games list and see so many of these go…

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Was It Something I Said?

As a professional voice artist, over the years I’ve learned that even a single word can be said many ways. Clients ask me to deliver the same line in different scenarios. “Can you say it angrier? More cynical? What if you were surprised? Disappointed? Or maybe in a loving way? Loving as in as a father……

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The Dreaded Declaration of Intent

I met her in the last place I thought I would ever find a wife – on a difficult mountain trail during a mission trip. As we got to know more and more about each other, I knew I found someone who could be my really good friend and my lover in the same package. No…

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The Stealing Stops At the Door

A few nights ago, I picked up the CCTV footage of how my wife’s laptop bag got stolen. This happened almost a month ago in a small family reunion as we were seated outside Uncle Cheffy’s in Burgos Circle. The thieves were on their mobile phones talking for a good 10 – 15 minutes just…

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Countdown to Continue

Back in the day when life’s  biggest struggles came in the form of test papers and thesis deadlines, I could sit down and play Street Fighter III for a whole Saturday afternoon in peace… or in pieces considering the number of times I got served playing on insane difficulty. Sometimes I wondered why I went…

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The Black Belt in the Spirit

My teacher in arnis is a man called Gabay, and he is a man of legend. The ancient hidden scrolls of legendary legend say that he learned martial arts from the Forests of Doom on top of Mt. Doom from a doctor named Dr. Doom PHD (D for Doom). I started learning arnis and self-defense…

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The Jaeger Called Marriage

This is what my wife and I consider a date movie. Colossi made of steel and nuclear badassery beating the crap out of giant acid-spitting creatures straight from the depths of Davy-Jones’ locker — this movie touched our hearts in a way that The Notebook or One More Chance never could. As we walked home,…

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