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Book Review: Narnia – C.S. Lewis and His World (David Barratt)

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Oftentimes I felt the author fanboyed over C.S. Lewis a lot in this book, that amidst the descriptions on the works and life of the renowned creator of Narnia (which were quite entertaining as well as informative, I must say) were vague and general praises for the revered man. So I was quite lost about what D.B. truly wanted to tell the readers of this book. Or maybe this was exactly the type of book written for the other fans by a fan? Seems fair, as the book was written around the time the movies were in the works.
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Critique time!: “Numb or Dumb? I like you!”

Disclaimer: Despite the title, this post doesn’t get too deep. It uses sarcasm and general observations to make a point. Hence, I won’t argue if someone shows up and says this is a pretty bad argument–of course, only when he comes up with a better one.  😛


I often see this “hugot” expression:

“Are you numb or just dumb? ‘Cause you don’t feel that I f*ckin’ like you!”

And it’s often written and taken as a joke. It’s one of those “been there, done that”, “can relate to that” common train of thought, further spread like wildfire by the handy sharing tools we use today, i.e., social media. But it’s actually a bit problematic and worrisome. Continue reading Critique time!: “Numb or Dumb? I like you!”

Twenty-first Birthday Midnight Thoughts

August 5th 2015, 00:33

This day marks the twenty-first year I have spent breathing and doing the essentials and pointless stuff. And it’s also my first birthday. The first birthday I’m going to spend without my father. He’s already gone ahead. Continue reading Twenty-first Birthday Midnight Thoughts

Post-summer Beach: Never too late to unwind

A little bit of rambling…

In the Philippines where it’s scorching hot almost throughout the year, April and May are the popular time for some summer escapades. Tourists from overseas and from other regions in the country come flying over to the many beaches around the country. Students are no exception to those who seek temporary break in the clear blue tranquility of waters and get away from real-life stresses in order to face again these monsters of reality with renewed vitality.

Welp. The situation has changed for some of us. To those who had to go through the first attempted college academic year shift, this year has been quite the challenge. One, the holidays are messed up. The previously separate semester and Christmas breaks are now combined into one semester break. Two, there’s literally no “summer break”. By the time the year ends the hot months of April and May are already over.

Students from other schools may pity us for not getting proper tan lines or sun-kissed hair. And even when May was approaching its end, there already were occasional nightly rains. So it is quite a matter of luck to catch up on the beach episodes of our post-stressful finals life. And, thank goodness, we live in a city where going to the beach is practically not impossible.

Living in Davao City sure is a bliss. The city’s official slogan, “Life is here.”, is almost true (only almost, for various reasons I will not divulge here for they are not the point). As for why it’s true, one of the reasons to that is it is an ideal location from where you can go to the beaches (among many other trip-worthy destinations) in all directions.

Thus, it really was never too late to play with my friends and stay overnight on a beach resort! Pictures of our trip included below! Continue reading Post-summer Beach: Never too late to unwind

Book Review: Ang Paboritong Libro ni Hudas

Ang Paboritong Libro ni Hudas Bob Ong

More like a rant than a review. Continue reading Book Review: Ang Paboritong Libro ni Hudas

Book Review: Add mo ‘ko as Friend

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In English, Add me as Friend (subtitled Your Link to Real Relationships), this very short and quick-read by Marlene Legaspi-Munar aims to be a good guide for people in their friendships–both offline and online. Though specifically targeted for teens, adults can have a light reading experience with this book, as the theme of friendship is something inherent in our lives as humans. Continue reading Book Review: Add mo ‘ko as Friend

Decretum: Question and answer with music

Random post. You know those note stuff at Facebook? I got tagged in one of those, but I don’t want to do them on Facebook anymore, until I change my mind (which is unlikely to happen).

In other words, I’m just dumping mine here, in case somebody else want to do this. You know, for fun. Certainly, the answers by the one who tagged me (my role-playing okaa-san and friend IRL) were kind of appropriate.

Let’s see how mine rolls out after the jump.

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