Culture + Lifestyle

The Matter of Rice

When news broke out that some rice farmers were forced to accept Php 7.00 for a kilo of paddy...

Sep 28 · 2 min read >

How to Think Like Jules Verne or HG Wells

Jules Verne and HG Wells are considered giants in science fiction, if not THE giants.

Sep 22 · 2 min read >

Aikido: The Practice of Peace

When I was a student of Philosophy back in the early ‘80s, I struggled with the problem of violence...

Sep 19 · 2 min read >

What are Role-Playing Games?

With popular shows such as The Big Bang Theory and Stranger Things featuring role-playing games, specifically Dungeons & Dragons,...

Sep 16 · 2 min read >

The Virtues of Tactile Hobbies

The word hobby seems to have taken on a strange quality these days, as if its shape and weight...

Sep 12 · 2 min read >

Metro Manila Traffic: An Immodest Proposal

To compare the traffic problem of Metro Manila to the Gordian Knot would be an understatement, but it does...

Sep 8 · 3 min read >

Life Lessons From The Great Vantablack Feud

In the past few years, British artist and agitator Stuart Semple has become something of a folk hero to...

Sep 4 · 4 min read >

The Lady Has Been Abandoned

In two years, we will be celebrating 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines. It was in March 1521...

Aug 31 · 1 min read >

Hayao Miyazaki’s Architecture of Nostalgia, Part 1: Revisiting “The Wind Rises”

During its original release in 2013, Hayao Miyazaki announced to the world that “The Wind Rises” would be...

Aug 24 · 3 min read >