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Resolving the Water Shortage through Desalination


I met an interesting fellow over lunch today. After talking a bit about politics, he put forth an idea to help banish the specter of drought in the country by building multiple desalinization plants in the country. With 7,107 individual islands surrounded by a limitless supply of water, I'm surprised no one kicked around the idea publicly sooner.

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Eastern-Western Medicine Day, Part 2 – Ears, Nose, and Throat


With my lack of sleep and stress being taken care of by a combination of acupuncture and ventosa treatments, I only one more thing to take care of – my ears. So my next stop for the day was the clinic of Doctor Ramon P. Ramos, III.

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Eastern-Western Medicine Day, Part 1 – Acupuncture and Ventosa


It's been a while since I visited my doctors for a check up because I consider myself to be in good health, given my age. However, there are three things I do keep an eye out for – lack of sleep, stress, and clogged ears.

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Zhu Qiang Acupuncture Clinic


Not all acupuncturists are created equal. A typical acupuncturist will know where to apply their needles after you tell them your problem. But a gifted acupuncturist will tell you what your problem is without you ever uttering a word.

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Progressive Lenses
2016 Aug 31 - Martin MakalalintalProgressive Lenses


One of the most annoying things I have encountered with age is the need for reading glasses. Once up [ ... ]

The Rain is for the Young
2016 Jul 31 - A. Samson SchollThe Rain is for the Young


The monsoon season has been with us since June but the rains this year have been heavy and quite pro [ ... ]

A Watch to Consider – Tissot Chemin Des Toure...
2017 Apr 18 - Martin MakalalintalA Watch to Consider – Tissot Chemin Des Tourelles Powermatic 80


In my last essay, I said that I would not be adding any more watches to my small collection after ge [ ... ]

A Watch to Consider – Orient Bambino version ...
2017 Feb 21 - Martin MakalalintalA Watch to Consider – Orient Bambino version 4


While not as well-known as its mother company Seiko, the Orient Watch Company is one of the smaller  [ ... ]

The Pope Francis Effect on Me
2016 Jul 31 - Timoteo SalasThe Pope Francis Effect on Me


I shamefully admit that I had planned to skip town during Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines f [ ... ]

SWOT Analysis for Disneyland or Universal Stu...
2016 Jul 31 - Martin MakalalintalSWOT Analysis for Disneyland or Universal Studios in the Philippines, Part 4 – Threats


After discussing the opportunities that a Disneyland or Universal Studios will have in the Philippin [ ... ]

The Real 80s Baby, Part 1 – How to Spot a Rea...
2016 Jul 31 - Martin MakalalintalThe Real 80s Baby, Part 1 – How to Spot a Real One


If you are in your 40s, chances are you are someone who grew up in the 1980s. But then there are 80s [ ... ]

The CHED Enrolment Deadline for the Old Colle...
2017 Sep 14 - Martin MakalalintalThe CHED Enrolment Deadline for the Old College Curriculum is 2018


Based on the website of the Commission on Higher Education, or CHED, high school graduates before th [ ... ]

Life in the Most Unexpected Places
2016 Aug 31 - Archie AnonasLife in the Most Unexpected Places


Despite man’s efforts to alter his environment with steel and stone, nature still finds a way to i [ ... ]

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