Open by Andre Agassi

#20 of 40 Books this 2017 Goal My sudden obsession with tennis has led me to Andre Agassi’s autobiography, Open (the title of course ¬†is both an allusion to tennis and to the notion of opening up or confessing). The book is co-written by J.R. Moehringer, a Pulitzer winning journalist and author (he refused to…

Nadal Mid-2017 Hiccup

  (Since I don’t have friends who are into tennis, I’m writing my heartbreak over Rafa’s lost here ūüė¶ to ease the pain…. and woah first sports post ever, who would have thought I would be into tennis?)¬† I lost sleep over Rafa’s last Wimbledon match against G. Mueller. I did not know that a…

Mars Ravelo: Early Years at the NCCA

As a kid, I did not read comics (there was a lack of reading materials in our house growing up) but at a young age I already knew who Mars Ravelo was (or at least knew of his works). Mars Ravelo was the¬†king and pioneer of Philippine comics. He was what Jack Kirby had been…

Ayuntamiento de Manila

Last April, I had the chance to be a part of a short tour inside The Bureau of Treasury located within the Intramuros complex; the building can be found in the plaza where the Manila Cathedral is. ¬†I can not remember how I knew that this white unassuming building had fancy interiors inside. It was…

A Night of Dancing at The Met

The Manila Metropolitan Theater even before its restoration officially begins became a home to nights of dancing last December 16 and 17, 2016. The event on the 17th which I went to was attended by around two hundred guests who were¬†treated to dance performances of Scandinavian artists¬†along with¬†a few¬†local performers.The nights of festivities were organized…