An inspiring night at D Cup Coffee Republic ?>

An inspiring night at D Cup Coffee Republic

It may seem like an accident at first, but my wife and I felt our first visit at the D Cup Coffee Republic at the Pioneer Street Market was heaven sent. First of all, we like coffee, not 3-in-1 but freshly brewed coffee. There’s something in the smooth, fragrant aroma of brewed coffee that gets my adrenaline pumping and juice flowing as I write and/or edit. Our late night date though opened for us a door of opportunity to make…

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No extra baggages this new year

New year. 2017. Consider it a blank page. A fresh start. The brand new year is God’s way to give each us an opportunity to start all over again. But for us to fully appreciate “starting over again”, we also have to understand the power of and repentance and forgiveness. I’m reminded of 1 John 1:9 (the Message), which says, “On the other hand, if we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be…

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A look back at what God has done in our lives this 2016 ?>

A look back at what God has done in our lives this 2016

As I write this last blog for 2016, I can’t help but look back with gratefulness to God for allowing me to see and experience tons of His goodness and faithfulness. When we started 2016, Ava and I were anxious in some way because it was a year we are transitioning David, our second child to big school. (David was homeschooled originally for his first 5 years).  We know that expenses will jack up and it’s what made us anxious….

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A letter from a PUP journalism that made my eyes “sweat” ?>

A letter from a PUP journalism that made my eyes “sweat”

Aside from letters and messages I receive from my wife, my kids and some of the closest people in my life, messages like the one I just posted below are what warms our hearts and yes, makes makes eyes “sweat”. Some people may see me as stoic, or maybe borderline “snobbish” (though may be it’s because I don’t see them wave their hand to me to say ‘hi’ when I don’t wear my eyeglass), but what fattens my heart are…

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Campus journalism and inspiring as a way of life

Speaking before over 50 journalism students from Polytechnic University of the Philippines reminded me a lot of how I started as a sportswriter. I actually shared to them how I struggled at the very beginning. And it had a lot to do with my lack of commitment to read books and newspapers. Since I had no input, naturally, there was no output when I applied as a V (Varsitarian) staffer at the University of Santo Tomas.

Preparing the next generation of journalists at PUP ?>

Preparing the next generation of journalists at PUP

2016 marks my second decade as a sports journalist. Sportswriting is something I began doing as a senior journalism student at the University of Santo Tomas, thanks to the opportunity I had when I became a sports staffer at the Varsitarian. For several years already, I’ve had the chance to share the things I have learned as a sportswriter to various college and even grade school students.

Christmas, inspiration and Sports Icons ?>

Christmas, inspiration and Sports Icons

Christmas is just around the corner. It’s a Season of inspiration. I like reading books, particularly those that seek to inspire. Beyond the information and facts, I get fresh insights, get a better perspective in life that I can apply as I move forward. This Christmas, books can be a perfect gift for your loved one.

Can US president-elect Donald Trump make America great again? ?>

Can US president-elect Donald Trump make America great again?

Since news of Donald Trump’s win in the US elections on Wednesday (Manila time), the social micro-blogging site Twitter has been churning out tons of news and various reactions from different people. Obviously, the US election commands so much attention considering America’s influence in the world over the last 100 years or so.

Pacquiao, the latest pro athlete to make the triumphant comeback ?>

Pacquiao, the latest pro athlete to make the triumphant comeback

At 37, Manny Pacquiao showed he still has the speed, the sting in his punches and the stamina to last the full round after his unanimous decision against deposed WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas. Some people may not totally agree when he came out of retirement, just months after declaring it’s over for him in boxing. But we can see that Pacquiao hardly lost a beat against Vargas, whom he dominated with his hand speed, while unleashing his trademark lethal punches…

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