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Yoga Kids, May 27 - June 21, 2024

Join me in Tagbilaran, Bohol for the Summer of Growth where kids spend their summer break learning arts and crafts, yoga and meditation, and intellectual play.


Summer of Growth

Venue: Yoga Kids SmartMod Balays, Capital, Hangos Street, Tagbilaran, 6300 Bohol



Yoga for Grown-ups, May 27 - June 21, 2024

Join me in Tagbilaran, Bohol for the Summer of Growth where parents of "Yoga Kids" or working adults take on a journey of Transformation through the proven benefits of Yoga.


Summer of Growth

Venue: Yoga for Grown-ups SmartMod Balays, Capital, Hangos Street, Tagbilaran, 6300 Bohol
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WORKS IN PROGRESS
Taking a Free Online A.I. Course Technology Learning

Taking a Free Online A.I. Course

(May 18, 2024) I was having lunch with Kat when she deliberated on the many ways AI is more relevant and compelling - including having AI be the 'teacher' for home-schooled kids. I was blown away. I thought I was already proficient with AI, but now I realized I had to level-up my game. Where to start? From the bottom - what is AI?...more »»

Elon Musk Book Review Peoplescape

Elon Musk

(April 4-, 2024) This is a special book to me for its subject (Elon Musk) and its biographer (Walter Isaacson). Elon is perhaps one of the most fascinating guys who ever walked on this planet and nobody writes better than Walter Isaacson....more »»

Yoga Upanishad Yoga

Yoga Upanishad

(December 12, 2023) The Yoga Upanishad is a collection of ancient philosophical Hindu text that talks about the principles and practice of yoga - meditation, breath control, and subtle energy channels...more »»

Benjamin Franklin Peoplescape Book Review

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

(November 30, 2023) Benjamin Franklin became a recurring name thrown at me. First, while watching an interview of billionaire Charlie Munger, he said he kept 2 busts in his home of 2 people he admired the most - Benjamin Franklin and Lee Kuan Yew. On a '19 Recommended Books to Read in your Lifetime', I saw Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography. And while watching the American Revolution, Benjamin loomed larger than life. While watching an interview of celebrated author Walter Isaacson who was promoting his recent book about Elon Musk, I learned that he also authored a Benjamin Franklin biography! In my world-view of a benevolent universe blazing a path for me, this is a strong statement that I should roll up my sleeves and get to know Benjamin Franklin in an intimate way - by reading his autobiography...more »»

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Yoga Book Review

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

(Aug 8-???, 2023) The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali have been the classic reference and standard in the practice of Raja Yoga - yoga of the mind. Beyond asana, this book underscores the importance of ethics/morality (Yama/Niyama) and meditation. In this book, Sri Swami Satchidananda gives his commentary...more »»

The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga by Srivatsa Ramaswami yoga book review

The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga by Srivatsa Ramaswami

(datedate) Srivatsa Ramaswami was a direct one-on-one student of the legendary Tirumalai Krishnamacharya for 33 years. His experience with the Master encompassed yogic elements of asana, breathing, mindfulness, and therapy. With so many neo-yoga versions by self-styled revisionists nowadays, this practice takes us back to the source. A true gem!....more »»

2024: A Year in Review Lucid Thoughts

2024: A Year in Review

(Dec 31, 2024) 2024 started out with me wanting to leave Siquijor for interaction and stimulation in a small city (Cebu? Dumaguete? Bacolod? Iloilo?) - one year in an isolated island living a monk's life was enough.....more »»




flashback

2016 Travel Map: Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, & Singapore

2016 Travel Map



Snapshot Penang, Street Art
(Jun 3, 2016) Penang's animated street art


Food Odyssey
Carinderia food

Carinderia food

(May 4, 2024 Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines) I could be savouring Haute cuisine, Nouvelle cuisine, Molecular gastronomy, and Fusion cuisine, but at the end of the day, I would default to my comfort food - Carinderia food (cheap, traditional, homemade, accessible and yes, delicious).
...more Food Odyssey from March
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First-Principles Thinking Learning

First-Principles Thinking

(June 11, 2024) As I read the book Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson, I kept coming across the concept of First Principles. I looked it up and realized that simply knowing the definition doesn't translate to do things using First Principles. You really need to wrap your mind around it until it becomes second nature...then you begin to think like Elon!...more »»

Making Masala Chai by ChatGPT Food Recipes

Making Masala Chai by ChatGPT

(May 29, 2024) In theory, ChatGPT should have already synthesized all permutations of the Masala Chai recipes that are available online. And from its mega-database of just Masala Chai, it produced this Food Recipes. Just how 'perfect' could this be? Let's find out....more »»

Yoga for Plus-sized Women Yoga

Yoga for Plus-sized Women

(May 24, 2024) When Joan asked if I would teach a class at Fox and Firefly, I said ok, if it's a big group - going there and back was a 56km trip. For a group of 12, I said Yes. But there was one consideration - they were beginners with plus-sized bodies....more »»

Movie Review: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024) Movie Review

Movie Review: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024)

(May 22, 2024) From the trailer and the poster, it looked like a cheap commercial opportunitstic squeeze on the Mad Max saga. But boy, was I in for a surprise! Sure, the Mad Max theme is there, but it's a level-up in story telling, in the action choreography and in the characterizaton....more »»

Moving to Taloto, Tagbilaran City Slice of Life

Moving to Taloto, Tagbilaran City

(May 19, 2024) Even though I could have stayed at Kat's place until June 21, it was best to start looking for a suitable residence early on. So when I found this place with a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen/dining area just 2km away from Kat, I took it. At P6k, this doubles my budgeted rent and cuts in half my one year safety lifeline. But having this place already eased my racing mind and bought me time....more »»

CRISPR-Cas9 Technology

CRISPR-Cas9

(May 14, 2024) A ground-breaking technological breakthrough now allows for a simplified "cut and paste" of a precisely targeted DNA sequence to repair damaged DNA (curing disease) or upgrade normal DNA (Eugenics). The ramifications are profound and can change the genetic landscape. This technology is CRISPR-Cas9...more »»

Sikwate at Daday Painitan Food Odyssey

Sikwate at Daday Painitan

(May 9, 2024) I'd been told by a few locals that the best sikwate in Tagbilaran is at Daday Painitan in Dauis. When I searched Youtube for 'sikwate Tagbilaran', Daday again came up. It was time to head out to Dauis for that fabled sikwate....more »»

Yoga and Meditation for Kids Yoga Meditation Learning

Yoga and Meditation for Kids

(May 7, 2024) One of the many things I'll be doing for Kat with her advocacy is yoga and meditation for kids. I have my competence with yoga and meditation, but teaching kids? This is new ground and I need help - AI, Youtube and yoga friends who are already doing this....more »»

Dalareich Chocolate House Revisited Chocolate

Dalareich Chocolate House Revisited

(May 4, 2024) The last time I visited Dalareich Chocolate House was October 2017 when they just opened up. Now that I was in Tagbilaran, it felt an opportune time to say Hi one more time....more »»

Stuxnet: How WW III can be Fought and Won Technology

Stuxnet: How WW III can be Fought and Won

(April 30, 2024) In 2010, a new kind of cyber-weapon was accidentally stumbled upon by the cybersecurity researchers of VirusBlokAda. It's a powerful malware that raises the bar on warfare - even decide how WWIII can be fought and won. Instead of missiles and bombs, this is a computer code, yes, just lines of code that can cripple a country's electrical grid, financial markets, communications system and military infrastructure. This computer virus was given a name - Stuxnet...more »»

Teaching 'Energising Yoga' at Jing Yoga & Wellness Yoga

Teaching 'Energising Yoga' at Jing Yoga & Wellness

(April 23-28, 2024) As synchronicity would have it, by the time my participation at the Bohol Yoga Festival ended, Jing, an Ashtanga Yoga teacher, invited me to sub for her classes for a week and house-sit for her. Wow, I get to stay longer in beautiful Panglao, I get to share my yoga, make a little money, and have a roof over my head. Is my universe telling me something about Bohol?...more »»

Freediving in Panglao with Haka Dive Center Freediving

Freediving in Panglao with Haka Dive Center

(April 23, 2024) Joan asked me to stay a day longer after the Bohol Yoga Festival. I thought there was more to do. Yes, but it was about fun diving with friends from the festival as curated by owner of Haka Dive Center, Brylle. The day was choc-full-of-FUN !!!!...more »»

Bohol Yoga Festival Yoga

Bohol Yoga Festival

(April 20/21, 2024) I was in the midst of my move from Siquijor to Bantayan when I got an invite from Joan to teach a class at the Bohol Yoga Festival in her resort, Fox and Firefly Cottages. I said yes, and went to the event with all my belongings for Bantayan....more »»

Goodbye Siquijor Traveling

Goodbye Siquijor

(April 18, 2024) After 15 months in Siquijor, it was time to say goodbye. I thought I could stay here until I was old and gray but despite its beauty, I was left wanting. Wandering into Bantayan sparked new vigor into what was becoming stale resignation over Siquijor. It was time to pack again....more »»

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