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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




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 »»

May Snapshots: Stairway to Heaven Snapshot

May Snapshots: Stairway to Heaven

(May 2024) April 18 was my arrival in Bohol for a 3-day stay for the Bohol Yoga Festival. But I received invites that prolonged my stay - enough to convince me that Bohol is where I need to be....more »»

May 2024 Food Odyssey: Bahalina, Tableya Food Odyssey

May 2024 Food Odyssey: Bahalina, Tableya

(May 2024) My move to Bohol brings promise of a whole new culinary experience - Bahalina, Takla in Gata, Peanut Kisses, Calamay Jagna, Chicken Halang-Halang, Tableya Chocolate, Broas Ladyfingers. 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 »»




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Aging
  • Reversing/Slowing Down the Aging Process Dec 30, 2020


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    Stairway to Heaven

    Stairway to Heaven

    (May 6, 2023 Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines) If you lived a virtuous life, gave alms to the poor, clothed the naked, gave a roof to the homeless, gave food to those who were hungry, but somehow missed one Sunday school and died, this is what the stairway to heaven looks like.


    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).
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    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 »»

    Movie Review: Fast Charlie (2023) Movie Review

    Movie Review: Fast Charlie (2023)

    (May 10, 2024) The former Jame Bond debonair is now wrinkled with a bulging tummy. Together with a not-so-young and not-so-sexy but captivating accomplice/villainess, their simmering chemistry adds a pleasant dimension to the guns and bullets of a mob movie....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

    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 »»

    Kat's Community Invite Traveling

    Kat's Community Invite

    (Apr 28 - May 19, 2024) Feeling like I've already exhausted Bohol's abundance with all the events I'd been invited to with nothing else on the horizon, I bought a boat ticket for Cebu City and secured the Coastguard documents for my motorbike. But just hours before boarding the boat, I got a message from Kat. Without much deliberation on my part, I let the boat leave without me.....more »»

    Kat's Birthday at Oceanica Chilling Out

    Kat's Birthday at Oceanica

    (April 24, 2024) Bohol Yoga Festival was the genesis to many synchronicities for me in Bohol - meeting interesting lives I've later reconnected with, getting a one-week yoga teaching gig + house sitting, a day of dive and beach with Joan / Fred and the festival crew, and now, an invite by Jen and Kaye to Kat's birthday celebration at the posh Oceanica Resort....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 »»

    Bantayan: in search of a home Traveling

    Bantayan: in search of a home

    (March 23-26, 2024) Marky brought up Bantayan after the workshop. I remember asking Mikko a year ago what place he will settle down for life if Cebu was no longer an option. He said Bantayan. Hmmm...maybe this is the universe talking to me. This is the best time to visit Bantayan in search of a new home since I was already in Cebu City. Impromptu, I asked Marky if he would like to go with me to Bantayan the next day, all expenses paid. I'm glad he said yes. I handed him all my earnings from the workshop as our pocket money....more »»

    Siddhi-Activation Workshop Yoga

    Siddhi-Activation Workshop

    (March 22, 2024) The Siddhi-Activation workshop has long been in my thoughts but remained inert all this time. With renewed impetus for 2024, I kick-started the preparation with my business partner and headed to Cebu to talk to the studio owners...more »»

    Nine (9) Bandhas Yoga

    Nine (9) Bandhas

    (March 9, 2024) Three bandhas are popular and widely used in Yoga - Mula bandha, Uddiyana bandha and Jalandhara bandha. However, there are lesser and obscure bandhas. Altogether, there are 9 in total...more »»

    Yin Yoga Meditation Yoga Meditation

    Yin Yoga Meditation

    (January 11, 2024) Yin Yoga is a practice unto itself. But some asanas of Yin Yoga are perfect for meditation. You allow gravity to do its thing as the body sinks into the pose, while the mind keeps awareness on the sensation of the stretch...more »»

    Kumbhaka / Nada Meditation Meditation Yoga

    Kumbhaka / Nada Meditation

    (January 9, 2024) When you hold your breath and meditate on the Nada sound, prana no longer flows along Ida and Pingala - it now flows on Sushumna, the central nadi pathway redirecting prana from Muladhara Chakra all the way to Sahasrara Chakra. Magical things begin to happen...more »»

    The Ultimate Nature of Reality Yoga

    The Ultimate Nature of Reality

    (January 3, 2024) While reading yogic books, the nature of reality became confusing because some books espouse non-duality and others duality. For the longest time, I thought they were saying the same thing - that at the end of the day, Consciousness is the ultimate reality. But apparently, not. ..more »»

    The 4 Cycles of Yuga Yoga

    The 4 Cycles of Yuga

    (January 4, 2024) We are at the worst epoch in the 4 cycles of Yuga - Kali Yuga, the age of darkness, degeneration, moral decay and spiritual ignorance. It began 5,000 years ago and things get worse until it ends 400,000 years from now. Hang on to your seats!..more »»

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