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2015 archive

August 2015 Blogs

Re-purposing a Broken Umbrella sliceoflife
Re-purposing a Broken Umbrella
(Aug 27, 2015) A broken umbrella is usually thrown away. Same thing for everything that might just be too old but still functional. Despite finite resources, we evolve into a throw-away society - letting go of a one-year old fully functional phone because a new hyped-up model just arrived. Yet we stand firm against mining companies who ravage the earth. By disposing something broken, old, unfashionable, etc., instead of 're-using, reducing and recycling', we create increased demand for the building blocks of these gadgets that can only be extracted through mining. I use this umbrella as a metaphor to 're-purpose' for creative utility...more »»

Body Combat Aerobic Workout Sequence fitness
Body Combat Aerobic Workout Sequence
(Aug 24, 2015) An emergent craze in Cebu is Body Combat, or what I would refer as a repackaged Taibo. It's a martial arts-based aerobic workout that involves punches, kicks, rope skipping motion, movement that will get you exhausted after an one hour....more »»

Stopping Time lucid
Stopping Time
(Aug. 5, 2015) While backbacking Southeast Asia for 9 months with no reprieve, all I wanted was for time to stop so I could take a pause, catch up on things and regain perspective. I thought that was wishful thinking until I came upon Cebu. I should have stopped. But I simply couldn't. I still kept moving. My body took matters under its own hands. I got sick. Helpless, I couldn't do anything but watch time slowly pass me by.....more »»

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