A gaijin in the wild

A gaijin in the wild

It’s almost a year since but I still fondly look back at our Japan trip. I’ve always been a fan of Japanese food, history, rock music, and anime so Japan had been a must-visit for me. So when the family decided that we’re all going to visit my...
Boxing the fatness away

Boxing the fatness away

Weight loss has always seemed to be a Sisyphean task for me. We have a family history of obesity so darn genetics for giving me the fat gene. And having been obese in my younger years, my fat cells just want to swell up whenever I succeed in getting trim. My constant...
Onward to 2019

Onward to 2019

So I’ve been remiss writing end-of-year recaps for a couple of year now in this long-forgotten blog. It’s 2019 and we’re almost closing out the 2010’s. I’m in my mid-30s now. I’m almost legitimately qualified to have my mid-life...
Polar Beat update renders H7 useless

Polar Beat update renders H7 useless

I’ve had a Polar H7 heart rate monitor for about a couple of years now. I’ve been using it with the Polar Beat app to monitor my calorie burn and to make sure I don’t overexert myself when working out. I have just recently gotten back to being a bit...
The messy economics of funding gaming

The messy economics of funding gaming

I believe it was former president of UP, Dr. Nemezo (a champion of free and open source software back in the early 2000s) who intimated that piracy is the third-world reaction to the absurd licensed software costs. I can’t quite recall but it’s in the same...