Category Archives: PERSONAL

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“I will never stop learning. I won’t just work on things that are assigned to me. I know there’s no such thing as a status quo.

I will build our business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers.

I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything.

I am more motivated by impact than money, and I know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation.

I will communicate as much as possible, because it’s the oxygen of a distributed company.

I am in a marathon, not a sprint, and no matter how far away the goal is, the only way to get there is by putting one foot in front of another every day. Given time, there is no problem that’s insurmountable.”

Excerpt From: Scott Berkun. “The Year Without Pants.” iBooks.

Poor little neglected bloggie will get a much needed lift. Soon!

Relive the thrill of the theater. Be a part of Acts Manila’s annual production at the CCP Main Theater – Once Upon An Ever After. Visit an Acts Manila affiliate school today. Enrollment ongoing year-round. See you at the CCP this 24 April 2014!

Let’s see what you’ve got 🙂

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. Actually, it’s been a long, long, while. Life’s been a bit busy and time a luxury. The flurry of activities can somehow rob you of the preciousness of silence. You can never put a price tag on a minute of quietness – not even for a gold coin even if someone offered you one. I’m thankful I have more than a few minutes right now. Truly, not all that glitters is gold.

Rean here…

Creating music does involve a lot time, effort and skill. You need instruments, software,sound modules and similar equipment.  At the end of the day it’s about capturing modes and putting them together into a beautiful, harmonious sound.   Perhaps it’s time for me to get good Sound Modules  at WWBW or upgrade my music software library. Here we go..




Check out this yahoo article about Acts Manila’s Duyan ng Magiting. Concept, photography, design, and execution of the ad by yours truly.

Read about it here:


Rean here…

For the past year or so, our daughter has constantly prayed for 2 things: an iPad 3 and a baby sister.  While and iPad 3 may be doable, the latter request is not that easy considering our age.  After 3 pregnancies and 1 miscarriage we’re not about to bring out Cohiba cigars as we consider ourselves already blessed with our two kids.  But I guess we never know what God has around the corner.

Rean here…

It is quite common in the Philippines, particularly in the countryside, to have people building their houses on land that are not legally theirs.  While in urban areas informal settlers are frowned upon and a lot of times forcibly resettled, their rural counterparts may not get as much attention.  We were discussing this with someone last night who was thinking of sending funds to her family to build a house on a lot not theirs. We told her that whatever investment you make on a house might just be gone once the rightful owner claims the land.  Think about all the finishing, flooring, doors, cabinetry with malleable iron handle nuts and the like all gone when the land is claimed.  The most prudent thing to do is to buy an affordable house and lot that you can safely call your own.


Rean here…

My mom flew in from Davao last week to be with my kids as they were going to perform in their annual Ballet recital at the CCP main theatre. As usual, grandma brought boxes containing their beloved Pomelo and other treats from our home town.  The thought of opening boxes and packaging makes me think about how to prevent accidents and cuts among kids.  Specifically, how do we implement box cutter safety.  I guess an important way of pursuing this is to instruct and train children in the proper way of using box cutters inorder to prevent accidents.


Rean here…

I recently had an embarassing episode with my phone.  I was very much pleased with my Alcatel One Touch as it was fast and had the things I wanted in a phone.  It ran on Android 4.1 Jellybean.  A couple of days ago, I decided to bring it with me in the bathroom.  Before going to the shower, I put in on a rack when the unthinkable happened.  My precious phone when through the racks wire slats and into the toilet bowl.  I could see the battery draining fast because of the shorting that was happening. I immediately grabbed the phone and took out the battery.  When I reinserted the battery, it had an error which was understandable for a device with shorted terminals. After drying I thought my troubles were over only to learn that the phone would hang upon boot up.  Should I exchange my phone with one of those unlocked blackberry cell phones?  Perhaps I should try to get my Alcatel repaired.


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Irecently was reminded of The Dawn, a Filipino band that changed the local music industry.  The influence of this band still lingers up to today.  In a time when music was about doing covers of foreign songs or drug influenced free jam, this band had an ethic to create their own music and have it written down and properly notated.  Their sound was so new that people thought they were a Brit band.  Decades later the risk they took for going against the flow has paid off.  I guess if you have a unique sound, voice or visual artistry.  If your thing is to get a goodtime banjo at guitar center rather than a Peavey, then go for it. Who knows it will someday be the new sound?

Can be ordeal. Notice?

Rean here…

We are praying about getting a home that can also serve as an office, dance and photo studio. We want a home that can accommodate a large open space for us to do our creative work. Need to check if my pre-need plan payment can be released anytime in the next few months as it was purchased years ago in annuities best rates.