Category: The Ride

  • A ₱21,000,000 Adobe product

    12,400% increase An Adobe software, which cost ₱168,000 per unit, was listed as ₱21 million each in the proposed budget submitted by PhilHealth’s IT sector, a whopping 12,400-percent increase from its original price, the auditors said in their report also in May. Marlon Ramos in COA flags ‘overpriced’ PhilHealth IT project ? ? ?

  • In a time when touch is so limited

    In the dunes, I touched this hairy caterpillar for the first time. It was an experience so profound in a time when touch is so limited. Lucie Langston in I Am Stuck Between Two Lives During This Pandemic

  • Miss Simone

    They don’t know I’m dead and my ghost is holding on. Nina Simone First heard of Nina Simone in her song “Don’t You Pay Them No Mind.” Then watched the documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?“

  • Mop-topping

    Watched The Beatles: Eight Days a Week.

  • Only that you’re ignorant of what that entails

    Well, let’s face it. These laws that you say, hidden laws, they are hidden. But they’re only hidden by our own ignorance. And the word “mysticism” is just being arrived at through people’s ignorance. There’s nothing mystical about it, only that you’re ignorant of what that entails. George Harrison

  • Swallow (2019)

    Tanya, we meet again. You better get up for your mamaYou better grab the best of your lifeI know you’re readyTo get olderAnyhow September Fields by Frazey Ford

  • There Are No Little Things

    Sometimes, when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things—a chance word, a tap on the shoulder, or a penny dropped on a newsstand—I am tempted to think there are no little things. Bruce Barton

  • It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn’t in the middle of the room. Life isn’t a support-system for art. It’s the other way around. Stephen King in On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • Daddy, my grandfather

    My grandfather, Adriano Ricasata, an electronics and communications engineer, an inventor, a pioneer of radio installations in public utility vehicles in Cavite City, a father, a kind soul, has returned to our maker on the 29th of January 2016. His wake is at St. Peter Chapel, Kawit, Cavite (near LTO going to Centennial Road). Piso…

  • Of Leeways and Disappointments

    Upon reaching the vicinity of The Medical City, I found out that the small zippered compartment of my backpack was open. Probably because I walked and crossed Ortigas Ave. using the footbridge. The footbridge is notorious for pickpockets—hooligans who would position themselves behind unknowing pedestrians wearing backpacks. In a flick of a finger with the…