Essays and Musings

A collection of thoughts, interviews, rants and reviews.



3 Reasons to Be a Better Writer


August 16, 2021

Ever had to write a letter, speech, or company report and the whole time it felt like squeezing blood from a rock? …



Learn To Say No


June 27, 2021

Today, a parable. Last Monday, my two youngest kids, aged 4 and 5, asked to be carried upstairs to bed. It’s customary …



WATCH NEXT: The Movies That Made Us


December 9, 2019

Stars: Watch it on Netflix There’s a point in each episode of The Movies That Made Us where you go, “It’s amazing …



WATCH NEXT: Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator


November 30, 2019

Stars: Watch it on Netflix In Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator, Bikram Choudhury is a man of hyperbole. Famous for being the founder …



The Race of Our Lives: Thoughts on a Manila Grand Prix


February 19, 2019

A Manila Grand Prix would be a dream. But first, better sewage, right? The most tantalising news in the past couple of …



Rogue One: The Restoration of Star Wars


December 30, 2016

At long last, a prequel that doesn’t suck. Major spoilers for Rogue One follow – if you haven’t watched the movie yet, …



Memories and Identity: Why We Love Looking Back


October 11, 2016

Our memories are a patchwork that tell us who we are and what we can be. There was a haunting public service …



Rico Hizon: News Anchoring With Heart


May 10, 2016

BBC World News anchor and broadcast journalist Rico Hizon ON the importance of hard work, preparedness, teamwork and the power of perseverance. …



Artist Interview: Lala Gallardo


April 20, 2016

Gallardo’s latest exhibit “Days” is a quiet, four-piece rumination on the ordinary Days is the recently-concluded solo exhibit by Lala Gallardo (held at Vinyl On …



Weezer: The White Album


April 7, 2016

Peppy nerd-rock for beach bums and summer lovers everywhere Weezer have been around, believe it or not, for 24 years. You’d think …