Smarter or Dumber?

Today, almost everything is prefixed with the word “smart.” From phones, watches, TVs, to homes. Now, even cities are called smart. Almost all of the things we interact with today are made smarter by technological advancements. This might sound good, but are we really ready for smarter things? Better yet, we should probably ask the … Continue reading Smarter or Dumber?

Life in Mapua: Student-Athlete

With a year left, coming back to play Taekwondo one more time for my university is as important for me as to finishing my degree. Once Mapua Institute of Technology, now Mapua University; my life in MU (although MIT sounds great) is at its peak intensity. Throughout my stay in Mapua, I've been constantly asked … Continue reading Life in Mapua: Student-Athlete

#TWIYC.tw: St. Viator Catholic High School

While enjoying my train ride towards the south of Taiwan, I received an even more joyful message from Pia. She complimented my efforts in my previous lectures and asked me if I wanted to be one of the guest lectures for an event in Taichung. Without hesitation, I said I'd love to be part of … Continue reading #TWIYC.tw: St. Viator Catholic High School

#TWIYC.tw: Bei Da Senior High School

TO: Create memories, share experiences, and inspire adventures. Whenever people ask why do I make time for these people that I don't even know, I always smile and say, "Because I can and I want to." A week after I held my first lecture, I was scheduled to hold another #TWIYC.tw lecture in another high … Continue reading #TWIYC.tw: Bei Da Senior High School

#DawningInTaiwan: Gorging in Hualien

After a whole day of discovery in Yilan, I rode the train from Luodong to Hualien. I sat down in the empty train and read Infinite Jest. After about more than an hour, I arrived at my destination. Another city I haven't been to, I strapped on my backpack and was ready for a new … Continue reading #DawningInTaiwan: Gorging in Hualien

#DawningInTaiwan: Driving around Yilan

Waking up to the sunlight piercing through the translucent sliding doors, I got up pretty early today. I didn't want to get up so soon, but my body clock urged me to do so. Packed my two day traveling needs and I was good to go. The MRT was a few minutes of walking away. … Continue reading #DawningInTaiwan: Driving around Yilan

#DawningInTaiwan: Mi Amigo Mono en Kaoshiung

At around 2'o clock in the morning, Kike arrived in Zhongli. Good thing I was able to wake up since I was extremely tired throughout the previous day and haven't had much sleep in a while. Wanting to catch an early train, we decided we'll head out at 6AM. We did but, ended up taking the … Continue reading #DawningInTaiwan: Mi Amigo Mono en Kaoshiung