282 – On A 2021 First Quarter Update (Part 2: The Blog)

Here's the second part of my first quarter update, this time with a focus on the blog itself. As usual, the Philippines is still under lockdown – for more than a year and counting. Fortunately, the Philippine government has downgraded it to the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until the end of April. We've had … Continue reading 282 – On A 2021 First Quarter Update (Part 2: The Blog)

281 – On A 2021 First Quarter Update (Part 1: The Blogger)

We're well into the first quarter of 2021, and Manila is currently under a more stringent enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) – despite ongoing vaccinations. The Philippines is using Sinovac Biotech and AstraZeneca jabs on health workers and other high-risk sectors in the populace. But at this moment, I am now three-fourths convinced that this is … Continue reading 281 – On A 2021 First Quarter Update (Part 1: The Blogger)

278 – On Washoku Wonders: Triptych 50

It’s exactly a year since the Philippines was locked down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and life has indeed returned to normal. The government initially declared the stringent enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila where I am based back in March 2020. This was eventually downgraded to the less strict general community quarantine … Continue reading 278 – On Washoku Wonders: Triptych 50