280 – On Former Colonies: Triptych 51

Once upon a time, the British Empire had the biggest colonial domain in the world. The empire's dominion was that substantial – which earned it the moniker "the empire on which the sun never sets." At least one part of the empire would be daytime, while the others would be night-time. This massive empire would … Continue reading 280 – On Former Colonies: Triptych 51

279 – On Reminiscing 3 Classic PlayStation 1 Games

The COVID-19 pandemic has made a number of people revisit their old gaming consoles to alleviate the boredom of being indoors. As for me, however – my days of console gaming are over. The last gaming console I ever owned was the first PlayStation, back when I was 9 years old. I stopped console gaming … Continue reading 279 – On Reminiscing 3 Classic PlayStation 1 Games

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