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Rainbow Hat

I don’t know if your mid-twenties should classify you as “old,” but I like to think I’m a hodgepodge of obsolesence and idiosyncrasy in fashion.  Black shirts weren’t as cool as they were when I was younger.  Nobody wears jackets in the oppressive heat of Manila.  Button-down jeans are so last century.  High-topped Chucks and […]

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Happy Birthday, Wikipedia

Wikipedia turns nine years old today; it first went online on January 15, 2001. Yes, our favorite free online encyclopedia shares the same birthday as Butch Dalisay, Mario Van Peebles, Martin Luther King, Jr., Shane McMahon, and Molière.  Wikipedia shares the same anniversary day as Coca-Cola, basketball, and the Boston Molasses Disaster.  Wikipedia was born […]

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Mediation, Interaction, Cyberdemon

Ernesto Kelly Magtoto wrote a letter to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, where he alleges that the “Gestapo-like” Internet(s) has made our relationships with other people unnatural.  Apparently, we young people are becoming “aggressively mechanical and error-prone in their humanity.”  Mr. Magtoto seems to be railing against the Internet and computers in general; the kind of […]

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In Memory of Geocities

In loving memory of that site that many of us grew to love, I’m writing the rest of this post in scrolling marquee text in three fonts, with various color schemes.  – Marocharim Ah, Geocities.  Truly one-of-a-kind during its time… I remember those days when I fiddled around with frames, fonts, and yes, scrolling marquee.  […]

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Roughly Translated

I write and speak in four languages: English, Tagalog, sward (I passively learned it in college), and tXtsT1cKyCaPz (all I had to do was to die and go to Hell). Click on the picture for a larger image. Yes, I have taken it upon myself to translate communication patterns of bipedal amoeba who happen to […]

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Now Food-Blogging at Maro Munchies

I love food.  I don’t necessarily like cooking – heck, I can’t cook – but I like eating.  I like writing about food, too.  There’s nothing like the challenge of putting words to something as abstract as flavor, and something as subjective as taste.  So I decided to put up a food blog: Maro Munchies. […]

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Saving… Face

Once upon a time there lived an ugly duckling named Marocharim… no wait, that’s not right… I always say that if it’s on the Internet, it must be true.  Save for lapses in grammar (“did” = simple past tense, “showed” = simple past tense, proper usage is “the winner did not even show his face,” […]

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Random Bullet-Points

I hate writing in bullet-points, but sometimes, bullet-points are all you need. Like anyone else, like my friends, for example, I don’t appreciate people taking my picture – specifically my picture – in public, without my knowledge or my permission.  Unless, of course, I find artistic value in a picture like that (like spreading a […]

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