Rise and Shine

August 11, 2006 at 7:38 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Rise and Shine

It always rains in August here in Manila, Philippines. Specifically during the first week. For what reason it does so? I have no idea.

On day 7 of August, I turned a year older. Yes, I flipped another page in my life. Or should I say, added another chapter in my life.

My new business card reads, “Career Agent”. I am now associated with Sun Life of Canada (Philippines). After a few setbacks last month, I am back on track. Rise I will, shine I shall.

Hello World! First Word

July 15, 2006 at 3:27 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

“Doomsday scenarios are always plentiful, but the adaptability of free markets usually averts predicted disasters. It’s only when markets aren’t free to respond – when government controls are excessive – that the sky really does fall.” – A Last Word, “Prospering through the coming depression” by Andrew Willman 1988.

A year after this book was published in Canada, an acquaintance gifted a copy. He wrote a short dedication and signed it. Too bad I could not make head or tail with his signature. I recall receiving it at a press event. At that time, I was on my second year as a reporter of the Evening Star, the afternoon edition of the Philippine Star national newspaper.

It is only now – 18 years later – that I began to read Willman’s book.

Some time in 1999, I began to write a weekly column titled, “Scenarios” which appeared in the Information Technology section of the defunct Philippine Post.

Today, “Scenarios” debuts in Cyberspace.

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