Civic Architecture: Parc Des Celestins

I’ve always been a fan of civic architecture.   It has this civilizing effect.  I would think so.  And not just the plain civic structure for national pride or glory.  Civic structure in the more practical things in our life – such as public drinking fountains (sorry, we don’t have that here in the Philippines), or maybe transport and commuting stations.  Even signage for me can become a civic artwork that will help us be proud of where... Read More

TedxDiliman: Things That Matter

It had to be a Sunday, and the day of my cousin Nicole’s birthday.  But yes, TED came to Diliman that day. TedXDiliman: Things That Matter. My post will delve only on one topic I was fortunate enough to listen to because I was 3 hours, late not only because I decided to have lunch with my birthday cousin but also because my car’s hand break decided to give out.  Before I go on here’s the nifty booklet they gave and it include some description of the event... Read More

We all need a Community: 6 Seasons and a Movie

I’ve been watching the Community, a comedy TV series created by  Dan Harmon in 2009.  The TV series follows a group of students at Greendale Community College.  From Wikipedia: The series heavily uses meta-humor and pop culture references, often parodying film and television clichés and tropes. Community has received acclaim from critics, being ranked in several critics’ lists of the greatest television series of 2010 and 2011, and has gained a cult... Read More

Autumn in Windsor and my second week in London…

So I left you all hanging there, my apologies.  Well what happened after I finally had my house contract nailed down? Well of course fresher’s week or something like that.  And so we went to these minglers and met up with some fab people – undergrads, postgrads, and whatever.  I remember this guy who reminds me of Magnitude from the TV series Community, he totally fit that character.  That magnitude character was with this hot chick who was an American of course... Read More