Is basketball only for tall people? Think again…. 😉 Filipinos love for basketball can be likened to Canadians innate love for hockey. Every street corner in the Philippines is an impromptu basketball court... and people play the game whether they are wearing flip flops (a.k.a. tsinelas), sneakers, leather shoes, or even barefoot! You betcha! I remember when I... Continue Reading →

ilocano = stingy (?)

Filipinos are playful and creative by nature, especially when it comes to coming up with children or shop names. Combination of several names with “h” thrown in between the letters or a parody of a controversial personality or issue, and even brand names is one of the favorite techniques. This playful naming game applies to... Continue Reading →


Montreal is dubbed as the sin city of Canada and the largest city in the province of Quebec. It is said to be the second-largest in Canada and the 8th-largest in North America. There's so much to see and do in Montreal... it would probably take a month or so! Little did I know that... Continue Reading →

The Chancellor

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click here to read the related blog entry for a preview -> "Boy & Cel" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- While visiting the Olympic Village in Whistler, British Columbia... I had a chance to ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola with my cousin Chancee (a.k.a. Chancellor) and Kuya Freddie. The long cable-car ride gave us some time to enjoy the... Continue Reading →

sad reality

  Quotes and thoughts from TheCuriousMe... Read on... 🙂 No matter what you do or what you say... people will always have something to say against you... *** Accept it. People will always believe what they want to believe. *** Let it be. Truth will come out in the end. It's sad when you realize... Continue Reading →

virus attack

2014... A New Year... A new list of resolutions to fulfill or to ignore... 😉 It can always be carried forward to another year right...? 🙂 Part of my goal was to welcome the New Year with a flood of blog entries, posted one after the other.  Little did I know, I would be hit... Continue Reading →

Washington DC

According to Wikipedia, Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state. I... Continue Reading →

Virginia Getaway

As promised, here's the continuation of my Virginia getaway... (Lost? Click here to read the related blog entry - Oh Virginia!) Ever heard of a landfill site (a.k.a. waste/ garbage dump) being reused and converted into a park? That’s Mount Trashmore Park in Virginia! Can you believe that? Hmmm…. I wonder if that can be... Continue Reading →

Oh Virginia!

Did you know that one of Virginia’s nicknames is “Mother of Presidents”? It’s after the eight United States of America (U.S.A.) presidents who were born there, namely: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson. 😉 Thanks Wikipedia! Click this link for more interesting facts about Virginia.... Continue Reading →

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