11/25/2017
Shirt and shorts weather

I do look lost here, do I?

There are a few fixed points in my life these days. My anniversary with Shalla is on the ninth of December, for instance. A month later, it's my birthday, capping off weeks where I spend money for our anniversary, Christmas, and my birthday. I'd be on a boat in May - although perhaps that will change - and I will sleep at the Shang some time in September. On the third full week of November, I'd be in Hong Kong.

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11/24/2017
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This isn't Adam Scott.

"Marami palang Pilipino dito?" my sister blurted out.

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11/14/2017
Four words

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11/09/2017
Weird

When I was a kid, my calling card was "imagination".

Perhaps it's because I loved reading through the minutiae published in newspapers. I saw TV schedules. I saw basketball scores. Those sort of things. The next thing I know, I was making schedules for fictional television networks. At six in the evening, News Squad, with three news anchors ending the program with "...and this is News Squad!" while pointing towards the camera, much like Mike Enriquez and Karen Davila did on the very early days of Saksi, when it ran for just fifteen minutes and aired at a quarter to six.

I doodled newspapers as a kid, and if they weren't about what was happening in school, it was about things happening in this alternate reality planet on my head. Somehow I got my classmates in it, too. They had versions of themselves on the lands I made up, just as I had a version of myself. It's hard to explain it here without getting embarrassed now, because I will get detailed, although in hindsight I can never really get detailed, because knowing what I know now, there are a lot of cracks you have to fill, much like the rotation of the planets, and how concepts from this actual world can exist on that world.

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10/31/2017
What filter works best with this?

I'm doing this wrong.

I haven't been to Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory in a while. When we discovered their expensive biscuits - which we enjoyed, but treated like dessert from a rarified part of the world, which, well, arguably, Japan is - they were having severe supply chain problems. They would often run out of their items, and there would be a couple of days in a row or so when the staff would be sitting there, doing nothing but telling people that almost everything is out of stock.

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