How to Visit an Art Museum

Even before I majored in Politics and got obsessed with history, culture, anthropology, and the arts, among others, I have been visiting museums since time immemorial because I feel intelligent about it. We all have our experiences going to museums for educational trips in school, but my most memorable one was when our high school … Read more

What if Southeast Asia has its own version of “We Didn’t Start the Fire”? (and my simple joys as a Professor)

Cover photo was from a random Valentine’s Day class photo in another university I used to teach in because doing screenshots for class photos over Zoom for my recent classes has always been a depressing idea to me. As a preliminary assignment before discussing the different forms of Political Art that exists in Southeast Asia … Read more

I’ve always been a realist.

I’ve been studying political realism over and over again since I first read Sun Tzu’s Art of War for my International Relations class in college, until I went to grad school, and eventually when I joined the academia, there will always be at least one undergraduate class I’m handling where I have to reiterate the … Read more

Two Worlds

two worlds

I might be practicing an academic career in one of the most formal disciplines there is (read: Politics and Foreign Affairs) where being prim and proper, being diplomatic, and being at our most educated and cosmopolitan selves are the basic norms. At the same time, I can be the quirkiest and most passionate (self-proclaimed and … Read more

There Are No Rules.

there are no rules

Here’s another short film because I’m feeling so extra today. 😎 Yes, there are indeed no rules. There are no rules on how to be creative and how you’re supposed to live your life. Trust me, I know how liberating it is to live your life in your own terms. I still have some things … Read more

What Sets Your Soul On Fire?


Ten years ago, I started embarking on a journey to go around the Philippines and Asia to take photographs of beautiful landscapes, museums and historical sites, architectural wonders, street art, and the candid daily affairs of people, all while keeping a full-time job. Ten years after, here I am. (Travel and street) photography still sets … Read more