August 7, 2020

36th MOMENT: Consultancy, Ukay-Ukay and Paintings

On working as a consultant – Having been a private development consultant for almost 24 years I have one important philosophy:
never accept a job that you do not like. If the terms of referenc...

August 1, 2020

35th Moment: Cellphones, Parrots and Aliens

Of Cellphones: Napilitan akong pumasok sa cell phone store, lumapit sa akin ang sales attendant at sinabing marami daw silang bagong cell phones. Tanong ko kng magaling din ba tulad ng latest Iphone model. Sagot sa akin “di na...

July 24, 2020

34th Moment: Politicians, IR4.0 and Development Work 

A politician in Heaven: A community development worker died and was guided to the gate of heaven by an angel. There was chaos on the gate with pious souls edging to be ahead of the others....

July 17, 2020

33rd MOMENT: Baldness, Food Processing and Leche Flan

Breaking news: 
There is a new medicine discovered for baldness. Scientists experimented it in Rats. At last there will be no more bald Rats!
How to avoid t...

July 10, 2020

32nd MOMENT: Study of Women, Men in Urinal, and Jack Trivia

There is a study among sexy and beautiful married women. Those who were married to men with great sense of humor maintained their beauty and sexiness! Those married to serious men just became successful manager...

June 26, 2020

30th Moment: Tuk-Tuk, Gender Surveys and Solving National Problems

Tuk-tuk: The Tuk-tuk is an intrepid, regular, even a traditional three-wheel transport vehicle in South Asian countries such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and India. Lately I saw many plying the roads...

June 19, 2020

29th Moment: Bomb Scare in Sri Lanka, Rat Experiment, Short Shorts

Bomb scare in Sri Lanka: In Sri Lanka, my project was based in the East Coast that was heavily devastated by the tsunami. The area was also under the influence of the LTTE, the rebel groups fighting for...

June 11, 2020

28th MOMENT: Kabayan Beke in Trinidad &Tobago, Leftist Lions, Becoming Techno-savvy

Filipino Beke in Trinidad and Tobago: 

I was assigned in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean.  One day I met two kababayans. We were in the Savannah when we saw a beautiful...

May 29, 2020

26th MOMENT: Taxi riding, Filipinos 
in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

Safety in riding Taxi:
Whenever I decide to take a Taxi, I first look at the face of the driver. If he is smiling, he must have received nice words or a kiss from his wife, and it would be nice to st...

May 21, 2020

25th MOMENT: Kissing in Filipino Movies, Unli-Rice & Counterfeits

Kissing in Filipino movies:
When we were boys and Filipino movies were just starting to allow kissing scenes, I and my friends would always save money to watch romantic films. One time, while there was a...

May 8, 2020

23rd MOMENT: Pump boat in Basilan, Bangladesh, and Chinese in Africa

Our economic policy makers and planners are hypocrites. They introduced corporativism and land reform copied from China and Israel but does not want to admit it. So, while the originals suc...

April 30, 2020

22nd Moment: Working in Post-Crisis Socio-Economic Rehabilitation

Corruption in social assistance programs: And you think that all programs in crisis and post-crisis situations always help the victims? News accounts of corruption are not without basis. So we are not alo...

April 23, 2020

21st Moment: Community-based Chicken, Surveys and Farm Entrepreneurship

Of village chicken and project delivery - There are many things that hooked me in community-based projects. Villagers are sincere, kind, hospitable, caring, simple, good listeners, appreciative of w...

April 15, 2020

20th Moment: Ukay-Ukay, Afghanistan and Upper deck of 747

Afghanistan - I was offered a 6-months contract to work in Herat, in western Afghanistan a city near its border with Iran. I was already excited to go after learning from the internet the historical places like t...

April 10, 2020

19th Moment: Quarantine, Barrio School and Sabungero Grandpa

Friendly advice to hard-headed Filipinos: When you are accosted by the police or military while you are outside without mask or not following government orders connected with COVID, please do not argue. They a...

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