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Penman No. 185: Wired for Fun

Penman for Monday, February 1, 2016

SOME INTERESTING changes took place in my home-office environment over the recent Christmas break. First, as a gift to the household, especially my movie-loving mom, I got a multi-user subscription to Netflix. 1,130 more words

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Penman No. 184: Degrees and Diplomas

Penman for Monday, January 25, 2015

IT WAS with much interest that my eye strayed last week to a story on the BBC website with the headline ‘Penguin scraps degree requirement.” The article went on to report that publishing giant Penguin Random House—presumably one of the world’s most literate employers—was no longer requiring applicants for any job in the company to show college diplomas. 1,262 more words

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2015 - 5 Biggest Moments

So much change has happened for our little family this year! Here is a recap of the top five most significant events of this year. 790 more words


Penman No. 180: Escapade in Bohol

Penman for Monday, December 28, 2015

YEARS AGO I made a promise to take my wife Beng to all the beautiful places in the world I’ve been, so we’ve been traveling up a storm, flying off to whatever destination our aging knees and limited budget can still afford. 1,195 more words

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Penman No. 179: Pedestrian Pleasures

Penman for Monday, December 21, 2015

THERE’S NOTHING better we’d like to do on a weekend—unless we’re running off to some southern island or parts beyond—than to have a foot massage from our… 1,069 more words

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Penman No. 177: Compress, One More, Wacky!

Penman for Monday, December 7, 2015

GET SEVEN or more Pinoys together for a group photo and you’ll invariably hear this mantra: “Compress! One more! Wacky!” To the uninitiated foreigner—already surprised by our propensity to grab them by the arm for a quick and giggly shot—they’re orders that demand translation, so here goes: 890 more words

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Flotsam & Jetsam No. 46: The Pinoy Penman on Video

A FORMER student, Netty Vizcocho, produced this video of me for the website that she and some of her friends have put up, The Murphy Report. 26 more words

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