Since 2006, I’ve logged over 114,905 songs on last.fm, the online music service that focused on recommendations and discovery. Acquired by CBS 7 years ago, the service didn’t quite caught up with the community of newer networks like Soundcloud (and even Spotify to a certain… Read more


Andyan Agad

An old friend of mine from college, Riel, reached out some time in April to talk about this startup he cofounded. The startup was AndyanAgad.com, a remittance-in-kind company for over 12 million Filipinos who live overseas. Instead of offering services like money transfer and sending… Read more


Canadian Food

It’s been 8 years since my last trip to Toronto and when the opportunity presented itself to visit, I asked my wife to tag along with me. Coming from New York City, it’s a short 90-minute flight via Porter where you can walk to your… Read more


The Problem with Magazine Subscriptions

I went on magazine subscription binge in 2013. All 5 magazine subscriptions wrapped up this month. I’m looking forward to empty mailboxes (the offline kind) and less clutter. Soon, all these piles of magazines from the last 12 months will be gone. It’s funny how… Read more

Platter Porn

I have a strange obsession with platters. The premise is simple, just combine a complete meal (greens, starch and meat) and stuff them all in one plate. While any buffet plate can qualify as a platter, it all boils down to how thoughtful the combination… Read more