Launching The Monthly Advice Newsletter (September 9, 2021)

It was several hours past midnight when I finally decided to get up and put together this monthly newsletter idea that I’ve had for quite some time. At it’s core, the purpose of this Monthly Advice Newsletter—or The Man for short—is to provide a platform for those who are dealing with a mental health concernContinue reading “Launching The Monthly Advice Newsletter (September 9, 2021)”

Review: Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2019 [Day 1] (February 22, 2019)

The Mark of a Tradition After making it to Big Bad Wolf Book Sale for the third year in a row, I guess my family and I can now confidently label the annual event as a family tradition.  Since 2017, we have made it a point to grace The World Trade Center in Pasay City–siteContinue reading “Review: Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2019 [Day 1] (February 22, 2019)”

Remembering Andrew Villar (February 13, 2019)

I first met Andrew Villar during Collection 2016.  Back then, I had this grand idea of having different artists work on several 11×17 jam pieces that would feature members of Batman’s famed Rogue’s Gallery.  Participating artists had a free hand to select from a comprehensive list the villain or villains that they wanted to illustrate.Continue reading “Remembering Andrew Villar (February 13, 2019)”

Nike Did It: Self-Lacing Technology is finally here (February 12, 2019)

Remember the self-lacing shoe that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II? Well Nike is finally releasing a shoe to the public with similar technology. It’s called the Nike Adapt BB and it will have a smartphone “control” option as well as wirelessly charging every couple of weeks (due to the micro motorsContinue reading “Nike Did It: Self-Lacing Technology is finally here (February 12, 2019)”

Nemesis [Icon Comics] (February 7, 2019)

In 2010, writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven released a four-part series called Nemesis that centered on the the intriguing premise, “What if Batman was The Joker?” Now, I would have bought that book in a heartbeat had I been more active in the comic book community during that time.  But in truth, I knew nothingContinue reading “Nemesis [Icon Comics] (February 7, 2019)”

Understanding Markelle Fultz though my own injury (January 31, 2019)

The story so far… After a decorated high school career and a so-so one-and-done freshman year with the Washington Huskies, the Philadelphia 76ers (#3) swapped draft positions with the Boston Celtics (#1) prior to the 2017 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft in order to select heralded 6’3″ point guard Markelle N’Gai Fultz. On paper, Bryan Colangelo–thenContinue reading “Understanding Markelle Fultz though my own injury (January 31, 2019)”

Lindol Comics @ FEU (January 30, 2019)

As part of Far Eastern University’s (FEU) 91st Foundation Anniversary, Lindol Comics’ co-creator Tedi Gustilo Villasor will join The New DI-13 writer Mr. Damy “Ian” Velasquez III for an alternative learning class entitled, “Komiks sa Piyu: Mga talks tungkol sa History at Self-Publishing ng Komiks” (February 8, 2019 | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm). Starting with Damy “Ian” Velasquez III’sContinue reading “Lindol Comics @ FEU (January 30, 2019)”

Active Imagination (January 23, 2019)

Mental Note: Penmanship Have you ever found yourself in a situation wherein you needed to hastily jot down notes and were—to a certain degree—confident with your output?[i]  Only to realize that when you revisited them, you could no longer make out what you wrote down? This was the challenge of this particular post.   So IContinue reading “Active Imagination (January 23, 2019)”

My Love/Hate Relationship with Great Illustrated Classics (January 1, 2019)

Unlikely Reunion Whenever my family and I go to a mall that has a Booksale branch[i], we always make it a point to drop by.  Even going to such lengths as assigning it as our designated meeting area. During a recent trip, I happened to come across a hardbound Great Illustrated Classics (GIC) edition of TheContinue reading “My Love/Hate Relationship with Great Illustrated Classics (January 1, 2019)”

Remembering Al Jarreau (February 13, 2017)

When I first heard the name of Al Jarreau was way back when I was watching the comedy-drama mystery television series called Moonlighting (1985-1989).  I clearly remember saying to myself, “Now that’s an entrance theme!  Who sang it?” Back then, getting that kind of information wasn’t as seamless as it is today.  There wasn’t any musicContinue reading “Remembering Al Jarreau (February 13, 2017)”