Author: joelabreo227

  • A c***d snapshot (II)

    A c***d snapshot (II)

    More than a year into the pandemic, and c***d is a political issue more than a public health one.

  • Cleaning my closet

    No, that isn’t a metaphor.

  • hello world

    There are few things on the internet that are as universally guaranteed to draw ire as the infamous “edit: thanks for the gold, kind stranger” Reddit comment. And yet, it’s hard to go a single day without seeing multiple instances of the “mandatory edit”. The “hello world” post has got to be one of the…

  • A COVID-19 snapshot

    This is a WhatsApp exchange with a friend from another SEA country. I felt like I should put it up here because it holds in suspended animation this unprecedented time in human history. Even though it’s hard to imagine, I know that things will return to normalcy and that we will look back at this…

  • About my Mi Band 4

    I think this is a great little starting device for someone who wants to be more mindful of their activity patterns and/or who wants to get into a habit of walking/running.

  • 2020 and the decade to come

    In which I reflect how the 2020s is going to be the most defining decade of my life.

  • I 🗣 to 🤔

    I’ve noticed that my mind goes blank if I ever “stop to think”. I thought it had something to do with my concentration, but the other day, I had a revelation (while talking). I talk to think! It makes perfect sense. I need to vocalize when learning/studying or I can’t make any connections I have…

  • Instagram + Twitter = 3

    I’ve been using the Instagram Stories and it has taken the place of my old WhatsApp Stories contact list, only on steroids. Seriously, this is such a great feature. It’s ephemeral nature allows me to post without abandon, the tagging and re-sharing is great for pulling people into the conversation and the stickers/filters/text additions are…

  • Why did I get on Instagram?

    Update, late 2020: Sike! I no longer am active on any social platform. Still keeping this post up though. I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with traditional social media, but without the love. Probably something to do with the fact that I hate pretentiousness, selfishness, mediocrity (in others lol). I don’t use Facebook (or Messenger)…

  • God on earth and man in Heaven

    The unfathomable Holiness of God contrasts the obvious imperfection of the human race. Yet, He stooped down. This is the core message of Christmas, and it gives me chills every time I think about it. Merry Christmas! [IN]Gloria!(Gloria in excelsis Deo) [V1]What no man could hope for now conceived.Earth is raised to heaven on this…