The palate of Zaan

Considering Japan as my current abode, I would never have thought of sampling Japanese dishes in Manila until I stepped into the petit Japanese bistro and sweets haven, Zaan Japanese Tea House at Mother...

On technology: power off, life on

We have reached a volatile era of much debate about the sweetness and sourness of macro technology’s power over human life. The invention of the internet, for example, has swiped off every single filament of...

Lost and found in translation

There is a striking passage from Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being: “…move on, and on again, because were she to die here they would cover her up with a stone, and in the mind of a woman...

Design through a peephole

“Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” - Leonardo da Vinci Tokyo, Japan—Leonardo da Vinci was known to be the very first person to draw a human spine in accurate...