Hi, I'm JR.

I write, travel, eat, and act normal.

Witness my adventures and insanity here.

The Man with the Cap
cabin fever

Extended Community Quarantine: Cabin Fever Edition

Cabin fever hits hard. I’m currently writing this on a Good Friday, 25 days after the country was declared to...


Wild Mountain Thyme of COVID-19

Hello, adventurer! How are you? I feel like this post is very untimely given the current situation. I’ve taken a...

Altered Carbon

Altered Carbon – My Kind of Cyberpunk

“Where is the voice that said altered carbon would free us from the cells of our flesh? The vision that...


2018 – the Year of “A”s – Action, Adversary, and Advancement

Happy new year, everyone! It’s been a while, I know. The unfortunate hiatus has been a product of my surprising...

Crystal Growing

DIY Science 1 – Crystal Growing

WARNING: This is a really time-consuming project. When they said it might take weeks, I didn’t think it would take...

Ragnarok Online

A Quest of Shorts

So I’ve made another ridiculous quest for myself – as I do all the time. In this particular occasion, I’ve...

Jiří Turek Photography

“cityLove” by Jiří Turek – an Exhibit + Workshop from Alliance Française

So I got another notification from the Alliance Française de Manille about cityLove, in partnership with the Czech Embassy in...

Sinag Maynila 2017 – Film Appreciation Workshop with Brillante Mendoza

Sinag Maynila 2017 – Film Appreciation Workshop with Brillante Mendoza

It’s my second time attending this workshop from the Cannes regular, Brillante Mendoza. Last year, when he introduced Sinag Maynila...

Manila Trek 1

Manila Trek 1 – Getting Lost in Intramuros and Chinese Manila

It has been a while and a great disservice to my DSLR camera not to take it for a spin....

British Festival 2017

A Nippy Stroll at the Great British Festival 2017

It’s been a hectic week – with lots of events going round. Since I’m going to be attending a lot...