Hi, I'm JR.

I write, travel, eat, and act normal.

Witness my adventures and insanity here.

The Man with the Cap
Autoritarian Government

Is a Totalitarian Government Good for the World?

There has been a massive shift in the dynamics of the foreign policy of the Philippines. Leaning towards China and...

Artificial Intelligence

Would You Upload Your Consciousness to the Cloud?

In my line of interests, futurism has always had a soft place in my heart. I’m eternally curious about what...

Korean Food

Mystical Jeju Island (Part 4 – Korean Food, Finally!)

If you’ve missed the first part/s of this series, I highly recommend reading them from the start by clicking here....

Slow Internet

Why Is the Internet in the Philippines So Damn Slow?

When I was in Singapore, I was online everywhere I went. I was online in the depths of Bras Basah...

Mt. Hallasan

Mystical Jeju Island (Part 3 – At South Korea’s Highest Peak, Mt. Hallasan)

If you’ve missed part 1 and 2, you can read it here and here respectively. If you have been following...


Mystical Jeju Island (Part 2 – The Cliff and the Fall)

If you’ve missed Part 1 – The Rainy Arrival, you can read it here. Welcome back to my South Korea...

Jeju Island

Mystical Jeju Island (Part 1 – The Rainy Arrival)

I’ve always been curious about Korea. I used to work for a Korean company, proofreading their English, and I learnt...

The Golden Age of YouTube

Is 2007 the Golden Age of YouTube?

For great procrastinators out there, YouTube is one of the culprits for all the lost productivity in any setting (especially...

Malaysian Monkey

A Monkey Stole My Drink at the Batu Caves

How many steps are these? Around 250 plus? Count me in. One of the main sites being pushed by Malaysian...

Phuket to Bangkok by Train

Phuket to Bangkok by Train – the Best View of Thailand’s Countryside

Let me start by saying there are no trains from Phuket to Bangkok. You need to take the bus to...