Travel

Shirakawa-go Village by Bus

Overnight Bus Visiting Shirakawa-go village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been one of my places to visit in Japan.  The village can easily be accessed when you have a JR Pass. You just need to be at JR Takayama station and from there, you can ride a bus going to Shirakawa-go village. For us though, we didn’t have …

Travel

Laiban Circuit in Tanay, Rizal

  Lubo Range, Ngusong Kabayo, Tangwa Peak Last weekend, I hiked the Laiban Circuit trail in Tanay, Rizal. In this trail course, you get to summit 3 mountains and descent 4 waterfalls. The first ascent is the Lubo Range, then Ngusong Kabayo (Horse’s muzzle), and lastly the Tangwa peak. After assaulting these peaks, you need to …

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Strengths Finder Results

Strengths Finder 2.0 My manager gave me a book entitled “Strengths Finder 2.0” by Tom Rath. I don’t know what it is but the first order of business is to answer some questions on the website in order to determine your Top 5 Strengths. The survey was quite long and the questions are situational and it …

Technology, Work

Passwordless SSH and Server Alias

This is an old trick and there are tons of how-to’s over the internet. I’m posting this for my own reference but it might help some developers looking for this solution. Okay, so here’s the problem. I have a dedicated server hosted at DigitalOcean and all it gives you is the IP address and a …

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Yolanda and the Philippine Government

Relief Goods for the day.

It’s been more than a week since the typhoon Yolanda (international name ‘Haiyan’) hit the central part of the Philippines. Amongst the greatly affected cities is Tacloban. Now, there’s been much debate, rants, etc. about how the Philippine government handled the situation. I personally believe that each and every one has the right to criticize …