Malipayong Bag-ong Tuig {0}

Know It Some {3}

I’m a know it some.

Quite often I’m a know it none.

On occasion, I’m a know it all.

Though for the most part, I’m just a know it some.

Chess in the Philippines {2}


Chess has been a part of my life for the past 10 years or so. I don’t play myself, though I did learn the basics when I was a young boy. My two oldest sons play(ed), the oldest having learned it from his uncle. My middle boy still plays and in fact had tournaments the last two weekends. He mostly plays adult tournaments, which he has done since he was nine.

I didn’t realize until just recently that chess was so popular in the Philippines. We’ve seen a few Pilipino players at some of the larger tournaments we’ve gone to, but there are people of all nationalities at these events. Russia and China seem to be especially well represented.

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These Dreams {0}

Last night we went to my wife’s first concert here in the States, and first one for me in a long, long time. Three big names – Cheap Trick, Heart & Journey – all long past their hay day, or so it seemed going in. The real purpose was to please my wife, who has been infatuated with Journey since she learned that they are now fronted by a Pilipino.
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