Celebrating my right to be left handed!

Sure I may have had a harder time writing into Corona notebooks in school, struggling with right-handed scissors, and drinking from right handed cups (you know, the ones that have text visible on the inner rim only when you hold the handle from the right), but I’m proud to be part of that 7% of the population who are a bit left of center.


Here are some unique advantages of being a left handed:

We are a standalone conversation piece for breaking the ice
The same scenario recurs on occasions where I have to list down my name for an event or affix my signature on a sheet of paper: “Wow, kaliwete ka pala!” (Wow, I didn’t know you were left handed!) or “I’m also left handed!” That’s it. The ice is broken

We have an easier time using a camera
Despite the shutter button being oriented for right handed people, lefties have it better. Our dominant hand can be used as a very steady tripod allowing us a huge advantage in areas that have low light, in absence of an actual tripod.

We are apparently more artistic to the public, even if we don’t believe it
Call it taboo or a general acceptance by the crowd: left handed people are said to be more artistic. So yeah, whatever, even if we are not, it still makes us look more interesting 🙂

Nobody will touch our office computer if we’re on left-handed mouse orientation
When I was still working full time for a publishing company, the guys who were using left mouse orientation on Windows didn’t have their computers touched. This is the ultimate in user privacy!

And even if we do use the mouse with the right hand, our dominant hand is free to do other things
Like juggle, use the cellphone to send SMS, make coffee, and best of all: WRITE with a pen while the other hand is browsing the ‘net.

This post is in celebration of International Left Hander’s Day! Hey lefties, show the love! What do you love most about being left handed?

Hedgehogs as Pets


Our two albino hedgehogs are happy parents to what remains of two babies. There were originally four in the litter but the mother bit down on the two weakest. Alas, the laws of nature and natural selection; survival of the fittest.



Here are the two remaining babies which we play with:

And this one is freaky / cute depending on how you look at it:

The albino hedgehogs were gifts from Tito Wilson of Bio Research and Lost Eden. A pair of these exotic rodents will cost you roughly P12,000 to P16,000.

Applied Learnings from Metaphysics



OK so I cheated. This is actually a repost of something I did about a year ago for Qwantz. I was so engrossed in it, that I submitted two panels to Ryan. This is what you get when you graduate from two years worth of Metaphysics classes from PAREF Southridge School for Boys and the University of Asia and the Pacific.

In these two panels, I explain the “act of being.”

Click on the images to view the full size so you can read the text better.

Steve Wozniak on Dancing with the Stars

Gotta hand it to him — he may not be the most elegant on the dance floor, but he sure can kick up a storm. Go Woz!

Plurking via Nintendo Wii — only because we can

I don’t know why I even bother. The video shows it all. It’s probably the geek factor. Although I’m surprised how versatile the Opera browser is for the Nintendo Wii.

Happy weekend!