Saturday, July 31, 2010

Shadows and reflections

Taken at Finster Building in Ateneo de Davao.

DotA tournament at Davao Cyber Expo

Impressive screens.

Coconut farmer

Taken at Manresa by the Sea.


Taken at Manresa by the Sea, during our retreat last week.


What garage would be complete without a pinup girl on the wall?  The model is Nina Jose, I think.

Midnight bloom

This flower only blooms at midnight, then dies not long after.

Do not step on the toilet seat

Sign at Robinson's Davao. Very classy, no?

Pet Street Gallery closing

My sister is closing her pet accessories shop.  Sad day, considering all the love she put into it.

Office fun

I brought my toys to school for moments when I need to destress.  My office mates decided to join in on the fun.


Impromptu shelter from the rain.

Navy band

Playing during the motorcycle trade show at Gaisano Mall.

No pajamas allowed

Sign at the Cafe Marco in Marco Polo, Davao's swankiest hotel.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bukambibig 2010

Bukambibig 2010, the poetry reading series of the Davao Writers Guild, will have a public performance on July 22 (Thursday) at Gaisano South (Ilustre) 5/F Entertainment Center. Event starts at 6 PM. Special guests are Tita Lacambra-Ayala and Aida Rivera Ford.

Bukambibig will also be heard on Blue Knight Radio through Mellow Touch (94.7MHz DXLL) on July 27, 29, and 31, from 11:00AM to 11:45AM.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blogger from the command line

Oh, hello there. Yes, in case you were wondering, I'm still alive. It's just that I've been quite busy lately, and busy in a good way. Unfortunately, all this busy-ness has left me with very little time to blog. Not that it's a bad thing, mind you: all my energies are going into dealing with students now, and I think that's better than preoccupation with social media.

I'm poking my head out just a bit to try out the Google command line. It's a barebones utility, probably not for non-techies, but it's just right for me. I guess part of the reason I don't blog as much is because I don't have as much patience typing in a web browser anymore. But on a plain green-screen terminal? Just might work for me. Stay tuned.

Monday, July 12, 2010

RIP: Fr. Rodolfo A. Malasmas SJ

The assistant chaplain of Ateneo de Davao University, Fr. Rudy Malasmas, passed away last night.  Reading the obituary, what amazes me is the swath such a life carved out over the span of so many years, and of what it comprised: "86 years of age, 69 years a Jesuit, and 56 years a priest."  Rest in peace, Father.

TO: The University Community
FR: The President
DATE: July 12, 2010


It is with sadness that I inform the University community that Fr. Rodolfo A. Malasmas, SJ peacefully passed away in the Lord in the early evening yesterday. He had suffered a massive heart attack in the early morning of 03 July; he remained in a coma until death.

His remains are being waked at the University Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption. There will be daily Masses at eight o'clock. The funeral Mass will be at eight o'clock in the morning of Thursday, 15 July, followed by burial at the Davao Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flower, donations to a Scholarship Fund at ADDU in honor and in memory of Fr. Malasmas will be greatly appreciated . Donations may be sent to the Rector of the Jesuit Community or to my Office.

At his death Fr. Malasmas was 86 years of age (born 27 June 1924), 69 years a Jesuit (entered the Society of JEsus 30 May 1941) and 56 years a priest (ordained a priest 19 June 1954). 

Except for years 1962 - 1975, his assignments have all been at Ateneo de Davao. As a Jesuit scholastic in the High School, he was a member of the founding Jesuit community at Ateneo de Davao (1948-51). Returning after ordination (1956-62), he held various positions (Dean of Men in College and College Dean, and taught English, Philosophy and Theology). He has been at ADDU since 1976 until his death (Grade School HEadmaster, High School, Supervisor at Compostela Annex, various social work initiatives and Assistant University Chaplain).

From 1962-64 he was House Minister and Juniorate teacher at Sacred Heart Novitiate, Novaliches, Quezon City; from 1964-75 he was Grade School headmaster at Ateneo de Manila University.

May his soul rest in God's peace.

For the information and guidance of all concerned.

President - ADDU