Almost There: Don’t Cut Your Long Hair

I grew my hair long because I wanted to look cool. There was no other explanation behind it.

But if I can provide another one, it would be that no single haircut experience had been pleasant. I don’t always get the look I was aiming for.

It’s been a year and a half since my last salon visit. Life has been peaceful.

Apart from the liberation from bad haircut experiences, here are five reasons every dude should grow their hair long at least once in their life:



5 Reasons to Visit a Stormy Apo Island

Should I smile underwater or touch the turtle’s back, in spite of the risk of the picture angering animal rights activists, should it become viral? These thoughts didn’t last as the bus window showed a gray sky outside, halfway through Dumaguete City. A storm was coming.

Good thing I’m with hardcore travelers, and they seem to share the local guides’ downplaying of the conditions as totally normal. And off we sailed.

The wind and the waves didn’t wait for the pleasantries of introduction to linger, slapping us with biting coldness and dousing everyone with saltwater.

But don’t let this seemingly treacherous recollection deter you from experiencing Apo Island at its stormiest. Here are five reasons:



Why No One is Born a ‘Natural’

“You don’t have to worry,” I told myself, after winning the poster making contest in that year’s nutrition month celebration in elementary.

The one who won second place, just started getting into drawing recently. He used to watch us, the drawing kids’ club, scribbling nonsense doodles with spectacular result — though not something Picasso would be stressed over his grave.

Finally, he joined us with his paper and coloring set.

I watched him learn how to draw a woman’s nose, then a tree, and coloring those with improved shading and mixing. He can absorb and apply things fast. Really fast.