Apple: AirPods, iPhones and no jack - 3.5mm audio jack

The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revolutionary. Wireless earphones and a non-existent audio jack - go wireless, or go home that's it. The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revolution…

The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revolutionary. Wireless earphones and a non-existent audio jack - go wireless, or go home that's it. The …

The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revol…

 

This Week Today by the Clueless Spectator #20160625

The Clueless Spectator here, reporting live from my living room. Here is a recap of the things that happened, discovered, uncovered, understood and was surpised from - by me - this week. The Clueless Spectator here, reporting live from my living room. Here is a recap of the things that happened, di…

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New Leaders of The Republic of The Philippines Proclaimed by Congress

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Incredible Wireless Data Transmission That Could Be An Alternative To Fiber Optics

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Google Project Ara: Realization of a Modular Device

Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. This mobile device from Google has shown us what is possible with a modular device, and its actually not just a phone but something entirely. Project Ara is a new modular comput…

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Voltron: Legendary Defender With Legendary Official Trailer

The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. Voltron: Legendary Defender comes to us via Netflix on June 10. It will debut with a special hour-long origin story called "The Rise of Volt…

The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. Voltron: Legendary Defender comes to us …

The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. The legendary lion …

 

Manufacturers Are Starting To Drop Support For The 3.5mm Audio Connector

Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a superior connector option. (header image courtesy of theverge.com) Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a superior connector option. The 3.5…

Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a superior connector option. (header image courtesy of theverge.com) Starting with a few instances of …

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Philippines: Going Deep Into The COMELEC Security Breach

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Power Rangers: Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa

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Super Thin Rollable Concept Display By LG

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Anthony Bourdain in Manila, Again READ NOW

(Image courtesy of edition.cnn.com)

Anthony Bourdain once again embarks on a journey through the streets of Manila.

And with this new season, the premiere episode takes us viewers into yet another spin on how people outside our country view us Filipino's.

It was not about food

The visit was most likely a solemn flashback to those persons we call OFW's. Overseas Filipino Workers who toil on foreign lands in order to sustain their families needs here on our land.

The issue of our capacity to care so deeply, not just on our own blood but also on others. Nannies, care givers, or nurses as others see fit to call them have been a staple for other first world countries and in their eyes, our natural born instinct to care for the needs of others fascinate them. This could be as, how we know that caring for others equate caring for our brood.

Partly its about food

Other than the heart warming and gut wrenching stories of OFW's, the visit was also about how we shaped our food to suit our needs.

Fastfood for us Filipino's is always nodded to Jollibee, our very own thriving fast food brand. That always gives a solemn aura of home, specially to people abroad.

From there, street food and beer partners like sisig come into view. But what amazed the host (Mr. Bourdain himself) was Halo-halo, a concoction of multi-colored bits of sweetened fruits, jelly, topped with cool shaved ice and drizzled with sweet-sweet milk.

Close to home

The episode reminded me of how we as a race of heroes and rebels have strived hard to further our living.

But there will always be a family who has a loved one, toil in another part of the world just so the people here in our land can live comfortably. And I am one of them, I know that my sibling had her ups and downs when she was far away from us, but what I tried my hardest was to not put her efforts in vain.

I promised to finish my studies and I did, now I am doing my part in helping our family. That is always because someone-somewhere gathered their guts to work on foreign soil to be able to provide food on the table.

This episode hit me where it hurts, and I'm glad it did.

For others it was just an hour (almost?) of Anthony Bourdain commenting on our way of life, our food and our hospitality. But it reminded me that there are people far away from home, who are doing their best to raise and care for persons not of their blood.

Reference:

  1. http://www.eater.com/2016/4/24/11490950/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown-recap-manila
  2. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/22/travel/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown-manila-essay/index.html
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A 28 y/o all-around handyman, an aspiring amateur cook and a professional Online Software Developer that has been up and around the web.

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