Monthly Archives: October 2013

Modern Living

Photo Credit: Popular Science Monthly Volume 12 As the Industrial Revolution gained speed, new sources of power were needed.  In 1769 James Watt, a Scottish engineer, developed a practical steam engine.  Steam had been used as a source of power … Continue reading

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Windmills and Waterways

Photo Credit: Quistnix at nl.wikipedia “When the wind blows, some build walls, others build windmills.” I came across this Chinese proverb through an article in The Philippine Star.  Some other sources also qualify wind in this saying as winds of … Continue reading

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Higher Learning, & Learning to get Hired

Photo Credit: Mark Joseph C. Olmedo The University of Santo Tomas is Asia’s first and oldest university, and I am proud that it’s in the Philippines.   I have also mentioned another special university in the Philippines before — Silliman University.  … Continue reading

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Green Revolution

Photo Credit: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. Although the Green Revolution refers to agriculture, for me it encompasses the environment as well. But for this post, I do want … Continue reading

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