Category Archives: Goals & Visions

Land of the Free

Is freedom something that one can know just by being born in America? And did the Founding Fathers of America just wake up one day and discover “freedom”? It would take almost a century to outlaw slavery in the United … Continue reading

Posted in Classical/Enlightenment Thoughts, Education, Foedus Pacificum, Goals & Visions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

αἰὲν ἀριστεύειν

Photo Credit: Steve Swayne αἰὲν ἀριστεύειν (pronounced ‘aYEN arheesTEueen’ in ancient Greek/ ‘aYEN areesTEVeen’ in modern Greek) is translated into English as “Ever to Excel“. The phrase is derived from the sixth book of Homer‘s Iliad, in which it is used … Continue reading

Posted in Classical/Enlightenment Thoughts, Education, Goals & Visions, Social Studies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Taipei 101

Photo Credit: Peellden Even though Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world for only 6 years, from 2004-2010, it is still especially iconic.  I like that the design is supposed to resemble bamboo, an icon of Oriental culture … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Education, Goals & Visions, GREEN | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

River

The rivers in the area of the provincial capital city of Chengdu in China have been a boon since 250 B.C.  My attention was drawn to the city after watching the Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown: Passport to China. I just … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Education, Goals & Visions, GREEN | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

House

Photo Credit: Gerswin Since I only started studying in the Philippines from high school to college, in suburban Metro Manila, I never had a sense of Philippine architecture.  All I could see were malls, subdivisions, and unfortunately — informal settlers.  … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Education, Goals & Visions, Social Studies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Development, Education, Goals & Visions, GREEN, Social Studies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pax Universalis

Photo Credit: Nikater I’ve always loved Ancient Greece more than Ancient Rome because of Greek philosophy.  But when I think of all the bridges, roads, and aqueducts that the Romans built and are still in use today, I come to … Continue reading

Posted in Classical/Enlightenment Thoughts, Foedus Pacificum, Goals & Visions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Common Market

Photo Credit: Torstein Frogner When the EU was bestowed the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, I couldn’t really feel the impact because of the financial crisis.  But after reviewing my World History high school textbook, I realized just how profound, the … Continue reading

Posted in Foedus Pacificum, Goals & Visions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Knowledge Society

This post was inspired by the Royal Society of London of which Isaac Newton was a member.  Their achievements show what effect state-sponsorship can have on the pursuit of knowledge. What would happen if all governments joined together to patronize … Continue reading

Posted in Classical/Enlightenment Thoughts, Education, Goals & Visions | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Island Life

My Photo: Island Life lotion on my shells from Capul Island During summer break between junior and senior year of high school, I had the opportunity to go on an ‘adventure camp’ with other high schoolers to an island in … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Education, Goals & Visions, GREEN | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment