2012 Year-Ender & A Hopeful 2013 Opener

Alright, so Christmas celebrations are almost over and everyone is gearing towards new years day preparation and to-do’s for the year to come. I look back and try to remember everything relevant, fun, and meaningful that’s happened in the year 2012 as we usher 2013 in. Here’s a brief round-up of 2012: January – The…

Who’s the Real Footloose Tom Cat?

What’s in a name? I hear them ask. Reputation. Trend. Statement. Likes. Maybe. Why did I choose FootlooseTomCat as my blog name? What’s in a name? I hear them ask. Without a doubt, I say: “For that is I”. I am a footloose tom cat. In the vernacular, pusang gala. Not in the cursed sense…

Red Tape Diaries: The Grueling NBI Clearance Process

Every future employer would want their employees as crime-free as possible. Thus, the need for NBI clearance at pre-employment. Having very, God-forgive-me common names, Joy and I have “hits” or namesakes and thus we need to wait for more than a week to get things straightened out. But that’s not where the long red taping…