You don't want to end up like Grad School Barbie while you're still in your 20s.

The art of time-bending 1: working student survival guide


I am writing this entry for those of you who were crazy enough to suddenly enroll in graduate school while maintaining a full-time job. Again, this is dedicated to all my students who have approached me or messaged me on Facebook.

First, let me apologize if I gave the impression that taking your PhD/master’s while handling a full-time job was easy. It certainly was no walk in the park. But I have to admit that it was actually kind of fun. The most important skill I learned from it was the art More >


Higher education institutions to check out


This is the follow-up blog entry to “So, you want to get another degree?” I have received quite a number of inquiries with regards to choosing a school. I’ve also seen some questions from some of my friends in the industry who have never finished their bachelor’s degrees and are having difficulty getting managerial positions because of this.

(For those who do not live in the Philippines, our culture is a little obsessive when it comes to higher education. Even when some people aren’t really More >

Business Plan by

The Reluctant Entrepreneur

SMALL NOTE: I know I said that I will blog about recommended graduate schools as a follow-up to my previous blog entry but that's taking a bit of research on my side. I am also hiring now, so I suppose blogging about what I'm currently doing might help me spread the word. Aaand there's a third reason, which I will explain at the end of this post. So for those who were expecting my list of recommended graduate schools, my apologies. I will get to that soon, I promise. WARNING: Super long More >

So, you want to get another degree?


This blog post has been in the making for about a couple of years now, when I first received a Facebook private message from a former student who wanted to go to graduate school. I just never got around to writing it until I noticed that the question has been coming up more often, not just from students who would visit me at the office but also from colleagues in the game development firm that I worked for last year.

Ok, so let me just compile the gist of most of the questions:

  1. My parents do More >

Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Huh?


There is this meme that has been going around the internet about what a lot of purebred industry practitioners say:



The full quotation is:

Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.


In the essence of fairness, I don’t even want to know who said this. I might meet him someday and judge him as small-minded based on this ignorant statement alone when this could have been an isolated case of temporary insanity. But here are the things that many purebred industry practitioners do not know More >

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