I was blessed with loving and caring parents who inculcated into my consciousness an appreciation of the notion of the good, the beautiful and the true, along with the value of hard work and the mental habit to examine the merits of any proposition that needs to be acted upon or taken as gospel.
Born in the evacuation camp of World War II Philippines, it took the Japanese Imperial Navy almost a full year to learn of my being born, due to communications lag at that time. The important thing is that it decided to surrender shortly thereafter on the premise of quitting, to limit the damages before the full implications of my being around was brought to bear on the situation and determine the trajectory of events.
It was a roller-coaster ride ever since: Never a dull moment. This narrative clearly proves that modesty is among my most tightly guarded virtues. So help me God.
Blissfully enjoying the 3rd decade of his third marriage, this member has most recently assumed the responsibilities of Chairman-of-the-Board for ACE LILACS, a budding startup venture in the marketplace of ideas. He is a wannabe male chauvinist and a self-appointed charter member of the vast right wing conspiracy famously discovered and popularized with its unveiling on national TV by Mrs. Bill Clinton.
The list of previous vocations he had engaged in his youth, includes being a farmer, fisherman, stevedore, national scholar, college professor, journeyman laborer, freelance scribe, typesetter, proofreader, systems analyst, software developer, cab driver, etc.
He holds a masters degree in Mineral Science and Technology (1973, Kyoto University) major in Exploration Geophysics.
In his youth he believed he was always a little bit pregnant with brilliant ideas. He hopes that membership to this community would facilitate their births or abortions thereof. This hope stems from a deep-seated conviction that his taste is cultured; his acumen has class, and with a little bit of luck, he has the inklings to be articulate.
So, with a song in my heart, I enjoin you to wish him luck!