Bitcoin and Blockchain explained

When I first learned about Bitcoin I was living in Thailand, around 2013. I spent two hours reading about it and became instantly excited because it seemed a way to escape the tyranny of the executive class, with its corrupt politicians and an overall rigged system against little Joe. I spent another two hours trying … Read more

Finally Getting Married

On the long Easter Weekend of Saturday, April 20, 2019, I Karel Kosman will be marrying the ever lovely Melasel Gerdane Espinosa at Padi Beach Resort in Oton, Iloilo City. Just go to Oton along the main road (yellow one in map above), past the Gaisano Oton (shopping mall), take the dirt road across the 7/11 … Read more

The early years of my life

Visited mom in Vancouver and she made me go through my big precious box from childhood that she has been lugging around so many years while moving from place to place in Vancouver and paying for the storage. Most of it was photographs, but I did manage to greatly reduce the box of sentimental paraphernalia … Read more

me, by Carl Jung


As a growing boy/man at one point I became interested in understanding myself better and how that interacts with other people around me, which has baffled me for the longest. I started contemplating about psychology and eventually got around to reading a book, 20 years in the making, written by the father of psychology, Carl … Read more

The War on Drugs is a War on the People

Typical Divide and Conquer Strategy Perhaps some food for thought. This is a culmination of many articles in different perspectives that I have read over the years, wandering thoughts, and now this article has crystalised things in my mind: an excerpt here: For example, in 1995, the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a massive … Read more

Rainforest Discovery Centre Near Sandakan, Borneo, Malaysia

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I stayed at a budget hostel hotel in Sandakan, Borneo for a month, making their webpage and online marketing in exchange for free accommodation. The owner there turned out to be rather dishonest, feeding me pipe dreams of a 60% profit share of her business for running it. She offered the same to a friend … Read more

Landing in El Nido, Philippines

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    Finished exploring Malaysia and Indonesia for a while, too hard to find beers and too expensive, so decided will try Christian Asia for a while, head to the Philippines. Was an American colony, everyone speaks good English, beer cheap and everywhere. Above is a local mini bus, everywhere in Manila, the nation’s capital. … Read more

From Koh Phangan to Bali

Rather long awaited perhaps, but lots has been happening and wanted to complete it as a package (pictures, videos, storyline). For at least a decade or two I had an increasingly burning ambition to land on some paradise beach, with perfect weather year round, stay there for two years until I got bored of the … Read more