Author: Jed Relativo

Sometimes, when rivals resort to all means necessary, they can end up as good as one another. During the events of the Cold War, the U.S. had an advantage over... Read More

Be warned! Spoilers up ahead. Death is always a part of the Gundam series. Even when you die as a hero, there is nothing poetic or romantic about getting killed in... Read More

I see the Evangelion series as a grumpy and cynical old man who tells us bits of wisdom in a blunt way. The Evangelion series can seem like just a... Read More

The thing that I like about most of the Ilustrados is that they weren’t just mentally sharp. It was never a good idea to physically assault most of their members.... Read More

When we hear the word “war mask”, an armored samurai warrior will come in mind. The Men-yoroi, as what his mask was called, could be made of iron or leather,... Read More

If there is one thing Batman taught me about everyday carry, it is that quality stuff doesn’t come cheap. Superpowers can cost you money, from gear to training. Yes, there... Read More

Thanks mostly to Western pop cultures and Japanese Anime, our idea of a Samurai is oftentimes fantasized or idealized. The big screen often presented this fearless and honorable warrior, with... Read More

Halloween was nearing when I wrote this article. And it’s that time of the year when Death becomes Life. Depending on the culture, Halloween is celebrated differently through morbid, but... Read More

It’s true that we must not take the Bible too literally, especially the books found in the Old Testament. It was once said that the Scriptures are not science texts,... Read More

Opponents of the Aquino often pointed out that during the Second World War, the older Benigno collaborated with the Japanese occupier. Indeed, he was the Director General of the KALIBAPI... Read More