Over the holidays, I took the old Asus eeePC 701 that I used to lug around as a beat reporter for a tabloid newspaper in 2008 out of storage.
I called him my son, when he let me carry him in my arms, and my faithful friend because he stayed by my side when very few did. In many ways, Porky was a lot like me: awkward looking and a little stupid, faithful to a fault and always trying to hump things.
The Esperanza is currently docked at the Manila South Harbor for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting this week and in preparation for a survey of Philippine seas. Petra and I climbed on board over the weekend for a short press conference and a tour of the ship.