Jim Paredes
Jim Paredes
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Imagine: It’s easy if you try
by Jim Paredes - March 25, 2018 - 12:00am
I have always had a sense of wonder ever since I was a kid. I could look at a wooden table and get very curious about the varied hues of brown on it.
The joy of teaching
by Jim Paredes - March 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The last year I was a student at the Ateneo was in 1973.
Mostly, I played the guitar to make her sing
by Jim Paredes - March 4, 2018 - 12:00am
I left the Philippines on Feb. 23, 2018 to go to the US. The past four days I have been in a hospital in California visiting a relative who has been sick and confined there.
Why i sleep on my left side
by Jim Paredes - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Sleep is crucially important. If you want to be physically, mentally and psychologically balanced, you need it.
Counter-intuitive advice
by Jim Paredes - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
You live and learn. You live to learn. That's a constant in a life. It is instinctive. We learn from the day we are born to the day we die, unless we willfully refuse to learn.
I started a joke
by Jim Paredes - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
It was an experience I will forever remember with a smile.
The culture quest
by Jim Paredes - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
I’ve always been curious about culture and languages.
Three troll tales
by Jim Paredes - January 27, 2018 - 12:00am
We have all had our own troll experiences and I know that they are almost always unpleasant and disturbing.
What are you willing to die for?
by Jim Paredes - January 21, 2018 - 12:00am
No one is exempted. We will ALL die.
I love World Music
by Jim Paredes - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
I am a big fan of music.
As the world turns: Predictions for 2018
by Jim Paredes - January 7, 2018 - 12:00am
I thought that I would be freed from this task of making my yearly projections for 2018.
I love Paris
by Jim Paredes - December 31, 2017 - 12:00am
Maybe someday I will come back and be able to afford to actually live in Paris, even for just two years. I am an old soul.    
My Christmas playlist
by Jim Paredes - December 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Christmas started early for me this year. As early as September, I was producing a Christmas album for a friend who wanted to give it away for the holidays.
One off my bucket list: Paul McCartney in concert
by Jim Paredes - December 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
They announced in the news that Paul McCartney was doing a show in Sydney five months ago. I immediately tried to get tickets within the day. Alas, the show was sold out quickly.
The invisible, the ‘others’ and you
by Jim Paredes - December 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Waiters, waitresses, cooks, salesladies, security guards, maids, houseboys, delivery people, drivers, street vendors, garbage collectors, and the like are like invisible people.
5 women in the house
by Jim Paredes - December 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
The past week has been quite different.
How to inspire yourself
by Jim Paredes - November 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
People often ask me what inspires me to write songs. I tell them that there have been some special songs that I was inspired to do.
Talking about my generation
by Jim Paredes - November 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
My generation’s time is passing quickly. It is now the time of the millennials. I am curious to see how this new generation will act on the world. 
Life at 66
by Jim Paredes - November 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
There are many things we cannot change. But I don’t think we should give up trying to change what we can.      
40 years
by Jim Paredes - October 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
It was 40 years ago today when Lydia Mabanta and I got married. She was a beautiful, innocent, wide-eyed 20-year-old girl who marched to the altar for her father to give away to a 25-year-old man waiting at the end...
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