Simplicated. (simple if the situation is, but can be complicated if it is the call of the day) Patupat is a pyramid-shape native cake (suman) covered with banana or coconut leaf (please see different pictures in "My Photos" below). It originated from northern Philippines. It is a symbol of simplicated attribute. Chess is a gymnasium of the mind... I try various chess openings, but oftentimes I use Ruy Lopez as white, and Sicilian Defense as black. There are lots of variations though...

Favorite Quotes (from Philosopher S______):

To Do is To Be - Socrates

To Be is To Do - Sartre (and Plato also)

To Be or Not To Be - Shakespeare (in Hamlet)

Do Be Do Be Do - Sinatra