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Mega Man

Mega Man

May 2021
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MEGA Man is the total guide to fashion, grooming, and culture for the modern man.

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12 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
even playing field

Yesterday, I went to the office for the first time this year. I put on a double mask and made sure I had all the QR codes necessary to enter places and spaces. To my surprise, EDSA was busy, but moving forward. It reminded me of pre-pandemic days because the last time I was on EDSA it was empty. Funny, but the moderate traffic made me happy and briefly, Manila felt like its old self again. It was nice. When I got to the office, there was a shoot being mounted; the Founder and CEO of Avignon Clinic was being photographed for a feature for our sister brand, Lifestyle Asia. It was so nice to see people apart from my building guards and support staff. Everyone there was healthy and…

8 min.
beyond the empire

“What is my purpose?” this question remains to be a reoccurring theme in the life of every man. Especially living through a void of an unending pandemic, it comes along with a realization that there is more to our being that is yet to be found. A new buzzword came around to describe the dominant emotion of 2021—languishing. It’s the neglected middle child of mental health that explains the feeling of stagnation and emptiness. Like floating aimlessly in the middle of the ocean, with no desire to swim deeper or closer to shore. Taking into account what German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said, “man would rather have the void for purpose than be void of purpose,” and without this tethered motivation to live, man’s existence itself is meaningless. Even famous psychologist Abraham…