Showing posts from September, 2013

Work Wear: Changing Times

I am currently drawn to Words with Friends aka the old school scrabble on my phone. It's a refreshing take on entertainment apart from the Candy Crush and Plants vs Zombies. It's fun doing trash talks (just with your friends, not with a random opponent of course!) especially when you hit a very lucrative word/s!

As I quote Solaire's tag line, the games had changed. Indeed, this statement is true to all aspects of life. Everything has changed even down to the petty things like scrabble. Today, you could play the game at your own convenience - no need for the bulky board and flat surface (and physical opponent), play as many intances as your mind could handle, and debate whether the word do exist or not is unnecessary as you have a single point of words database embedded in the application. I was actually surprised to see weird words that are actually legitimate. I love it. It helps stimulate my mind with creativity and added knowledge.

Everyone needs to cope up with chan…

Work Wear: Flip Top

I am in my shopping ban and is surviving for a month and a week now. Will I take this as a sign of maturity? If it is, then let's toast to that!

Well I guess, I do embrace the circle of maturity that's taking over my entire system. I mean, the way I see things now is quite more discerning than how I used to ten years ago. Back then, I severely abhor people whom I think are not, in other way, adhere to what I perceive as the epitome of a correct human behavior. Case in point: I hate social climbers. I hate people that are too negative. I hate people who sees themselves as above the others. And my "hate" list goes on and on.

But little by little, I let go of the disgust that I feel for these kind of unlikable people and slowly widened my horizon in the field of understanding. I embraces the concept of: to each is his own. I realized that the diversity of the people, just like the animals and the plants, is what makes this life pretty more interesting. It is the art o…

Travel Glimpse: Sambawan Island, Biliran

Without a doubt, our trip to Simabawan island was the highlight of our Biliran escapade.

This trip needed us to travel by plane to Tacloban, 3 hour van ride going to Naval, 45 minutes or so ride via habal habal and more than an hour of "life-threatening" bangka ride. Double that for the round trip. Needless to say, it was the scariest boat ride of my life! Yes, talk about magnanimous waves constantly splashing our poor faces and salt-infested eyes. The start of the bangka trip already signaled an adventure of a lifetime as we all must get through the boat by this:

And here we are wondering what lies ahead of us in the middle of a seemingly abandoned body of water during that day!

I guess, that is our prize for solely pushing to sail onto the vast body of water amidst the super typhoon that hit the Luzon area. Ah, these friends who are most willing to try or experience anything just to see the nature's unspoilt beauty! As we say, buwis buhay!

But although it was a scary …

Travel Glimpse: Tinago Falls, Biliran Island

Perhaps, one of the differences between a tourist and a traveler/adventure seeker is that the latter goes out of the comfort zone to experience nature's beauty at its finest. The long roads are not obstacles in reaching those intriguing places that one could see for himself.

Biliran island. Not a familiar sound when you ask people of where to go for an escapade. It's not Davao, nor Boracay, nor Cebu.

This island boasts a total of 30 falls, a number of smaller islands, and hotsprings.

One of the stops that we've had was the Tinago falls. From the name itself, this gem is a hidden treasure which needs to be unmasked by going through a 45-minute multicab ride from the main island (Naval).

The good thing about the falls is that there isn't a need to trek further to reach it and the local government has acknowledged it to be a tourist spot, hence the good road! Do you know that feeling when you're going to the "bukid"? The clean air, the lush greens, and th…

Work Wear; Black as My Coffee

Black coffee - it's either you like it or hate it.

In these past few weeks, I have been sticking to my black coffee (oh, with a dash of Splenda) because I think, I am starting to resign onto the sweetness of coffee. Not to mention its unwanted calories, I always feel like craving for more food when I sip a cup of sweetened coffee. It is a double jeopardy.

On another note, my coffee is my starting engine for the day. It puts me to a ready state of what I need to accomplish. There is something in coffee that fills in my soul which brings me to the positive side of life.

And today, as I pressed our office's coffee machine, I randomly noticed that my outfit is likened to a black coffee as well. No frills, no other ingredients, just plain black ensemble.

It feels good. I feel I added a few metrics of maturity.

But ensemble is quite tricky. It could pass as I am dressing for the night (the versatility of LDBs!) so I opted to bring with me my old blazer. Yes, it protects me from…

Dress Down: I Wanna Break Free!

Not that I put own self in a limelight, but I could personally say that I have been a power dresser in my office ever since I called myself an employee. Early on with my career, I was too engrossed with full, three piece suits that I would not mind pouring in a big slice of my teeny weeny pay (back then) to these powerful pieces (hello The Blackshop!).

I don't know about you but my mantra has always been this: your image is as equally important as your skills. Corporate jungle is not all about knowing the technicalities, but also knowing how to carry yourself. Believe me, it works.

Work is a battlefield. And power dressing is my staple weapon. And my killer shoes.

But wait, why am I even rambling about all these corporate cultures when what I have in this post is this?

This is a rare sight of me giving in to the flattest of all flats shoes - all the more, sneakers. To date, I have only worn this thrice from the time it arrived from the US (and that was like last year!). Clearly,…

here's to a new blog!

There is nothing really spectacular or life changing instance that happened today but I just woke up wanting to open up a new blog site. I guess the attraction of writing again is hitting me up.

This blog will contain anything that my mind (and my heart) would piece together as my thoughts, or my ramblings, or anything that irrates, amuses, or saddens me. Yes, the shortest term would be nonsense stuff. Ha ha.

So walk with me as I venture into the world of travel, lifestyle, corporate work, entrepreneurship , family, food, life, current issues, and fashion!

For now, let me leave you with a snapshot of my working self (hello haggardness!) today.

P.S. I do not have the best processed photos (I do not even know what are those!) and I post "as is" of photos from either my iPhone or iPad alone. So no artsy bitsy shots here (except maybe for some IG filters. :)