Published Essays, Published Stories, Travel Column, US

Entrepreneurs pivot… and so does the world

Cocky is good social capital. Extroverts win. Optimism is an asset. But can optimism become too much that it becomes unhealthy? One word, four letters: FYRE.

Country, Japan, Kid Friendly Travel, Kid Friendly Travels, North Asia, Travel Tips and Guides

Travel with Kids to Tokyo Japan: 4 Days Travel Itinerary

Here's a 4-day Tokyo Japan Itinerary if you intend to travel with kids.

Published Stories, Travel Column

Blank Canvas

'Sprezzatura' is a beautiful Italian term which means 'looking effortless'; or as the 16th century Italian author Baldassare Castiliogne describes it, a certain 'nonchalance' so as to conceal and make whatever one does appear without effort or almost any thought about it. 'Sprezzatura' is a beautiful Italian term which means 'looking effortless'; or as the… Continue reading Blank Canvas

COVID, Musings, News

COVID Diary Day 6: Boomers Adapt

I'm proud of our boomer and how he is able to adapt to these times. Over the course of six days, I witnessed my 'rents and my friends' rents adapting to technology fairly quickly and well; getting a crash course in remote work via Zoom, media streaming via Netflix, food delivery via Grab and Foodpanda,… Continue reading COVID Diary Day 6: Boomers Adapt

COVID, Musings, News

COVID Diary Day 7: The Rules of Love Have Changed

This is an interesting shift in Tinder's use case, where users previously use Tinder as a meat market for warm bodies within close distance range. Now Tinder could pivot to become a platform for soul connections and worthwhile conversations (after you pass the first and vital visual round mutually, of course.)

Budget Travel, COVID, Musings, News, Travel Column, Travel Tips and Guides

COVID Diary Day 9: When this is over…

What are the long term implications of travel? This could be the death of the budget airline era (and begpackers).

COVID, Musings, Philippines

COVID Diary Day 8: WTFs Emergency Powers?

From the lawmakers of the House of Representatives: 'TOGETHER WITH DOCTORS AND FRONTLINERS, WE WENT TO WORK FOR YOU, SO PLEASE STAY AT HOME FOR US'

cebu, COVID, Musings, Philippines

COVID Diary Day 2: How to be Productive rn

Isaac Newton had to stay at home during the Black Plague, too. While quarantined, he used the time to develop his greatest work, including the theory of gravity and the basis of calculus. (College students, thank the pandemic for the birth of calculus.)

Country, COVID, Musings, News, Philippines

COVID Diary Day 4: Philippine Stock Market Closes (…and Reopens)

On Tuesday, March 17, 2nd day of imposed lockdown, I woke up to the news that the Philippine Stock Exchange is closed 'until further notice'. Pin needle drops. I've heard a lot of COVID-19 news over the past months, but this is the moment I knew that shit just got real. I don't know a… Continue reading COVID Diary Day 4: Philippine Stock Market Closes (…and Reopens)

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COVID Diary Day 3: Death of Lean?

What business improvements do you plan to implement after the COVID-19 lockdown? Share your thoughts and let me know how you are all holding up!

cebu, Kid Friendly Travel, Kid Friendly Travels, Philippines, Travel Tips and Guides

Snow World in Cebu for the Whole Family

WINTER IS COMING: SNOW WORLD CEBU It is currently Yuletide season which means one thing: Winter is coming… … unless you live in a tropical country such as the Philippines. In Cebu, we enjoy sun and rain all year round and never get to experience four seasons; and will never experience a white Christmas. Snow… Continue reading Snow World in Cebu for the Whole Family