Finding A New Hobby: iMovie and GarageBand 101
When I have this hobby-acquiring streak, it really seems to come in bursts. So yeah, just a couple of days after my Sticking To A New Hobby post on Yoga, I just gave myself a basic tutorial for iMovie and GarageBand. I guess the nice thing about these relatively basic yet still fully functional Apple apps is that they really don’t make it hard for you to learn how to use them. So yeah, I...
Travel Writing For Travel Bloggers →
Title should read: Travel Writing For Travel Bloggers Helpful tips for those who aspire to refine the craft of blogging, and elevating it from lower echelons of spontaneous word vomit.
Sticking to a New Hobby
I can feel another hobby/interest coming. And yes, I’ve had a number of them. All fizzling out too soon, most of them before I can even claim a novice status. Hobby ADHD Not counting other hobbies as a kid, some things I got initially super passionate about only to lose interest/motivation or both after a few tries include: guitar, cooking, baking, digital photography, lomography, boxing,...
Globetrooper: Find trips and travel partners →
A seemingly interesting resource that could potentially go well with some couchsurfing. Yes, I think this combo would make for a very interesting trip! :)
4-day Weekend!! XD
What’s up, homeslices? I’ve been posting links, so I thought of writing a personal entry so people out there know that my blog isn’t run by a droid. Anyway, it’s a 4-day weekeeeeeend! And after all the previous stress of planning for Anteroom Sessions, it’s a welcome respite. Even though I won’t be off vacationing somewhere. I feel I ought to justify myself...
Glad You're Not Here: A Solo Traveler's Manifesto →
Why traveling alone is not weird. Amen.
6 Ways To Stay Motivated To Achieve Your Location... →
Excellent tips. :P I’ll be on this this weekend. :D
I’ve Been Rehearsing for this Role my Entire Life... →
Why You Shouldn't Be Scared Of Solo Travel →
LOL. How apt that I stumble upon this article given my more recent posts. :P
Strategy #1: Connecting with People
08.26.2011 6:41AM Okay, so I’ve really put off my strategies post for a while now, so I think to get the ball rolling, I’ll just start posting strategies one at a time. Today’s strategy, which I’ve already applied today, is connecting with people. Whether it be people based in the Philippines as well, or abroad. This is where Couchsurfing.org comes in. I recently...
Does the ability to connect with work anywhere and anytime actually improve our...– (via “Work/Life Balancing While Workshifting” at workshifting.com) Was discussing with Nica how we really need to set a cut-off time to maintain work-life balance, and therefore sanity. :P Here’s another article with tips for workshifters on letting go and logging off. :P
Corpse pose: Quieting the Mind
8.25.2011 12:17 a.m. Ah. Finally some quiet time. I was able to score some free yoga classes at Urban Ashram Manila at 7:00 a.m. yesterday, thanks to the tip of Anna of My Masterpiece Movement. I still found myself in the doing part of the practice rather than the being part, especially at the beginning of the session. My mind constantly wanders, to all the things I’ve to do for the...
Am I Ready for Extended Solo Travel?
8.21.2011 AM I spent a good part of yesterday looking and trying to book flights during Cebu Pacific’s seat sale. Though it still didn’t come out as cheap as my trips to Japan and Coron, Palawan last year, I think it was a pretty decent seat sale compared to their other “seat sales” as of late. Travel dates were perfect as they ran through January to mid-March 2012. I...
carlmhbarenbrug: Norwegian designer Caroline Olsson who is currently based in Oslo, has designed the strikingly simple and compact Curious lamp. The LED lamp, made from birch wood and spray painted aluminium, can be opened up to make it brighter or folded down, where the light will luminate through an opening in the wood. Curious is a space saving object, both in form and function. The...
Happy Time is Time Well-Spent
Okay, so I thought I wanted to write a sensible entry for my blog on this lonely Friday night of supposed recuperation. Something outlining my goals, maybe, or concrete plans to achieve them. Action steps. Instead I’ve been chatting with Karlo, booking my tickets to watch The National in Singapore this November (My god, please let it push through this time! Yes, I was there in March when...
Calling in Sick When Working from Home and Your...
Beat that, Panic at the Disco! My title puts you to shame! Anyway, I’ve been sick since yesterday. And the thing about having a home-based office for a business that you yourself own, makes it that much more difficult to call in sick. Yesterday, our operations manager Nica came in for work, as she does on most days. And because I was technically home, I couldn’t really call in sick....
Anonymous No More
Initially, I was fixated on keeping this blog anonymous and I made no previous mention of my brand/company, what we do, where we’re based, who I work with. I’ve even concealed basic personal information like nationality, age and gender. Even trying to write in a gender-neutral manner and avoiding all emoticons lest readers come to the assumption that I’m a female. But with...
The Importance of Quiet Time
When I wake up, I find myself immediately thinking of all the things I need to get accomplished within the day. So as soon as I can, I go online, check my e-mail, which I wound up doing first this morning even if I intended to write this post first. The force is strong in him, this “E-mail”. But anyway, I feel sometimes in our eagerness to get things done quickly, we forget the...
Experiment #1: Hiring, Delegating and Letting Go
0732H 08.15.2011 Okay. So, enter 2011. Finally some help. In January, I was able to train someone to run errands for the brand, which minimized the time I devoted outside of the more managerial work. In March, I finally hired my company’s first ever official full-time employee (other than myself and my fellow co-founder). This was a big step for us, because as the owners of our own...
30 Minutes a Day — Jack Cheng →
New York writer and designer shares: “We have a fucked up perception of time. We count hours but discount how they’re spread out. It’s binge learning and it’s no way to grow.” Guilty!
Again, I fall out of my supposed routine for this blog. It has been days since my last update. I read from a resource that to improve at something, it doesn’t matter how long one practices something at one given time, so long as one does it often, regularly would be best. Even for 15 to 30 minutes a day. I hope I can maintain a 20- to 30-minute daily habit of blogging here when I get up...
While preparing properly as you start a new project is certainly valuable, it’s...– 10 Laws of Productivity :: Tips :: The 99 Percent
My CV, Casually. (and rather lengthily too)
In case you stumble upon this blog without my personal endorsement, let me just give you a schema of where I am in my “professional” (the word just sounds a tad too serious for my taste) career. I’ve been technically working for 3 years now. 1 year as a full-time, in-house writer in an advertising agency, then 2 years as a full-time work-from-home entrepreneur, which I still am...
08.07.2011 10:56p.m. I’ve spent some time away from this blog for longer than I would have liked. I haven’t really had the chance to sit down and think my strategies through. Just need to get some work done first. It’s funny how in spite of getting a new hire to help with daily business operations, it seems I’m just as busy as before. I’m guessing that having...