Manila Turista (Part 1)
Met up with my fellow Filipino Shanghai friends to tour our American-Colombian Shanghai friend Daniel. I think it was a great experience for both the foreigner and us locals alike because in taking Daniel around, we discovered new places as well. :)
In only 1 night and 1 entire day, we were able to:
- Eat at Seafood Island
- Grab coffee at Starbucks & Krispy Kreme
- Walk the entire length of BGC
- Drink (and eat) at Keg
- Drink (and eat) at Draft
- Go to Blackbird (the old Penguin Bar) to catch some indie bands (but we only caught the last one) :P
- Eat at Charlie’s
- Grab some Moonleaf
- Go to Intramuros and go on Carlos Celdran’s walking tour (round 2 for me, but still just as good, if not better)
- Have dinner at Little Tokyo
- Go for drinks at this not-so-great place so I forgot its name
- Go for drinks at Cova
- Eat again at Midnight Mercato
I really didn’t get enough photos to document everything though. Haha.
I was kind of counting on the others to do that. :P
But here’s a few shots I got from that weekend:
1. With my Shanghai friends at Keg
2. Wall-mounted back-lit artwork housing the writing of Jose Rizal in a chamber beside a refurbished Rizal hall within Fort Santiago.
3. A random skate park in Intramuros. What up. Strangeness.
How To Stick To Your Weekly Schedule
09.11.2011 10:58 a.m.
This post is actually how I have NOT been able to follow my weekly schedule.
So this is really more of a confession of my failure to meet the above title.
Yes, I lied.
Last week, I was able to create a relatively jampacked (compared to my lifestyle before) schedule, filled with productivity and hopefulness for success in life. :P However, given the fatigue hangover from Anteroom Sessions, my Monday went down the drain as I spent the day recuperating. Then the rest of the week, I was busy with catching up on work, doing some preparations for the Community Creativity Camp that Punchdrunk Panda organized with My Masterpiece Movement and Yabang Pinoy, and I attended the Martin Lindstrom seminar at SMX (which I really promise to blog about very soon! I’m targeting to finish it either by this evening or tomorrow).
I think the lesson here is not so much as to compromise one’s schedule, but to create it such that it allows for such routine-disruptive though ultimately life-enhancing activities. The way I created my schedule at the moment seems quite rigid, and in the long-run may lead to burnout. :P So today’s learning really is about creating a truly sustainable weekly/monthly schedule.
I can already foresee that with the upcoming bazaars we’ll be having in November and December, there will be times when my initially drafted schedule won’t be followed. Add to that trips in both November and early next year.
So yeah. Weekly/monthly schedule, and consequently life plan, is pending reassessment. :)