Saturday, December 31, 2011

Of Breaking The Silence: Speak Up!

From time to time, I meet new people from my trips, events and even from my business meetings. I admit that there are times that I easily get intimidated by some mainly because of their credentials or their personalities. I'd always think that I had no right to oppose them and left me no choice but to just blindly follow and agree with all of their insights, plans and opinions.

Being silent does not necessarily equates to respect. Let me tell you a short story about my experience with regards to this particular social issue.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Why Planners Never Work For Me

Almost every person on this planet has gone gaga over the 2012 planners of Starbucks, Moonleaf and other famous coffee/milktea shops. Even the notoriously expensive Moleskin planners are selling like hotcakes in leading bookstores.

Moleskine Planner. Photo by Mike Rohde

Planners never worked for me. It always irks me whenever I receive a planner every Christmas. I was in high school back then when I started receiving it. Once, I was given a planner as a gift on my birthday (take note that I celebrate my birthday every AUGUST). Ugh, the horror!

But don't get me wrong. I am not a burara type of person. In fact, I organize my things, place them on the right spot. In short, I'm an OC-type of person. I really hate it whenever things don't go according to my plans. But it's just, there are times that I become spontaneous, therefore ruining the purpose of having a planner. Whenever a friend invites me to go shopping/traveling/food trippin', I'd reply YES, SURE in an instant, as long as the budget permits.

I have nothing against to people who write and update their planners. Others even put an extra effort by having some decent artwork on it. I actually admire them for being so creative and hardworking.

You see, I have blank planners way back in 2007... worse, it comes with different styles! Those were never touched. Still a virgin.

I still lack motivation and drive to do creative stuff on a planner. I admit that I'm still lazy on writing my future schedules and events on a planner. I just write it on a piece paper and post it on my wall. Simple as that.

It doesn't necessarily mean that I don't have concrete plans in my life. I actually have.

But it's just I'm too lazy to write something on a planner.

Yes, I'm THAT lazy.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Lights Will Guide You

Happy Holidays everyone!

Photos were taken at Mana Davao. Such a beautiful place to visit this Yuletide Season!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Special Christmas Recipes of Chef Niño Laus and Thermos

I envy people who cook well. That's why, I got inspired after watching Chef Niño's cooking demonstration last Tuesday at North Zen Basic spaces. True enough, cooking is indeed a talent. But if your cookwares are not in good quality, your talent in cooking would just be useless.

Cooking demonstration with Chef Niño

Sunday, December 04, 2011

The Gatsby School Tour - Davao Edition

Gatsby, the cosmetic company behind the infamous hair wax had invaded eleven schools here in Davao! The Gatsby Tour Bus entered the gates of these schools in which two of them, the University of the Southeastern Philippines and University of Mindanao (Annex) were visited by Duane and yours truly!