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10 Books

10 Books

Circulating on the internet is a chain of status updates wherein you list down 10 books and tag 10 friends. Here’s the complete mechanics: In your status line, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes, and don’t think too hard – they don’t have to be… 

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Justice for Jamila Mystery, Solved

Justice for Jamila Mystery, Solved!

Escape game rooms are quickly gaining popularity in Manila. Who wouldn’t love the challenge of putting yourself in the shoes of the classic Sherlock Holmes or modern-day Cormoran Strike? It’s a unique experience everyone would be curious to try. It’s not everyday that you get the chance to be busy with cracking codes, solving riddles and unlocking mysteries…. 

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Done with Culinary Arts 101

As I have mentioned in a previous blog post about switching careers and starting anew, I’m back in school currently taking culinary classes. I’m on an intensive eight-month program that demands focus, diligence and hard work. It is eating up more of my time than I expected (part of which is caused by Metro Manila traffic),… 

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Our Last Family Vacation Before the Rainy Season Officially Started

Our Last Family Vacation Before the Rainy Season Officially Started

Before the official start of the rainy season in the Philippines was declared (June 10) and before school started for my nephews and nieces (oh, and for me too!) our family went to Tagaytay for our last out-of-town summer trip this year. Despite the erratic rainfall on the road, we experienced fine weather when we… 

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Pushing the ‘Reset’ Button: Starting Over

Back in 2009, I was asked by a panelist in a job interview, “How long do you intend to work for the company?” Without giving it much thought and not realizing how powerful the words we utter can be, I answered, “Five years.” It would have been my fifth anniversary in July, but today, the… 

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