Three Easy Steps To A More Positive Life

For a guide to be truly effective, it should be short and intuitive. A shorter list also makes it easier to keep in mind and actually follow through on. I can’t remember if I’ve read or heard about this somewhere but it’s something I continuously try to instill in both myself and our kids—especially in …

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Filipinos Are Not Hospitable

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As I decided and finally typed the title of this essay, I figured I was going to get a ton of flak because Filipinos are overly sensitive about this topic — and almost every little, insignificant thing. But I implore you to put down your pitchforks for a moment and listen. I am a Filipino and if …

2017, here we go.

As I unconsciously drove myself with robotic consistency to work today, I was thinking of things to do or change this year. I don’t do new year resolutions. Frankly because I’m afraid I won’t get to actually doing them — especially with the pressure of a non-existent clock ticking away every second. This year, I’m changing that. …

The Culture Hype

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Almost anything passes as definition of culture these days — more so in tech startups. So, what’s the culture like in your company? Oh, we have espresso machines, unlimited candy, free lunches, a couple of masseuse on standby — you name it! We embrace working remotely, enjoy unlimited vacations, and are entitled to 8-hours of sleep every night. Oh, man. How I …

Moving along.

I started this blog 4 years ago as a way for me to record my thoughts. 25 thousand hits later, there's a hint of melancholy as I'm finally parting ways with it -- or WordPress to be perfectly accurate. There was a time when you felt like everyone else was on WordPress (emphasis on "was"). Although, …