Atop the Highest Al Fresco Bar in the World I've been to Singapore six times this year, mostly for business, and hugely because it's so easy to fly direct from Cebu via Cebu Pacific. And yet, for someone who's been to Singapore too many times, I realize I didn't know much about the city at … Continue reading NIGHTLIFE GUIDE: 1 ALTITUDE, SINGAPORE
I've been to Singapore six times this year, mostly for business, and hugely because it's so easy to fly direct from Cebu via Cebu Pacific. And yet, for someone who's been to Singapore too many times, I realize I didn't know much about the city at all. I certainly wasn't prepared for the view atop … Continue reading AH, TO BE YOUNG AND STUPID
The opportunity for my own writer's retreat presented itself at the right place and time, when I was invited for a weekend staycation during the launch of Citadines in Cebu City. Citadines is not your 'regular' hotel--the brand is in a different niche category known as Apart'hotel, which essentially combine the best of home and … Continue reading STAYCATION AT THE CITADINES IN BASELINE CENTER IN CEBU
One of my heroes, the renowned writer, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, had a peculiar writing process: she would wake up early in the morning and chick in a hotel room. She would specifically instruct the staff to remove any artworks from the walls. She would then start writing at 6:30 in the … Continue reading THE MAYA ANGELOU METHOD
What does it take to smile at that wonderful stranger; or to start a conversation to that old lady beside you on the bus?
Whenever I’m attending an overseas event where I have to represent the Philippines—whether it’s an international conference, business expo, product launch or even an international latin dance festival, I wear an ANTHILL piece with pride.
A question was posted to me on another site on the strangest strategy I've seen a friend do to score girls. Guys ought to learn a thing or two from Jerry. My friend Jerry, is a ladies man. He got dates all the friggin’ time. Interestingly, he wasn’t ‘classically’ good-looking. Jerry was only 5′7, regular … Continue reading HOW TO PICK UP GIRLS A LA JERRY
"Traffic is a sign of progress." My friend tried to lighten my mood while we were stuck in the 7PM Banilad road traffic jam. I snorted. What she said is probably true, but how I wished this wasn't the case, had our economy done some long-term urban planning. Sigh. Traffic is a billion-dollar problem, and … Continue reading Into the World of Podcasts
Cocky is good social capital. Extroverts win. Optimism is an asset. But can optimism become too much that it becomes unhealthy? One word, four letters: FYRE.
The Bank of the Philippine Islands or BPI has had a long banking history in the Philippines. As the oldest bank in the Philippines and also the oldest in Far East Asia, no bank paints a clearer historical picture than the Bank of the Philippine Islands.