Leytescapes : Babatngon Con Brio

During one warm April afternoon, in our one-of-a-kind shared office (where a bunch of people from Philippines Communitere are working to create Tacloban Youth Hub) me and my colleagues suddenly felt the need for a dose of nature and water to clear our minds. We pondered for a while and then a Eureka moment came and it…

Monday Musings: Fall Seven Times and Stand Up Eight

How many times have you hit rock bottom? Have you ever wondered why? I am probably one of the few people, who earlier in life already went through a series of unfortunate events. End of 2014, when I fell flat on my face (figuratively speaking, though the falling flat on my face really did happen…

Keeping Count

You wake up in the morning to start another day, what comes into your mind first? Is it worry or gratitude? I was in my usually geek mode over TED website and I came across with this video. In the almost 18 minute long talk, hotelier Chip Conley discusses how most of us forget the…

The Art of Walking

How often do you walk? Do you walk just to reach from point A to B or do you walk as a practice of mindulness. The other part of seeing what is on the block is appreciating how limited our own view is. We are limited by our sensory abilities, by our species membership, by…

2015 Check

After the time spent for self-assessment last week, you had a chance to get to know who you really are and now a new leaf has turned. June just started and you are now halfway into 2015. What now? It is time to check your progress towards your New Year’s resolution. Here are the usual resolutions most of…

Happy Picnics by the Sea

Mama is packing the plates and the eating utensils into the basket, Papa is adding lime juice to the ceviche and Honey is changing into her colorful swimsuit. Sunday was my favorite day. Sunday meant family day when I was still young. My parents woke up by 6a.m to buy fresh fish from Palompon and meat from APL…

Monday Musings: An Open Letter to the Silenced Ones

Break the silence. I know you think that keeping your secret is the best option. I know it is hard to take a stand. Do not be afraid of what people will say. They will judge and blame you for everything. It was not your fault and you should not give in to what they…