We left home very early on June 22nd for a road trip in Zambales to witness the sunrise, buy fresh seawater catch for the day and swim.
I was never a morning person. In fact, I love to sleep all throughout the day, if possible. Moreover, I only get to spend a month in a year in the country so I try to make everything count. Imagine my excitement to see the magnificent Philippine sunrise on our way to Zambales!
The picture above was taken at a petrol station in Subic. I could not remember the place but I think it is called “The Bar.” It was that time King Sun peeked through the cloudy morning. What a beautiful view! Continue reading
Too obsessed you can say but I am one of those who are living a lot more on a routine basis. It is not always a happy day but not terribly boring. It is just enough, for myself, that is. I do not fancy big parties, big crowd and malls. Not that I am timid but I find enjoyment with the company of few but close friends. Introverts like me find solitude extremely rewarding.
So one of the “boring” personal errands I enjoy is cleaning mailboxes. Yes, it is this time of the year when I normally clean my inbox, delete those unwanted emails, unsubscribe to marketing emails and just empty the trash folder. And while I greatly appreciate Google’s email 15GB free mailbox capacity, the strong need to clean up mailboxes is just one of my obsessions.
Lola mama and the cuties
Recently, I was very vocal about growing up, growing old and childless. I don’t mind actually because it is something I cannot control of. Instead, I treat it a matter of accepting my personal or biological limitations I should say. Being childless these days isn’t new. In fact, many career-oriented women may not conceive in their early 30s or if they even bring a child in the family, it would be in their early 40s, the sooner would be 24. As compared to generations ago, being a young mom is an achievement to ladies of the society. But I was not always like this. Continue reading
Had there been an instance when you almost gave in to vulnerability?
I am sure that you too had reached to a point where the words “I can’t do this anymore” were uttered bluntly. But who would not really feel exhausted when all you have is routine and apathy surrounding you?
Yes, we tend to be vulnerable when we reach the breaking point, when the problem is too overwhelming and that solution seems to be impossible. Compromises will come as you go along and as you try to stand up. But if you are like those who quickly learn from these mistakes, I am very sure that you can easily make amends with your past in order to move forward.
Life is full of surprises as they say. We have all the means to either learn towards success or just embrace failures. True, it is not always easy to move forward when caught up in a terrible situation especially if you do not have a strong support system. You may have shared your sad stories to others whom you considered “friends,” in hopes you will get their support. Sadly, this is not always the case. In fact, others may judge you, treat your vulnerability as your permanent weakness and show you how hopeless you could be. In this situation, would you just give in to your vulnerability? What would you do differently?
As part of the growing workforce, women’s contribution to the economy is unbelievable. And unless a company is an exclusive “all gents” only, the female workforce can be anything between 15 to 50 percent, could be more.
There are numerous comparative studies done in work productivity for men and women, multitasking included. It is interesting to note that women are better in multitasking than men as per the journal BMC Psychology, full details can be read here.
One admirable thing about women, is their ability to juggle tasks in between tasks, and still able to come up with good results. When these tasks multiply and the pressure to finish work escalates, in general, women’s capabilities to prioritize, organize and get things done is always commendable.
Can you think of any perfect example but that of a working mother? Well, I am sure you have read tons of journals, articles and feature how a mom juggles her time between work and family in order to not compromise anything. Continue reading