Life in General

That tricycle driver volunteered to bring us to the nearby street market so Erwin, my younger brother, can buy a pair of slippers. He did not just drive for free – he stopped from one stall to another until we found a pair.

This story happened in Pundaquit, Zambales. Genuine, Filipino kindness in action.


For a new you

I took this picture from a magazine while enjoying a cup of frappuccino. The article that came with it was shared by Ms. Pinky Peralta, principal designer of Creative Post, Inc. and owner of The Room Upstairs. It is the GO PACK method: Group Objects, Purge, Assign, Contain, & Keep it up. This method was my guide when I uncluttered my room last January. It was my motivation to start my travel light journey.

GO: Take objects out from where they are placed. Put them on the floor and group similar items.

P: Get rid of items that do not work anymore. Eliminate trash.

A: Decide which are for keeps, for donation, for recycling.

C: Don’t leave them on the floor. Get a rug, clean the containers (cabinets, boxes), put them inside neatly.

K: Keep it up. If not, GO PAC.

Note: Make a scrapbook – it’s a good alibi for not throwing things for ‘sentimental reasons’. 🙂

I was friendly I said hi.

We became friends.

Brought me to places.

Zoobic Safari – June


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - August

Melaka, Malaysia - August

Cebu City - October

Bohol - October

Guess what?

The bug is staying.