Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 Picks

The Metro Manila Film Festival this year has good films compared to last year, thus I have set my mind to spend Christmas in the cinemas for a whole 12 hours watching 4 films. The trailers did draw me to these films anyhow. Going through the cinema schedules, I managed to squeeze all films within…

The Art of Optimism

If there is one learning I got this year, it’s the flare for keeping things positive, light, and bound with hope. It’s not that I got tragedy in my face, but it’s the fact that I somehow, naturally learned that way to turn things around despite how messed-up they are. They say that it take…

Topic-starters: A Training Technique

I have been doing process training for this in-house BPO company in Manila for 4 years now. It has been a journey, I must say. But it was rather an experience I have gained on my own. I may have interacted with different people, some of them contributed to my progress, while others just provided…

Tick Tick Boom – for the 30-Something Audience

I consider myself a child of the theater. Theater has brought me to tears, especially the musicals. Most people consider plays or musicals as mere artsy entertainment, but in reality, it’s a source of inspiration apart from the authenticity it bears brought about by, actual, real, and no-movie-cut scenes. Theater is essentially organic and more…

Keep it N.Y. Style at Chelsea Grand Café

I have always fancied the New York kind of restaurant, the one that we normally see in movies. The pleasure of taking every bite of the waffle or sandwich and staring at the busy metropolis, with the sound of honking, people passing by and chattering, and just that cozy feeling while living in the city…

As I bid adieu to my 20s

It’s 11:21PM, September 9th, 2016, and I am about to turn 30. Days, weeks, and a few months back, I have been thinking about this moment. I am very ceremonial when new things come, when new beginnings are at bay. I just want to make it special much like staring at sunsets, taking pictures of…

Learner Types in a Training Setting

Corporate training may seem luxurious as a profession. Dressing up well and talking nice seem to work, and this creates an interesting picture. But in reality training isn’t what it seems to be. It requires energy to facilitate, an active mind to cope with the circumstances, flexibility with the changes, will to endure the outcomes,…