One morning, as I was reading articles on my computer, I saw our 11-year-old in my peripheral vision sitting on the floor and staring blankly into space. As my attention switched to her, she noticed it and immediately said, “I’m not bored, okay? I’m just thinking,” and so I told her to carry on.
One of the best pieces of advice I’ve gotten is to allow yourself to daydream. There’s a reason why most ideas are hatched in the shower … Continue reading →
I’ve been working remotely — mostly from home — for the past two months. Certain circumstances in my job gave me the opportunity and one of them is a project in Thailand which I was managing. I’ve always seen remote work as something positive and productive. It helps the company save on costs while mostly leveraging on the employee and how he or she can save on time commuting to and from work and perhaps expenses on food.
It’s been … Continue reading →
For a guide to be truly effective, it should be short and intuitive. A shorter list also makes it easier to keep in mind and actually follow through on. I can’t remember if I’ve read or heard about this somewhere but it’s something I continuously try to instill in both myself and our kids—especially in our 8-year-old.
I do this for a couple of reasons: one is to obviously make sure they grow up to be decent human beings. Two, … Continue reading →
Last Sunday, through the generosity of a family friend, we joined an Easter Sunday program for kids held at one of the malls in town. A fee of Php300 was asked from would-be participants prior to the event. It boasted of a pirate show, face painting, snow cones, cotton candy, pop corn, and a 15-minute use of a “bouncy pirate ship.” The main activity though would be an easter egg hunt throughout the entire mall. This included establishments wherein you … Continue reading →
I think as [young] parents, we often forget that our kids are growing up every second. Yes, we say “Daddy just needs to work” and be gone 9 hours every day (more if work is far from home) thinking it’s the norm and the kid forced to understand the context as an adult. But they are not adults. Let’s admit, it’s a compromise that takes a lot of toll on our kid’s growing up years and we know it. I … Continue reading →