Wallflower Garden

Jul 20

Because this needs to be posted.
At Fort Santiago with Topy.

Because this needs to be posted.

At Fort Santiago with Topy.

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Jul 15

Standing among cannons.

Standing among cannons.

This weather makes me want some Sinampalukang Manok.

This weather makes me want some Sinampalukang Manok.

Jul 13

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Manila Cathedral

Manila Cathedral

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Jul 12

Making a more conscious effort to eat healthier.
Some of it is just avoidance: soda, sweet drinks, junk food…
Other parts are just inconvenient. But hey! Health is Wealth!

Making a more conscious effort to eat healthier.

Some of it is just avoidance: soda, sweet drinks, junk food…

Other parts are just inconvenient. But hey! Health is Wealth!

Jul 07

On Work and Hard Work

Just this morning, my boss, a dedicated Christian, invited one of his church’s pastors to come to the office. 

At first I thought it was just a social call, because it has happened before. But the boss called all of us in the office and introduced us to the pastor. No, he wasn’t there to convert us. He was there to help us pray.

We’ve been having some growing concerns at work lately, problems appeared out of nowhere and the office’s morale is down. All of us are a little overwhelmed, but I am confident that we can wriggle out of things one at a time.

The thing with small companies is that when things are tight, everyone is rooting for each other. Kakayanin, kumbaga. So even if the problems are daunting and there is much to do, the confidence is there. 

When I was in college, I thought I knew what “hard work” meant. I thought it was staying up past 2am to finish something, or doing a project beyond what is required.

Now, I see “hard work” as sacrificed weekends, altered comfort zones, forced out people-skills, unexpected decision-making moments, and a lot of patience. 

I wish it was easier for me to work harder, easier for me to see that final goal in mind and work towards it. It’s very difficult for me, especially that part about sacrifice.

I’m learning though.

06 July 2014
Welcome to my mansion.

06 July 2014

Welcome to my mansion.

Sunday morning, Rain is falling.

Sunday morning, Rain is falling.

28 June 2014
Tristan “Tumtum” Mendoza is my boss’s son. 
He’s one of the country’s few professional marimbists.
I’ve never seen him play live before, so when the boss invited me to watch him play, I immediately said yes.
It was glorious.

28 June 2014

Tristan “Tumtum” Mendoza is my boss’s son. 

He’s one of the country’s few professional marimbists.

I’ve never seen him play live before, so when the boss invited me to watch him play, I immediately said yes.

It was glorious.