Book 4 of 24 of A Year of Books. Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson. Read: February 2018. I told my version – faithful and invented, accurate and misremembered, shuffled in time. I told myself as hero like any shipwreck story. It was a shipwreck, and me thrown on the coastline […]
The other day a friend spoke about someone who is dying, literally – someone who is counting down his days because of a certain illness. And the first thing that came to my mind was: Aren’t we all? The only difference between us and the person who was told she only has a few days […]
A couple of years back, I told Jim Ayson, my late boss, that one of my personal laws is to surround myself with people that I want to be like. I was pertaining to him. Before I met Jim for the first time, I had googled him extensively. I found, among many others, that he […]
There is one bad thing about being at the top of your game: at one point it ends. But then there is also one good thing about being on the low side of your game: at one point, it also ends.
I had a good talk with Lucille over wine right before the holidays. And it mostly revolves around her 2015 resolution: mindfulness. It’s interesting because mindfulness is a word I have overused in the past year. I have gone to such point that I’ve obsessed about tracking myself in an attempt to be more mindful of everything that […]
I wanted to write an elaborate note, detailing how the year has been and has not been and things like that. But then it’s already two days after my birthday and I haven’t said anything yet. I think way too much sometimes. So I guess I should say it in the simplest way possible: Thank […]
Usually we stop doing certain things because they’re bad habits. I consider my Facebook addiction a bad habit, for example, so I got off it for 30 days. 2 years back, I did the same for social media in general. Since then I realized how effective 30-day challenges are in terms of letting go of […]
There are many things to be grateful for today. And so despite my tired bones and sleepy eyes at this hour, I feel obliged to write them down lest they fade away into dreams. Here’s the reality: I am blessed. I just came from a whole-day yoga event called Global Mala Project Manila. I was […]
The best way to get from Point A to Point B is with a comfortable pair of shoes, and a lot of willpower.
I guess I was just a bit too excited that I’m finally back on the mats. Three weeks is a bit too long and my training sessions have been sporadic lately so I got a few “Hey Pena’s back” faces again which is usually my cue to shriek “Hello!” with my usual “Yes I know […]