Q3 2019 Goals Setting & Steps

It's crunch time season! It's the start of a new quarter! No time to rest! 💪 And so I am officially launching a new format of goal setting, based on what I have read from this site. Here are the categories that I have identified, plus the underlying goals that I am targeting for Q3… Continue reading Q3 2019 Goals Setting & Steps

Q3 2019 Goals Evaluation

I think this is one of those quarters where I was so distracted I didn't have time and effort to focus on the blog and on my goals. But I did what I could (best effort!). I even had a week where I didn't have time to even input my evaluation (my mind and body… Continue reading Q3 2019 Goals Evaluation

CA Trip 2019 (#1): Beyond Work

So, I just got back from a one-week business trip from California. I got the opportunity to go visit the company's headquarters in Redwood City which was really really cool. I got to meet the people I usually work with virtually. It is always nice to have a face behind the name and the voice.… Continue reading CA Trip 2019 (#1): Beyond Work

Album Review: Lover (Taylor Swift)

This is a continuation of my fangirling journey for this new era of Taylor Swift's music. LoverTaylor Swift's 7th albumRelease Date: August 23, 2019 Lover, Taylor Swift's seventh studio album, consists of 18 songs. I'll review them here one by one, just like what I did for her reputation album. It's just been a week… Continue reading Album Review: Lover (Taylor Swift)

It’s the #Lover Album Release Day!

Finally, after months of waiting, Lover is finally out! This is the seventh studio album of singer songwriter Taylor Swift. I am very much emotionally invested in this album (and in this era!). If that's still not that obvious then I'm laying it all out in the open. Before, I was just a casual fan.… Continue reading It’s the #Lover Album Release Day!

Movie Review: Hello, Love, Goodbye

I mentioned on the blog that it has been a tradition for me and my mom to go to movies every Monday or Tuesday because in our city, senior citizens get free pass to the movies during those days (given that it's not a holiday). Usually it's my mom who drags me to the movies… Continue reading Movie Review: Hello, Love, Goodbye

Book Reads: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (by JK Rowling)

And so here we are at the final installment of the Harry Potter series. You might be wondering why I am writing about a book that had been published more than a decade ago. Well to give you a refresher, I recently did a reread of the first six HP books, of which along the… Continue reading Book Reads: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (by JK Rowling)

Solo in Tokyo (Day 5): Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine

I know I've been saying this for every day of this trip so far, but honestly hands down, this is the highlight! This is the day when I experienced events that I know I will remember for the rest of my life. Writing about it now, everything already feels like a dream... 🌸❄ For my… Continue reading Solo in Tokyo (Day 5): Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine

Impact Analysis in Software Development

If you've been working in the software development field for years (like me), for sure you have done some kind of impact analysis at least once among the projects that you have worked on. Maybe you were not just aware but actually what you were doing is a form of impact analysis. How do you… Continue reading Impact Analysis in Software Development

Jesse McCartney: Live in Manila

Jesse McCartney. No, he's not related to the Beatles. If you don't know who is but you know who Justin Bieber is, get out. I don't want to talk to you. 😜 Well seriously, if you don't know who he is, then I'll say you're young. We'll he's just one of the boy-next-door crush of… Continue reading Jesse McCartney: Live in Manila

Lessons from An Escape Room

I'll go straight to the point: the heaviest take away that I had from this experience is that --- any activity that involves signing a waiver means that you are about to partake in a high-risk activity. I was late to realize that Escape Room games are included in that category. Based on a template… Continue reading Lessons from An Escape Room