The Hunt is on!

Job hunting is never easy. It’s one of the most stressful part of your professional career and possibly the most loathed. Think about it: you put yourself out there time after time, risking your ego and sanity under the threat of constant rejection. It’s not a pleasant process by any means but it’s a necessary…

The Obstacle Sports Factory

Katie and I found ourselves at the Obstacle Sports Factory (OSF) last Sunday June 3, 2018. Her Allianz Conquer Challenge buddy Jao is currently busy training for the upcoming Spartan Race at Foressa, Cebu and spent much time there, familiarizing herself with the different obstacles she might encounter. Jao booked a Sunday session with Coach…

4 Tips for Buying your First Mountain Bike

Buying a mountain bike, or an MTB for short, can be quite tricky especially if you have no idea what you’re looking for (like me). With a wide variety of brands and models to choose from and not to mention there’s a great number of specifications to consider, finding the right MTB can be very…

A Lady’s Quest for a Bike

Katie and I are beginning to become semi-regular fixtures in bike shops in Cartimar. I’ve gotten a mountain bike recently (click here to read all about my new Trinx X1) and she’s thinking of getting a mountain bike herself. Katie’s actually been at it longer than I have, having cycled around the metro with friends…

A Review of the Reebok All Terrain Super 3.0

My Reebok All Terrain Super 3.0 was an impulse buy, I must admit. Katie and I was at the Shoe Sale at SM Megamall the day before the Allianz Conquer Challenge purportedly to find her appropriate footwear for the event and also for the upcoming Spartan Race in September. Ideally, you don’t use brand new…

A Review of the Trinx X1

So I bought a bike – a mountain bike (commonly abbreviated to MTB) to be exact. It’s a Trinx X1 which is a good entry level MTB, I am told. The last time I owned an MTB was back when I was still living in Los Banos, Laguna back in the early 2000s. It was…

4 Tips for Newbies joining an Obstacle Race

I am fairly new to Obstacle Racing, currently the fastest growing sport in the world they say. While incredibly challenging, it’s something that I enjoy immensely and hope to continue doing in the foreseeable future. That being said, I am a newbie. In fact I’ve only joined a grand total of two races: the Spartan…

Feedback for your Manager

Providing your manager with regular feedback is a job. Your job, believe it or not. Why you? Because, more than anyone else, you know your manager best (possibly even better than his own line manager) because you work with him on a daily basis. That puts you in a unique position to help improve his…

Riding the Wave

Change is inevitable, I am told. Aside from death and taxes (and taxes can be circumvented at times), change is the other thing that we can consistently count on whether we want it or not. It’s been said that the most successful people are not always the smartest nor are they always the strongest. Often…

Overcoming Obstacles

I’m currently busy training for the upcoming Allianz Conquer Challenge Obstacle Race happening this May 13, 2018 Sunday at Daang Hari in Cavite. There are three tracks: the Kids Race (1.5 km + 6 obstacles); the Beginner Obstacle Race (3 km + 12 obstacles) designed for beginners who want to get their first taste of…

On Vacation

Some years ago (in a former workplace), an Australian colleague with extensive experience managing Philippine BPOs shared a particular insight that he had after working several years in the country. He noticed that there are some Filipino agents who usually avoided using their Vacation Leaves, usually because these are often convertible to cash by the…

Let’s get Physical

I had asthma as a child. It was inherited from my father’s side of the family and was a near constant figurative thorn in my side for most of my childhood. While other kids went outside and played, I spent most of my time indoors reading. I wanted to go out and play too, mind…