Are we Good?

Doing good is good for business and everyone’s better off, as a result. It can help shape conversation and drive innovation. It’s one way to make people think differently about your brand. Done right, it can make an impact in the communities. Best of all, it can give your people a good reason why they…

The Purpose of Being

They say that brands are successful when they have a clear sense of its purpose. The same is true for the individual: you should have a clear sense of what you’re here to do. It’s very important to get to know yourself, what you stand for, and what makes you tick. To find out what…

A Laugh a Day

One of the skills that leaders ought to cultivate, in my opinion, is the ability to make others laugh. Granted, the skill is not something that one can go to class for and is at times like walking through a mine field. That being said, assuming you can acquire the ability, making others laugh will…

Down with the Sickness

I missed the Spartan Race last weekend. The weather was partly to blame but it was mostly because of a bug I caught around Friday. It started off as a slightly itchy sore throat which became a full-blown cough by late Saturday. A slight fever I can deal with but, by experience, any respiratory-based infection…

Working as a Creative Manager

I am Jonas Diego and, for as long as I can remember, I’ve been managing people. My first job was supervising two teams of data encoders, one based in Batangas and the other based in Bulacan. The project in question was part of the Foot and Mouth Disease Control and Eradication Program, spearheaded by the…

Kasama Run 2018

I ran the 2018 Kasama Run 16 km course with Katie! Truth be told, we mostly chose to run because of the event’s awesome interlocking medal. Never have I seen, with the possible exception of the Spartan Race, such a more beautifully designed prize. We just had to add it to our growing collection. And…

Veni, Vidi, Vici

We came, we saw… The Allianz Conquer Challenge Night Race was a special race, there can be no doubt. Not only was it my first night race but it was also the first Obstacle Race held in very stormy weather that I experienced. Held in Clark Global City in Pampanga last Sasturday August 11, 2018,…

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…