Friday, March 31, 2017

Staying Focused

I have been working remotely since 2009. It's been a great experience and I'm still enjoying every bit of it today.

I get to work anytime and anywhere I want. It's an unconventional setup but it works really well for my lifestyle.

If there is one advice I would give those who are just starting to do the same, it would be to stay focused.

The remote work lifestyle is very enticing. You get your freedom and flexible work schedule.

But, with great freedom also comes a huge responsibility.

It's very much easy to slack off, get lazy, procrastinate and be unproductive.

You have to stay disciplined, keep your focus and find ways to be productive every single day.

It's something I've been working on for years. And, I believe that is what has kept me going.

People should stop treating remote work as a way for them to do 'lazy' work when it is in fact the opposite.

It requires tremendous hard work, dedication and determination to be able to sustain the lifestyle.

Thursday, March 23, 2017


When life goes on full throttle and everything seems to be on full speed, it could be really hard to catch up.

Things could be scary, risky and even uncertain.

It is in these moments that you have to sit back and reflect on your current life.

Are you still on track?

Should you continue your momentum?  Or, do you need to adjust?

So many decisions have to be made.

But, one of the most important yet the most difficult decision is sacrifice.

There are things you need to sacrifice and even let go of.

When life hits you hard, you would see how there are things you currently have that you might not need anymore.

There could be things you would want to give up just to achieve a certain goal.

It was never this way before. But, priorities change.

You are not the same person anymore.

You are on to the next chapter.

These sacrifices have to be made.

The good thing is they are temporary. And, soon all the sacrifices would turn out to be for your own good.

So, in these crossroads just hang on.

Things will get better.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

All That Fat

How can something so bad feel so good?

This food is sinful. It's way too fatty. It's way too much cholesterol. It is basically unhealthy to its core.

But, boy does it taste so good.

We call this liempo and it's the stuff Filipinos love.

I just had a lot of this tonight.

Nothing wrong with being unhealthy sometimes right?

I just have to burn all that fat tomorrow.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Break Time

Peanut butter is my favorite sandwich spread.

It's the ultimate food symbol for my break time.

And, today I got some of that time.

The past few days have literally been moments of intense focus. I've never been this determined and hardworking in my entire life.

I could attribute that to my ever changing priorities. Now I got bills to pay and a future to prepare for.

I have to hustle my way through it.

However, today I got to spend some good break time.

My Internet connection has been acting up lately and I can't do any proper work.

That's why I got to spend some time for myself including writing this one for the blog.

I'm just thankful for these brief moments of relaxation. It's something I might not get that often nowadays.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The Comfort Box

Pizza, Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta and Siracha Wings.

These are all my favorite food.

What happens when all of these comfort food get stuffed in one box?

I'd have what I call the Comfort Box a.k.a. Yellow Cab's My Stuff.

It's literally their best stuff in one box. It's not that expensive too.

This brilliant idea just gave me another reason to stress eat and pig out!

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Early Morning Flights

I both love and hate early morning flights.

The airport is not as busy during this time. It's pretty much relaxed from the airport to the plan ride itself.

But, on the flip side I have to wake up early, travel very early, miss breakfast, feel sleepy and sometimes miss stuff.

There are a lot of reasons why I have to take flights during this time. But, as much as possible I avoid flights before sunrise. My body clock will thank me for it.

Hats off to the 'morning' people who love these flights.

I wish I had that.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Remote Working

One of the best things about remote working is that I could work from anywhere.

Today I was at a study area / cafe that offers good Internet and decent workspaces.

This is something I do from time to time. A change of location is a great way to keep my productivity up.

It's a great bonus that they also offer unlimited brewed coffee for a very reasonable rate.

That's pretty much everything I need to get to work.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Just Keep Hustling

This pumpkin soup kept me warm and relaxed this Sunday afternoon.

I normally have hectic weekends because of non-work commitments. Not that I do not enjoy them, but they are really draining the life out of me sometimes.

Today was one of those exhausting weekends.

I felt really tired and stressed today. But, there still are a lot of stuff to do. In fact it is already 4:30 in the morning as I am typing this.

I just keep on telling myself to "just keep hustling."

I'd rather be busy than bored.

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