Friday, August 21, 2015

Roller Coaster Ride of Life

How do you prepare for a roller coaster ride? Do you prepare physically by hanging yourself upside down to have a feel of it? Or, do you prepare mentally by sitting still and imagining it all in your head? What if you did any of the two or even both options, do you think you will still go? 

Will the likelihood of you actually riding the roller coaster be higher if you just went for it at first thought and just deal with it during the ride? Whew! That's scary.

In Life

I guess, at my age (going 27 y/o), "going for it" is already a very risky option. I have a lot of things to consider. But it does not mean that I will never take risks, besides what is life without a little bit of adventure.

Monday, August 17, 2015

[Music] Planetshakers: Live in Manila 2015

When I learned that Planetshakers will be in Manila, I was not very keen to book tickets because I have other expectations for that time frame of their concert. However, I think I'm really meant to watch their concert as it became suddenly clear that I can actually attend so I booked tickets right away.

I should be honest though that I had a bit of a dilemma as their concert was scheduled so close to Zedd's True Colors concert in Manila, and watching Zedd live is part of my bucket list too. But, priorities. I was happy with my choice! Maybe next time, Zedd!

Planetshakers: Live in Manila
Smart Araneta Coliseum | August 13 & 14, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

[Book Thoughts] Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo! by Nicholas Carlson

I saw this book 'Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!' by Nicholas Carlson while lining up to get my tix for Charli XCX concert in Manila. To say that I did not intend to get this book is a actually a fact, because I only got interested with it's full purple glory. But what the heck, I'd read it anyways.

The book cover

So This Is Not About Marissa

Having worked for two tech giants, I am a bit familiar with some of the who's who of the tech world including Marissa Mayer. I've heard her name when she was still in Google but really got interested when she moved to be the CEO of Yahoo in July 2012.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

[Music] 'iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour' Podcast

Finally a new episode of 'U Talkin' U2 To Me' podcast hosted by Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman has been released! I previously shared here that I discovered this *hilarious* and *great* podcast discussing anything about the band 'U2' amongst other things (if you are a listener, you will know what I mean), and I am so thrilled to have a new episode to listen to.

I've since extra loved 'U2' because of this podcast and my fiance who also likes the band got on board with me when I asked my Dublin based friend to give me U2 mementos once she visits home again. The U2 fever is quite strong on us already.


The U2 Concert
Running as Episode #21, the latest episode of this podcast is entitled 'iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour' which is after the ongoing 'U2' concert tour. This ep is the rain all this podcast's fans are waiting for in the middle of the drought!

Monday, August 3, 2015

[Places & Food] Lipa City Food Scene | Episode 2

As promised in the previous post of mine where I shared food places to visit here in Lipa City, I am sharing this second episode for more choices!

Recently, my long time friend Nicole visited from Ireland and prior to her flight going here we already planned the food trip itinerary for her, still with the help of our 'very well-versed with food choices' friend Linger. Here's the plan that unfolded.

Exploring Lipa's Food Scene (Episode 2)
  • Ambrocia's House of Ramen and Teppanyaki
This was the first place we visited on what I call as the 'great Nicole returns to PH foodtrip'. It was raining that night so it was fitting that we had ramen to ease the cold.
Ambrocia's quaint location