I Survived 2020!

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You’re also a survivor of 2020. We all have stories we’d rather not remember from 2020 so I tried to find some good things that I can bring into the new year.

My First Virtual DNF

I was ambitious. Things happen. And I ended up biting off more than I can chew. Here’s the story.

Project “Brownout” Resiliency

When typhoon “Ulysses” (Vamco) shut down power and mobile data services in our area, it made me realize how vulnerable we were. We didn’t have a single candle for lighting, and I can’t even send out a text message in case of emergency! That’s when I started this project to improve our resiliency. These are…

Tesalate Workout Towel Review

Towels are usually one of the things we don’t think much about when it comes to working out—until I encountered Tesalate’s antimicrobial workout towel. Here’s my review.

Farewell, Endomondo!

I’ve been using Endomondo since 2011. Sadly, it will be shutting down by the end of the year.

How Potatoes Inspired Me to Cook

As I promised myself during the pandemic, cooking is an essential skill that I should start learning.  But also because of the pandemic, this would have to be done virtually, like many other things.  You’d be surprised to know that potatoes helped me gain confidence to pursue cooking! Learning to cook in the middle of…

Twelve

Imagine that… I actually forgot to publish an anniversary post on this blog’s official twelfth year online! Let me rectify that…

Douze

Twelve.  That’s the number of years ago when I started working on this blog.  It would not be officially launched until about a month later though, but would’ve thought that it’d still be blogging more than a decade later?

Trying on “Normal”

Last weekend, after more than half a year of social distancing, I finally took a leap and tried on what the new “normal” is like—including taking off my mask in a public setting!