PHLPost Strikes Again

Just as I thought that I’d never get to deal with PHLPost again, it turned out that they’re the culprit to my latest debacle.

Back to Square ZERO

The Philippines recently passed the first anniversary of its lockdown earlier this month. Now, a year hence, the situation is at its worst so far.

Before You Dispose Your Masks

I’m sure that you’ve already disposed a lot of face masks by now, but next time you do, please spare some time to cut the ear loops…

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…

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…

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?

Nutrition During Quarantine

Nutrition is probably the last thing on our minds when we all suddenly found ourselves locked in our homes when the lockdowns started.  But as the weeks turned to months, putting this aspect aside may put your lives at stake. Source: potatogoodness.com The early days of the lockdown were “survival mode” for me.  The things…

Steps Tracking without a Tracker

With public transportation still far from being back to normal, chances are you’ll be walking if the distance isn’t that far. Wouldn’t it be better if you’re able to track how many steps you’re doing on a daily basis even without a dedicated tracker?

Commuting Under the “New Normal”

Earlier this week, I decided to take my chances and go to the mall. I needed to pay a long overdue bill that I can only pay in-store. I was prepared for a very long walk, but I got lucky that a bus was heading my direction.

Back to Normal?

With Metro Manila easing restrictions on movement and some businesses being allowed to operate, many people seem to be out on the streets like everything is already back to normal.  Are we forgetting why we were on a community quarantine in the first place?