Nov 29, 2015

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 5

C U R R E N TL Y...

R E A D I N G

Library of Souls. It has been on the last 70 pages for almost a month now and still counting. I want to finish it already so I can move on to the next book on my reading list

W R I T I N G
A trivia segment on Christmas Carols. 

L I S T E N I N G
Justin Bieber's Purpose album. Now on my 15th song.

T H I N K I N G
About my uhog galore moment because of heart break last year. The memory keeps on popping up on my timeline which got me thinking...

S M E L L I N G
Fabric Conditioner and lemonade. 

W I S H I N G
Warm bath and a good back massage.

H O P I N G
For all my scheduled segment to push through this week. Monday started with cancellations and I hope it is not going to be a streak.

L O V I N G
My being motivated to finish some scripts early

W A N T I N G
For extra free time and some ice cream cake or anything sweet right this minute.

N E E D I N G
My person.

F E E L I N G
Nervous, cold and hopeful.


Original Link Up: Lauren's Blog

Nov 23, 2015

Dear Planner...

2016 is fast approaching. I have plans, lots of plans especially when it comes to sorting my priorities, thoughts and issues.

The last time I owned a planner was 3 or 4 years ago. It was a gift given by one of my close friends, Lorie. It was given around February but I only got to use it almost half of the year. I was a student back then so it mostly contains reminders from school, home works and some mommy duties. It wasn't really that helpful because back then, I thought owning a tablet is better. Why? Here are a few of my acceptable-before-but-a-little-lame- reason now that I am of age to think so...
First - My handwriting is okay but I don't know, I was expecting more on like caligraphy-ish because I find it more appealing and artistic. I was thinking that the effort that I put in designing my entries back then makes my entries more doable. I ended up skipping weeks of entries which made it less useful. Second - I was never satisfied with how I make use of it so it wasn't really a planner but was used mainly as a plain old notebook. Thirdly - I keep forgetting all my jotted notes because I keep forgetting to bring it, it gets dusty after some time. For those reasons, a tablet I thought was more reasonable since it has auto-reminder with cute fonts (hehe, the kid that I was). After 2 years of owning a tablet, it did not fail me because it did the job that I want.

Fast forward to year 2015, 5 months after I got hired as a segment producer, change of heart nanaman ito. Although I still have my ipad and there are some apps that cute enough for planners, i wanted to go back to basics for next year although this time, it has to contain inspirational quotations to help me get by every time I feel stressed. It has a dual purpose, it should help me prioritize and remind at the same time, it should be my motivation

Here are some planners which I think would be awesome to own next year, will help me keep pushing til the year end.

BAN.DO PLANNER

CERTIFIED POSITIVE PLANNER
THE DAYKEEPER 2016

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE PLANNER

I AM VERY BUSY BAN.DO PLANNER


This are all combinations of things that I wanted on a planner. If this will all be rolled into one, I'm the happiest. For more info on each of this planners or journals, you can check it here with some other choices. 

Nov 22, 2015

Of Triggers and Kali

A good couple of weeks ago, I made a short segment about sir Michael Bugnosen. He is a self defense instructor focusing mainly on Filipino Kali technique and handling of fire arms. Due to the lack of footage, I would still want to share a few things I learned about Kali.

Filipino Kali, it is a traditional martial arts from the Philippines and it's becoming popular not just in the country but in foreign ones too. According to some researches done, this is a good technique for self defense especially that you can use ordinary things that we use everyday such as cellphones or ball pens. I got the opportunity to interview sir Micheael Bugnosen, a Kali trainer and I get to see the techniques and moves used. For most parts, the moves was quite familiar and on the latter part of my interview, I did found out that a Cordilleran dance was incorporated. They often use the Karambit, a kind of knife usually used by farmers to cut palay. It is double-sided blade and with the help of the round handle, it's easy to get a grip.
Aside from Filipino Kali, gun, which is what's mostly used in some countries for self defense, was also part of the training.Sir Tony from California is a gun enthusiast and was here for pleasure and took the time to teach us safety tips before using a gun. He is a professional musician by the way and he also learned a few Kali moves. 
After the interview, I was asked to try it and here are a few of my behind the scenes.







I kinda look bad-ass here but I was trembling on the inside. I did like 4 shots, 3 missed and one inside the target (not bad for a first). I could have done better if it wasn't a pistol, too big for my hands. The feeling was exhilarating though. 

This was done at Westpoint Shooting Range in Tuba, Benguet. The use of the facility is free, you just need to pay for the bullets used which is 18 pesos per piece. I would want to learn more both on how to use a gun and the Filipino Kali. I think it is about time considering the world that we live in. 


                                   




Nov 20, 2015

Friday's 10 Happy Things

Ditz Revolution

1. This 10 Happy Things Button. No need to get fancy with pictures, no ma'am, got no luxury time for that.

2. Grey's Antomy S12. Hooked.

3. Got to meet sir Joel Cruz "The Lord of Scents".

4. Tamarind bombs. I have been craving and I seldom get to buy and eat 20 pieces all in one seating.

5. Zero by Chris Brown.

6. My Elyu travel just to interview a farmer. An hour of travel from outside Baguio is enough to help clear the mind.

7. 6 hours of sleep.

8. H2o therapy. No, not 8 glasses but getting there.

9. My easy transition from pissed-off to game on face.

10. Adele's Hello.