This last installment in my three-part article discusses my reasons and hopes for a Pokémon X and Y 2. I find some evidence in X and Y as well to support an X and Y 2, such as Mega Charizard and Mewtwo, and Lysandre's unfinished story. I also make my verdict here - read on to check it out!
Practicing good manners show you respect others and their human dignity. After all, the cornerstone of living well is living a life of service, a life for others and not just for yourself. Good manners is one good place to start, especially if you're young. Here are 10 manners to serve as your daily mental vitamin!
This next installment in my three-part article discusses my reasons and hopes for a Pokémon Z. I find much evidence in X and Y to make a Z release reasonable, most especially the relation of Zygarde to Xerneas and Yveltal.
Do you believe a Pokémon Z or a Pokémon X2 and Y2 will come out next? This first of my three-part article on this discusses briefly the Pokémon games history. Comment after this post on your opinions!
A follow-up to the previous post, this one teaches you how to create your daily schedule graphic, or schedule wheel, in 8 easy steps.
Having a regular schedule daily and weekly, even if you're not a student anymore, contributes significantly to productivity, efficiency, and effectivity. It enables you to practice good time management and get more things done without losing your head. Try making one visually and set it somewhere you can see easily!
It's so easy - and perhaps even fun - to do your part in household chores, whether or not you or your family have housekeepers. It shows you are responsible, independent, and that you care for your environment and for others. Here are a few such things you can do that fit into your daily routine.
Always Near Pros: Kevin's first best-of album in 12 years - after 3 more studio albums - and first with a "theme" All 9 studio albums (except for Enchanted Piano and Christmas) represented Certain favorites were included Always Near Cons: No new songs, rearrangements, or rare tracks - not even "The Moon Represents My Heart" or "Because I Love You" 14… Continue reading The Album: Kevin Kern’s Always Near – A Romantic Collection
If you have genuine leather shoes, you should invest in at least one pair of quality wooden shoe trees to take care of them. The trees absorb moisture, thereby eliminating any interior damage and odors from your shoes - thereby showing you care for your things, your money's worth, and respect the shoemakers.
Aside from cleaning shoes regularly, I invite you to consider a separate footwear policy at home - a pair of in-house slippers just for the upper floor/s or the more sensitive rooms (such as bedrooms and bathrooms) - or restrict all shoes to the porch! This would also promote a clean air at home and reduce the need for more intensive cleaning.
I encourage you to invest in a power bank for your smartphones as they'll help you stay charged on the run for those important communications in the midst of high power consumption.
Cleaning your shoes regularly is one way to promote overall wellness even at home. This is because in cleaning them regularly, you also clean out dirt and bacteria, especially from the soles, that can bring about malaise to your home.
The arts are one of the best ways for us to showcase our individuality and uniqueness. And this is not to be ashamed of if your work is considered inferior to another, for that's a standard by men. Using your talents with all your heart for the glory of God is invaluable, no matter the result
Your friends at The Daily Aloy wish you congratulations, and may prosperity be yours this year and every year hereafter!
Being responsible is to be prepared always, and that applies even on the most basic of levels: getting ready in the morning. First things first, we should be ready - all dressed up and groomed to face the day - for anything from the simplest of errands down the block to something as urgent as a fire.
Even with no S.O., you can spend Valentine's Day as a day of love for anyone and everyone, be it family, friends, less fortunate brothers and sisters, or even strangers. After all, since when has love been all romantic? Happy Valentine's Day!
In a world where social media has brought us closer and enabled our communications to reach wider audiences, it isn't difficult to be careless and be irresponsible or reckless in it. However, so is responding to said posts. Let this serve as a reminder that we all have a responsibility to use social media wisely.
I invite you to stop using plastic drinking straws as these are: 1) disposable items that become waste after just one use; and 2) bad for your health! Either use glass or steel straws, or avoid them altogether.
Your space at home and your bag's (or suitcase's) space could be lacking in size, but that doesn't mean it's useless. Knowing how to Make The Most of that space can actually get you very far with even a small apartment or a carry-on-sized bag. We seek to OPTIMIZE rather than MAXIMIZE.
In this follow-up to the first Simple Living post, I discuss how simple living is not as austere or dull-sounding as it might be to some. It's all about living SMARTLY. Click on and read.
In the rush for the latest or most expensive product, people sometimes stretch themselves beyond normal - only to repeat the process again the following year. It's exhausting, if you ask me. Read on about my thoughts on living simply in this two-part post.
They were put there for a reason, and that reason is connected to being a good citizen, following the law. And being a good citizen means to follow the law, even if it seems to be unreasonable or a burden.
As another way of minimizing our environmental footprint, I invite you to bring your own food containers when taking out! Read on for a discussion.
As a reminder even to myself, there are two things we should always keep in mind regarding innovation, which is crucial in the world today. Read on to see what they are and how my thoughts developed around them!
The most important and populated areas in the Philippines are at risk of getting shut down by a huge earthquake. Read more about it here.
How and why is using just 1 utensil for eating enough? Read on!
Happy New Year! Here, I give a three-point New Year's Resolution. Read on to find out what it is.
Typhoon Hagupit, or Ruby, has already been downgraded to a tropical storm, according to Rappler, but it does not necessarily mean that we can now rejoice and dance the night away: More rain is expected to arrive, and storm signal #3 is still up over some parts of the central Philippines. Remember, a storm signal is… Continue reading Stay safe Metro Manileños!
So there's now talk again of bracing for a new "supertyphoon" to hit our beloved country (PAGASA will not officially use the super-typhoon classification until next year, according to its administrator Vicente Malano, as they will raise awareness on such first - although the US Navy already classifies it as such), comparable to 2012's Typhoon Bopha… Continue reading 11 things to prepare in the face of a typhoon
It's pretty well known that leaving an appliance or appliances running for too long can cause it to overheat and even explode, potentially causing a catastrophic fire that can spell the end of our home. But what about for those that aren't in use? Yeah, yeah, it may seem obvious that one needs to unplug appliances… Continue reading Beware the phantom power!
Do you use chopsticks? I do, thanks to my Chinese roots, culture, and love for East Asian cuisines (Japanese and Korean rank among my top three favorites, Italian being the other). I also happen to love noodle soups the most, and we definitely use chopsticks there. If you, like me, frequently eat out at Chinese… Continue reading Saving yourself and the world, one pair of chopsticks at a time
Our high school physics classes would teach us that things tend to expand in heat, and contract in cold. (Remember that solids have rigidly-structured molecules, liquids have rather loosely-structured ones, and gases have almost free-flowing particles. And that solids turn into liquids, and liquids into gases, the higher the temperature.) It may sound somewhat Ivory… Continue reading Never immediately wash hot pans in cold water!
Gratitude is not only the greatest of values, but the parent of all others. (Cicero) Being a Chinese-Filipino living in the Philippines, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving. However, there's a lot to be said about this special holiday and the meaning behind it: Rooted in religious tradition but also celebrated secularly, Thanksgiving is meant to commemorate… Continue reading Say thank you then read
In the interests of healthy living in a practical but enjoyable manner, I’ve found myself wondering on various alternatives or little ways on improving our home to be a fortress of health.
After all, it’s the little things that count. 😉
Anyway, so my brother has a small herb plantation in the garage, and I had caught myself thinking several times in the past to turn our rather plain garden into one vibrant with life, “life” on all levels. As such, when I spotted this post from my colleague, who runs the “creative life solutions” online magazine CSR Life, I knew it would be featured one day or another.
(And it’s my way of saying thank you, Ms. Lali, for featuring my Boogie Board post too! :D)
The wonder word “organic” became a household name as the revolution of healthy eating buzzed everyone in the past years. From food, cosmetics, up to anything that may involve product from nature, people really prefer the word “organic.”
Together with the idea of all-natural ingredients, health-centric individuals really find ways to put chemical-free food on their plates. This starts with the reduction of fast food and ready-to-eat commodities. This form of detox demands scrutinized selection. Some people complain that healthy munches are pricier; think of specialty restaurants for dieters and vegetarians that are located in certain places only.
Genetically modified organisms or GMOs is also one of the concerns. No matter how much we try to eat healthy, if the source of our “healthy food” was born out of a GMO infested root, there will be no escape. So, the best thing that we can do is to ready our…
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Before I begin writing, I'd like to take a moment to share this video of a story I've frequently encountered over the years. It's about the blind men and an elephant, which is commonly used as a fable for the relativism and subjectivity of truth - how our subjectivity is true but may not be total. But this… Continue reading Why a dentist is a perfect example of community
We can't deny that we have so much things to get about in life today. Some of those we need, others we "need", and others yet we simply want. But regardless, there's one commonality I'd like us to reflect on for this post. Do we take good care of our stuff? We handle many of our things everyday,… Continue reading 3 Ways to Take Care of Your Things
Now that I've written about the social responsibility underlying motivations for this blog (apart from the fact that I just love to write), I can go all social responsibility mode on you. As if I haven't. :p It was a bit of a surprise to me when I learned that being stylish is actually a… Continue reading The Dopp Kit
This is a cross-publication of my editorial on CSR Bookshelf for yesterday, Monday, 25 August 2014, Philippine National Heroes Day for 2014.
Today, we celebrate a national public holiday whose significance is very, very special to us as a nation, as a people. Although they are not the de jure subjects of the holiday, thanks to the efforts of some of the people we honor this day, the events that led up to 12 June 1898 began. As such, we commemorate them as our national heroes. Today is National Heroes Day.
National Heroes Day was first signed into law through the national legislature’s Act No. 3827 on 28 October 1931, to be celebrated as an official, national holiday on the last Sunday of August. During President Corazon C. Aquino’s term, her 1987 Administrative Code adopted this in the list of regular holidays and nationwide “special days”. In 2007, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed Republic Act No. 9492, which made our Heroes’ Day fall on the last Monday of August.
To us, the millennial youth of the…
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Bakit ko ginagawa ang ginagawa ko? Naitatanong lagi sa akin iyan (ngunit hindi sa ganiyang paraan lagi), at nakakabigo tuwing nahihirapan akong sagutin ito. Ngunit alam ko rin na tama ang aking ginagawa, tama dahil iyon ang daan ng pag-ibig ng Maykapal. Kaya, kahit papano, ako'y namamayapa. Naniniwala ang aking tagapayo na mangyari nating gamitin ang ating mga… Continue reading 3 Taon, 3 Hakbang
Why do I do what I do? I get that question (not in that form always, though) a lot, and I find it slightly frustrating that I find it difficult or even impossible to answer. But, at the same time, I know that what I'm doing is right, right in the sense that it's the… Continue reading 3 Years, 3 Steps
Do you have a bucket list? What are the items listed in it? A lot of us would write ours to contain things we want to do before we die, such as visit so-and-so or do such-and-such with who-and-who. The goal? To maximize the experience one gets from life before it's all gone forever (or, rather,… Continue reading NEWSFLASH: A New Kind of Bucket List
So many things can keep us down in the dumps - even and ESPECIALLY those that we stand or believe we're purposed for. You can choose to stay sad or angry, or you can choose to be happy. What do you choose?
Hi, Daddy. Today's Sunday, July 13 (well, now, Monday, July 14). And on Tuesday, you turn 63. I was supposed to write this last Sunday, July 6, but things got in the way. Sorry... I very clearly remember that day. How I was woken up early, refused to do so, and was scolded. How we drove… Continue reading 6 July
The Philippines has a tropical climate that only becomes hotter and hotter as time passes by, and sometimes it becomes downright unpractical to try and dress up nicely. But sometimes, all you need is a quirky addition or a pleasant combination of colors even with just a T-shirt and jeans to stand out and be stylish. It's… Continue reading OotD: 2014-07-05
We've all been talking lately about innovation in fields especially like business. The term "social innovation" has become almost synonymous to social enterprise; the very essence of the technology sphere is innovation. It seems, then, that innovation is not simply a key solution to building a brighter tomorrow, but forms an integral, indispensable, and essential part… Continue reading OotD: 2014-05-02
I always predict that my biggest expenses will go to traveling, food, and books. I am an absolute adventurer, and I am in love with that exhilarating feeling of travel, where one lives on nothing but the things they pack in their suitcase or bag, as well as the sights, sounds, and savors of where… Continue reading Reflections on Responsible Traveling Fashion
Maybe it's the emotions drawing from experiencing familiar things that are somehow different from the previous experience. So many possibilities, even though you have a general direction of where you're going - and that may be why I have the "start-up bug" not just in business, but in my daily lifestyle.
Wow, I haven't updated this in almost a year. How time flies... Indeed, this supposed last year of the world has been figuratively (good thing not literally) a blast, and especially in this time of my life, I am now more than game to face 2013. Although the seeds were sown during the last quarter… Continue reading 2012: Not the end, but the beginning.
"Sa pagbasa ng isang magandang aklat, dapat mag-iwan ito ng maraming karanasan sa iyo, bukod pa sa kaunting pagod. Dapat kang mabuhay ng iilang buhay habang binabasa ito. (A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.)" -William Styron, manunulat Simula pa noong bata… Continue reading Ang Libreng Bakasyon at Gamot