The Fountain Pen Obsession

I studied Broadcast Journalism in college, partly due to my unhealthy obsession with Superman (in my mind, I had the makings of the next Lois Lane) and partly, because my math skills were left stuck in the primary level. If you’re a maskom kid, or have journalism as one of your college courses, one oft-repeated…

Through the pandemic: finding –and nurturing a new hope within

Socrates said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” I am publishing this piece on a blog that, at some point this year, I was determined to either abandon or overhaul. Earlier this year, right in the middle of my “turning-40-so-I-should-get-a-stock-of-my-life”…

A Bella Returns: My Review of Belle De Jour Planner 2020

My love of planners was ignited more than ten years ago, courtesy of Belle de Jour. Back in 2007, I finally got tired of using the same old boring organizers (remember them?) when I chanced upon Belle De Jour’s 2008 planners at National Book Store. The first thing I noticed is how well-thought-of it was:…

GCash: PH’s mobile wallet of choice commits to 365,000 new trees in one year

GCash has already cemented itself as THE mobile wallet of choice in the Philippines. Constantly innovating, constantly providing new features that kept its loyal clientele and its competitors on its toes. For their latest innovation, GCash goes beyond providing financial solutions, introducing an exciting “green” feature on the app called GCash Forest, which lets subscribers…

Innovation meets creativity with the new Oppo Reno Series

In a highly-anticipated launch celebrated by Filipino creatives, trendsetters and tastemakers, OPPO Philippines officially introduced to the market their Reno series – comprised OPPO Reno and the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom. Because smartphones nowadays go beyond sending messages, taking calls and even surfing the internet; and has, in fact, become literal extensions of our individuality and…