“Philosophy is really nostalgia, the desire to be at home.” – Novalis 8/3 Is it me, or there’s so many talks now about plastic surgery? To be honest I have thought about it, but watching and reading the recovery period even though the results are great, always puts me off. Plus the large amount of money […]

“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.” – Phyllis Diller 1/3 March! Sydney is getting cooler and gloomy looking, which brings the unwelcome flu and cold season. I think I had my dose just two days ago and passed it onto E. He now is sniffling his way through the day, he and I […]

“I would always rather be happy than dignified.” – Charlotte Bronte 23/2 During days off, my body wakes up when I don’t want it to wake up and during the days I have work, it wakes up like its still on a break. Frustrating. Anyways, had a massive burger brunch today after finally getting some life back […]

“The monstrosity of this, reaching Smiley through a thickening wall of spiritual exhaustion, left him momentarily speechless.” – John Le Carre 14/2 Once again I didn’t get a bouquet of roses. That’s all I really want on this day. Every 14/2. 15/1 Where has the week gone? Trying so hard to stay awake. 16/1 Instead of brunch, going […]

“Denial is a useful defense mechanism until it’s not.” – Rosalind Kaplan 9/2 The week has flown and I completed the first week of work for one of my work places. There is still much to learn with the system there and I wish I can install my own system. But if I do it will […]

“We should respect those able to choose love after enduring a lifetime of hate. It is the least we could do.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman 29/1 Landed in Sydney yesterday, and it still feels like I am still settling in. I have unpacked but everything seems new again, which is great. It is an immense juxtaposition […]

“Sometimes it pays not to be interested in what happened but in what did not happen.” – Ambeth O. Ocampo 16/1 Did the Intramuros Walking Tour by Carlos Celdran which was another insightful day, learning about Filipino history… the end of the day on the other hand turned out shit, with a moody human. 19/1 Decided to check […]

“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley 24/12 Was my last work day yesterday for the year! Super excited for the holidays and for the trip in 12 days. I haven’t flown out to the Philippines since 2009. What has happened these past few weeks… […]

22/11 What a week, just been swamped with work and completing the first assignment of  the 3rd session. Now I am just looking for courses I can take, for my professional development. I think I am a little bit obsessed with LinkedIn. It is actually a great tool to investigate what paths people took, like their […]

“Excellence is to keep beating your own standards every day.” – Israelmore Ayivor 8/11 This week has been a burner. It is great that the 38 hours is compressed within 4 days, but it really burns you out. No time at all to squeeze in that essential workout, I have definitely been pushing myself to get […]