When the guard at the office saw me going out in my running gear, she asked if I’m going jogging at the park. I smiled and corrected her, saying “Running not jogging!”
I didn’t renew my gym membership when it expired last August. Well aside from the savings (we’re having our house renovated), due to my schedule, I was only using the treadmill there after work to save time, essentially running or cardio mostly. So it’s a no-brainer that I instead do it outdoors, but I only got to hit the track seriously once construction work at our house was done this November. I signed up to two running events, but I’m not sure I’d be ready as I only started this week, so here goes, this time using Strava.
After four seemingly long, struggling months, losing most of our furniture as they got wet and broken, going over budget and making several outrageous changes, our house renovation project is almost done, and so finally it’s time to turn it into our home as we move in on this auspicious date. Our six dogs are even more anxious but we’re just happy we’ll be getting back our normal schedules and sleep in our separate rooms.
The first time I got the chance to lead a team, I really didn’t know exactly what to do. The funny thing is, it was rather small, very — we’re actually only two, but I treated ours as if we’re worth an entire floor in a high-rise corporate building! Continue Reading →
I was doing laundry this late Sunday afternoon. When the washing machine sounded off that the drying’s done, I looked up the sky to see if there’s any sign of rain coming. Instead I saw the moon dotting the orange, cottony clouds, looking small in its crescent phase, as if growing bigger as night fell. I sat there looking at what I’d call the laundry moon, wondering how many like me on earth are staring that way. I then whispered a prayer to thank the heavens for continuing to bless us with its wonderful nature.
This was my “codigo” when I was asked to speak for a wedding reception some years ago, for a couple that me and wife are both friends with. I was happy to oblige but it was unusual of me that I have come up with the speech the same day as the event, while me and my wife were in the car on our way to the church, doing it via Notes on my iPhone 3G. It was short and sweet but not unforgettable. I meant to prepare a long one, but in my busyness I ended up with just a draft I kept repeating in my mind, the idea being that marriage is not always easy.