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Rule of thirds in surviving this city life. A series.

1. Carry light. Travel light. A baggage is heavier than you think. Choose three most important things and carry them with you. I forget this a lot. I forget how it is to fucking go light. I do not mean Go Light in Life but go light while commuting! I do not have the luxury of car but I can very well navigate this chaotic city with ease.

However, the very least I can do is to carry two heavy pouches of two kind of organic rice with me, or two laptops, or a box of eight pomelos while walking along Ayala Avenue! All of which (though on separate events) I once carried while transferring from one vehicle to another. This caused me every bit of inconvenience and it never fails to make me think what had I done to deserve this. I cannot afford to do those moments anymore unless they are in emergency or I may think twice even.

2. Moisturize. I am desperate for moisture in this city. I have developed a habit for it even if it means keeping a little oil in my face. I have also developed of cons…


I once thought why is it easy for some people to write something that is either critical, sad or frustrating when there is just too many good things to write about. I remember an interview with the great food writer Doreen Fernandez, who by the way influenced me a lot on the way I look on food. The interviewer asked her, why did she rarely or even none at all write any bad reviews about food? And Doreen replied, it is because there are so many good food to write about and she does not have the luxury of time to write about bad taste. 

Well, I can always choose good taste over bad taste despite the relativity of it. But what I am pointing out is when I am retracing some of my entries here in the blog, para naman na over na sa 'feels'.I am probably addressing this dilemma to myself! Oh well, I cannot blame myself. For one, I have been writing here 'in the moment' and this blog has always been personal and an effective ranting platform. Or else I would have exploded a long…