Ten Sanskrit Terms I learned in our local Yoga Studio

There are plenty of reasons why people go to a Yoga Studio. Some go to improve their physique. They want to be flexible and strong. Some go for mental clarity to deal with their everyday hangups. Others, to improve their spirituality. They try to create or renew their relationship with God, their universe, or their…

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Every 10 Days : January 21-30, 2019

Episode 3, the Year 2019 (Days 11-30) Every 10 Days is the newsletter of this blog. This is where I curate my reflections throughout the week or every 10 days. Fuck Cancer We walked into the small clinic of my mom’s surgeon. The yellow painted walls gave me a nostalgic feeling. The first time we…

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Pre-Chinese New Year at Ongpin Street

Last Saturday, we went to Manila for my mom’s checkup in Manila. This was her first post-checkup after completing all 8 Chemo sessions and lab tests. We travelled as early as 5am for the 12noon checkup. We need to be there early to get the first couple of slots. While waiting for the doctor, I…

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From Pet Bottles to Upscaled High Fashion Accessories – An Interview with Bryan Gil Creations

“Human beings had forgotten that they too were part of nature. They had been arrogant enough to think themselves masters of nature, and nature was now going to have revenge on them” – Pankaj Mishra, An End to Suffering. Sustainability is the name of the game in business nowadays. Every entrepreneur talks about this. Sustainability…

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Every 10 Days : January 11-20, 2019

Hello and this is the 2nd Every 10 Days episode. Every 10 Days is the newsletter of this blog. This is where I curate my reflections throughout the week or every 10 days. The first month of the year is about to end. It felt like it was yesterday that we jumped up and down…

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Revolutionizing the Filipino Lampin and Pasador – An Interview with Made by Pearl

During the 90s, my typical Filipino mom would ask me to bring a small towel called “lampin” to school. It is an all-around piece of fabric to wipe food, sweat and dirt away from my 7-year-old careless self. Rewind further back to the 80s, parents use this piece of clothing as a diaper for their…

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Trying Out Osho’s Dynamic Meditation at Home

Spirituality is rebellion; religiousness is orthodoxy. Spirituality is individuality; religiousness is just remaining part of the crowd psychology. Religiousness keeps you a sheep, and spirituality is a lion’s roar. – Osho I did not know anything about Osho except for his fierce quotes I see on Pinterest and Instagram. He has this huge eyes and…

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The Gong Bath

I was excited about this specific part of my Hong Kong itinerary. The Red Doors Studio is becoming more and more popular with the expat and local yuppies in the city. It was why I quickly found it online while searching for meditation spaces in Hong Kong. The studio is in Wong Chuk Hang, which…

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Into Samadhi

Samadhi – The term ‘Samadhi’ derives from the root sam-a-dha, which means ‘to collect’ or ‘bring together’, and thus it is often translated as ‘concentration’ or ‘unification of mind. (Wikipedia) Sheung Wan is one of my favourite places in Hong Kong. Everywhere you look is a form of artwork. It is also home to the…

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