The Simple Lesson Keeping Indoor Plants Taught Me

Restraint. Yep, that’s the one great lesson I learned as a formerly frustrated “plantito” during this pandemic. Sometimes, in our enthusiasm to literally make things grow — such as plants — we actually end up killing them. That’s what I saw when my first snake plant, Lucia, died because of overwatering. She developed root rot.Continue reading “The Simple Lesson Keeping Indoor Plants Taught Me”

Simple Life Lessons from Nomadland

I don’t think I would ever want to live as a nomad. Maybe for a month, just to get a taste of it in some delayed honeymoon-expedition across Europe. But that’s it; no more. I would rather sit back on a cushy, wooden recliner — a classic Wodehouse on one hand and a glass ofContinue reading “Simple Life Lessons from Nomadland”

Vote For Our Place On Apartment Therapy’s Small/Cool Contest!

My wife and I have always found comfort in our home, especially in these terrible times. Small as it is at just 193 sq ft, I’m proud to say that it gives me an oasis or even a beach vibe — perfect for both work and vacation. 😇 So I sent a few photos toContinue reading “Vote For Our Place On Apartment Therapy’s Small/Cool Contest!”

A Perfectly Simple Wedding Amid the Pandemic

Having postponed our wedding TWICE because of the pandemic, finally my Kath and I were married a few days ago. Since Manila was in its worst COVID situation, we had canceled the wedding reception and opted for a simple family dinner after the ceremony. Only my fiancee’s immediate family, our maid of honor, and ourContinue reading “A Perfectly Simple Wedding Amid the Pandemic”

How I Transition From Work Mode to Rest Mode

After a long and arduous day, transitioning into rest mode can get really challenging. After more than a year working from home, however, I’ve somehow managed to collect some habits that do help my soul to slide smoothly into a relaxing evening. I’m happy to share them with you: 1. Dim the lights. For meContinue reading “How I Transition From Work Mode to Rest Mode”