Life is a trade-off.

“To be able to accept fully, you must give up willingly.” ~Anonymous

If life has one great limitation aside from the fact that it has an end, it’s that it can never give you everything. It can give you one thing, but not the other. It cannot give you both. And when that rare time comes that you do get both, it means you’re just getting lucky and the chance that it could happen again is very slim.

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Yes, I do believe that life is a trade-off. It’s funny because this realization hit me after I watched an action movie last week. I’m not so sure, but I think it’s from the movie John Wick (which was highly-entertaining, by the way). The main antagonist there mentioned about it, how life is all about trade-offs and compromises. Indeed, you really can’t have all the things you wish for. I’ve known about this before, but its relevance today, in this fast-paced world we live in, makes it a subject worth discussing and reflecting on again.

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Weekend Story: Meetup with a Blogger Friend + Beauty and the Beast + Work on Sunday Night

Last weekend was quite productive and fun at the same time. I got to rest and unwind on Saturday while Sunday was spent mostly at home and at work (at the restaurant).

As the title of this post suggests, there were three highlights to my weekend. First was when I finally met Jerellt in person on Saturday afternoon at Robinsons Manila. She’s the food and travel blogger behind Je’s Anatomy. I won in the recent giveaway she hosted in her blog and the meetup was planned primarily so I could claim my prize.

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On Making Checklists

I used to rely on my sharp memory in getting tasks done. I noticed, though, that as I get older, my memory gets poorer and poorer and my attention span, shorter and shorter. This is where to-do lists or better yet, checklists, come in handy.

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My work in the office requires me to remember things. Part of my job is doing secretarial tasks for my boss (EA lang ang peg!) which means I need to take note of her many commands and requests. In order to deliver outputs and reduce failures, I’ve thought of listing down the tasks I need to finish, from the urgent ones to those with flexible deadlines.

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Weekend Story: Pope Francis and Family Bonding

Last long weekend can be aptly called the Papal weekend. The apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines was phenomenal, a once in a lifetime opportunity that’s filled with happy memories for our country and our people.

On Saturday night, the hubby and I fetched my in-laws at Mall of Asia (MOA). After that, we had a quick dinner at Solaire’s food court upon my recommendation. It was their first time there and I was glad they liked the food. Except for that meetup, we hadn’t left the house and were just glued to the TV screen all throughout that memorable weekend.

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