So I had my car serviced and took a public transport going home when Toto’s 1986 hit blurted out on the UV’s car stereo. Manong driver turned the volume up a notch and started singing. His voice was surprisingly good. However, as he sang the lyrics, my brain was also singing. I was dissecting the song word per word, and I realized that the song was a happy, victorious one. Toto’s song was a song of mustering strength and courage. It was not just a song of moving on but also of slow acceptance— happily. The way I see it, the singer stresses that in time, no matter how long, he will accept things. He will eventually stop anticipating but he cannot forget his former love, that is impossible, and he knows that.[Read more…]
Did you know that codependency fits everyone to greater or lesser degrees? – At least, that’s exactly what Ruth Morehouse, Ph.D. and co-director of world-known Marriage & Family Health Center says.
If so, we should also admit the fact that the risk of finding ourselves in unfulfilling, dishonest relationships that feature emotional fusion is very high. Moreover, such unhealthy codependency can pervade any kind of interactions from work to family connections.
But still, codependency is not recognized as a distinct personality disorder by any version of the DSM. Thus, the codependent behavior is not something you should be afraid of – it’s something you should just be able to identify, treat, and overcome in order to live a fuller and happier life.
And we’ll tell how to do it step by step:
Clothes aren’t everything, but sometimes, it can make or break you. How you want to present yourself starts with how you dress yourself.
Good-quality shirts should appear in the wardrobe of any man who wants to attract single women, replacing sweatshirts and hoodies. So, it will not be superfluous to give you several fashion tips on how to choose the right shirt and accessories to it. There are plenty of classifications, but it’s better to consider them in accordance with specific occasions.[Read more…]
If I would recommend an easy climb, well, it’s the Mt. Sipit Ulang of Barangay Mascap, Rodriguez, Rizal. Honestly speaking, this is the easiest climb I had so far in my entire climbing experience. You have two choices to reach the summit: the Banayad trail that only requires 1-2 hours of trekking or the other one – the Paniki trail which takes 2-3 hours to reach the summit.
We chose the Paniki trail because as per our tour guide, this trail has more exciting and beautiful trekking parts. And he was right! We really enjoyed this trail because of the amazing limestone formations that you will encounter along the trek.
If you have a plan to visit this mountain, I recommend taking the Paniki trail going to summit as well, because this is not as difficult as what our tour guide told us (haha. Sorry). Well, I have my basis. Since we descent taking the Banayad trail, I can compare that there were really magnificent views in the Paniki trail.
There are actually plenty of beautiful rock formations. Trekking in this trail is like trekking in a cave; the only difference is that the top part is open. There are also parts when you need to scramble upon some holes because it is more difficult to climb some rock walls. But, I tell you, doing this is really fun!
Moreover, Paniki trail of Mt. Sipit Ulang has parts when you need rock climbing skills. Their established small bamboo bridges are also nice. We are also fortunate to see some bats during daylight. Yes, there are bats there and that is why it is called Paniki trail. And the most exciting part of the trail is climbing the bamboo ladder (see picture below so you can imagine this thrilling experience). After this, there’s also a part with trees where we rested for a while. This part is so relaxing that we stayed there for a couple of minutes. Then, we proceeded to the summit.[Read more…]
Traveling has become part of the millennial lifestyle. This generation craves the expansion of their horizon and creating an experience more than anyone. There are many terms used to describe this generation’s travelers like backpackers, jet setter, globetrotter and travel nomads. Each with their own distinct kind of traveling lifestyle.
Backpackers are generally tourist who are comfortable carrying all of their belongings in nothing but a backpack. Jetsetters are regularly hustling in the air, jumping from one airport to another. Globetrotters like to count the number of countries they’ve been to. And travel nomads, well they’re the cool bunch of people who can’t just keep staying in one place and has literally bring back the nomadic lifestyle of the past. Every aspect of their life should completely and comfortable blend with traveling.
If you find yourself infected with the travel bug, then you might want to know your case. Let’s check out the signs if you are a traveling nomad.[Read more…]