Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a partnership between the one who climbs, and the belayer, the one who helps bring the climber down.
This summer, why not try rock climbing? You burn 500 calories a minute scaling up a wall, according to PowerUp gym in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. I find this believable: someone I know who got addicted to rock climbing shortly after giving birth quickly lost the pounds she gained during pregnancy. There’s an incentive to exercise when you’re into rock climbing, because you’re trying to build strength to conquer those walls. You get to know your body more as you try to get to the top, and you conquer your fear of falling — and failing. Continue reading


Count your change

This holiday season, when you eat out, remember to count your change. Continue reading

The courage to fail

“Some temptations are so great it takes great courage to yield to them,” Oscar Wilde once wrote. I remember it as I think of how much courage it takes to fail, and of the people I know who are trying, and sometimes failing, to make their dreams come true. Continue reading

A halloween party



These are supposed to look like eyeballs 🙂

We had a Halloween party at home, with marshmallow eyeballs, spaghetti and nachos. Continue reading

Endings and beginnings

The evening class, I-E2013.

The evening class, I-E2013.

The semester is over. Yesterday was our last exam, barring removals. The next semester will begin on November 7. I don’t know how many of my classmates I’ll see in November; I don’t know if they’ll still see me in November, either. Continue reading