A brief look at life in Manila, one of the longest lockdowned cities in the world. We talk staying sane, Viber ecosystems, cloud kitchens, social participation during distancing - and the glaring social divide.
With special guests, media executive Tanya Yuson and chef Karla Mendoza.
Please do pardon the audio quality. Recorded over the internet.
Music is courtesy of Purple Planet.
So who else is glad to see the back of 2018? It wasn't the easiest of times... but the beginning of a new year is always the perfect reason for a fresh slate. (Phew!)
Last December, we took a trip to the Yukon. To say it was inspirational would be an understatement. There's something about the starkness of frost that is invigorating. I felt the same rejuvenation a few years prior on a visit to Mongolia in the dead of winter. It was like rediscovering magic.
Nature holds all the universe's secrets - after snow, comes the Spring. The cycle of life and all that.
This is the story of our trip to the Yukon in Northern Canada, the people we met... the choices they made... the way they live. I revisit it often because it has a way of uplifting my spirits. Hopefully, this recording - in some small way - can do the same for you.
Find a comfy spot, shut your eyes, and let a cup of hot cocoa cool beside you as you listen...
Here's to the wonder of a new year.
Here's to new beginnings.
With all my best wishes.
P.S. - if you'd like to read the full article from the Yukon, you can find it on this link: https://www.i-migrant.com/stories/stargazing/
If there's anything that many of our guests have echoed it's that legacies are built one small step at a time.
In this final episode, a leading personality on Philippine English-language radio talks us through her pioneering journey: how a summer job that wasn't going too well became the career of a lifetime.
Plus - the sorrows and surprises along the way.
How DELAMAR unintentionally managed to speak for a generation... and take it all in stride.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the world and struggling to keep up with everything you need to do? Or do you sometimes find yourself feeling "blah" about things? Maybe you're in the middle of a big life change and aren't sure how to get everything sorted just so...?
It has been said that change is the only constant in life -- and yet it is the one thing that many of us fear the most. In this episode, we speak to professional life strategist Randi Levin who wants us all to live our best moments every day.
She also shares with our listeners a 52-week self-guided challenge from her website:
How to Balance Your Life:
We're always searching for next big health kick...the latest cure-all and magic remedy. But what if that "new" health fix is really an old one? Centuries old, in fact.
Business executive Nena Wuthrich joins us to share her latest passion outside of the office: it's all-natural, chemical-free, can help a wide vareity of ailments -- and ancient.
Let's talk - Essential Oils.
Are you battling depression? Maybe you're dissatisfied with your life - or know someone who is. Do you think people are unhappier now than they have been before? Does the nonstop buzz of the digital world make things worse for you?
Why is that as humanity has reached technological heights, many say they feel trapped in the black night of their soul?
There are ways to cope - without medication.
Psychoneurologist Lia Bernardo speaks to us about finding peace and living a joyful life.
Fashion designer. Artist. Entrepreneur. Son. Brother. Partner. Empire builder. Just a few of the hats worn by Philippine style icon Rajo Laurel.
Hear this unfiltered conversation about living honestly, finding contentment, and defining identity through clothing.
This episode is dedicated to the dreamers. To those who are still in pursuit of dreams, and those who have had them come true.
Are you an aspiring writer?
Or maybe you don't know what it is you want to do yet. How do you find your passion?
Meet British author Matt Killeen.
He's done it all. Advertising, store managing, graphics designing, music playing. He's even dabbled in stand-up comedy.
Now in his mid-40s, his 1st book is out this March on a topic that has critics raving - not just about the ingenuity of the plot - but also its timeliness.
Matt speaks to us about his highly anticipated "Orphan, Monster, Spy", and taking the creative journey to self discovery.
Turning the tables on a veteran journalist:
Gaby Tabuñar, Chairman Emeritus of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines, speaks about the things he's seen, the choices he's made, the world as he's seen it change, and what matters most...
Can you imagine yourself at a hundred?
We're doing things a little differently this episode - we hope you take the journey with us!
We all know Jagger, Ozzie, and even Gene Simmons... but ever wonder about a rockstar's life in the East?
Spanish-Filipino musician Tirso Ripoll burst onto the Asian music scene in the early 1990s with the iconic rock group Razorback.
27 years later - Tirso is a businessman, a father, and still rocking with his band.
He says there is a way to do it all. Hear more in this super animated conversation.