When I was in my early twenties, I had a conversation with my father that I’m not proud of. The exact details of the conversation escape me, but I remember this sentence coming out of my mouth, “Running a business is easy. It’s common sense! Make more money than you spend.” I was wrong and I was right. You should make more money than you spend, but running a business is not easy. I had so much to learn and I didn’t know it. Fortunately, I didn’t let my ego get in the way of learning.
Children’s books aren’t exclusively for children. Sure, there’s the whimsical cover, a silly tale here and there, but at their core, these books that we read as kids are for adults too. The proof is when you revisit an old book that you read as a child. My guess is many of these books will have taken a different meaning for you as an adult.
Being “creative” can be a blessing and a curse, especially in the Philippines. Artists have to struggle twice as hard to succeed and be recognized.
Most have to balance their passion with putting food on the table and paying bills.
I admit it.
I am not really a bookworm.
I felt like an impostor when I brought my nine books to swap that day in Parkmall. I felt pretentious, looking through the selections available. I didn’t think I could finish reading the ten books I brought home.
“Wait a minute… ten? Don’t you mean nine?”
You already know our evident love for cafes and coffee. One of my favorite spots is Coffee Factory. Since I work near where it is situated, I am able to go there early and enjoy the place when it is less crowded. Lately, there’s barely an empty table in sight especially during the evenings. This isn’t surprising as there are a number of reasons why it’s a new favorite for many.