Past & Present / Gratitude & Lessons Learned.

Le Suicide Edouard Manet, 1887. A little more than a year ago, to be more specific, last October - I thought I was headed towards a "right" direction. I was somewhat more proactive in my social life by meeting new people who were closer in physical proximity to me and being more engaged in a…

Food & Travel: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Part II – Casual Eats)

I'm fortunate enough to be able to visit once per year, and even though Vegas gets overwhelming at times and always too static and dry (it is the desert, after all), it still has a special place in my heart. I was recommended to Hattie B's Chicken when I met up with my friends the day…

Food & Travel: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Part I – Fine Dining)

Wheatfields with Crows Vincent van Gogh, 1890. It's been a while. I know, I know. I'm regressing back to the state where I'm about to put "writing" inside a drawer that I'll open once in a blue moon. I'm trying not to do that, because I genuinely enjoy the time that I spend typing away…

Past & Present: Beautiful Distractions.

Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds Vincent van Gogh, 1890. I've always been a fan of focus, as it symbolizes personal commitment, resolve, perseverance. It doesn't matter who or what the attention is on, it just exists. The only difference is the "why" as it varies - perhaps out of passion, out of morals, even out of peer…

Past & Present / Calmness, Mindfulness & the Knowledge of “Okay”.

Water Lillies Claude Monet, 1907. I must admit: prior to owning an Apple Watch - I've only attempted meditation once. I used the Headspace app for nine days in a row, and then I gave up. It wasn't that meditation isn't a great habit to cultivate, it is. I just didn't know what the entire point of it…