The Good Samaritan Collection: Starbucks Reserve Philippines Coffee Cards (January 17, 2019)

The Collection that was never meant to be What was only meant to be a simple inquiry–well, more of a comment actually–on the Starbucks Reserve Christmas 2018 Coffee Card suddenly took a life of its own when I was handed several by a Good Samaritan. Nine to be exact. I have always admired the CoffeeContinue reading “The Good Samaritan Collection: Starbucks Reserve Philippines Coffee Cards (January 17, 2019)”

Hardbound Starbucks Philippines Gift Cards Checklist (January 16, 2019)

While riding the wave of inspiration that suddenly hit me this evening, I decided to put some work into my latest acquisition, and turn the first few pages of the secret compartment book into a complete checklist of all the Starbucks Philippines gift cards that have been released since August 2013.

Happening Now: David Mack signing at FullyBooked in Bonifacio High Street (September 26, 2015)

On September 26, 2015, FullyBooked in Bonifacio High Street will be celebrating Batman’s 76th anniversary (and what I have come to understand is to be the official “Batman Day”), with acclaimed artist David Mack (Daredevil, Fight Club 2). Mack, who extended his stay in Manila after the AsiaPOP Comicon last week, is set to doContinue reading “Happening Now: David Mack signing at FullyBooked in Bonifacio High Street (September 26, 2015)”

Featured on TV5’s Reaksyon with Luchi Cruz-Valdez (March 4, 2014)

Reaksyon: Walang kamatayang paghanga ng Pinoy sa basketball (Reaction: The Filipino’s never-ending admiration for basketball) As part of a segment on ‘Die hard’ Filipino basketball fans, a TV5 news crew came by my clinic to get my thoughts on the game of basketball in the Philippines as well as the role that social media plays in attractingContinue reading “Featured on TV5’s Reaksyon with Luchi Cruz-Valdez (March 4, 2014)”

Finding that need to exercise

As I was preparing for my circuit training class one afternoon, a fellow trainee came up to me and asked, “How do I motive myself to exercise?”  I thought about it for a moment and replied, “Well, getting yourself to the gym would be a good start.  Once you’re here and see all of usContinue reading “Finding that need to exercise”

The Gift of Motivation

A couple of days ago, I was asked by a good friend if there were exercises that could “motivate people to do the things that they need to do.” Sadly, I replied, “There isn’t any.” When it comes to matters involving motivation, I believe that the limitation of every psychologist extends to their patient’s intrinsicContinue reading “The Gift of Motivation”

Talk on Motivating Today’s Young Athletes (Basketball)

Last February, Milo B.E.S.T. Basketball (Basketball Efficiency Scientific Training) invited me to speak to several of their coaches on the subject of motivation.  The talk, entitled, “Motivating Today’s Young Athletes” will be held in the World Citi College Gymnasium in Caloocan City on March 5, 2011 (Saturday) from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 N.N. Addendum: MeetingContinue reading “Talk on Motivating Today’s Young Athletes (Basketball)”