Our table at Snoopy's Street Fair
Last night we had dinner with several good friends hosted by Jun and Kourtney. One of the topics we discussed was “Vision Casting”. It’s basically a way of goal-setting. You visualize your goals through photos and post it somewhere to always remind you and motivate you. I was planning on doing something like this together with my wife but I ended up doing it in the weirdest of all platforms — Snoopy’s Street Fair on my iPad 2, lol.
Snoopy’s Street Fair is an iOS game that’s similar to Farmville wherein you collect coins from your “investments”. Collection is set at various time intervals per character and item. Initially I was my typical gamer self, trying to figure out the best way to earn revenue and not really caring for the over-all design of my fair. Eventually though I found this corner that I wanted to turn into a place where my wife and I would hang-out (she also plays the game). So I bought two chairs, a nice table, put a kitty basket with Tiffy and Phoebe, put a tree to act like a shade, and got Schroeder to provide the background music.
That’s what I want in life. To be able to just live peacefully with the one I love <3 (and with our cats too). Maybe someday we can put bean bags there for our future kids as well, hehe.
Thanks to my wife, Michelle Orosa-Ople, for getting me into this game. Now we have a shared activity, haha!
PS: Thanks Jun, Kourtney, Randell, Mia, Tony, and Miri for the great company last night!
My wife with the pamangkin! Gabriel Ople-Bocobo.
“Techie” is infectious. Recently I fell in love with headphones and am slowly turning into an Audiophile. Bought Marshall Major Headphones and am now saving up for an AKG 701 (worth Php 28,000). After researching, experiencing, and learning about how headphones and audio systems work, the first beneficiary was my wife. I realized that her in-ear buds weren’t really that awesome and the sound quality was produced because it was just a generic China brand. We went to JBL Soundstage and bought an AKG K404 portable headphones.
If you’re heart is overflowing with passion for something, it shouldn’t be just for yourself. You should let if flow and bless others.
A few weeks ago the article “5 things you should know before dating a journalist” came out and became viral. This was written from the point of view of a journalist who wants to tell their would-be suitors what to expect if they started dating. This article got me thinking (since I’m married to a journalist myself) and I just want to contribute to the discussion. Here are somethings to keep in mind if you’re married to a journalist.
1. They work long hours.
Reporters are probably one of the most hardworking people in the world. They pick their stories, lead a team (cameraman and driver), go to various sources for interviews, writes their spiel for TV, delivers the news for TV, helps with the actual editing of the story, pushes stories to producers to air their stuff, and sometimes they even have to repurpose their stories for web and other shows. Oh… did I mention all of that happens in one day? They come home, sleep, and they wake up and do it again. Note that sometimes the story they cover can be physically taxing or Continue reading