Voyager and Other Fictions: The Collected Stories of Jose Dalisay

If there will come a time that I would need to sell my books and leave only a few with me, Jose Dalisay’s Voyager and Other Fictions is definitely going to stay on my shelf and here’s why: Continue reading “Voyager and Other Fictions: The Collected Stories of Jose Dalisay”

Fishing as a Stress Reliever

We went for night fishing yesterday evening.

We left the island around five past six and traces of the sun that has just set were still visible on the still-pinkish-turning-to-gray sky. The current was strong and the tide was low as it was just two days after the first full moon of the year. Continue reading “Fishing as a Stress Reliever”

Year End Dive

I left the island at 8am and headed to Male’ to join  a fun dive. It was a warm, sunny morning, the last Sunday of 2019.

I reached the meeting point at 9:30am and as I waited for the instructor and other divers to arrive, the bright blue sky suddenly turned gray. The round swollen clouds are ready to spill anything on it at any given time. The wind blew hard. Continue reading “Year End Dive”

My First New Year in the Island + Rico Blanco’s Nostalgic Video

This was my first New Year in the island.

Since I worked in the Maldives, I always got the chance to go home for the New Year except this time because of the changes on our leave plans.

Our team had a dinner around 8:30pm. A lot left the table about 9:30pm and four of us stayed until midnight, discussing about the the wrongs and rights of our festive season and where and how else can we improve. Continue reading “My First New Year in the Island + Rico Blanco’s Nostalgic Video”

Being Hotelier: Types Of Hotel Guests That We Usually Meet

Working in the hospitality industry can be quite interesting because of the different types of people that we meet on a day to day basis. But, interesting as it is, it can also be challenging as not all people are happy campers.

So here’s my list of the Type of Hotel Guests that we usually meet: Continue reading “Being Hotelier: Types Of Hotel Guests That We Usually Meet”

It’s Time for the Year End Appraisal

After a year of being a Sales Coordinator, I was asked by the previous Corporate Head of the Sales Team if I would like to be promoted as a Sales Executive.  I politely declined telling him that I am more interested in a position related to PR, Marketing and E Commerce and he frankly replied to me saying that these positions will only be Head Office based so I won’t get this chance and I could just stay where I am, in the island, since I don’t want to get the promotion that he offered. Continue reading “It’s Time for the Year End Appraisal”

3 Things I Like About Dharavandhoo Island, Maldives

Living in an island in the Maldives and still wanting to visit islands might sound strange to you but it is really my goal to see as much islands of the Maldives while I am here, while the islands are still in their natural state (before a foreign company takes over and turns it into a resort and changes the entire island). Continue reading “3 Things I Like About Dharavandhoo Island, Maldives”