I have very vague memories of Star Wars, but I do remember loving some of the movies and even carrying Darth Vader toys when I was a kid (I’ve always been a fan of villains). But now that more movies are coming out in the franchise, it makes me excited to watch the first two trilogies and get on the bandwagon.
I started using Grab in 2014 after I got held up at knifepoint. Pre-Grab, I would take the train, bus, and tricycle around Manila, priding myself for knowing the routes to get to anywhere within the capital and for being the Cool Guy who’s okay with commuting. But after that night, when I rode the bus after going to the theater, and when the man sitting next to me demanded I give him my bag, I told myself that I was given a second chance at life and that I should preserve it.
I still like to think of myself as the Cool Guy who’s okay with commuting, but when it’s raining, it’s late, or when I’m in a hurry, I rely on Grab to get around. Yes, it’s more expensive than a P12 bus ride, but I’d rather pay more to arrive safe, comfortable, and most importantly, alive.
I love taking pictures when I travel. Everything seems more charming and exotic when I’m in another place. Go through my camera roll and you’ll see pictures of flowers, street signs, and cats sharing space with national landmarks. Even if I love taking pictures, I’m no photographer. I am aware that I treat my Sony A5000 like a point-and-shoot and I know nothing about technical stuff, but I’m happy with my gear and the photos I produce.
If I were to really upgrade my gear, I would get the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, a new smartphone that’s upgrading the mobile photography experience. It has the new Motion Eye camera system, which uses the same technology from the Sony Alpha and Cyber-shot cameras, which makes for professional-level photos with vivid colors.
I usually watch movies and TV shows on my laptop, but for days when I want something a little more compact, and for those moments when I’m out and I have a little time on my hands, I use my iPad. Of course, I don’t always have my iPad ready, so I also use my phone to stream. I love streaming on my phone, but I found a new device to make mobile streaming more immersive: the LG G6!
The best thing about working in digital is that I can work anywhere. A good friend of mine who works in the same industry goes to the beach almost every week, and she takes her laptop with her wherever she goes. I’m a city boy, so I either work at home, or in coffee shops, restaurants, and wherever the mood strikes me.
I used to carry a clunky laptop, but I recently moved to a slimmer version that I can tuck in any of my bags. Now, I’m getting a serious case of envy as ASUS just launched its Zenbook 3 Deluxe, an ultra-slim and sleek device that looks good on the inside and on the outside. And to prove just how stylish it is, ASUS Philippines launched the laptop with a fashion show with Rajo Laurel, and the announcement of Isabelle Daza as its new endorser!