Responsible and ethical journalism. This is something that is often talked about within the industries of social and traditional media. It simply means that as a journalist – whether online, on air, or on print – there is always a responsibility and a duty to make sure that whatever information is being let out in public is factual and true. This holds true regardless if you are writing about current events or simply stating a personal opinion.
In an ideal world, bloggers would strictly abide by this important tenet – not only because one cares for his/her integrity but also because it is the right thing to do. Readers deserve accurate reporting.
Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. Far from it, sad to say. And as much as most of us who own and maintain blogs strive hard to uplift the image and integrity of the blogging community, there remains a significant number of irresponsible jerks who write with reckless abandon and with no sense of responsibility – all for the sake of being controversial and coming out with the juiciest news first.
Sleeplessness or lack of sleep. Whichever of these two keeps you company at night, the negative effects to one’s body are the same such as advanced ageing and a weak immune system.
In my line of work, whether blogging until the wee hours of the morning, staying up from morning till next morning for a taping of a TV series episode, or traveling locally or out of the country with a tight itinerary, lack of sleep is a common (and very frequent) thing.
And as much as regular exercise and having an active lifestyle is important, it is critical to have enough sleep as well.
As much as I’d like to get ample rest in order to recover from a stressful and hectic day, sometimes that just isn’t possible. I’m sure a lot of you can relate – especially those who work late nights employed at call centers or BPOs. Some of you have probably even resorted to snacking on junk food and coffee, or worse, smoking, during the very late hours just to stay awake and alert.
Here’s the thing… I found out that the body’s immune system undergoes a natural cycle of rest and repair from 10pm-3am. This corresponds to the natural sleeping hours of the day. However, the nature of my work and probably yours, too, does not allow for much rest during these hours.
It doesn’t take a genius to know that a weak immune system easily leads to sickness.
Who says that escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life should always include an out of town getaway? There are so many options and ways to relax and destress even without leaving the metro.
One great place to spend that much needed escape is at the brand spankin’ new Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila.
Although Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila is a new establishment located just a stone’s throw away from the SM Mall of Asia, they aren’t really new players in the hospitality business. Their very own Boracay branch has been in business for a good while now.
Recently, I visited a fairly well known restaurant located right smack in the heart of Rockwell, Makati, known for its delicious and impressive Negrense cuisine – “Kafe Batwan”.
This cool and very homey establishment is owned by celebrity chef and fellow kababayan JP Anglo.
The reason for visiting wasn’t mainly because I wanted to try out Chef JP Anglo’s dishes (although I did get to sample a good number of ‘em during that day). I was there to witness Chef JP being launched as the newest Globe Platinum ambassador.
Never underestimate the importance of good eyesight. That’s probably one thing I’ve learned as I grew up. Back in the day when I was decades younger, taking care of my eyesight was something I always took for granted. I’d read books and comics for hours on end even with little to no light at all. When my eyes would itch, I’d rub them so hard not thinking of the harm I was actually doing.
I guess, over time… these things, not to mention age, has inevitably led to the eventual degradation of my vision. And as cliche as it may sound, nothing could be truer than the saying that, “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.”
But just because my eyesight isn’t 20/20 anymore doesn’t mean I shouldn’t care for them any less. On the contrary, all the more should one be more careful and cautious of how their eyes are cared for and maintained. That’s the very reason why choosing the right kind of eyeglasses is critical and should not be taken lightly.
When the opportunity came to try out Transitions XTRActive Adaptive Lenses and break them in in beautiful Batanes via SkyJet Airlines, I didn’t think twice. I knew right away that these were the perfect pair of glasses for me.
Health & Fitness
I’m a sucker for food. I love eating although it doesn’t quite show now because of the drastic diet and fitness regimen that I had to go through 2 years ago wherein I lost 50lbs in roughly 4 months (185lbs. down to 135lbs.) It takes a substantial amount of effort to stay fit. In fact, […]
I’d like to thank everyone who went out of their way to attend my 3rd Globe Lifestyle Seminar on Parenting earlier today at McDonald’s, Libis, Quezon City. It was great seeing lots of parents having a good time together with their kids. I hope you all enjoyed my stories and parenting tips. I had fun […]