A well deserved timeout. Being a person of many responsibilities, I often forget that I also have an obligation to myself. I often forget that to be fully effective, my health and state of mind is something that must be taken care of. This mini-vacation proves just that. I am relaxed, stress-free and ready to conquer the world.
I have always felt affinity with old houses. I don’t know if it’s the smell of aged wood, the history, or the overall aura that draws me, but in general I like things that are old. It calms me. Today, I have visited the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite. It was where the declaration of Philippine Independence was made and is featured in the now discontinued five peso bill. With its very ornate hand-carved hardwood furnishings, I was awestruck by the amount of work done and craftsmanship of its builders.