Polly Amora is a Filipina traveler and a business woman based in Manila, Philippines. She's a life-long learner who is extroverted to the nth degree, loud & talkative, loves adventure: mountains, beach, and the city. Throw her anywhere and she'll manage life like a pro. Ice cream and beer are her weaknesses.
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***Trigger warning: This post contains a detailed story of depression as well as symptoms of this condition, and of self-harming behaviour such as attempted suicide. Proceed at your own risk.
The world was shocked on the recent passing of Anthony Bourdain due to suicide and people couldn’t believe someone who has “extraordinary ability to connect with people” would take his own like just like that. In fact, he was laughing, smiling and full of personality even off camera just days before his suicide according to the people who cooked and served one of his final ‘Parts Unknown‘ meals. Overall, you couldn’t see any signs of depression.
***Today, I’d like to share something that I’ve dealt a few years ago. I tend to obsess about making everything I do perfect and I get disappointed whenever I do something that’s subpar. I often blame myself for it and thinking I could have done things differently tactics wise. I’d lay down and think about it the whole night only to wake up to a horrible feeling the next day. During my trip to Israel last February, I finally got the time to reflect and write about it. I hope you find this helpful. ❤
Asakusa is one of the areas which is popular among Japanese and travelers. It is also the traditional downtown area of Tokyo and home to many internationally known sightseeing places like the Sensoji Temple and the great paper lantern of Kaminarimon. This is my second time visiting Asakusa and I couldn’t suppress the feeling of excitement the night before and thought ‘I can’t wait to go back and explore again.
Our traveler of the month is Mr. Leo Kevin Mendiola. I met him in an event last 2015 but I’ve been following his adventures via Instagram way before that. He’s traveler, a marathoner and an IT Project Manager by profession.