Attend: TOMS One Day Without Shoes

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Manila, Philippines

It’s that time of the year again for another One Day Without Shoes! This event aims to raise awareness for importance of giving a pair of shoes to a child. We will be taking a barefoot walk around the Fort and I will hosting this event together with famed tour guide Carlos Celdran, known for his creative and entertaining walking tours around the historical walled city of Intramurous.

See you at Track 30th Park in BCG at 4:30 pm on May 21!

You can also support this cause by taking a pic of your barefeet on Instagram and hashtagging it #withoutshoes. For every pic posted, TOMS will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need. <3

Watch: Casey Neistat | Ideas are Easy, Execution is Everything

My friend Christian San Jose told me to watch this inspiring video of Casey Neistat about the importance of execution. I think it was such a strong message to just shut up and work on your ideas instead of announcing every tiny step you do. (oh hi there social media.)

Christian is a prime example of someone I’ve worked with who walks his talk. I worked with Christian (or who I call CSJ) on my book in 2011, where he was in charge of the overall book design, editorial design, lettering, illustrations, and creative direction. CSJ is one of those quiet doers, a creative who doesn’t need to make loud social media announcements, but just does his work and let’s it speak for itself. Which is why the people behind the worlds top athletes tap him to take care of their branding.

Good to know that the company I keep is a company of awesome people. x

Photos: Osaka and Kyoto and Nara, Oh My

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Last month, I took a trip to Osaka to attend a business convention with my mom. I love traveling with her on trips like these because I learn a lot. She knows that at this point in my life, my shift towards business is becoming more and more evident. I figured if I wanted to be a great entrepreneur, why not learn from a woman who I’ve witnessed work hard and become a respected boss in her own right?

The plus side is of course being able to spend time with her. Ever since I moved abroad around 3.5 years ago, I don’t get to see her everyday. I treasure trips like this that let us chill out whether in our hotel room or exploring the neighborhood.

While in Osaka, we were able to take a few side trips to Kyoto and Nara (might as well since we are in the neighborhood right?). Photos of the trip after the jump…

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Watch: Cameron Diaz on The Body Book

I have yet to buy this book by Cameron Diaz. But I am fascinated right now with health and wellness and am on my own journey to understanding it better. I love when Cameron said “It’s about Giving to Yourself.” As opposed to the ideas of deprivation and restriction, her angle on abundance is so refreshing.