Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Having been away from the blogosphere for quite sometime means I'm making a living that doesn't require me being online 24/7. The amount of effort I exert just to get to work and go home just in time to get enough rest so that I could do it all over again is overwhelming. Most of the time, it's already taking its toll on me. But who am I to complain? I can only be thankful with the amount of things that I do in my life. With travelling back and forth to work, working an eight-hour shift, and dragging myself to the gym to workout and then I still need to sleep... Sometimes I have reasons to believe that humans are really not created in this world where there are only 24 hours per day because we need more (have you seen that conspiracy documentary?).
Posted by Fritz Kareem at 3:51:00 AM
Having high hairline and thinning hair, I must say, are some of my insecurities. I always envy those people who are blessed with the ability to absorb and maximize keratin wherever and whenever available. I came to a point where I consider wearing wigs or whatever pretend hair that I can get from anyone or anywhere just to hide the fact that I am getting bald.
Posted by Fritz Kareem at 3:13:00 AM
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
This is the before look. Before I left home.
For guys like me who have been selected by the random genetic lottery to have a beard, mustache, and sideburns, shaving is a pain in the a**! My father and my brother are both practically hairless in those facial areas which makes me want to thank my Indian ancestors for giving me something some men could only wish for. I really find having facial hair cool. I can have them if I want to and I can get rid of them if I have to. Shaving is the price I have to pay for sporting something Abraham Lincoln is famous for. Since the time I realized I have to shave, I knew there's something wrong with how men's shavers are designed. More often than not, there are few spots that are left unshaved and when it comes to the deed, things can get bloody. Ouch!
Posted by Fritz Kareem at 12:47:00 PM
Friday, February 20, 2015
Living in a busy city is really stressful and takes so much of our energy.
What have I been doing!? I promised myself at the start of the year to blog and vlog more often. I tend to lose focus. Well, for one, I have a 9 to 5 (ish) that really takes the bulk of my time. Not to mention that I am my own boss, which makes it a "one man show". Not complaining though. But I am putting an imaginary sticky note on my forehead which says "be consistent on putting content on your blog and vlog".
Posted by Fritz Kareem at 10:20:00 AM
When I was on blogging hiatus, I was thinking really hard if I should come back blogging or not. As much as I claim that I don't really experience any writer's block, blogging takes so much more than just being eloquent and having so much to say. Blogging requires commitment and passion. Being consistent and being updated are just part of the many elements you need to be able to tap each time you want to write something up. Because you don't want to write blog posts just for the sake of having one. Although I can always fake everything by concealing them with flowery words and well expressed thoughts, it's what happens inside of me that I am more concerned about. I don't want to be a nice looking fruit that rots inside.
Posted by Fritz Kareem at 10:13:00 AM
If you haven't done any online purchase, you are living under a rock. May it be food delivery, beauty products, clothes, shoes, gadgets, accessories, all can be done through a series of clicks and pushing that confirm button to complete your online transaction. That's one of the advantages living in the current time offers.
Posted by Fritz Kareem at 10:10:00 AM
It's been a while since I last posted anything on my blog. I had to attend to some very important family matters. But I'm back and will be blogging again.
For this outfit post, my challenge was to find someone to take my outfit pictures. I have very few friends and all of them are really busy that looking for someone to just hold the camera for me was quite a task. I'm sure that other bloggers can relate to this tiny problem of mine.
Posted by Fritz Kareem at 10:06:00 AM
Yesterday was a little bit sunny. It was a slow day for me though I had to do some paper works at a nearby bank. I wore a pair of sweat pants from H&M which were bought by my friends who recently traveled to Bangkok. The last time I wore sweat pants was back in high school. I just thought it's cool to own a pair just to have a variation in the clothes I wear.
Posted by Fritz Kareem at 10:04:00 AM
Weather is very unpredictable these days. It's hard to predict when will the rain come pouring. I find it hard to find the perfect timing when there's no rain and there's somehow nice natural lighting in order to take a somehow good pictures of what I am wearing to finally have an outfit post in this new blog.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
After the tour at St. Tropez and Toscana Villages which you can check out here. We were bound to find out what's in store for us in their Mykonos Beach and Bali Villages. Although every village is unique, Mykonos really stands out because all you will see is white. I didn't get to swim at their infinity pool, but I'll make sure to do so once we get back (who knows when).
I previously wrote a post on how to go about touring Balesin and I also posted pictures from touring Phuket and Costa Del Sol Villages which you can read here. Now, let's check out St. Tropez and Toscana (Italian themed village). Expect to see an overwhelming number of pictures as well.
Following my previous blog about our departure from Manila and arrival in Balesin, I am now posting all the pictures I took during our tour in all of the themed villages in the island. Since we arrived at around 11 in the morning, we took the 2pm tour. There are two tours everyday which are free for all members and guests (9am/2pm). You have to schedule your trip so that they would know how much are the attendees in order for them to allocate sufficient Milwaukees and tour guides. I highly suggest you take the 9am tour because pictures look better just before noon. We came at a time where a typhoon is on its way to the country. That explains the reason why it seems like the pictures were taken just before sunset. So maybe 2pm is ok too, especially during summer.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Surreal is not even the word to describe my experience in Balesin Island. When I was first asked if I wanted to join the Balesin Island weekend getaway, I was like... Balesin? Come again? Is that in Indonesia? I was thinking it is a suburb of Bali or something. I actually didn't take it seriously because I thought nothing could top Boracay as far as being the country's ultimate island getaway (I haven't been to Boracay though). But I was wrong. Totally wrong. I know so little about travelling the Philippines to even think or say that.