“Don’t Underestimate your Filipino Heritage” (An Interview with a Chic Chef in the Sky)

Very inspiring. Great read for all you foodies out there!

My Food Beginnings

The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) is one of the most Filipino-dense countries in the world. Approximately one out of eleven people you’d meet in the Emirates is Filipino. If you go to main cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the probability increases manifold.

However, if you happen to be in Abu Dhabi and are expecting a chance meeting with Abu Dhabi-based Chef Nouel Omamalin of Etihad Air, that’s a completely different story. He won’t be an easy person to catch. Why? As an in-flight chef of the flag-carrier airline, the grandeur of Nouel’s job can be literally captured by this expression:

“He dines in Paris, breakfasts in Milan and lunches in London.”

In other words, Nouel is one of the very lucky ones who landed a job that many could only dream of. More on this and his soon-to-be-released book, where he shares his journey and creations as a chef…

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Very inspiring and true in every respect – exacly the post that every millenial should read.

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Let’s start this off with a fact: In The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin uses the word love ninety-five times. He uses the iconic phrase survival of the fittest just twice.

Take a moment and think about what you just read. And I mean really think about it. Let it settle in your mind.In a book that is widely recognised as being at the crux of the ideological divide between science and religion because of the writer’s notion that the development of the soul is a normal process of evolution, and not the the works of a divine being, he mentions the idea of love ninety-five times and natural selection as we perceive it only twice…

Twice. It’s mind boggling to learn that the concept that society believes to be the defining declaration of a body of work that sent a fucking firestorm through literature, science, and religion alike, is…

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11 Famous Actors And The Weird Stuff They Did To Survive In Their 20s

Rag to Riches story always fascinate me. It shows how one really must work her/his butt of to reach that « something big »

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1. Jon Hamm worked the softcore porn circuit.

At just 20 years old, Jon Hamm had lost both of his parents and was couch surfing at various friends’ houses in Missouri. He didn’t end up heading out to LA until he was 24—arriving in an old Toyota and $100, which were essentially his only worldly possessions at the time. He worked as a waiter and a softcore porn movie set designer. It would be years until he secured his iconic role on Man Men, and even then, his main goal when he signed on was to finish paying off his student debt.

2. Harrison Ford was hired to renovate George Lucas’s office.

Harrison Ford faced severe bouts of clinical depression throughout his college years. He was first introduced to acting during the last quarter of his senior year, when he took up a drama class to get over…

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My Neighborhood Is Becoming Gentrified By Jobless, Selfish Assholes

Hmm. Whatcha guys think?

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A bunch of white kids moved into the apartment below mine last month. There was something I didn’t like about them right away, something I couldn’t figure out, which I unearthed tonight as they threw a raging party. The narrow hallways in my building smell like weed, their friends keep paging my apartment by accident, there are people shouting on my stoop after one in the morning.

It’s obvious: These kids have no respect for anyone but themselves. They don’t have jobs, they run a “recording studio” out of the basement. They unsheathed dad’s credit card like a shining silver sword and butted out the black and Hispanic families that live here, a full hour outside Manhattan by train.

I was uncomfortable being on the front line of gentrification when I moved out here a year ago, realizing as I lugged my bed halfway up the…

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How To Use Psychology To Make Someone Fall (And Stay) In Love With You

Great read… for all you hopeless romantics out there!

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Do you believe that love can’t be controlled?

Do you believe that if a person doesn’t love you from the outset, there’s no chance?

Do you believe that it’s impossible to make a person fall madly deeply in love with you?

If you’ve answered yes, it’s also highly likely you believe in chance and fate. Its ok, a lot of people do! The majority of people are under the impression that love is something that can’t be changed, and they also believe it’s something that can’t be manipulated.

I guess I was also guilty of this once.

But extensive research carried out over the years has proved that you can indeed control love. And it can all be done through the power of the mind. It’s all a matter of learning how to use your mind correctly.

You see, love is no different to other psychological emotions that…

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30 Haruki Murakami Quotes That Will Make You See The Beauty Around You

« Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that. »

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Here are 30 incredible quotes picked from Murakami’s works ranging from short stories to full-on novels.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Why do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?
Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.

Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those…

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What I Learned From Reading Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Hate Mail

Such a good read! It tackles today’s racial inequalities and how far we still have to go.

This post from TC is a must-read!

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Martin Luther King, Jr. is often positioned as this happy-go-lucky civil rights leader who sang Kumbaya to the White, American public, and this was the reason why Black Americans obtained their civil rights in law. But this history is distorted and dishonest.

All too often people forget that the civil rights movement was not free from the use of violence or the use of the threat of violence. People forget that even King’s philosophy of non-violence was met with a great deal of physical violence by the state, and rhetorical violence by many in the American public.

But perhaps what is most irresponsible and quite plainly annoying, many (White) Americans have a penchant for reducing King to seemingly honey-filled, buttery speeches. And oftentimes in doing so, juxtaposition such speeches against other Black American activists in the past and in the present, whose methods and philosophies were different from King’s…

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